Hi Bert

Apologies for the late post. I truly apologize. Heres what ive done so far. The narrative is in the form of a story. Characters, plots everything. It follows chronologically, but thats because its the best flow for my project. If youve got any ideas then go ahead. Upload   The text needs to go in….

Incubator for Synthesis

I have put together draft portfolio sheets which follow my projects through to my present site on Coney Island. I had originally thought of a portfolio in the style of Marcel Duchamp as shown in a previous post, this is something I aim to develop and the portfolio potentially becoming potentially an auction brochure which sits within…

Portfolio: A Continuous Odyssey

A Continuous Odyssey: The idea of a continuing journey, told though stories and artefacts, bringing us to the always present. My main portfolio layout has aspects taken from ships’ log books, which relates to how people would have arrived in New York, via the Chelsea Piers. The idea of the journey relates to all aspects…

Portfolio Storyboard

Sorry for the late update again. Here’s the portfolio storyboard. Salihah The above storyboard is a bit crammed when I looked into it again after it’s done drafted. Hence, the final one would be slightly different. Trying to make the portfolio look as much as a guidebook like the discussed the other day.

Portfolio

“Rhetoric: The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.” (Oxford Dictionary) During my cross conversation with Charlotte and Toby, Toby mentioned concept of rhetoric as way i could describe the work. I think this comment was quite useful for my portfolio storyboard. “Rhetoric…

Project Contents [Page]

Mind map outlining themes/parties/connections covered in the work so far. I think the next goal will be to work up some more speculative drawings that look at the parasitisation of the site at Park Lane and so any reference points for that would be particularly useful (and potentially relevant to tech also…)

Portfolio storyboard

I split the portfolio into 2 parts, part A is the theme of  Light and Shadow and part B is focusing on site. I try to start Part A with a clear statement that my research is about light and shadow, due to my models are framing the story between me and Janet Cardiff. So I…

Plasti-city Storyboard

I’ve reconfigured the materials I have to create a holistic reading of my project and design thesis. Here is the sketch storyboard that I did : STORYBOARD_IL The storyboard would be a breakdown of this table of contents: EXHIBIT A  – Curiousity in Plastic Moments  (introducing thesis idea on plastic time and events) EXHIBIT B …

LES – Story Boards

This week’s blog reflects on this week tutorials and the upcoming portfolio review. I have taken a step back and decided to build up/ read and write my thesis and establish what and how my museum preserves the memories, and who is it for? How to capture the present? When do we leave the past…

Storyboard

There will be no number 19, instead I’m planning to insert 2 pages from the second issue which introduces the materials of each layers of my object and scraping off the idea of having a 2nd issue (The 2nd issue has nothing to do with the exploration study, is purely about materials I’ve laid on…

Brooklyn Bridge

Here’s another in-progress photo montage that express the possible spaces exploration spanning between the early times of Brooklyn Bridge and current condition that involve three different levels of use of spaces; water (perpendicular elements; the east river, under the bridge), air (vertical elements of piers, cable suspenders), and the solid walking ground (horizontal elements of…

update

From the site visit, I have notice that the buildings that have scaffold are taken down whereas there is a shift of scaffold erection towards the east side of DUMBO. So after the successful development of the historic area, developers are now targeting the east area (which I have also added a new layer to…

Going to Week 10

Before answering Toby’s questions, I would like to have a brief update for my field trip. During the field trip I found the Bouley Botanical which is a private event space restaurant with vertical farms in shop, which mainly grow cress and herbs. I made it to Industry City, a regenerated factories series with 13 factories…

Plastic City

I have started to think about where this project might be heading and had started to map out an appropriate site response. In doing so, I’ve thought about the two main ideas over the past week in NYC that I would like to explore in depth. This is just an initial idea to help me formulate a…

I have started drawing out bit by bit my response to the site after the site visit. There will be more detailed studies/drawings to come later on but these are the images ive done so far. This image aims to show the elements that aid the building up of the fact/fiction narrative. As the site…

A Site on South Side

Drawing the relationship between the artificial district established linking the site of the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel at 36 Central Park South with East Harlem. The skyline of Midtown Manhattan is an artificial mountain range of [ever]tall[er] buildings, shaped by the paranoia of the developer and [dis]connected to Upper East Side by census tracts through…

Project overview

Question: The project examines aspects and philosophies of time in relation to the act of re appropriating/ reterritoriliazing space, how the functions of buildings mutate (as opposed to evolve) over and through time, and how the fabric of the building, both on the level of structure and surface, reflect these mutations, if at all. The project wishes…

NYC: Pier 58

NYC Visit & Site: Pier 58 The research field trip allowed me to visit site and expand on my knowledge of the city and in particular, Chelsea. I was able to visit the location for my potential site, upon which I realised how much the community depended on the Chelsea Pier Sports Complex and how…

Week 10

Toby’s questions: 1) NAME: Does the project have a name? Not yet 2) QUESTION: What is at stake in the project? (Something political/ social/ economic..?) What is being questioned and why? What is the research question? The issue of ‘pause’ is being questioned, first in the study of the bench as my object, and it…

Plastic Spectacle in NYC II

Plastic Spectacle in NYC II

I’ve been looking in more detail at the event and dissecting the elements of its lifespan. What I’ve recently found out is the two major setbacks of the parade; in 1929 the stock market crashed and New York was in an economic crisis that halted many businesses. Many people went jobless and with the parade,…

Week 7

Referring to the comments on Tuesday, I am working on my drawing in Photoshop to make the demolished part of the factory have a stronger contrast from the remained one to have a disappeared effect. Here is the process drawing below. And I also made a reversed drawing as the white is shadow and black…

Repurpose Scaffold

Following from Tuesday tutorial, thinking of what are the function to repurpose scaffolding on the facade of the building, I was looking back at the facade of my site and notice that there are very few buildings that had balcony. This led me to read articles related to balcony building culture in New York which…

Site Research

To improve my site drawing and understand the quality of the functions on the site, I started to collect some key information of the site. Like the history of how the site has improved since it became an public square, and the different activities on the site and the different locations of these activities. Unfortunately…

Coade Visit & Clay Making

I had the great opportunity to visit Coade Limited near Salisbury.  Stephen Pettifer owns the company and works with his team Alisdair, Hannah and Richard to produce award winning, high quality, Coade Stone replicas of original models, in addition to their own bespoke Coade objects  and artifacts for clients throughout the world.  Attention to detail of such…

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Experiment 02

1. A dripping mandible perches above the existing thorax (Experiment 01: 25.10.15) to augment the model.<a href="http://ds7.osa.digital/wp- 2. Further reading around the proposed skyscraper on the site of the Park Lane Hotel, soon to be translated into drawn form… 3. Site model, in progress (to help inform environmental analysis for the tech study). content/uploads/2015/11/Screenshot.jpg”>

Is It Thursday Already?

I’ve been refining my design portfolio, and have decided on 5 magazines to form the components (I’m expecting to have 5 issues, but if it’s more I have a secondary list of magazines). Mag 1 – About the Pause: Mag 2 – Grand Central Terminal: Mag 3-5 – ??? (no particular order):    The New…