U.Va. Architecture Professor Van Lengen's Work Acquired by Chicago Art Institute

July 09, 2010

July 9, 2010 — "Mix House," an architecture design collaboration between University of Virginia architecture professor Karen Van Lengen; Joel Sanders, principal of Joel Sanders Architect, New York City; and Ben Rubin, media artist and founder of EAR Studio in New York City, has been selected for inclusion in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The "Mix House" design is a theoretical exploration that blends architecture, technology and the human senses to enhance the audiovisual experience of domestic architecture.

The museum's acquisition includes two drawings: "Sectional Perspective: Audio-Visual Windows and Kitchen Island" and "Sound Mixing Station," and two prints from stills from the "Mix House" animation.

The works are featured in the current exhibition, "Highlights from the Architecture and Design Collection V2.0," which runs through Oct. 31.

- by Jane Ford