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lester li

spitzer school of architecture: b.arch 2016


Greetings.


thesis 4-15 sanct[ion]uary /critic lance brown studio 16-21 [in]ward /w. lenny chen /critic timothy collins 22-27 [re]go park library /w. lenny chen /critic alberto foyo 28-35 enterprise /w. christin hu & anna kwiatkowska /critic ivan rosa 36-39 shards /w. christin hu & anna kwiatkowska /critic ivan rosa 40-43 weather station: fog /critic david judelson 44-47 precedent study: green’s residence /paul rudolph /critic david judelson 48-59 the flows of space place, path, & threshold /critic david judelson

other 60-63 [kahn]vert /critic alan feigenberg /critic david chapin /critic robert twombly 64-67 cons[arch]vation /critic fabian llonch 68-71 computational design /critic rob baker work 86-89 ribbon /w. yee lin & frank chen competitions 90-93 flint flat lot competition: flint convertible w/ david judelson, rei chang, & jorge plazas

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SANCT[ion]UARY Lester Li Critic: Lance Brown Semester: Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

sanc·tion

/ˈsaNG(k)SH(ə)n/ noun 1.

a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule. “a range of sanctions aimed at deterring insider abuse” synonyms: penalty, punishment, deterrent; punitive action, discipline, restriction, embargo, ban, prohibition, boycott “trade sanctions”

sanc·tu·ar·y

ˈsaNGk(t)SHəˌwerē/ noun 1.

a place of refuge or safety. “people automatically sought a sanctuary in time of trouble” synonyms: penalty, punishment, deterrent; punitive action, discipline, restriction, embargo, ban, prohibition, boycott “trade sanctions” synonyms: refuge, haven, harbor, port in a storm, oasis, shelter, retreat, hideaway, hideout “the island is our sanctuary” safety, protection, shelter, immunity, asylum “he was given sanctuary in the embassy”

sanc·t[ion]·uary Political reform in the form of architecture

Topic: Destigmatizing Rehabilitation Project Statement: Progressive proactive rehabilitation center in Parkchester, adjacent to the Cross-Bronx Expressway - with an emphasis on rehabilitation. Thesis Statement: Architecture should seek to augment rehabilitative influence and should not deny its existence. Reimagining progressive policies which foster mental health rather than personal culpability brings stigmatization into the center of drug policy debate. Rehabilitation should be less about healing, and more about encouragement, sociability, and destigmatization of space for a more equitable humanizing experience. Facility Statement: There is only one assumption that I take in this project, and that is the decriminalization of drugs have finally come to the States. Thus, the building focuses on the destigmization of spaces. Context Statement: The Cross-Bronx Expressway socially and physically divides the north and south neighborhoods of Parkchester. Scope: Newly proposed 50,000 square foot infrastructural building which acts as a focal point for rehabilitation. The project will provide a master plan to deck over the Cross Bronx Expressway, air exhaust and air filtration for the proposed tunnel, positive safe spaces for users, and an adaptive reuse public meditation space from the remnants of the expressway.


Perspective w/ Site Plan [Scale: 3/256”=1’-0”] [Graphite, charcoal, paper, Photoshop]


[sanct-ion-uary] [LESTER LI] [6]


Site Model [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] [Chipboard, pink foam, styrofoam, illustration board, basswood]


[sanct-ion-uary] [LESTER LI] [8]

Ground Floor Plan [Scale: 1/64”=1’-0”] Nolli Site Plan [Scale: 1/256”=1’-0”] Second Floor Plan [Scale: 1/128”=1’-0”] Third-Fourth Typ. Floor Plan [Scale: 1/128”=1’-0”] Fifth-Sixth Typ. Floor Plan [Scale: 1/128”=1’-0”]

Wall Section [Scale: 1/4”=1’-0”] [South wall at grade, below grade, and typ. floor connection]


Our proposed master plan with the Cross Bronx Initiative decks over the 20+ deep Expressway, allowing for local vehicular and pedestrian traffic on grade. This decision came from looking at prestigious precedents such as the Big Dig in Boston and Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. As a result, we studied: (1-2) reducing air and noise pollution, and (3) pedestrian friendly public space. The goal of this thought process was to look methods to integrate public infrastructure and architecture when proposing solutions for this neighborhood. Currently, the strategy to mitigating toxic air exhaust in residential neighborhoods relays on redirecting pollution away from homes and apartment buildings. Such a quasi-solution is in effective at best. Asthma rates in the Bronx are highest amongst the five boroughs, and the many expressways which cut through the Bronx are not innocent of blame. The proactive solution my project purposes filters exhaust through a large air filtration system, designed along the facade of my building. The ventilation shafts exhaust the foul air from the tunnel, but more importantly, cleans, exudes, and rehabilitates air for the residential neighborhoods to breathe.

