This installation by American artist Scott Carter is making us view walls as…sculpture. Carter cuts out shapes from walls and formed them into furniture, like some living, human-sized puzzle.

But we can’t stop mulling the idea of cutting out shapes from plywood to give interest to walls or partitions. Carter has tried all sorts of shapes from linear rectangles and squares to these more fluid ones.

Scott Carter
Scott Carter

We love the galvanized studs showing.

We’d choose plywood because we think it would be easier to manage. Carter used drywall, which tends to be crumbly. But come to think of it, we were quite taken by walls we saw at an artist’s studio, with rough, random holes cut out of the sheetrock. When we asked Why? What are they for? we got the answer: Just because. He liked them.

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

They reminded us a bit of designer Faye Toogood’s wonderful sheetrock-with-a-hole wall:

rough hole in wall The Back Room by Studio Toogood
photo: dezeen

via Design Boom

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One thought on “Sheetrock or Plywood Walls With Shapes Cut Out

  1. Love the holes in walls! It reminds me of the time we rebuilt our house after it burned down. Although I had worked with the young architect (who was using the project as his master’s thesis) from the initial planning phase, once we had the interior walls sheet rocked I realized that something wasn’t working. It felt claustrophobic. We didn’t have enough breathing space.

    So, the two of us walked through the unfinished house, chalk in hand, and scratched out places in the walls where more air and vista and connection between rooms was needed. Depending on the layout of the studs (electrical was not pulled yet) he took a Sawzall and simply cut holes – big and small, narrow and square – which we later trimmed out and sheet rocked.

    Bingo! A whole new house emerged.

    New bones. Radical structure, filled with surprises. Who knew?

    So much for the best laid plans.


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