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F A B R I C A T I N G

VULNERABLE ESSENCE OF YOUTH THRUST BARE IN TO THE BITING COLD OF SOCIAL ACADEMIC COMPLEXITY RAW EXPOSURE EXPLOITING THE INHERENT FRAGILITY OF SELF HARD STATIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS BECOME OBSTACLES TO CREATIVE POTENTIAL SENSITIVITY TO EXPOSURE EMBRACES THE DYNAMIC FLUCTUATION OF SELF TRANSLUCENT TRANSPARENCY FABRICATES RICH MATERIALITY OF SPACE

allison lenell magley

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griffiths

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE WITH LIGHT / While attempting to redefine previous personal experiences in order to accentuate an embedded phenomenological light presence, a revelation that light tends to represent a diluted backdrop to our everyday action persists. The creative intimacy devoted to redefining the School For Tomorrow offers an opportunity for light to embody a dynamic role in social and academic development through architectural materials and spatial transitions. A parametric approach to building design and program development offers the client a dynamic platform that proves more directly accessible to the complexities of the student culture / Parametric modeling offers the possibility to build a variance into a system, to model relations such that shifting the parameters creates variability / Mark Goulthorp / The generative design process for the Arizona School for the Arts accentuates the college preparatory performing arts school dynamics through developing an environment that similarly fluctuates in response to public and private values. A hyper accentuated formation of static and dynamic elements communicate with one another in order to nourish the individuals developing sense of self. Soft terracing of site topography manifests a free flowing malleable fabric of indoor and outdoor micro environments. The intersection of these individual spaces provides a system that parallels the controlled light exposure of the interior translucent funnel structures. Through providing graduating levels of private to public spaces, the user maintains constant control of their level of comfort in relationship to their surroundings. While light studies in the educational environment continue to prove the influence of natural ambient daylight as an accelerator of individual success in academia, the application of an insulated translucent roofing membrane system most accurately mimicked such ideals. The diffused filtration of light through the roof layers of translucent fabric manifest a softness that translates throughout the building interiors. Through collective unraveling of social narratives across architectural material and space, the role of light within the School For Tomorrow environment re-establishes a more dominant influence on personal experience. The observed stimulus of light within the Arizona School for the Arts campus addition will gradually embody a affirmation of self through the combined academic and arts curricula. While FABRICating light through architectural forms, the ambient luminescence and ethereal phenomena of space will create a unified campus culture.

FABRICating LIGHT  

Arizona School for the Arts intervention and expansion