Urban Intervention: Combined Scheme [Scale: N.T.S.] Parkchester Analysis Plan [Scale: 3/1024”=1’-0”]


[sanct-ion-uary] [LESTER LI] [10] Social capital assumes the experiences and knowledge of like-minded individuals, or folks with similar backgrounds, is a form of wealth acquired through society. For example, social capital is obtained when one asks for directions the to nearest Italian restaurant or how to apply for food stamps. As I continue my pursuit, furthering my understanding of multidisciplinary design, I hope to continue this inquiry: which spaces promote and foster the exchange of social capital?

This thesis explores the opportunity for multi-functional rehabilitation spaces. The spaces for social gathering are along the facade, in-between the air filtration system, and noted in pink. The volumes of social spaces and air filtration spaces were designed to provide a wide range of double height spaces, small intimate spaces, and large gathering spaces. The vertical circulation, seen in the plans, connect to all the social spaces. In addition, the large gathering spaces are connected through ambient ceiling heights and bilateral views. These spaces, along with the professional services provided in the back of the building, equip the once stigmatized and blighted user with the well-lit and large safe spaces, which is much needed for rehabilitation.


The following series of study models were inspired by a desire to fill the missing void that was stolen from the neighborhood by the Cross Bronx Expressway. The study started with the existing lot, of which solid ground permits foundation walls, and connects to the ephemeral rectangle, which can be seen from aerial view. This metaphor transcends to complete the urban grid while maintains the existing street-level views. In other words, the form contributes to the holistic rehabilitation of Parkchester.

Cross Section [Scale: 1/64”=1’-0”] Site Section [Scale: 1/256”=1’-0”] Site Plan [Scale: 1/256”=1’-0”] Massing Study Models [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] [1:Julliard] [2:Surface] [3:Surface w/ program] [4:Ribs] [5:Ribs w/ core] [6:Ribs w/ core & spaces] [7:Massing w/ straight cuts] [8-9:Massing w/ facade as a surface] [10-12: Surface casting studies] Massing Study Models [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] [B:Safe space]


[sanct-ion-uary] [LESTER LI] [12]

Wall Sections [Scale: 1/4”=1’-0”] [East, North, West, South] Structural Diagram [Scale: 1/128”=1’-0”] [Existing lot shape] [Proposed by master plan] [Avoid Building on XBX] [Structural bays] [Adjust structural bays] [Single surface facade] [Double-skin Facade] [Moment frame & trusses] [“Walk the plank”] [Pollution along XBX] [Facade vent system] [Facade filtration system] [Multi-fold active facade] [Social capital: social spaces] [Anchor: professional services]


EXISTING LOT SHAPE

SINGLE SURFACE FACADE

FACADE VENT SYSTEM

PROPOSED BY MASTER PLAN

DOUBLE-SKIN FACADE

FACADE FILTRATION SYSTEM

AVOID BUILDING ON XBX

MOMENT FRAME & TRUSSES

MULTI-FOLD ACTIVE FACADE

STRUCTURAL BAYS

ADJUST STRUCTURAL BAYS

“WALK THE PLANK”

POLLUTION ALONG XBX

SOCIAL CAPITAL: SOCIAL SPACES

ANCHOR: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


[sanct-ion-uary] [LESTER LI] [14]


Site Model [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] [Chipboard, pink foam, styrofoam, illustration board, basswood]


re[GO] park library: ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition Critic: Alberto Foyo Semester: Spring 2014 A library is a place for learning & gathering. How one learns has changed radically over the past twenty years, and will continue to change, perhaps for the better, or for the worse. The library has always been a monument of knowledge throughout cultures. It is held with high prestige and is vital for the collective power for communities of which they cater to. In New York City, specifically, people travel from across the metropolitan area for work, school, play and leisure. Some can easily spend more than two hours a day on public transportation. From Coney Island, to the Bronx Botanical Garden, places of activity are easily accessible by public transportation. Re[GO] Park Library challenges this idea and combines a place of learning and a place of travel. To travel is to learn.


