This project is concerned with the fact that both the volume of people and activity levels on a specific corner change during the course of the day. With that baseline understanding, the project responds to the changes that occur on this corner by proposing a dynamic structure that transforms to fulfill the needs of users at different times. The project assumes that at quiet, social and busy times of the day, passersby and visitors to this intervention on a street corner would require different uses of the space. Thus at quiet times, the platforms would form enclosed spaces suitable for isolation and rest. At social times, the platforms would intersect to form conjoined space suitable for group configurations. Finally, at busy times, the intervention would expand to create a combination of open and closed spaces appropriate for both groups and individuals.
How can a space's configuration respond to the passage of time?
Fall 2017. Core 1. Professor: Tei Carpenter.