HECTOR SONG | GSAPP works 2012-2018
Redoing Lanzarote • Manriquian Movement
Studio Andres Jaque | Fall 2017
Urban Compactor 001 • Learn From Urbot 001
Studio Jing Liu | Spring 2018
Recover New York • Infrastructural Acupuncture
Studio Karla Rothstein | Summer 2017
Advanced Curtain Wall
Technology Elective, Instructor Robert Heintges | Spring 2018
Studies in Tectonic Culture
History Theory Elective, Instructor Kenneth Frampton | Fall 2017
Lines not Splines
Design Seminar, Instructor Christoph Kumpusch | Fall 2017
Narrow Space/Compact Space Independent Study, Instructor Laurie Hawkinson | Spring 2018
Object Catalogue Taro de Tahiche â€¢
01 Redoing Lanzarote • Manriquian Movement GSAPP Studio Andres Jaque, Exhibited in Lanzarote Biennale Collabrated with Adam Sun Fall 2017 Cesar Manrique’s architectural reinvention of Lanzarote, as a non-growing enclave based on a unique assemblage of art, nature and daily life, became the world model to rethink the way architecture could introduce progressive modes of living that would be both desirable and ethically grounded。 But the model faces now important challenges: - Growth control, and aesthetic success, brought the risk of turning the island into an exclusive enclave for an international elite. - The island became a base for FRONTEX, the European Union Agency controlling its borders. Making the growth-control no longer progressive, and opening the debate on the future evolution of Manrique’s project. - Notions of what the environment is about and on the politics of the relationship of the human with the non human have gone through intense evolution in the last decades, due to environmental crisis, political contingencies and architectural and artistic invention. This perspectives provide alternative ways to interrogate Lanzarote, through architectural design.
It seems like Manriquian Movement had already been spreading on the island like a religion. César Manrique’s was considered by Lanzarote people as an Icon, as the father of Lanzarote. But yet in people’s mind, Cesar Manrique was merely a name, a portrait image, a guy who made all the buildings white and green. It is time for us to reintroduce Cesar Manrique’s Ultimate Goals: - Develop High Quality Tourism - Protect Lanzarote Natural Beauty
By making seven interventions on existing Manrique Buildings we were able to show an actualization of four Manriquian Values: -
Be Inventive to Make All Natural contexts easier to Inhabit Live within Nature, being explorative, enjoy Nature Sustainable living, using Local Products, Natural Resources and Found Materials Love Nature, Experience nature from Visual to all Senses
Monumento Al Campesino, is a project in which Manrique was trying to concluded the traditional building style into a â€œLanza Casaâ€? court yard you see here. The elements or modules are separable. These elements allow us to reprogram the existing ground environment and make it Inhabitable.
Building Elements Prefabrication â€˘ Stock Farming, We propose 3D printing assembly lines, prefabricating all Manrique building elements. From a house to a chair, a building dome to a windtoy sculpture. The idea is to print Manriquian Manuals that help New Manriquians to be able make homes easier on the ground context of the island, by the same time extremely normalizing the island. Providing unified architectural elements for our other interventions. Interesting feature here, the noise of the 3D Printer will be programmed to make joyful music, which will help the local goat/sheep raising - milk producing - cheese making industry.
Valle Malpaso, originally was a shop/viewing deck, but it is now abandoned. From its window you can get a beautiful view looking over the town of Haria, and the mountain ridge. Here you are also closer to the sky and the stars at night.
Cable Car Station, We introduce multiple cable car lines, providing mobilized view access to the beautiful landscape and the sky, making connections between mountains simultaneously.
Restaurante El Diablo, In Timafaya, Manrique designed. This restaurant was built on active volcanic area. Its kitchen uses volcanic heat to cook food. Timanfayaâ€™s stores a great amount of earth energy such as Heat Energy and Helium.
Collective Housing â€˘ Air Vehicle Transportation Hub, We want to use the earth resource to provide energy for the collective lava bubble housing unit. Helium can be used for air vehicles such as Airships and Hot Air Balloons, Providing an alternative Manriquian transportation method instead of cars.
Jardin De Cactus, A tranquil interspecies relationship can be found here, demonstrates Manriquian idea of sustainable living.
Aloe Vera Soap Factory â€˘ Local Crop Farming, A collection of devices built from Manriqueâ€™s building elements are introduced here. They grow cactus and aloe vera. Cactus flowers attract bees and other insects work in the process of pollination of zucchini farms. Aloe Vera as an important ingredient for producing Aloe soap, which will be exported aboard.
Mirador Del Rio, Manriquians Love Nature, we want to connect to nature and experience nature not just visually but also physically. Built on a cliff, Look over to the El RĂo, Mirador Del Rio once was a military lookout. The materialization of this project was fascinating, material differences often indicating a tendency of separation between elements.
Harbour Authority â€˘ Distribution Center, To enhance the momentum given by the cliff landscape, and the idea of materiality. We put an incline car on the cliff by making Manriqueâ€™s building slide on a track. Providing a direct access instead of only visual access to the sea. Windtoys on top of the landscape are modified for the use of delivering imported goods from the sea to all other interventions. Together they work as one import and distribution center.
Jameos Del Agua, Jameos Del Agua is part of a lava tube formed by volcanic eruption got refilled by the sea water.
Recreational Park â€˘ Water Disalination Device, Here we introduce a recreational park built from Windtoys. Here the visual experience of natural is upgraded to physical experience. The water and wind element get together to have this final celebration of Manrique, the celebration of Manriquian lifestyle in Lanzarote. The windtoys also work as a turbine, generate energy for seawater desalination plants.