Ground Floor Plan 1. Entrance 2. Welcome Desk 3. Computer Lab 4. Library Storage 5. Rare Books Stacks 6. Storefront of Books 7. Ramp Entrance

Third Floor Plan 1. Entrance 2. Welcome Desk 3. Large Reading 4. Library Storage 5. Summer Entrance 6. Ramp Entrance

Second Floor Plan 1. Entrance 2. Welcome Desk 3. Children’s Reading 4. Library Storage 5. Study Rooms 6. Large Classroom


Starting from top-right image, moving clockwise:

Site Section [Scale: Graphic Scale]

Roof Slabs Mullions and Glass of Exterior Summer Path Structure of Path Structure Diagram Ground Floor Plan Second Floor Plan Third Floor Plan Facade Diagram [Scale: Graphic Scale]

Site Study: Photo-pography The series below are photography topography models. Method: multiple shots taken of the same view with anything in motion cut away. Results: a topography model of an image that represents time, presense, space, light, and views.

Rendering: View From Interior Path


Diagram [Scale: 1/64”=1’-0”]

[re-go park] [LESTER LI] [20]

Rendering: View From Exterior Path

Ramp Entrance at Rails Entrance at Grade

Volume of Outdoor Space

Subtracted Volume

Volume of Indoor Space


[IN]ward seeks to take the social networks established by the existing religious schools and churches, and create a socially inward campus. Located at Sherman Creek, Inwood, Manhattan - an odd peninsula, costal to the East River – [IN]ward is amidst a divided neighborhood of manufacturing, residential, and religious buildings. To protect, and to help facilitate, the religious communities, sidewalk circulation between common programs and users are relocated to the interstitial space between buildings. Here, the physical liaison of social connections is centralized. What was once outside is now inside.


[in]WARD Lester Li, Lenny Chen Critic: Timothy Collins Semester: Fall 2014


to suggest a direction

[in-ward] [LESTER LI] [24]


Site Plan [Scale: 9/512”=1’-0”] Site Section [Scale: 9/512”=1’-0”]

re-purpose row-houses for [in]WARD’s campus

to infill the interstitial space with a program: the entrance


[in-ward] [LESTER LI] [26]


Urban Scale: Buildings & Programs on Site

Model: View from Subway 1-Line [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] [Chipboard, lumber, plywood, basswood LDF, insulation foam, plexiglass, paint] [6’x4’x1’] Parti Plan: Single Room Occupants’ [SRO] [Scale: 1/64”=1’-0”] Parti Plan: Market-rate Units [Scale: 1/64”=1’-0”] Elevation looking East: SRO Facade [Scale: 1/64”=1’-0”]

Sketch 1: Map of Territory 1 [Scale: 1”=500’-0”] Sketch 2: Map of Pulbic Views 1 [Scale: 1”=500’-0”] Master Plan: Zones [Scale: 1”=500’-0”]

Urban Scale: Physical Conditions on Site


ENTERprise Lester Li, Christin Hu, Anna Kwiatkowska Critic: Ivan Rosa Semester: Spring 2014


Rendering: View from SW Corner of Intersection Enlarged Section: Conference Space [Scale: 1/2”=1’-0”] Enlarged Section: Office Spaces [Scale: 1/2”=1’-0”]


[enterprise] [LESTER LI] [30]


Structural Diagram

Ground Floor RCP [Scale: 1/16”=1’-0”] Third Floor Plan & RCP [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] Longitudinal Section [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”]

Structural Diagrams HVAC Diagrams Foundation & Ground Floor Detail [Scale: 1/2”=1’-0”]

HVAC Diagram


[enterprise] [LESTER LI] [32] ENTERprise embraces the next generation of entrepreneurs through its open plans and plentiful green space, while maintaining the site’s original character and fluidity. With a transparent ground floor, plaza, and interior street, the building becomes both a destination and pleasant piece of cityscape to passersby. The sociability of the existing ground floor was initially very transparent. Small boutique stores relied on visibility in order to flourish on this narrow triangular lot. ENTERprise recognized that importance of this as a public space. This quality remains untouched. Further, ENTERprise incorporates the once aliened Bleecker Street Station, and amalgamates it into plaza of which it so desperately wants to belong to.


