Drawing the Plastic Pilgrimage IV

Here is an elevation drawing (in progress) of the fifth and final shrine on Herald Square in front of Macy’s flagship store. For the design, I’ve looked at two main precedents, one is http://dinnerinthesky.com/lounge/ . This site is interesting as the programme is similar to what I am proposing, and I found the site has useful information…

The Plastic Pilgrimage

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…

Witam z Warszawy!

Hello from Warsaw! (That’s what the title says) I have been thinking about my project and how I can push the ideas that I have further; I have made a list of the things that I need to address: Life, death and eternity as material conditions. How will this be manifested? How should these be…

Raiders of the Lost Arm

The model that I tested previously finally set properly and this is an update photo: I am going to test another model for next Tuesday; an inflatable model. Hopefully it will work (fingers crossed). For the cross crits I would like to show these items: A holistic introduction on Macy’s as the prevailer of immortality…

Monumental Windbags

“Instead of being an object of privileged vision, the balloon was necessarily the visual property of everyone in the crowd. On the ground it was still, to some extent, an aristocratic spectacle; in the air it became democratic…The sense that they [the crowd] were witnessing a liberating event – an augury of a free-floating future…

Interesting talk on the Future of New York’s Skyline

I literally jut saw this on Facebook (Bjarke Ingels shared it lol) and thought it was interesting to have a look. http://92yondemand.org/future-new-yorks-skyline The biggest names impacting New York’s skyline — from Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier to Bjarke Ingels, whose firm was chosen to design Two World Trade Center and Annabelle Selldorf, known for her…

The Eternal Parade

I had been trying to refine the project and its brief over the holidays. I came out with a new portfolio organisation for the materials that I had, meanwhile trying to incorporate new drawings and diagrams as much as possible from the comments. Work in progress below:   These are the diagrams I am working…

Plasti-city Storyboard

I’ve reconfigured the materials I have to create a holistic reading of my project and design thesis. Here is the sketch storyboard that I did : STORYBOARD_IL The storyboard would be a breakdown of this table of contents: EXHIBIT A  – Curiousity in Plastic Moments  (introducing thesis idea on plastic time and events) EXHIBIT B …

Plastic City

I have started to think about where this project might be heading and had started to map out an appropriate site response. In doing so, I’ve thought about the two main ideas over the past week in NYC that I would like to explore in depth. This is just an initial idea to help me formulate a…

Plastic Spectacle in NYC II

Plastic Spectacle in NYC II

I’ve been looking in more detail at the event and dissecting the elements of its lifespan. What I’ve recently found out is the two major setbacks of the parade; in 1929 the stock market crashed and New York was in an economic crisis that halted many businesses. Many people went jobless and with the parade,…

Plastic Spectacle in NYC

I’ve researched a lot more now into the Macy’s Christmas Parade and have gotten more interesting ideas on where this study can head into. Here is a quick summary of what I’ve discovered in terms of the parade: In the 1920s, many of Macy’s department store employees were first-generation immigrants. Being proud of their newfound…

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Plastic Spaces

I’ve always been interested in the notion of plastic spaces that act as architectural time portals; we look back at events with nostalgic ideals and look forward to the future by projecting them. I had been reading Bernard Tschumi’s Manhattan Transcripts ( http://socks-studio.com/2015/10/13/the-set-and-the-script-in-architecture-the-manhattan-transcripts-1976-1981-by-bernard-tschumi/ ) and am excited about architectural stage sets that are formed through a relationship…

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Plastic Sound II

After Tuesday’s tutorial, I began researching on the way that vinyl records were produced before digital engineering and found out that it was what Salihah discussed in class before; manifesting sound through indentation with a phonograph. It works with the needle being vibrated by sound waves, hence, inscribing onto the surface of the vinyl disc. I…

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Plastic Sound

I’ve been looking more closely at ways that plastic as a material and object manifest and encrypt light and sound information. I began researching into cassette tape reels and its materiality. It is made up of a single polyester layer with a magnetic coating. The magnetic material used is usually chromium dioxide. Photographic plastic film…

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Plastic-ism

Following my pursuit in finding Janet, I began to think of moments that intersect within the audio walk; some form of entanglement that happens when one follows the narrator. I like the fact that the time and space relationship is not stagnant and somehow the audio acts as a portal that allows us to hop…