Friday, January 11, 2008

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Post Studio Post Part II

Posting my boards for posterity...

Post Studio Post

Posting my final video for posterity...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Celebrate the end of the semester

Hey everyone, lets all get together and celebrate the final review and the end of the semester. Food, drinks and Guitar Hero will be had.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

sharing is caring

Concept diagram... trying to further the idea of traffic as a flow... using water literally, modification to the program (of the walls themselves) as filtration device, feeding the the slow volumes...

Rendering the project in place... borrowed some textures from my walk photos, and incorporated the rendering into a site photo...

Any comments are appreciated...

Site Map

Site map photos from after the pin-up on Wednesday. (Forgive the blurriness of the camera phone images.)

Take 1: Projection from behind. (Our hanging line was not strong enough, so Nick is doing a great job of impersonating heavy duty invisible fishing line here.)

Take 1b: Close up

Take 2: Projection from the front. We found that there was a special quality to projecting directly onto the frosted surface.

Take 2b: Side view

Thursday, December 6, 2007

one possible network

Roof and Sky oppcuation type

market train in bangkok__atmospheric unaccepted

free-range city draft pin-up

From the pin-up:

The flow chart/program diagram needs to be made legible. It should show the quantities and mini-ecology in a manner that can be grasped from a distance and quickly. In other words make it pretty.

I want to bring the textures of water, chicken poo, and green stuff into the linework and perspectives throughout the boards. It is the stuff that will hold the three boards together. (could the textures somehow work their way into the maps, or should the maps be left as more neutral grays and cyans?)

take one---not enough space!

Up-space in the city is the public's overhead right of way. Verticality in the city can be more than simply the result of land pressure, and should be emphasized by public space (an urban amenity) that recognizes the value of a z-coordinate for re-orientation, the unused landscape of roofs, and various ways to access and occupy air space from streets that have otherwise gravitated toward increasingly private use. Unaccepted streets offer geometric conditions (narrowness primarily in this case) that appear limiting, but which highlight the potential for lofting what might typically exist on the ground, or not at all in a dense and hilly city. Above the streets, we can spin in gear, let our hair down, slow down, soak in the light washing the white city, and revel in ubiquitous hipness and dilettantism.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Unit structure

Image reference

Things are not well illustrated for now. But I think folding structure and skin system can be identified with these diagrams and images.

Frames of each unit respond to light and temperature. Each frame extends when temperature gets higher then, the crease of skin (made of fabric) stretches and the wall of each unit becomes thinner. The wall will be thicker at night.
When sun shine is strong, pores between crease muscles (I am not sure about this. But I am coming up with orange cell) get darker so, inside of the unit have certain quality of light during day time. If those pores can save daytime light, it can be used at nighttime. (It looks technically difficult)

Living units can be assembled horizontally and vertically. The sticks attached around units sometimes function as bridge or stair frame between units and sometimes become scaffolds to be stood up or hangers.

urban space and form_beth


Most urban firms no longer necessitate the spatial proximity that cities provide. They stay urban because of the exchange of ideas and new technology that occurs in proximity; San Francisco serves as a national hub for technology businesses. Agglomeration at an urban level also allows for an extreme amount of diversification, from the types of people that live in close proximity to each other to the amount and types of consumption and culture. I have identified unaccepted streets that are “broken” from the city grid, and chosen those that exist in areas where extreme diversity also exists in the city, demographically as well as spatially (in section).

A microcosm of the urban landscape at both an infrastructure and programmatic level can serve to “fix” the broken nature of the unaccepted streets by reconnecting them back to the urban landscape.