Rendering: View into the Subway looking West

Model: Front View & Side View

Site Plan [Scale: 1/256”=1’-0”]

Model: Ground Floor Condition

Model [Scale: 1/8”=1’-0”] [Paper stock, bass wood, chipboard, cardboard, craft paper, clear acetate sheets, plexiglass, foam core, paint] [12”x14”x14”]


[enterprise] [LESTER LI] [34]


Elevation looking North [Scale: 1/16”=1’-0”] Elevation looking West [Scale: 1/16”=1’-0”]


shards

Brick Masonry Competition Lester Li, Christin Hu, Anna Kwiatkowska Critic: Ivan Rosa Semester: Spring 2014

Lester Li Rendering, Site Model, Study Models, 3D Model, Perspectival Cross Section, Diagrams Christin Hu Wall Section, Longitudinal Section, Site Model, Brick Details Anna Kwiatkowska Plans, Diagrams, Site Model, Study Models


The Wall provides a purifying experience through which the minds of those who enter find calm and clarity by figuratively breaking through their mental barriers and literally through the walls which form the meditation spaces and landscape. To the meditators and spectators engaged, the notion of interior and exterior spaces begin to dissolve and become blurred, transcending the user to a spiritual space through architecture.

Meditation Spaces

Third Floor

Staircase Entrance

Second Floor

Ground Floor

Rendering: Overall view looking South Plans [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] Site Plan [Scale: 1/64”=1’-0”] Study Models [Scale: 1/8”=1’-0”] [Cardboard, chipboard, foamcore, basswood] Model & Site Model [Scale: 1/8”=1’-0”] [Chipboard, stained plywood, plexiglass, foamcore, basswood]


[shards] [LESTER LI] [38]

Longitudinal Section [Scale: 1/16”=1’-0”] Form Diagrams [Scale: 1/64”=1’-0”] Detail Diagrams [Scale: 1/2”=1’-0”]

Cross Section [Scale: 1/16”=1’-0”] Enlarged Elevation [Scale: 1/2”=1’-0”] Enlarged Wall Section [Scale: 1/2”=1’-0”]

Original Surfaces

Original Surfaces

Passageways

Meditation Spaces

Passageways w/ Original Surfaces

Meditation Spaces w/ Original Surfaces


Critic: David Judelson Semester: Spring 2012

weather station:

FOG


[weather station: fog] [LESTER LI] [42]

Fog By Carl Sandburg The fog comes on little cat feet.

It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.

Model [Scale: 1/8”=1’-0”] [Basswood, chipboard, string, mesh, frosted plexi, wood veneer, plywood] Ground Floor Axonometric Second Floor Axonometric [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] Longitudinal Section [Scale: 1/16”=1’-0”]


Study Model [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] [Basswood, cardboard, string, trace paper] Ground Floor Plan Second Floor Plan Aerial Plan [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] Model Images 3 & 4


green’s residence Critic: David Judelson Semester: Spring 2012


[green’s residence] [LESTER LI] [46]

project The Herbert Green Residence architect Paul Rudolph location Honesdale (Cherry Ridge), PA date 1968

Model [Scale: 1/8”=1’-0”] [Basswood, plywood, plexiglass, wood veneer] Axonometric [Scale: N.T.S.]


West Facing Skylights

Bedrooms

Viewing Patio

Greenhouse

Guest Bedroom


the flows of

PLACE

as space


[the flows of: place] [LESTER LI] [50]


Tentative definition: A series of thresholds and paths. A destination. The end of a journey and the beginning of a new exploration. Inspiration: Cavities of caves; Cracks and openings of caverns; a coherent synthesis of thresholds and paths

Model [Scale: 1/4”=1’-0”] [basswood, plywood] Exploded Axonometric [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”]

Third Level Plan Second Level Plan Frist Level Plan [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”]

“Place is used in a variety of ways but its meaning can be specified more clearly in terms of the three dimensions that tend to re-occur across the various theoretical positions and which can be examined empirically. The first dimension is place as location or a site in space where an activity or object is located and which relates to other sites or locations because of interaction, movement and diffusion between them… Second is the view of place as a series of locales or settings where everyday-life activities take place… The third dimension is place as sense of place or identification with a place as a unique community, landscape, and moral order.” John Agnew, UCLA: Department of Geography, Space and Place


the flows of

PATH

as space


[the flows of: path] [LESTER LI] [54] Model [Scale: 1/4”=1’-0”] [Basswood, plywood] Longitudinal Section [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] Plan [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] Sliver Sections [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”]


Tentative definition: A series of thresholds Inspiration: Cracks and openings of caverns


as space

THRESHOLD

the flows of


[the flows of: threshold] [LESTER LI] [58]

Tentative definition: A gradual change from point A to B. Inspiration: Cavities of caves.


