I’ve been working on the drawing we discussed on Tuesday, and a small introduction of my project.

on the attachment below contains ,

1. two site sections (not finished) of the proposal within surrounding context.

2. The plan drawings:simple line drawings with charcoal fill of plans, sections.

3. Design development diagrams:

4. Portfolio content page

5. Introduction :

Sound and Space – Through making and testing

Sound and space are an investigation feed into civic rooms as the museum of the present.

The sounds of the urban functions within space and the role of a sound civic room influences the connections between performance, design and politics of urban culture today.

This design research is looking at the value of civic rooms within the city and how it affects civilians daily lives through the sound functions of the past and present.

Union Square in New York City,  holds a particular significance in the history of United State of America, with several significance to political assemblies of freedom of speech.
‘The Museum of the Present’ within this investigation thesis will be an architectural intervention  amplifying our rights as citizens of the world to exchange words freely, in within the space of Union Square.

east section 222 north section 2 plans 1;200 content page design development

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  1. Portfolio introduction edit:
    Sound and Space – Through making and testing (nice title)

    Sound and space is an investigation into the design of a civic room within the city as the museum of the present that collects the sounds of a specific site and amplifies it to be broadcasted to the city (basically elaborate more on what the museum does).

    The sounds of the urban functions within space and the role of a sound civic room influences the connections between performance, design and politics of urban culture today.

    This design research is looking at the value of civic rooms within the city and how it affects civilians daily lives through the sounds of the past and present.

    Union Square in New York City, holds a particular significance in the history of the United States of America, with particular significance given to the political assemblies of freedom of speech.
    ‘The Museum of the Present’ within this project will be an instrument for empowerment, an architectural intervention that amplifies our rights as citizens of the world to exchange words freely, within the space of Union Square.

  2. In terms of the drawings, I like the charcoal poché for the section but at the moment I don’t understand where to locate your intervention on the first section. In the second section I see it but it seems so small and its impact on the square is not apparent – you need to draw the sound so that we see how such a small space can actually have a big impact on the square as well as the city. One of the sections should show how the project sits on the site in terms of the steps and how they become the surface on which the project rests.
    Make sure your labelling of the plans is consistent and the layout is clear in terms of what you are showing us on each page – different floors vs. the design evolution through iterations – use titles strategically to do some of the work for you.
    For the design development drawing, label each of the operations you made so we understand how the final form took shape. It was a process not dissimilar to casting or mould making where you carved space into the cube. Show cause and effect – by subtracting the space of the instrument from the cube, what sort of new space have you created? What are the effects when you pass sound through this space? I saw a nice drawing in a Bartlett jury yesterday of sound overlaid onto space – the student used a laser light on her models to make visible how sound travels across their surfaces since light moves in the same way as sound. I will email them to you.
    In terms of the table of contents, the project is all packed towards the end. You need to put some of it closer to the beginning so we understand why the other material is important. People reading the portfolio will be impatient to know what the project is. Use the supplementary material of the model testing, site research and sound investigation to explain where your design came from which should be seen alongside the project development not in several chapters before we even get to the project. Make sure the story is told in a very clear and coherent way but one that doesn’t leave us wondering what the project is for too long. Also I think Charles mentioned that the table of contents should indicate what a technology drawing is, versus a design drawing, precedent drawing, experiment etc – think about how you show this on yours. The trick is to make sure they arent all packed into a few pages in one place but instead distributed throughout the portfolio.
    In general though, you have done lots of interesting new work – I like how the charcoal has been reintroduced into the portfolio as a drawing style and the project is coming together. Just make sure you DRAW SOUND and show the city-scale impact of the project so it goes beyond just being a small installation and instead is revealed as an architectural instrument. Looking forward to seeing the whole portfolio and how the project comes together to achieve its full potential – keep going and good luck with this final stretch!

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