This weeks blog update is rather short… as I have been working on formatting and test printing the components ( case studies) that will make up my portfolio and finishing off the drawings, including The Missing Voice, The Site Research and The Voids/roofs catalogue of the LES.
Below are some images of the folio fold out Study One, as you would read it. – The Missing Voice – Architecture as a Silent Witness. This is the first element of my portfolio informing the temporal sequence of events in a collapsed drawing format.
I have now decided how to format my roof spaces catalogues/ brochures and I will bring a physical sample on Tuesday.
Whilst in NYC, I would like to focus on the LES, as an area and search for a site within the neighborhood. I find interesting that the area has remained dormant for many years, and its now starting to develop (it already has), despite being a large area of Manhattan, an important area and a point of arrival for many immigrants over the years. The area has a sense of identity and I feel that this is special and should be preserved, especially as the city becomes overwhelming and intensified with its vertical growth.
I’m still looking at possible leads for whom to contact / meet whilst in NYC, but I will contact Todd Rouhe which I mentioned before, he’s a local resident and architect; he is part of a art /cultural program entitled common ground. He led walks and tours in the neighborhood during these events. Bellow is the description from the program. Think he would be a great contact and a well of knowledge in the local area.
‘This tour will cover landmarks, significant public spaces, dwelling types and political struggles on the Lower East Side within the boundaries of Delancey Street, Orchard Street, Division Street and East Broadway. The tour route will form an interwoven loop focusing on the everyday life of the local neighbourhood with distant views to utopian visions and dystopian realties growing on the horizon.’