Starting From… The Bubble
A selection of objects by Sina Najafi
The bubble is a wonder of surface tension. In its architectural interpretation, the bubble can be understood as a feat of engineering or as a metaphor for an enclosed hermetic environment. As such, the bubble emerges, in the architect Cedric Price’s words, “in any shape or any size” as a powerful symbol of the future, or becomes synonymous with the condition of isolation at the level of the individual, the sealed building, or in the planning of self-sustaining neighbourhoods, towns, or cities.
Sina Najafi developed these ideas and this selection of objects as part of his research in our Collection for the Cabinet “Bubbles” issue. Najafi’s selection was displayed in our hall cases under the title Starting From… The Bubble in 2009.