Joel Kern (JKDS)

︎ Environmental
︎ Identity
︎ Platform
︎ Media
︎ Index

This website contains the visual outcomes from the hybrid practice of Joel Kern. These works include in-progress and completed projects from various points in his career. Works included are from his tenure at Krewe, MTWTF, as well as freelance and self-authored works over the past 10 years. 

︎ Information

POST Transformer Cladding System

Client: Lovett Commercial
Collaborators: MTWTF, OMA, 
Status: In-progress
Year: 2020
Tag: Environmental, Media, Platform

POST is a next-generation destination in a historically preserved site. This cladding system was designed to cloak the transformer, located on the southeastern side of the site, while providing a platform for messaging–site specific, local events, and advertising–while complying with strict restrictions. This system was intended to create visual engagement through the use of overlapping colored grid systems. These grid systems made from various forms and thicknesses of grating mirrored the materials used within the building.