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ALL LOOPED UP Mind The Gap STAN ALLEN ARCHITECT Stoneyard: A Monument in Process

STUDIO HILLIER

Olden House, Princeton University 21 Castle Howard Court 50 Random Road 7189 River Road 153 Witherspoon Street Heathcote Farm

CR STUDIO ARCHITECTS Spencer Roloson Winery Pier 62

BRIGGSKNOWLES Lynch Apartment

SKIDMORE OWINGS MERRILL Ali Al Sabah Military Academy


ALL LOOPED UP site: Chicago, Illinois

The competition called for ideas to occupy the unfulfilled site of Santiago

The resolution: a Loop.

Calatrava’s Chicago Spire. To the north and to the south, the site is bound by water the Ogden Slip and the Chicago River respectively. The only access to the site is from

This gesture would complete the park system through form and

the west, through a residential neighborhood known as Streeterville. To the east of

circulation. The loop would be built up from several systems operating in concert.

the site is an elevated portion of Lake Shore Drive. Under the highway, and further

Their collective behavior would reinforce the identity of the Loop, but each system

east lies a dilapidated park, known as DuSable Park. This park, literally a peninsula,

would also digress to respond to the different local conditions. These digressions

is entirely inaccessible from anywhere other than the competition site. It is cut off

become the tether between the urban neighborhoods and the proposed Loop.

from the rest of the Lake Shore park system by the River and the Slip.

Like DuSable Park, other neighboring edges of the Lake Shore park

Flowing back and forth and all around, this complex system has a simple

system are also dilapidated and underdeveloped. Prime real estate, these public

mission: to loop together Chicago’s waterfront park system with a whirlwind of

lands contain the massive potential of becoming charged social spaces, packed with

intensity.

a host of day time and night time activities for tourists and residents alike.

Simultaneously, it is important to consider the relationship of the

waterfront to the surrounding urban neighborhoods, like the residential buildings in Streeterville, the Navy Pier, and the mixed use development at Lakeshore East Park. Rather than simply having the city and park exist side-by-side, there is an opportunity here to create an exchange between them.

The problem didn’t seem to be a small hole in the city. The problem

seemed to be resolving the breaks in the park system and allowing it to become a continuous and fluid experience.


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Pfc Milton Olive Park Jane Addams Memorial Park Gateway Park DuSable Park Millennium Park Grant Park

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Navy Pier Lake Shore Park - Gateway Park Site of the Chicago Spire/Santiago Calatrava Lake Shore Park - DuSable Park Lake Shore Park - Pfc Milton Olive Park Lake Shore Park - Jane Addams Memorial Park Lake Shore Park - Lincoln Park Jardine Water Filtration Plant

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Lake Shore Park is a continuous parkspace along Lake Michigan. However, the continuity of the parkspace is compromised at the mouth of the Chicago River where the River divides the park into three distinct locations. The Garden Loop negotiates a new edge that connects the park by alternating between high gardens and low gardens. The low gardens redefine the park edges while the high (hanging) gardens span over the river. By flipping between these two conditions, the Garden Loop redefines the waterfront, connects the disparate pieces of Lake Shore Park, all while providing a new atmosphere for the public to enjoy.

Spiraling around the towers, shooting past the Garden Loop, zipping around the arena and bridging over the River, the Hardscape Loop tethers the park’s waterfront with the different contexts. The Hardscape Loop creates a circuit with ends that are charged with programmatic anchors to interface with the contexts and also draw them into the proposal. The Hardscape Loop intends to create an even exchange between the park and the city.

The towers are nodes. They contain vertical circulation that allows the public to access the water, the low gardens, the high gardens, and the programs in between. The programmatic selection is relevant to the context and can vary from dance studios and fitness clubs by the residential neighborhoods of Streeterville to restaurants and bars over by the Navy Pier. The towers are looped together by bridges that fly over the low gardens and encourage programmatic exchanges. Offering unimpeded views of the Arena, they also double as stands during events and concerts.


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Broken Loops spiral out from the towers. They are less inclined to hug the waterfront and instead like to shake things up by swinging around further back. The Broken Loops begin by hugging the edges of the Garden Loop but then they peel off and turn their own corners. Under the hanging gardens, they serve as overlooks and allow the public to have views back over the park and the River. Along the low gardens, the Broken Loops serve as paths that collect the scattered points.

The Points are a confetti of hardscape. They accommodate a variety of programs - i.e. picnics, performances, art exhibitions, etc - and are sprinkled around the site. Unlike the other systems, Points do not have a finite relationship to the loop. They float in and around it instead. They are typically clustered together to encourage happenstances and community.

