I feel at the moment that I have many many things unfinished, or in at least first iterations, however, I also feelmore clear on what I am trying to achieve… it’s just a case of finding the best way to do it. Some things have not been successful, others have helped to show what is needed.
To work towards a storyboard for Tuesday and key elements I feel I should try to present at crit are as follows:
1 Present the link of innovation from Coney Island
2 The vision for Coney Island as the incubator for Manhattan
3 The concept of the Museum of Architectural Process in the form of roller coaster
4 Precedents of buildings moving, and technology to aid that process
5 Sketch Model of subway routes and link with the journeys between the boroughs to Coney
6 Sketch model of the Manhattan v Coney Island roller coaster route improved
7 Diagrammatic drawing of the roller coaster route views it would offer to express the architectural process
8 Sectional drawing to show the relationship of scale between the two areas, and also the built environment
9 Distorted 3D Axonometric overview of the whole site
10 Views linked to the 3d axo = Manhattans view of Coney and Coney view to Manhattan
11 Views/collages along the route to define key activities…the Manhattan plot seen from Coney, that plot configured in Coney, the testing ground, the overhead assembly line with prototypes, public viewing the prototypes/architect and vice versa, the view from the roller coaster testing virtual renders, the sweep around a building
12 Futurescope views -the disused rails/columns being reused for new links/branches and/or used for food growth, recreation or habitation
13 Ideas for technology – the coaster capsule for environment, the assembly line/rails for technology, the columns for structure and their relationship to buildings/ground for construction.
So that seems like a pretty long list, perhaps too ambitious for 15th especially as most things will need to be improved, or even begun.
The hardest thing at the moment is representing overview because of the differing scales and the orientation of the route. I’m hoping that a recent postcard I found of the New York World Fair Site will give me some inspiration. It is an aerial axo overview of the site with framed inserts of key features, it also has vibrant colours similar to the drawing I did of Coney Island.
I’ve looked again at the various links and precedents you have given me, The High Line book arrived today via amazon, and I’m awaiting the only other book on the high line from the library, so hopefully they will also help to fine tune some elements.
All advice, precedents and help from anyone, very much appreciated!
Applying it is something else entirely…