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…

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…

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…

Thoughts after crit

Just to do a quick review of today’s crit before I forget. To-do-list for next week: Adjust the levels of the cell in relation to the existing block. Draw more scenes of the cell and communal space. Start thinking of arrangement of family units on existing building blocks. Thinking how the entrance of the scaffolding…

update model

Did some models to play with the form. Trying get the form confirm and also revised the dimensions based on the Atelier Bow-Wow book that Manijeh introduced. Planning to have: 2 options for single unit, 2 options for family unit, 1 option for shared unit. Am now arranging it in 3d software and will update…

Prototype space

Sketch of different spaces which can be combine into different prototype. Also thinking of ways for the facade of the form to  attach to the scaffold structure. Tomorrow will build different prototype model to see if it works. Idea based on: David Kohn Architect’s idea of breaking different space into a modular system and arranging…

live/work ideas

I’ve been looking into solution of live/work: ongoing research project by DOGMA. Basically the linear spaces in the site plan are living spaces based on the prototype you see on the second image. Living space are open to the community space then to the working space (hierarchy).   Both images are about affordable living focusing on…

post crit thoughts

Following the review from Tuesday, I think my brief wasn’t persuasive/strong enough to convince the crit. The following question have yet to be solved: i) Cross programming: Allow more flexibility in the design scheme that could benefit not only the artists but also the lower income community. I think it is a good suggestion but I will…

update

I’ve noticed that the existing building has an internal courtyard used for parking, I was thinking of starting the scaffolding within the building and stacking upwards and outwards . Reading from the previous post about co-op strategy, instead of having artist living individually, I intend to stack the scaffold in a way that engage communication…

January update

During the break, I’ve updated portfolio and including more information from some reading. According to New York Creative report written by The centre of an Urban Future, it reveals that: Brooklyn that is currently seeing the most rapid growth in terms of its creative workforce. In particular it shows that Brooklyn added more jobs and businesses…

Storyboard

There will be no number 19, instead I’m planning to insert 2 pages from the second issue which introduces the materials of each layers of my object and scraping off the idea of having a 2nd issue (The 2nd issue has nothing to do with the exploration study, is purely about materials I’ve laid on…

update

From the site visit, I have notice that the buildings that have scaffold are taken down whereas there is a shift of scaffold erection towards the east side of DUMBO. So after the successful development of the historic area, developers are now targeting the east area (which I have also added a new layer to…

Repurpose Scaffold

Following from Tuesday tutorial, thinking of what are the function to repurpose scaffolding on the facade of the building, I was looking back at the facade of my site and notice that there are very few buildings that had balcony. This led me to read articles related to balcony building culture in New York which…

Site Selection

I was searching about the relationship between scaffolding and the buildings in New York and stumbled upon news about how most New Yorkers hated scaffolding. I found out that there is an ordinance known as “Local Law 11” which requires all buildings over 6 stories in height to have their facades inspected every 5 years….

Material Timeframe (development)

Expanding from my previous drawing with the consideration from the comments, I’ve documented more detailed information including the materials’ properties, supporting method and how the sound effects inform the history and the used of certain materials in a place etc at each street that was in Janet Cardiff’s recording. Additional research was done which focuses…