25: Gravity

James Carchart, Frank Fantauzzi, and Terrence Van Elslander

For fifteen years, three architects–James Cathcart, Frank Fantauzzi, and Terence van Elslander–from three different cities have held an ongoing collaboration, creating installations and other works of innovation and art about the act of building. Pamphlet Architecture 25: Gravity catalogs a cross section of their many works, from the portable toilets installed in the facade of New York’s StoreFront for Art and Architecture to “Big Orbits,” a giant solid and a giant void constructed from 4600 shipping palettes. Although strongly conceptual, their work reminds us that a primary function of architecture is to engage the public.