Paratekton Tower

Paratekton Tower


laser cut plywood, paint

320 x 180 x 180 cm

  • Systems of Romance I, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, 2010
  • Interlocutor, Mossgreen Gallery, 2015

Paratekton Tower
This is an architecturally scaled version of the Paratekton system, twice the material thickness and twice the linear scale of the Paratekton wall works. It references the attempt to reconcile technology and tradition in the Neo Gothic, in particular Augustus Pugin's modular churches that were exported to the British Empire.   It is a modular system, it can be rescaled, made from steel or other materials. It can morph to fit a range of spaces and contexts, indoor and outdoor, it could form the structural basis for a pavilion.