stanev potts architects

 

1103 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

info@sparchs.com

 

Tel: 215-625-3590

DADA Minigolf
Selected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art as a competition winner for a miniature golf hole inspired by a piece of art in the collection.
Poster by Marcel Duchamp
path diagrams
The piece was inspired by a modernist poster designed by Marcel Duchamp. The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts an impressive collection of Duchamp's work, making his poster an exciting challenge to transform into a miniature golf hole.  This poster is a catalogue of all 212 works listed from the exhibition at Sidney Janis Gallery in New York in 1953 and was designed to be crumbled up and thrown away.  With the original intent of crumbling the paper, the entry was designed to manipulate the path that the ball would travel to resemble a crushed poster.  
image of crumbled poster

Simple studies were created to illustrate how the ball might travel so that the contours of the paper were manipulated properly. The course was put to the test in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art alongside a number of other inspired works.  

Stanev Potts Architects first designed a general course for the ball to travel and created a form that would be structurally stable.  This form was then built by applying a resin to paper and controlling the way it sets. The final design clearly illustrates the original artists intent in an inventive and exciting new way. 

study model
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