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CONTENT

ABSTRACTION, M AT E R I A L I T Y, N A R R AT I V E

S PA C E S N O T VOLUMES MAKE SAN FRANCISCO

THE BESOS EXCHANGE

P H OTO G R A P H Y

The speci fi c theme o f th e A t h e o re t ic a l a p p roac h to s o l i d & vo id w it h t he he lp of a ph o to m o n t ag e o f a s pace in P u llm a n , Wa sh i ngton

Library pro ject ato p Po trero H ill i n San Franci sco. A pl ace for reco l l ecti o n & l earni ng & t he m ati c stru ctu re based o n to po graphy.

fo l l owi ng research i s c i ti ze n parti ci pati o n: i denti f y i ng an d

I ’ ve al w ays h ad a c am e r a i n

acti v ati ng the ci ti ze n ’s ro l e

my hand . P ho to g r ap hy h as l e d

i n the l arge and sm al l s c al e

m e i n to m any w al ks o f l i fe ,

co ntexts o f Barcel o na and

c re ati ve l y & p ro fe s s i o nal l y.

Badal o na as wel l as th e B e s ós Ri ver Park .

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“ Vis u a liz at io n w it h o u t D e s ign is m e re ly a dre a m . D e s ign w it h o u t Vis u a liz at io n j u s t pa s s e s t h e t im e .”

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— S o n a l N ay y a r


ABSTRACTION, M AT E R I A L I T Y, N A R R AT I V E B e i n g a s ke d to c h o os e a l o c at i o n i n P u l l m a n to ba s e t h i s p ro j e c t o f f o f l e d m e to t h i s s te e p a l l ey way by my a pa r t m e n t . Wi t h i t s s h a r p m at te r a n d d a n g e ro u s fe e l , e l e m e n t s we re t h e n e x p l o re d a n d e x p l o i te d t h ro u g h d i f fe re n t m e a n s o f c re at i v i t y. Fa l l 2 0 1 4

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PA R T I - P H O T O M O N TA G E

PA R T I I - M AT E R I A L I T Y

T h e p roce s s or te ch n i qu e of s e l e ctin g,

T he q u a l i t y o r c ha r ac ter o f

e d i t i n g , a n d p i e c in g toge th e r s e par ate

b ei ng m ater i a l o r co m p os ed

s e c t io n s of co n te n t to for m a

o f m at ter

co n t i n u ou s w h o l e . To t r u l y u nd er s t a nd t he es s ence o f t hi s p l ace, I had to f u r t her ex a m i ne m ater i a l i t y at i t s co re.

I t w a s t he i ntent i o n to m a ke a ro u g h, a l m os t w a r p ed p er s p ec t i ve. T he na r row nes s a nd s teep nes s o f t hi s s pace Wi t h t h e u s e o f ph otos a s in gle

co u l d no t b e i g no red , l et

co m p os i t i o n ( r i gh t) w as for m e d.

a l o ne t he v i s u a l a s p ec t s .

B rea k i ng a nd m o d el i ng t he b r i c k i n R hi no g ave m e m o re i ns i g ht i n ter m s o f w hat k i nd o f vo i d I w a s l o o k i ng fo r.


PA RT I I I

THE SOLID & VOID Ta k i n g i n to accou n t cre ative an a l ys i s , t h e e s s e n ce of th e s pace h a s b e e n re n de re d in t h e for m a 1 6 ” x 8 ” x 4 ” c u be . A fi g u re to e x pre s s fe e l in g o f s h a r p o rd e re d ch aos , an d rou g h m ate r i al ity.


PROCESS

C R E AT E & SUBTRACT B r i ng i ng i d ea s to t h e d i g i t a l s i d e o f t hi ng s res u l te d i n a d i s to r ted c u b e a bs t r ac te d i nto o rd ered c h aos . Fro m here a b o o l e a n d i f ference co m m a n d wa s u s ed a nd t he vo i d wa s c r ated .

Th e ac t o f d iscove rin g t h e vo id w a s d er i ved f ro m t he s i m p l e d i s to r t i o n a nd m a ni p u l at i o n o f a b r i c k s i zed m o d u l e. Usin g a b ric k s i zed p i ece m ad e t he p ro j ec t f u l l c i rc l e.


MODEL


S PA C E S N O T VOLUMES MAKE SAN FRANCISCO T h i s c l a s s i c s tu dio proje ct w a s m ore u n iqu e in th e o p p or t u n i t y of be in g abl e to v i s i t t h e s i te in S an Fr an cis co. D u e to t h e topogr aphy of t h e a re a a t he m e of ch an gi n g pe r s p e c t i ve s , an d m e ditati ve m om e n t s we re s ou gh t ou t i n t h i s proje ct. Fa ll : 2 0 1 4

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PROCESS

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L O C AT I O N Po t re ro Hill is lo c ate d a b o ut 10 min ute s f ro m d ow n tow n S a n Fra n c isco. I t ’s h o me to a n ew, h ig h e r c la ss te n a n t , a id in g t h e g e n t rif ic at io n o f t h e a re a . M ost n o t a b ly a b o ut t h is a re a is it ’s v iews.