Complex systems are formed out of the relationships between these simple systems. These systems become so entangled with one another that they actually act as a singularity. In this case, the Loop. The Loop is formed from the systems playing together...and not. Occasionally, systems veer off of the Loop to respond to local conditions. Other times, they all engage each other to allow a variety of activities to interact with each other in the Loop. These conditions allow the Loop to operate simultaneously at the waterfront, at the parkspace, and along the park’s urban edges.

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STAN ALLEN ARCHITECT site: Leipzig, Germany

“STONEYARD: A Monument in Process

To create an effective monument in the 21st century, the singular, figural

object is no longer a valid strategy. The monument today needs to engage the collective imagination, to offer a vision of the one and the many, the individual and the collective. Freedom needs a field: an expansive arena in which the collective imagination can flourish. But a pure field lacks purchase; without internal differentiation it has no capacity to focus or motivate the collective toward a common purpose. The field also needs to be figured. In opposition to these absolute models – the monumental object or the neutral field – we propose a monument that exists between object and field: a monument in process.

The metaphor of the project is that of the stonemason’s yard – a working

space in which the monument is continually being constructed. The evidence of the construction, and the outline of the finished monument, is always available. Construction also implies destruction. As the events leading up to October 1989 suggest, sometimes change demands that existing structures be dismantled. Our project does not represent a fixed end-state, but the state constantly under construction, held together by the collective will of its many citizens. The image of the project operates between the singularity of the conventional monument – the iconic figure to which the collective aspires – and something more multiple: a village, a common house, or even a ruin. It works between the one and the many, parts and the whole.”


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Artistic Concept To create an effective monument in the 21st century, the singular, figural object is no longer a valid strategy. The monument today needs to engage the collective imagination, to offer a vision of the one and the many, the individual and the collective. Freedom needs a field: an expansive arena in which the collective imagination can flourish. But a pure field lacks purchase; without internal differentiation it has no capacity to focus or motivate the collective toward a common purpose. The field also needs to be figured. In opposition to these absolute models – the monumental object or the neutral field – we propose a monument that exists between object and field: a monument in process. The metaphor of the project is that of the stonemason’s yard – a working space in which the monument is continually being constructed. The evidence of the construction, and the outline of the finished monument, is always available. Construction also implies destruction. As the events leading up to October 1989 suggest, sometimes change demands that existing structures be dismantled. Our project does not represent a fixed end-state, but the state constantly under construction, held together by the collective will of its many citizens. The image of the project operates between the singularity of the conventional monument – the iconic figure to which the collective aspires – and something more multiple: a village, a common house, or even a ruin. It works between the one and the many, parts and the whole.

Site and Urban Design Strategy The main body of the monument is based on a five sided figure with an active, profile. The singularity of the block is cut and opened up by a series of axes that relate to local landmarks and frames a view of the Neues Rathaus tower. In this way, the monument, and in particular its negative space, is knit into the local context. That original figure is doubled and in turn further dismantled, creating a field where many different activities can take place. The northern cluster is oriented toward the old city and its institutions; the second cluster opens out to the space beyond the ring: the expansion of the city and its new populations. The bulk of the site remains open. The area immediately adjacent to the monument is defined with a new pavement based on the pentagonal geometry of the stones. Open areas are provided for smooth traffic flow, access to the S-Bahn Station, and bicycle parking. A new grove of trees is planted to mediate between the monument and the market area, creating a green frame for the monument itself. To be successful, a monument today must engage everyday life as well as the occasions of commemoration.

Form generation and intended effect of the monument The starting point for the monument is simple three dimensional figure: an extruded five sided block. While the cube is a stable figure, the extruded pentagon establishes a more complex field, with multiple views and angles while maintaining the simplicity of this basic geometry. That block is transformed to give it an active skyline. An iconic profile is created that recalls traditional roof forms and monumental figures. The triangular geometry allows almost infinite variation without producing complex surfaces, maintaining ease of construction and simple geometries. The solidity of the block is opened up by a series of pathways aligned to key views in the city, allowing citizens to traverse the space of the monument. A village-like cluster of related geometric elements is created. Three simple operations further transform the static forms into a dynamic field: • Rotation - The basic element is rotated to lay flat on the surface • Cutting - The rotated element is cut parallel to one face resulting in a number of smaller units • Translation - The smaller units are translated in space along the primary axis of the tipped element The geometric operations of construction and dismantling can be easily reconstructed in the mind of the viewer. They are all simple operations of rotating, cutting or translation in space. This sense of being able to reconstruct the whole in your mind – while contemplating the complex condition of the present – is the key to imagining a future state that exists not as a perfect whole apart from the many parts that make up the state, but as a collective construction that is all the more robust for the many different individuals that have contributed to its formation.

