Casa-Isla | Chicago Botanic Garden
As part of a multi-commissions project in the occasion of Chicago Botanic Garden 50th Anniversary
Flourish: The Garden at 50
Chicago Botanic Garden
May 13 to September 25, 2022
Casa-Isla | House-Island, 2022
Expanding on my ongoing architectural interventions inspired by my native Puerto Rico’s built environment, Casa-Isla | House-Island considers the idiosyncratic architecture and designs of lower- and middle-class homes, redeploying those elements in architectural representations. The horizontal shapes floating on the water allude to the topography of the island of Puerto Rico and a notion of the house as a vessel. In this sense, the work becomes a reflection on states of isolation and the idea of homes as topographical spaces that contain private histories.