Lead Pencil Studio

Partners Daniel Mihalyo and Annie Han—collectively known as Lead Pencil Studio—embody the idea of the artist-architect, employing the vernacular of architecture in both client-driven commercial and residential projects and visual art works that explore the idea of space. As Milhalyo has said, "Why shouldn't there be a whole realm of architecture that's nonfunctional…and really just meant for experiencing space for its own sake with no practical purpose whatsoever?" Visit the Lead Pencil Studio website to learn more. All photos courtesy of Lead Pencil Studio.

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Constructed from scaffolding and debris netting, the resulting spaced was an exact spatial duplicate of 18,000 square foot museum located orthogonally across the river.

Maryhill Double, 2006. Site specific installation along Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. Constructed from scaffolding and debris netting, the resulting spaced was an exact spatial duplicate of 18,000 square foot museum located orthogonally across the river. Visitors were allowed to ascend the stairway and experience the spatial equivalent.

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Another view of Maryhill Double

Maryhill Double, 2006. Site specific installation along Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. Constructed from scaffolding and debris netting, the resulting spaced was an exact spatial duplicate of 18,000 square foot museum located orthogonally across the river. Visitors were allowed to ascend the stairway and experience the spatial equivalent.

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In Between, 2007

In Between, 2007. An installation at the Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco addressing the nature of the architectural construction process when uncertainty and potential are equally present.

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An outdoor billboard made with salvaged building debris and several hundred layers of paper.

After (Billboard), 2008. An outdoor billboard made with salvaged building debris and several hundred layers of paper. The punched opening and desiccated surface reference exhausted condo advertising. The site is located on top of a former landfill.

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Containing a volume using the drips of the paint on surfaces as an accumulation of both material and time.

Accumulation, 2008. Containing a volume using the drips of the paint on surfaces as an accumulation of both material and time.

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Charcoal on paper

Beneath the Surface, 2008. Charcoal on paper

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Retail/ Commercial, 2009

Retail/ Commercial, 2009. Taking sections of the three different retail environment and inserting into the fourth existing defunct retail space, this installation calls attention to the specificity of the retail stores that encourage our desire to possess and consume goods presented within those environment. At the intersections forms merge and change.

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An examination of the material that gets attached to buildings as rendered in aluminum sheet.

Surface Deposit, 2010. Site specific installation for Temple Gallery at Tyler School of Art. An examination of the material that gets attached to buildings as rendered in aluminum sheet.

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Surface Deposit, 2010

Surface Deposit, 2010. Site specific installation for Temple Gallery at Tyler School of Art. An examination of the material that gets attached to buildings as rendered in aluminum sheet.