Model [Scale: 1/4”=1’-0”] [Basswood, plywood] Plan [Scale: 3/128”=1’-0”] Axonometric [Scale: 3/128”=1’-0”]


[KAHN]vert

Course: A Seminar on Louis Kahn Lester Li, Sara Vezelaj, Anna Kwiatkowska Critic: Alan Feigenberg, David Chapin, Robert Twombly Semester: Fall 2014


A Seminar on Louis Kahn By Lester Li It’s a little over halfway through the semester. The leaves on the trees have all gently settled as piles on lawns. Squirrels frantically stomp around in the crisped leaves, preparing for the end of fall. The end of fall is approaching. It’s 7 minutes past 7 in the morning. Sara, a close friend and colleague of mine, says, “Lester, let’s go for a smoke.” It’s our 7th smoke break of the night. We make our way down to the loading docks. After the sound of two

clicks, we inhale and Sara asks, “Have you ever wondered what we would be doing if we never applied to architecture school?” “… Yeah, sleeping!” As our delirious laugher subsides, I turn my attention to a cardboard box by a pile of garbage bags. I look inside and found black ink cartridge parts. “This looks like half of Erdman Hall’s dormitory...” This building is something we had both studied in our studio classes only a couple of weeks ago. We laughed as if this was the funniest joke we had heard in our lives. As I dug through the box to find more material for my pop-up stand-up comedy skit, I found about

a hundred more of these ink cartridge parts. It was a goldmine. “Woah… wouldn’t it be cool if they let us just explore this. We can cast them in plaster and cut them up to make parti models.” ... Months have passed now. Fall is gone. And [KAHN]vert has been explored.


[kahn-vert] [LESTER LI] [62]


Study Models [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] [Plaster, joint compound, found objects]


cons[ARCH]vation Summer abroad in Barcelona Critic: Fabian Llonch Semester: Summer 2015

Cons[arch]vaction is a spatial facade which masks and preserves a historic abandoned church. Situated between many museums and galleries, it stands as a proud icon of El Raval and provides a resting space for the hot summer months in Barcelona. Skaters, shoppers, and all passersby are welcome to explore the standing ruins of an old church, while engaging in a new commercial spaces. The inspiration for this facade comes from two adjacent buildings: Richard Meyer’s Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and the infamous Spanish architects Helio Piñón and Albert Viaplana’s Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). In both museums, an atrium with circulation space is at the face of the building, providing unrivaled and unique views to the historic district of El Raval. This spatial quality is mimicked, and further explored.

Model [Scale: 1/8”=1’-0”] [Mixed media]


[cons-arch-vation] [LESTER LI] [66]


Model on Left [Laminated chipboard paper, glue] [12” x 12” x 2”] Model on Right [Bristol paper, glue] [18” x 6.5” x 8.5”]

[computational design] [LESTER LI] [68]

Form in Nature

An Exploration of Elephant Skin: Two Adjoining Surfaces The elephant is an animal that endures may different types of harsh climate conditions. Aside from its large size, the skin is the first line defense for elephants; the skin of an adult elephant is about an inch thick and helps keep dangers away from vital organs within. Elephant skin as a surface holds information on how the elephant moves. Formally, the curvature of each limb is in conflict. Thus, the skin responds and adapts to accommodate movements with creases and folds. The model on the right is of the elephant trunk meeting the face. It attempts to show the changes needed to join two curvilinear shapes.

