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models : 1-13 programme development : 14-17 design research : 19-23 mapping : 24-27 communication rooms : 29-37 servers : 38-40 speakersâ€™ corner : 40-43 pathway : 44 final model : 45
FINAL MODEL | 1
FINAL MODEL | 2
peter trevelyan The fibre lattice stemmed from the idea of individual fibres of information coming together to form â€˜knowledgeâ€™
INITAL MODELS | 3
CUT architects | festival des architectures vives
peter eisenman | void installation
An interest in pop-up books and their interactive nature led to the idea of forms folding and unfolding to alter space
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INITIAL MODELS | 5
When exploring the idea of listening I began to look at the ear, specifically the cochlea. This shape unravels to form that of a rams horn, which is used in the Jewish religion as a means of calling people to prayer. The models explore the fact that listening and speaking are intertwined.
INITIAL MODELS | 6
INITIAL MODELS | 7
migrating landscapes | venice biennale This model explores the fact that information existing in isolation can become more useful once connected.
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thomas heatherwick | blue carpet Further exploring the interactive nature of pop-up books. In this case with an interest in the space hidden within a mass, with an element of surprise once discovering this.
INITIAL MODELS | 9
INITIAL MODELS | 10
information core individual spaces cross over area speaking listening
PROGRAMME | 11
paul murdoch | migrating landscapes
PROGRAMMATIC MODEL | 12
PROGRAMMATIC MODEL | 13
espana library | giancarlo mazzanti I was particularly interested in this library due to its location and reason for construction. It was built in an attempt to gentrify the city and reconnect the society after years of violence and drug trafficking.
nam june paik library | nhdm I found this library of particular interest due to the relationship created between the user and information, creating a multi-directional, reciprocal experience where the consumer becomes the producer and the nature of the library becomes dynamic.
PRECEDENT STUDIES | 14
LI.BRAR.Y [noun] : A place for: (A) Storage (B) Education
IN.TRO.VERT [noun] : A shy, reticent, and typically self-centered person.
EX.TRO.VERT [noun] : An outgoing, overtly expressive person
LIBRARY PROPOSAL: With these definitions in mind, I feel that in order for a person to learn at their maximum potential they must be at the equilibrium point along the introvert-extrovert spectrum. I aim to design a library comprising of a series of architectural components which challenge oneâ€™s point along this spectrum. LIBRARY PROPOSAL | 15
‘At this present time when human freedom is so often crushed beneath the coercive sway of bureaucracy and of standardised technology, freedom of speech and of thought were never more essential.’ HYDE PARK AND FREE SPEECH, F.A. RIDLEY
‘Hyde Park has now become a veritable “Peoples University”’ HYDE PARK AND FREE SPEECH, F.A. RIDLEY
‘The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open’ GUNTER GRASS
The Roman Forum influenced the idea of Speakers’ Corner. This is one of the spaces which is best designed for the highest level of extrovert.
RESEARCH | 16
The map shows the location of the corinthian columns on the site, as well as the proximity of the site to points of political and cultural interest within Rome.
SITE ANALYSIS | 17
map with background removed with paragraph explaining what each component of library is - kind of contents sheet
THE COMMUNICATION ROOMS: A series a rooms, each designed for only one person. The rooms are all connected through a microphone and speaker system. The rooms are randomly paired for conversation. Each pair has an anonymous conversation. The ‘sea’ of rooms making it unclear as to who one is speaking to. This component of the library is designed at the introvert end of the spectrum, with the idea that it is easier for an introvert to speak without being seen by the listener.
THE SERVERS: The servers control the microphone and speaker system described above. They also store an archive of talks and speech from the past and present. The site boundary acts as a digital boundary, meaning that when one is on the site they can gain access to this archive using their own smartphone/laptop. The user has the ability to record ones thoughts and these are then added to the database. This creates a dynamic educational environment.
SPEAKERS’ CORNER: This component comprises of a permanent platform with one podium for speaking. There are a series of platforms alongside this one, which when folded in create a space for seating. These platforms have the ability to fold outwards creating a forum type space, allowing for multiple speakers to make use of the podiums. This area is designed to spark debate and allow for society to voice their opnions. Speakers’ corner is aimed at the most extroverted end of the spectrum, creating a contrast between components and in turn challenging the users’ position along the spectrum.
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DESIGN DEVELOPMENT | 19
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT | 20
west 8 square
thomas heatherwick | olympic cauldron
didier faustino | stiarway to heaven
RESEARCH | 21
bernard tschumi | parc de la villette
bernard tschumi | parc de la villette Parc de la villette uses the idea of visually drawing the visitor through the site, through the use of a continuation of colour. The juxtaposition of geometries adds a layer of interest to the project.
RESEARCH | 22
capsule hotel | japan
tea rooms | jinhua architecure park
The high density of individual pods demonstrated in these precedent studies influenced my design.
RESEARCH | 23
COMMUNICATION ROOM POSITIONING | 24 ben fry
speakersâ€™ corner location
chosen communication room locations
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pathways from main roads
pathways adding model cut lines
accurate location of communication rooms with formation of access towers and room networks
COMMUNICATION ROOM POSITIONING | 26
COMMUNICATION ROOM POSITIONING | 27
ROOF PLAN | COMMUNICATION ROOM | 28
FIRST FLOOR PLAN | COMMUNICATION ROOM | 29
SECOND FLOOR PLAN | COMMUNICATION ROOM | 30
THIRD FLOOR PLAN | COMMUNICATION ROOM | 31
FORTH FLOOR PLAN | COMMUNICATION ROOM | 32
1:50 PLAN SHOWING LINES OF VISION | COMMUNICATION ROOM | 33
1:100 SECTION | COMMUNICATION ROOM | 34 ANY PLACE |
microphone and speaker system connecting each room through a digital network
1:50 SECTION| COMMUNICATION ROOM | 35
VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS | COMMUNICATION ROOM | 36
MODEL | COMMUNICATION ROOM | 37
map showing digital boundary
1:100 PLAN AND SECTION | SERVERS | 38
MODEL | SERVERS | 39
1:500 PLAN AND ISOMETRICS | SPEAKERS’ CORNER | 40
MODEL | SPEAKERS’ CORNER | 41
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1:100 ELEVATION | SPEAKERS’ CORNER | 42
1: 200 PHOTO MONTAGE | SPEAKERS’ CORNER | 43
MODEL | PATHWAY | 44
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Diller + Scofidio, Blur K. Michael Hays, Bernard Tschumi FOA, Phylogenesis J Derrida, Chora L Works: Jacques Derrida and Peter Eisenman E. Tufte, Envisioning Information P. Jackson, Folding Techniques for Designers G. Lynn, Folding in Architecture Speakersâ€™ Corner: You Have the Right to Remain Vocal