About the Architect / Artist
Nuru Karim, Founder & Design Principal Nudes received his Masters in Architecture and Urban-ism from the Architectural Association [AADRL] London, United Kingdom in 2006. He has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects, London in 2005-06. His undergraduate studies include travel and education in the cities of Mumbai, Montreal and London. Nudes operates within the realm of cross-disciplinary cultures of public-art, architecture-urbanism and design optimisation powered by digital “making” tools addressing larger networks of social, cultural and environmental.
Previous Art-Works by Nuru Karim
1. Titled “Machining Sound” - Visa Relative – Curated by Bose Krishnamachari 2008, Bodhi Gallery
2. Public Art / Installation : “Charkha” commissioned by Tata Steel, Mumbai (completed) 2010
3. Pop-Up pavilion : Woven Thread Pavilion 2014, Mumbai
4. Public Art / Installation : “Rath” commissioned by Tata Steel, Bhubaneshwar (completed) 2019
5. Pop-up Pavilion for Mercedes Benz, Mumbai curated by Architectural Digest 2017
6. “Bare Foot Pavilion”, Goa in collaboration with Artist Sudarshan Shetty 2017
7. Pop-Up Pavilion “Noah’s Ark” – Cardboard Installation 2017
8. 26/11 Memorial commissioned by Tata Steel 2019-2020, Mumbai
NUDE Modelsis a series of design research conducted, exploring systems in nature deploying advanced methods in design, computation and fabrication. Experimentation striving towards innovation is the central pedagogoical and cultural agenda of the art/architectural studio Nudes, founded by Nuru Karim. Nudes operates within the realm of cross-disciplinary cultures of public-art, architecture-urbanism and design optimisation powered by digital “making” tools addressing larger networks of social, cultural and environmental.
NUDE Models explores systems innature/biomimetics, evolutionary computational design and digital fabrication processes which encourages the human body to explore space and time through a series of scales and physical constructs.These spaces test and titillate the sensory modes of human perception and experience thereby orchestrating avenues for discovery, surprise, provocation, rebellion and dialogue. The “models” argue for new forms of interaction between humans and three dimensional space triggered by design systems inherent in nature. These investigations range from exploring sine geometries inherent in ocean waves, topological mathematical surfaces and pattern formations in nature. These models / prototypes operate at varied scales and constructs ranging from skins, scuplture and spatial installations and are conscious of the human gaze set upon them thereby encouraging interaction and dialogue at a variety of scales. These models focus on the production of “art” as design research in the realm of object making, sculpture, public-art, installations, site-context, space, performance and sound powered by the digital.
Nude models are stripped bare to reveal the true nature of "code" and "production" processes that invites the viewer to cast their gaze on spatial hierarchies that blur traditional boundaries between art, sculpture, installation-art and architecture.
Medium : Materials & Digital Tool Kit
5. Solid Surfaces
8. Fibre Reinforced Plastic
9. Cast Concrete
Digital Tool Kit
1. 3D FDM printers
2. CNC cutters
3. Laser cutters
4. Injection Molding
5. Vaccum forming
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