Could Be Architecture: McCormick AfterPartiJanuary 25 – April 12, 2020
Could Be Architecture, a collaborative duo of Joseph Altshuler (Chicago) and Zack Morrison (Elmhurst), designs “seriously playful spaces, things and happenings that celebrate what your world could be”. Their clever wordplay sets the tone for the show; “parti” refers to the basic diagrammatic concept layout for an architectural design.
Visitors to the exhibition are invited to explore the home in its original 1952 floor plan by lounging on pull-out seating in the living room, challenging companions to a chess game in the parlor, tasting a treat from the shapely kitchen countertop, or putting on a puppet show in the children’s playroom.
During the exhibition, the house will be the site of numerous events and audience interactions, highlighting the space as one of continual inspiration, while also having open discussions about past/future preservation efforts. Much like a home, it is not a corded off space, but rather filled with movement, light, activity, conversation, and much more.
Sponsored in part by Altorfer Cat, with additional support from Helios Construction, Chan Moon, and Interface, Inc.