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MIDTERM PORTFOLIO

ARCH 103 BY MARIANNA MUNGUIA CHANG


EDGE OF THE CITY


Second iteration London was picked by our group because of multilayer of antiquity and history. By the second iteration I developed basic idea and notion of the edge. I was contrasting it with a contemporary city of London as well as describe its major impacts on the city of London.


Third ite ration – reorganization of material.

Third iteration – reorganization of material. What we did: Define old London city wall as historical edge of London city. Identifying major points of interest in the edge. Compare old and new. Identifying openings in the edge, develop one of the major points and the entire project.


Forth iteration integration of the content. Creating hierarchy by the color and size of the text. Impact of the wall on city life.


Site analysis Showed major site features as well as created a feeling of the site by adding watercolors drawing and pictures of the major views from the site. Look inside and outside. On a map as well as for my own knowledge I picked major architectural and social issues to response in my future project. In this point they are elevation of the site, historical context of the neighborhood, views of the city and city grid.


Identifying issues to response Junk vs. AC 75 Honesty of the material


To pick what you like, do not response to everything, fake brick crating imitation look , concentrate on the industrial history of the place. Imply architectural language of the first industrial development. Creating a landmark- monumentality. Monumental nature of the space.


To create a relationship with the essence of environment. To understand the site, its nature, relationship to the water and wind.


Response to the stillness of the environment With honesty of the material

Representation of the energy of stillness. Try to integrate major environmental issues Wind Geometry of the site.


Developing a language to represent the space

Model # 1 Poetic of the Junk, language of the ropes and windless of the sea . Junk as Adventure, Danger. As a representation of

Movement as natural pacing.


Creating an edge as a distinguish feature of the site. Separate, but find a

visual connection. Create

Response to the dynamics of the site. Public, symmetry.

Open. Light.

Model # 2


Dense vs. Empty. Monumental VS.

Model # 3

minor, unimportant.

Geometry of the site as

inspiration.


Protection as a shell. Dynamics as a integration of Sharp angles as

Model # 4

the structure into the sight.

representation of

the weather and weather movement. Big public vs. small

Developing the center. Contrast. private.


Model # 5 Integration of the materials. Inspiration in the Geometry of the site. Dense

vs. Empty.


Model # 6 Relationship to the lite, language of the cite, intimidating space, shell

protection, public, junk as a central part of the open

space. Entrance waterfront.

into the relationship to the buildings around and

People crosswalk through.

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