Input Curves

Fabrication Drawings Joining Surfaces Diagram Model [Bristol paper, glue] [12” x 12” x 2”]

Loft

Triangulate & Sub-Divide


COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN:

AN EXPLORATION ON SURFACE, PATTERN STRUCTURE & MOVEMENT

Course: Computational Design Critic: Robert Baker Semester: Summer 2014

Pattern in Nature

An Exploration of Elephant Skin: Texture, Folds, and Creases An array of different patterns, textures, depths and shadows can be seen more vividly when looking at the elephants’ skin in a macro lens. But this isn’t just for show. The inherent qualities of the folds and patterns on the surface of the skin help manage with malleability. Similar to concrete pavements, creases work as control joints, or failure points, to prevent unwanted damage to the skin. This is also comparable to the wrinkles on our hands. If quantified, the areas seen with deeper, concentrated creases and have more skin. That is, the surfaces that can stretch or bend around a point is accounted for because the additional skin allotted in the groves of these areas. If there are less winkles, the skin is already pulled taught and will not be able to stretch anymore.

My pattern design shows a malleable surface from the patterns seen on the elephant’s skin. As seen to the above, the pattern I worked with is texture through diamonds which emphasizes creases and shadows.

Exploded Components Diagram Model [Bristol paper, glue] [12” x 12” x 2”] Fabrication Drawings [Partial]


[computational design] [LESTER LI] [70]

This exploration examines the potential of computational design in application to the multi-disciplinary professional fields which make prosthetic limbs. The prosthetic arms seen above are a few examples of, in my opinion, aesthetically beautiful mechanisms. In class we’ve spent a large amount of time designing and building surfaces. In terms of skin as a surface, it is the layer of protection to vital insides of which it envelopes. This mockup of a quasi-prosthetic arm has two conditions. Firstly, the model is formally composed of the (1) upper arm, (2) elbow, and (3) forearm. Secondly, the mechanics which make this model move.

Loft

Prosthetic Arm

An Exploration of the Arm as a Surface: Bicep, Forearm, Elbow

Triangulate & Sub-Divide

Structure


The issue that arose from the Pattern in Nature assignment was clear when the first attempt of the physical model gave out and would not assemble the way I had planned. That is, the connections between pieces were too narrow, making the entire model brittle and weak. Thus, in the arm, the pattern is controlled by two alternative solutions that posed a problem in the Pattern in Nature. First, the areas where bending occurs more often is a weak point and therefore, needs more material around the connecting tabs. Second, since the model is designed with ribs on the upper arm and forearm, these areas do not require as much material, as it is inherently stiff. The sizes of the openings on the surface are governed by this idea. Starting from the elbow, the openings gradually become scaled, making a correlation between pattern and performance.

Exploded Assembly Diagram (Right) Model [Bristol paper, wood, recycled material, glue] [18� x 6.5� x 8.5�] Loft - Triangulate & Divide - Structure Diagram Fabrication Drawings [Partial]


ribbon

2500 sq. ft. Residence in Staatsburg, NY Schematic Design In collaboration with Yee Lin and Frank Chen Fall 2016 (10 wks) Amplus Operations


Overlay [Scale: 1/16”=1’-0”] [Drawings included: Plan Section Site analysis Site plan Site section]


[ribbon] [LESTER LI] [88]

Concept Rendering Drawings: [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”] [Drawings included: Trees Compression Analysis Plan Section]


FLINT


Flat Lot Competition Semi-Finalists David Judelson Rei Chiang, Lester Li, Jorge Plazas

CONVERTIBL E CONVERTIBLE


Exploded Axonometric [Scale: 3/32”=1’-0”]

Movable Shading Devices

[flint convertible] [LESTER LI] [92]

Pivot Diagram in Plan [Scale: 1/32”=1’-0”]

Cross Section [Scale: 1/8”=1’-0”]

Structure for Shading

Model [Scale: 1/4”=1’-0”] [Construction paper, corrugated plastic, basswood, chipboard, museum board] Evening Rendering

Movie Screen

Performance Stage

Structure

Parking Lot

“Flint Convertible is a place-making sculptural pavilion designed for the northwest corner of the Flat Lot site in downtown Flint. It is an energetic, angular, asymmetrical, abstract, skeletal, and complex construction which is convertible for a variety of activities: one of the decks pivots to create an area for an audience observing the main stage (highest


platform); the seating on the stage flips up to become a projection screen; the “roof� panels oscillate gently in the wind . Functionally, it has decks that serve as a stage,casual seating, a food service area: it is intended to be a socio-centric environment, bringing people together in both formal and informal ways. In that regard, we plan to use social media (blogs,videos and twitter) in cooperation with the sponsors to promote Flint Convertible and the message that the city is revitalizing itself.� (David Judelson).


Thank you.


Farewell.


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