Projects > A Visionary (and Somewhat Skeptical) Architectural Future (2021)

These semi-abstract schematic drawings focus on the idiosyncratic aspects of fictitious built environments of the future while hinting at the concealed agendas and social engineering involved in the current design and use of corporate, institutional, and domestic architecture.

Two-and-a-half-dimensional, maquette-like pieces include geometric shapes and saturated fields of color representing landscape architecture, floor plans, and shifting walls. Some of these forms appear to be reproduced with a blueprint or printmaking process. Instead, they are hand-rendered with colored pencils and crayons and function as a conceptual compliment to their titles in that they also contain uncertainties with regard to the fabrication of content.

Titles take inspiration from the power dynamics of various office environments Sokolow has worked in, the layout of museum spaces, the god-complex of architects and apocalyptic fiction.

Visualizing the Right Angle Attempting to Dominate the Future of Architecture
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper on DiBond
54(h) x 36(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing the Right Angle Attempting to Dominate the Future of Architecture (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper on DiBond
54(h) x 36(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing the Right Angle Attempting to Dominate the Future of Architecture (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper on DiBond
54(h) x 36(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Mood-Ring Rooms Which Manifest an Occupant’s Changing Emotions With Color
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper on DiBond
54(h) x 36(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Mood-Ring Rooms Which Manifest an Occupant’s Changing Emotions With Color (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper on DiBond
54(h) x 36(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Things Hidden Inside Walls (More Things Than Usual)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper on DiBond
36(h) x 30(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Things Hidden Inside Walls (More Things Than Usual) (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper on DiBond
36(h) x 30(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Four Rooms and a Hall Engineered for Temporary Disappearances
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper on DiBond
36(h) x 30(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Four Rooms and a Hall Engineered for Temporary Disappearances (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper on DiBond
36(h) x 30(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Homes Converting to Swimming Pools
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
30(h) x 22(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Homes Converting to Swimming Pools (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
30(h) x 22(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing the Famous Architect’s Triangle Room (Holiday Inn Banquet Hall Version with Maroon Carpet)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
11(h) x 8 1/2(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing the Famous Architect’s Triangle Room (Holiday Inn Banquet Hall Version with Maroon Carpet) (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
11(h) x 8 1/2(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Bird’s-Eye View of Someone Else’s Home Art Studio (It Looks Like They Know What They’re Doing)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
14(h) x 11(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Bird’s-Eye View of Someone Else’s Home Art Studio (It Looks Like They Know What They’re Doing) (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
14(h) x 11(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing a Desert Structure Convincingly Built to Resemble an Energy Vortex
graphite, ink, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
14(h) x 11(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing a Desert Structure Convincingly Built to Resemble an Energy Vortex (detail)
graphite, ink, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
14(h) x 11(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Unexplainable Floating Shapes in Built Spaces
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
14(h) x 11(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Unexplainable Floating Shapes in Built Spaces (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
14(h) x 11(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing a Room Engineered to Accommodate an Empath
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
11(h) x 14(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing a Room Engineered to Accommodate an Empath (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
11(h) x 14(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Corner Rooms for Holding Séances
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
11(h) x 14(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing Corner Rooms for Holding Séances (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
11(h) x 14(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing an Elevation of a Home with Rooms for Different Emotions
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
11(h) x 8 1/2(w) x 1(d) inches
2021
Visualizing an Elevation of a Home with Rooms for Different Emotions (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper
11(h) x 8 1/2(w) x 1(d) inches
2021