Ruminations on Cantilevers, Ari rights and enforced darkness.
After this week’s tutorials, I’m re-focusing the site 3 strategy to the roof spaces and its related issues ( air rights etc..)
I revisited the brief, and started thinking about Forensics and how our investigations were developed, so I outlined a few ideas and incorporated the forensics aspects into the proposal as a way to map and highlight the ‘cautionary tale’ of the LES.
This intervention will become a site-specific public experience – a recognition tool for WHAT IS, NOT WHAT COULD BE
These view portals/ finders become a forensic investigation ( mapping the fragments / layered information) of the architectural elements that could vanish from the context and history, allowing a glimpse to the future of the void; not only investigating what has been erased but also what is yet to become three-dimensional constructs in the environment.
This ‘viewfinders’ or portals should read as abstracted pieces viewed from the ground, but become legible from above. Merging fragments thus revealing a partially distorted city from above. ( A cautionary tale of the LES)
I started to make a sketch model of this idea- this is work in progress but not sure if reads well ( portrays my idea).
I was going to layer more building outlines of vanished and proposed air right developments, with the stairs leading up to these viewfinders and revealing this information whilst bridging the gap between the street level and rooftops, but not too certain of what the next move will be.
I thought about the Forensic Architecture with the mapping and layering of information style I wanted to develop , as well as Richard Galpin’s work at the HighLine with specific outline framing.
The Image Complex’: The 2014 Gaza war, Forensic Architecture
for Amnesty International, 2015