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TAMARACK [ART] LODGE

ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF THE ARTS 06

DESIGNING WITH TRASH 08

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BLINDFIELD

EARTH + SKY: DYNAMIC SHIFTS


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GREENFIELD PARK, NEW YORK Postwar research into art and architecture, their relationship, and the culture driving them, led to research of the trends of the time, including chance, time, temporality, and consumerism. Today, the trends are focused around the new technologies emerging. I introduced a technological artist’s community to an abandoned resort, Tamarack Lodge, in the Catskills, reappropriating the site and transforming the existing structures to the new program. I created an infrastructural framework spanning the site that will help to restructure existing buildings, distribute electrical, water, and lighting across the site, and create new spaces. The existing structures transform into the more formal program whereas the spaces created from the framework become the informal program. To conclude, my final project reactivated the abandoned structures of yesterday using technology of today into space fit for the artists of tomorrow.

CANOPY/ROOF SYSTEM COMBINED

INFRASTRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK

INFORMAL PROGRAMMATIC ADDITIONS

ADDED STRUCTURES

REACTIVATED EXISTING STRUCTURES

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PROGRAMMATIC

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TALLINN, ESTONIA This project involved working through the design development phase of a proposed competition entry. The shape of the building came from the idea of twisting the original rectangularly shaped proposition. It is a cable facade hanging from a full story height truss system. The floors are volumes rotating around a central atrium, touching two of the three cores that structure the building. The entrance is like a skirt, lifting up to all people to slip under, into the building. The landscape is a gradual stepping down, further enhancing the slip into the building. [Academic use only]

ORIGINAL ARCHITECT’S INTENT

OUR CRITIQUE

OUR INTENT

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Using recyclabe or usually unusable materials, or in other words, trash, I designed a system of modules and developed a form creating space and movement. The first iteration used permeable garden hose, creating a module out of a piece cut and folded over itself, then connected to create a surface. The next iteration was a group project that produced an installation 8 ft x4 ft x10 ft to create spaces and movement that were life-size. A person could physically inhabit this space and experience it. This module was made of orange construction fence cut into strips, and interlocked into itself.

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EMPAC, TROY, NEW YORK Blindfield was a soundscape installation that took place in a studio in EMPAC in coordination with Amsterdam-based sound artist Fransisco L贸pez. It consists of over one hundred panels, thirty-two of which contained transducers, transforming the panels into speakers. The panels, ten feet in length, were arranged at heights between one and ten feet off the ground. The panels are composed of a translucent fabric between two mdf boxes, the bottom of which has lights that shine on the floor. The overall experience of walking through the dark room with barely visible panels and sound coming from all directions is overwhelming and enjoyable.

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SLINGERLANDS, NEW YORK This project is about the influence of the shifting forces on the building and site, like the stars in space forming a network, a series of nodes of attracting forces. The site is a series of gathering nodes, that the botanical gardens on the site drift towards. The building forms a main node, a meeting place of all the gardens. The roofs are shifting and brach out of the landscape. A main path connecting the road to the pedestrian walkway cuts through the building, remaining exterior. The interior of the building consists of mainly open space, each space it’s own entity yet interconnected to the whole. With the use of floating walkways and spaces overlooking others, there is a private yet connected experience. The planetarium is visible force in the building, a half dome emerging in the exhibition space. The conservatory is a continuation of the botanical gardens, bringing the exterior inside. The overall design is of shifting plates and shifting spaces.

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