material section

  How it will look in portfolio: Been updating the section and considering whether to have the material texture inserted to it. Personally I prefer only line drawings, looks cleaner. What’s your opinion? will be using the same technique to be applied to the overall section to show floor-to-ceiling detail (don’t know if showing this…

Bleeding Timespace

      I’ve been working on the drawing we discussed on tuesday, about bleeding the time periods together. The top image shows 3 states/ time periods coexisting adjacent to each other. The bottom, less finished drawing, shows the site as would be if the wall detail pulled away part of the wall, bleeding the…

After the Review

Been spending my time since Tuesday going back over my portfolio to address the changes we spoke about in the review. Looking at the proposed chapter titles they’re not meshing perfectly with the material I have and so I might change them slightly – ‘Cuisine’, ‘Threshold’ and ‘The View’ definitely stay, but ‘Mass’ and ‘Void’…

In Progress

I am still working on the section, but as suggested i have highlighted the areas that i will be aiming to model up. Im thinking a section of every element that is part of the proposal, so the stadium bits, then the ‘follies'( i need to find a better word for this). The section will…

Axonometric Time

    I’m working on producing a list of what needs to be done, whats possible in the time left. As well as this, I’ve been working on those drawings and improving them. The image below shows the axo detail with the axonometric time idea as well as a new coding system which takes inspiration…

Incubator for Manhattan

Following through our discussion on Tuesday I have formed the bones of the indesign document.  I also went to see a few printers yesterday to talk through what I wanted to do, but that was a dead end.  I’ve made a few on-line enquiries and also placed an order for materials, but this is not something…

update

window gallery: windows of the scaffolding can be taken down and be replaced with artist’s artworks. the glass box can be open by the existing residents allowing interaction/conversation among both sides of the residents. This also makes the facade of the scaffolding constantly changing. I will be doing a step-bystep manual of the curtain system. I’m…

Ornaments of the Uncanny

Working up some explanatory drawing into the facade ornamentation, including a couple of new ideas for a Steve Witkoff gargoyle/rainwater outlet and Rolls Royce wheel detail: Began looking at the way the structure of the concrete core might meet the steel diagrid bracing at the corners of the tower and as I was doing this…

Re-Labelling The Pause

Since Tuesday I have been focused on sorting out my structure. I finished the bridge: I have also been doing a structural model as the way to introduce my details and to give quite a tangible view of the constellation (the final image will be an axonometric and feature the cloud though). It’s currently got the bridges,…

update 19 April

Follow up the tutorial on last tuesday, all plans are finished in cad last week. And I also did some portfolio update during the weekend. Here are the plans: plans combine I’ll leave the plans for now and start to work on 3d model. When I have my sections, I’ll do the graphic with the plans…

floor plan week

floor plan update: I have arranged the cell units following the existing window facade’s grid to ensure the proposed adaptable corridor (extendable table) can be executed. Currently arranging the column grid to be kept within 3500mm (after consulting Collin). Communal workspace (curtain element) will be added once the grid is confirmed (I believe once the…

Proposal

Been thinking some more about what we discussed on Tuesday regarding briefly summarising the project… for the time being: A loophole in a foreign aid scheme allows developers in New York to transfer investment from East Harlem to fund the construction of luxury skyscrapers on Billionaire’s Row. These buildings represent the edifice of a political…

Contemplating the Void

‘The Spectator makes the picture’ Marcell Duchamp   Developing  the void, anamorphic projection and deciding on the vantage point and how to design it; I thought about the meeting I had in NYC  with Todd Rouhe and we discussed one of their project which they borrowed/ designed a ring inspired by  Aldo Van Eyck flat’s furniture (…

Easter Work

So far, over the Easter, I’ve been fairly busy trying to both get work together, whilst reading and making a chaotic journey to Berlin via home, which was great fun. I spent some time dragging a friend around various sites of historical importance like the topography of terror, Chipperfield’s Neues Museum, East Side Gallery, the…

Easter Post – Emotive Reality

Sorry for the late post. Since the term “Emotive Space” is too misleading, I’ve came up with a new term and theory to be integrated into the project flow an objectives. The concept and idea of the project are still the same. It’s just that this “Emotive Reality” concept and “Alternate Reality” theory is better…

The Plastic Pilgrimage

I have been working on forming the architectural brief that the shrines should sit within by first looking at various precedents that highlight the pilgrims movement and ritual flow in the spaces: This is really rigid but the diagram is helpful in highlighting spatial movement and also the important objects within the rituals. I started…

Easter break update

What I am doing so far…… I am now working on putting spaces into plans and sections. In section, I design 2 different routes for  going up (green in photo) and down (red in photo). The slabs level in section are referring to the existing building. I keep most of them and cutting voids to…

Update

Following the feedback on Friday, Ive worked on the feedback provided. I have started working on how all the information gathered would be fed into a proposal. Ive got the basic idea, now its just a matter of applying the ideas on site. After easter break i will have much more of a sited design….

Easter Update

Over the break so far I have been focussing on the design of the actual landscape itself, because I found I needed to tackle this to be able to move forward with my taxonomy and layered magazine edition. I have modelled the majority of my site: Vanderbilt Hall is still in progress, but almost done…

432 Park Avenue

When we met at the Barbican we spoke about the portfolio as a series of counterpoints: East Harlem against Central Park South; Taft Houses against The Witkoff site at 36 CPS; affluence and social capital against deprivation and unemployment. To stand against the dismembered taxonomy of Taft Houses which I have been looking at 432…