T he i ni t i a l d es i g n w a s ba s e d o f f

Sy m m e t r y b e c a m e to o s i m i l a r i n

ref l ec t i o n d u e to t he “ m i r ro r ”

te r m s o f p ro g r a m . C re at i n g a n

i m ag e p rov i d ed by to p o g r a p hy.

o f f s e t o f p l a n b ro u g h t a g ro u p o f

T he d es i g n t hen b ec a m e

n ew o p p o r t u n i t i e s .

sy m m et r i c a l .


MOMENT I - THE “ILLUSION”

M O M E N T I I - M I S A L I G N E D WA L L S

Like Lu is Kh a n ’s S a lk I n st it ute a n d t h e P ac if ic ,

M i s a l i g ni ng o f t he w a l l s s er v ed t wo p u r p o s e s . O n e ;

th e u s e of fi g ure g ro un d is p ut in p lace to

ha v e l i g ht f i l t er i n t hr o u g h s m a l l o p e n i n g s . & T wo ;

fr am e a view o f t h e c it y. Th e d e sig n t a ke s

a l l o w f o r i m m ed i a t e c ha ng e i n p er s p e c t i v e wi t h j u s t

th i s ide a on e ste p f urt h e r by o f f - se t t in g t h e

t he s l i g ht c ha ng e o f a c o r ner .

figu re s to create a d yn a mic syste m o f d e sig n .

O b s er v er w ha t a s l i g ht m o v e t o t h e l e f t d o e s a b ove .


M o m e n t I Re fe re n ce


MOMENT III - THE “VISUAL TRAP”

Ta ke n f ro m L u i s B a r r ag a n ’s M e x i co C i t y H o m e , wa l l s i n ce r t a i n f l o o r s d o n o t f u l l y s c a l e to t h e ce i l i n g . A l l owi n g t h os e i n t h e s pace to u n d e r s t a n d t h e re i s m o re a ro u n d t h e co r n e r, b u t s t i l l i n mys te r y ; t h u s p u l l i n g p e o p l e t h ro u g h a s pace .


D R AW I N G S B. LL1

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A . LL2

C. Ground

D. 1 s t A

E D C B A

E . 2n d


T H E C A N YO N

As th e s tr u ctu re s e r ve s to p roje ct vi ewe r s to di ffere n t p e r s pe cti ve s an d views o f t h e c i t y, th e pu bli c can fin d re f ug e i n th e ope n canyon l ike a re a w h e re n atu r al e le m e n ts a re in p l ace to h e lp s ooth an d re la x.


MODEL


THE BESOS EXCHANGE T h e co m b i n at i o n o f t h e re s p o n s i ve s m a r t pat h wi t h t h e d e p l oy a b l e s t r u c t u re s c re ate s a s e l f - p e r p e t u at i n g sys te m t h at re co rd s t h e d at a a s s o c i ate d wi t h o cc u pa n c y a n d m ove m e n t ac ros s t h e s i te . T h i s co n s t a n t fe e d o f d at a a l l ows fo r a n eve r - evo l v i n g understanding of the dynamics o f t h e s i te . I n t h i s way, c i t i ze n pa r t i c i pat i o n ac ros s t h e s i te c a n b e co n t i n u o u s l y i m p l e m e n te d a n d i m p rove d . Fa l l : 2 0 1 5

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PA R T I - V E C T O R M A P P I N G

T h e v i s u a l i z at i on o f t h e d at a c re ate d a s e ri e s o f s i te d i ag r a ms s h ow i ng m ove m e n t o f u s e r s a s ve c tor s t h rou gh t h e s i te , w i t h co l or re p re s e n t i n g s p ee d. S l owe r u s e r s s p ee ds a re re p re s e n te d in b l u e , w h i l e f a s ter ve c to r s a re o r a nge to re d . I t i m m e d i ate l y became clear t h at t h e re w a s a l a rg e p e rce n t ag e o f u s e r s mov i n g ac ros s t h e s i te an d t h e p o p u l at i on of u s e r s s t ay i n g at t h e s i te for l o n ge r p e r i o d s of t i m e w as significantly less.

PA R T I I - S I T E E L E M E N T S

SECONDARY INFLATION


OMPONENT NTERACTION

PA R T I I I - N O D E V S . T R E L I S

PA R T I V - I N F L AT I O N NODE PAVILION & PATH INTERACTION PRIMARY INFLATION

SINGLE PERSON

SMALL GROUP

Quantity: 1 Persons Pressure: 80.125 KPA

MEDIUM GROUP

Quantity: 3 - 5 Persons Pressure: 103.421 KPA

Quantity: 5 - 8 Persons Pressure: 171.124 KPA

6m.

T h e s t r u c t u re s

4m.