MIAC, - Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporรกneo, originally Castillo De San Jose, a lookout castle during pirate attacks. Renovated by Manrique into a Contemporary Art Museum.
Civic Plaza, A port and a shipping container yard nearby give us new-naturally-found materials. We multiply the shipping container ticket booth in front of the museum to make a space for temporary events.
Narratives and Objects, A complete documentation of the narratives behind every Manrique building and a catalogue of objects he collected and created were produced. Analysiing Cesar Manriqueâ€™s identity in a different angle.
Cesar Manrique (1919-1992), Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Activist.
Model at 1/2 inch Scale
02 Urban Compactor 001 • Learn From Urbot 001 GSAPP Studio Jing Liu, The House Today Spring 2018 By the 1970 Osaka Expo, which served as a showcase for the country’s top architectural talents, Metabolism had been practically reduced to a fad, its social agenda stripped of its original meaning. Toyo Ito’s started his own practice in 1970, after left Kikutake. Aluminum House was Toyo Ito’s first completed project, it was built in the residential neighborhood of Fujisawa in Kanagawa (Japan), a wooden house entirely clad in aluminum. Totally closed, it expresses the approach followed by the architect in the 1970s: cutting off the building from its exterior environment to protect it from the surrounding urban disorder. Here, Ito placed the accent on the screen-façade, on the surface of the construction. “I designed the façades to act as artificial masks turned towards the street.” This house reveals the architect’s predilection for metallic materials, systematically utilized in his projects from the 1980’s onward.
URBOT 001 poster, showing the 4 units and original carpet pattern
Three things to learn from Aluminum House (Urbot 001): - Isolation and introspective thinking needed for information age. - Diagonal Organization of the plan, lead to a fractal system, generates partical isolations within an overall isolated space. - Material Use to create a sense of islation, distance.
Aluminum House Interior, Toyo Ito,1970
Aluminum House Model, 1/2inch Scale
Plan and Section at Pubilc Seminar Room and Library
Plan and Section at Pubilc Shower Room
Plan and Section at Gym, Public Dinning and Private Bedrooms
A symbiotic system of two entirely different lifestyles were created by the spatial organization. Inside the bedrooms with no windows, only a screen, people live a lifestyle of isolation with highly effcient information exchange with the outside world. In the larger public space, a life of openess and people to people connection is experiences, with a cost of techonological efficiency. Mirrors and reflective materials were used to make the bedrooms disappear from the outside. Visually stretched the distence between the two lifestyles to an extreme. Providing an opportunity of realizing the merits and demerits of the overwhelming information age we are living in.
Private Space was condensed to only the bedrooms. Organized on a diagonal fasion, the Narrow and Isolated bedrooms and corridors created a set of rules people have to live with. Everyday life become ritual and ceremonial. Activity and belongings have to be kept compact.
Public spaces, are larger and “released” compare to the “compressed” private spaces. providing basic needs for residents live in the community.
3‘ x 9’ Drawing
2‘ x 9’ Model
Broadway Datascape - Manhattan Brownfields Contamination and Site Locator
03 Recover New York â€˘ Infrastructural Acupuncture GSAPP Studio Karla Rothstein, Death and the City Summer 2017 Vertically extended constructions have been symbols of human ego for a long time. While chasing heights, cities expanded and civilizations developed. Simultaneously, problems emerged. Nature, the city and people themselves have been hurt â€“ we call them casualties of the city, they are a death of the city. Ego is not to blame. The desire of possessing is not always a crime. We claim that all the casualties are not a result of ego but the abusing, indulging and tolerating when aspirations are misapplied. As members of this species, we choose to apologize. As architects, we try to revitalize the city by providing new possibilities of infrastructural acupuncture coupled with the power of death.
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Manhattan Datascape - Manhattan Demolition and Potential Development
Datascapes, are the result of precise, measurable data extraction, analysis, and synthesis - they convey critically abstracted logics and relationships, and distill conceptual and operative relationships in relative intensities. Relationships and interdependencies must be critically mapped with a coherent and clear notational system. Ask and answer: How the language of information instigates possible organizations and new understanding of content.
Contamination Mapping of Lincoln Center slot
Mapping after Datascape to locate 3 sites
Collage showing interventions
On the Bridge
Pod Under the Bridge
Long Section Perspective
Collage showing interventions
Curtain Wall detail isometric
04 Advanced Curtain Wall Instructor, Robert Heintges Spring 2018
PLAN 3/8”=1’ 7’- 6”
DRAWN GLASS PIPES -
DIA. VARY: 5”, 7-1/2“, 10”
15’- 0” 11’- 8” STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST DUCTS
DIA. : 12” +
NON FUNCTIONAL DUCTS -
DIA. VARY: 5”, 7-1/2”
Sainsbury Center Model
05 Studies in Tectonic Culture Instructor, Kenneth Frampton Research and Model, Professorâ€™s Permanent Model Collection Collabrated with Adam Sun Fall 2017
Sainsbury Center, Norman Foster, 1974
Sainsbury Center, Structure detail
Model Side Elevation
06 Lines not Splines Instructor, Christoph Kumpusch Short Film Collabrated with Connie Jan Fall 2017
Shelving system in a kitchen ware store, New York
07 Narrow Space/Compact Space Instructor, Laurie Hawkinson Independent Seminar Spring 2018
Booklet Pages (In Progress)
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