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STUDIO HILLIER site: Princeton, New jersey

“We are a client-centric, research based architecture and urbanism

practice in downtown Princeton. The studio is led by founding partners Barbara A Hillier and J. Robert Hillier.

Most of our ideas and beliefs about architectural practice remain

unchanged. We believe in the inclusivity of architecture and the profound need for public / private dialogue. We view architects as artists and thinkers, technologists and writers, makers and doers, who deserve a humane workplace where they can thrive. Fundamentally, we believe that architecture exists within the interdisciplinary corpus of cultural production, that it performs as both index and road map for advancing society and human history.�


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Olden House

Daycare Facility

Site: Solebury, PA Use: Residential Size: 2,800 SF Status: Complete

Site: Princeton, NJ Use: Residential Size: 4,400 SF Status: Construction Documents

Site: Princeton, NJ Use: Mixed Use Size: 4,800 SF Status: Discontinued

Site: Princeton, NJ Use: Residential Size: 5,200 SF Status: Complete

Site: Princeton, NJ Use: Residential Size: 7,500 SF Status: Construction Documents

Site: Princeton, NJ Use: Residential Size: 15,000 SF Status: Under Construction

Site: Plainsboro, NJ Use: Commercial Size: 16,400 SF Status: Discontinued

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New Jersey City University Dormitory

Site: Princeton, NJ Use: Residential Size: 16,600 SF Status: Discontinued

Site: South Brunswick, NJ Use: Residential Size: 65,300 SF Status: Schematic Design

Site: Jersey City, NJ Use: Educational Size: 156,600 SF Status: Schematic Design

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Unit 1: Garage, Living, Dining, Kitchen, and Powder Room 771 sf Unit 2: Garage, Entry 546 sf Unit 3: Garage, Entry 626 sf

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CRsite: New STUDIO York, New York

“CR Studio is a multidisciplinary architecture practice with an

emphasis on pragmatic research and building realization. CR Studio’s portfolio is a manifestation of the processes of collaboration and consideration of the unique qualities and constraints of each project. CR Studio uses evolving technology to create unique works of architecture while incorporating environmentally sound principles.

A spirit of collaboration is the bedrock of CR Studio’s design and

project-management processes. Partners play an integral role in every step of project development and progress. Guided by ongoing dialogue with clients, consultants, artists and craftspeople, we are committed to identification of a client’s core challenges and goals. Immediate or “signature” solutions are eschewed in favor of consensus building throughout the execution of the design.”


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The Spencer Roloson Winery was intended for a northern California site. The facility was designed as a series of shifting bars. The middle bar is the place where the wine is made, stored, and sold. The Tasting Area is located at the end, facing out to a expansive view overlooking the vineyards and Mt. Konocti. The model represents the Tasting Area.

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The project is intended to sit at the end of Manhattan’s Pier 62, located in the westside Chelsea Piers. The project is a roof structure covering a carousel below. My involvment in this project was limited to the construction of the process models. As the design of the project developed, so did the size of the models, concluding with a model that explored the different layers of the roof structure in detail.

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“Following the language of fragmented forms proposed by the landscape architects for the south edge of the site, CR Studio architects grafted a faceted thin shed roof over the carousel, unifying it with the shard-like planting forms that co-inhabit the pier. Opening to the north, the concrete shell roof provides cover for the carousel from direct sunlight, creating a darkened space to heighten the drama of the carousel color and lights. The roof orientation also effectively engages the pier, the lawn and the pathways to the north. The wood decking of the pier extends along the ground into the pavilion, up onto the wall and ceiling surface — thus enforcing a material continuity between pavilion and pier. The exposed structure and industrial materials of the concrete roof and the porous grille roll-down enclosures recall the site’s warehouse past and provide a setting for the playful reuse of the water’s edge.”

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BRIGGSKNOWLES DESIGN +site:ARCHITECTURE New York, New York

I was involved in an apartment renovation in Harlem, NY. The space

already had a curve and the design intervention introduced a counter-curve. Each end of the apartment was open, while the connecting corridor was pinched in the middle. I participated in the development of a particular part of the design: the split perspective that simultaneously looks down the corridor and into the master bathroom. I had worked on the design of this specific moment, producing design ideas and construction drawings.


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SKIDMORE OWINGS + MERRILL site: New York, New York

“ALI AL SABAH MILITARY ACADEMY

The 2.2 million square foot campus is a largely self-sufficient facility

that serves as the primary educational institution for cadets preparing to become Kuwaiti military officers. The program includes three cadet dormitories, two staff dormitories, and an officer’s residence, as well as training and academic buildings. A parade ground, athletic stadium, and helipad are among the primary exterior program spaces.”


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