Bosshard, Tavor, van der Ploeg and Vihervaara: On Bohdan Lachert's Post Office at Stanislawów, 1937

Svizzera 240, Lachert, model 6 – Drawing Matter

Matthew van der Ploeg (*1983), Li Tavor (*1983), Ani Vihervaara (*1984) and Alessandro Bosshard (*1987), On Bohdan Lachert's Post Office at Stanislawów, 1937, 2018. Marble.

Bohdan Lachert’s 1937 sketch is a simple and elegant signage study for a post office in Stanislawów. Compared with Lachert’s more dynamic, constructivist compositions, this façade has a restrained, typographic character – the combination of the signage and ribbon windows is reminiscent of a bullet-point list.

For this model, we extended the logic of the sketch by translating a generic form letter into a monolithic façade for a post office tower. As the part becomes the whole, the building begins to conflate order and expression, billboard and duck, paper and architecture, post and office.

– Matthew van der Ploeg         
– Li Tavor                                 
– Ani Vihervaara                       
– Alessandro Bosshard            

Click here to explore the logic of the sketch, both Svizzera's and Lachert's. Click here to see a full list of participants, and here to return to the curatorial statement, along with a slide show.