The feedback was good, it offered a constructive critique of the presented work and it highlighted further the gaps which I need to work on to create an overall coherent project, developing the strategy for sites 2 and 3, which Im working on, and creating a dialogue between all the three sites and well as the pilgrimage route itself ( not forgetting the stairs).
Site 2 – Is preserving the void – perhaps a lost paradise ( ref. to Adams house in Paradise), also I was reading on the grid and creating a dialogue between the circle and the orthogonal grid of Manhattan, it reminded me that a couple of times a year the sun rises and set between cross-island streets ( becoming a ‘Manhattanhenge’) due to the grid being rotated 29 degrees on its North/ South axis – as I was thinking where the stairs within the curves would lead to or reveal… or allow for a view of something? Such as the Jantar Mantar stairs for reading the cosmos… Im thinking on its overall function and what it provides… Not sure where it will go!
I’m revisiting Delirious New York, as I haven’t read all the chapters; looking at reinforcing my thesis and build a stronger conclusion and positioning within the proposal.
I would like to focus on the design of these constructs over this next week, and create the links between each, as well as a clear definition of what each is preserving (Jessica questioned what I was preserving on site 2 and 3 (it needs working on it)). Include the stairs design into them, so that I can continue to develop these during the coming weeks.
Manijeh mentioned some provocative imagery that I used referencing value of air in NYC? I was thinking to create a set of those for each site, so that way introducing the strategy and idea behind each ( or provides a reference for what Im preserving i.e air rights/views – voids – facade).
Im also trying to create a template for the actual formatting and size of my folded maps/ postcards leaflets that will contain the proposal’s information and drawings. (not sure how everything will be combined -discuss Tuesday).
Currently thought is … working on a 600x600mm that will fold into 150x150mm squared. Im still trying out sizes so Ill have a better idea on Tuesday. But this grid gives flexibility to have different sizes, but ultimately they can all folded to the same 150×150.
Also, thinking on the actual box/ container that will house these/including my ‘case files’ from sem.1 – discuss on tuesday too!
Some very crude images here, Ill be visiting the Falkiners for more paper samples too, as Im not happy with the crease and thickness of the other samples I got.