Core – no More!

Quick update! work in progress – stairs are developing! Lost the core, some walls remains!! Ill start creating views of it and from it! At the summit, I will develop further on the idea of the movable /mechanical elements that will frame the specific views of the city . ( Something along the lines of…

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 (…

L.E.S Critique

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…

LES – Tenement Chic

Tenement Chic? Excerpt from a Walking tour of the LES by urban historian Barry Feldman Garish grotesques, mythical beasts, beautiful botanicals, ornate cornices, columns and pilasters are a few examples of  architectural ornamentation that adorn otherwise drab nineteenth century tenements.  Who were the anonymous artisans who created these treasures?  What changes in technology allowed for…

LES Hybrid – Drawing/ Collage

For my conceptual drawing, I want to hybridise (is that even a word?) my drawing!!! I’m looking at layering the existing fabric/textures of the site three-dimensionally and then adding to this layers my ‘interventions’/ ‘beacons’  and Stairs- as I envisage…. I also see this as an opportunity for the drawing/ collage to fold/ unfold, so I…

Museum of Uncollectibles

Museum of Uncollectibles L.E.S Vanishing Archives Following this weeks design review, I feel that my presentation wasn’t clear enough to portray my ideas and offer a full perspective of the project and its intentions, perhaps due to the fact that I hadn’t yet narrowed down my own intentions for the brief yet! Taking the feedback…

LES – Story Boards

This week’s blog reflects on this week tutorials and the upcoming portfolio review. I have taken a step back and decided to build up/ read and write my thesis and establish what and how my museum preserves the memories, and who is it for? How to capture the present? When do we leave the past…

Portfolio Ideas

Our brief is composed of many elements that come together, from gathering clues, investigating and experimenting. I would like my portfolio to be made up of a few pieces of evidence, that altogether tells the story (such as the example from Geoffrey, where a box contained all his portfolio). These individual elements should supplement one…