Serves as connection point in the path system. Allows users to move through, while also providing spaces for rest, meeting and shade. Trellis inflation is driven by speed.

t h e ms e l ve s

3.25m.

h ave a d i f fe re n t

T he m a i n pa r a m eter

d e p l oy m e n t ba s e d

af fec t i ng t he t rel l i s

o n t h e a re a t h ey

Serves as connection point in the path system. Allows users to move through, while also providing spaces for rest, meeting and shade. Trellis inflation is driven by speed.

fo r m s i s t he s p eed

a re i n h a b i t i n g . Th e

o f u s er s , w hi c h i s

‘ t re l li s ’ i n f l at a b l e s

b ei ng t r ac ked by t he

o cc u r at mom e nts

pat h, w hi l e t he no d e

o f pat h con n e c t ion s ,

fo r m s a re af fec ted

a n d s e r ve a s

by t he d ens i t y o f

m o m e n t s to pau s e

u s er s i n t he s pace.

u s e r ’s move me nt Programamable space that activates spaces not on the path. Node inflation is driven by density of occupany.

c re ate a re a s for

A s m o re u s er s enter

Total Pressure: 210 KPA Persons: 3

Total Pressure: 420 KPA Persons: 6

Speed: 500 RPM Energy Used: 75 Jules

Speed: 500 RPM Energy Used: 75 Jules

TRELIS PAVILION & PATH INTERACTION

i s p u m p ed i nto t he

p rov i d e s h ad e . Th e

i nf l at a b l e, c reat i ng

COMPONENT INTERACTION

LOW MOVEMENT

MEDIUM MOVEMENT

Quantity: 1 Persons Pressure: 80.125 KPA

HIGH MOVEMENT

Quantity: 3 - 5 Persons Pressure: 103.421 KPA

Quantity: 5 - 8 Persons Pressure: 171.124 KPA

t he no d e, m o re a i r

meeting and

a re l o c ate d i n

Speed: 500 RPM Energy Used: 75 Jules

PRIMARY INFLATION

t h ro u g h t h e s i te ,

“ n o d e ” i n f l at a b l e s

Total Pressure: 70 KPA Persons: 1

6m.

4m. 3.25m.

Programamable space that activates spaces not on the path. Node inflation is driven by density of occupany.

m o re s pace fo r t he i nc rea s ed u s e.

s pace s t h at c a n

Wi t h t he t rel l i s , t he

b e p ro g r a mm e d ,

s p eed i nfo r m at i o n

o r s e r ve to h ou s e

f ro m u s er s m ov i ng

e x i s ti n g p ro g r a m i n

a l o ng t he pat h g i ves

s pace s t h at a re n ot

m o re s pace to f a s ter

b e i n g f u l l y u t i l i ze d.

m ov i ng u s er s .

3 m/s

5 m/s

Total Velocity: 3 m/s Measuring Radius : 20 m.

Speed: 500 RPM Energy Used: 75 Jules

3 m/s

Total Velocity: 8 m/s Measuring Radius : 20 m.

2 m/s

Speed: 500 RPM Energy Used: 75 Jules

2 m/s

2 m/s

5 m/s

Total Velocity: 14 m/s Measuring Radius : 20 m.

3 m/s

Speed: 500 RPM Energy Used: 75 Jules


L A RG E S C A L E S I T E P L A N

T h e B e s รณs Exc h an ge ai m s to am e l ior ate t h e issue s o f site co n n e c t iv it y n o t o n l y at t h e s i te s cal e bu t al s o at a n urba n leve l. By e n g ag in g d if fe re n t co m m u n i t y, e d ucati on an d re cre ati on ce n te rs a ro un d t h e c it y, t h e eve n t sys te m c a n con n e ct u s e r s acros s diffe re n t zo n e s o f t h e urba n e nv iro n me n t .

NODE PLANT

T h e pat h a n d s t r u c t u re sys te m b e co m e s a co m p re h e n s i ve i n te r ve n t i o n fo r t h e s i te t h at i s d r i ve n by d i f fe re n t pa r a m e te r s o f u s e a n d m ove m e n t o cc u r r i n g o n t h e s i te . T h e s t r u c t u re s t h e m s e l ve s h ave a d i f fe re n t d e p l oy m e n t ba s e d o n t h e a re a t h ey a re i n h a b i t i n g .


EVENTS U s i n g th is i de a of u s e rs m ovin g th rou gh , r ath e r t h a n i n to, th e s i te , a s tr ateg y d eve l ope d w h ich e x plo re d focu s in g on tr y i n g to i n te r ve n e on th e s ite th ro ug h eve n ts , w h e th e r th ey b e e p he m e r al or m ore pe r m a n e n t a nd e s tabl is h a sys te m t h at wou ld give ci tize n s the o p por tu n i ty to m ake de cisio n s a bou t th e fu tu re of th e site . T h e goal of th e s e eve n t s wo u l d be to dr aw in to the site t h e th re e di ffe re n t ty pe s o f u se r s previou s ly e s tabli sh e d . T h e eve n ts wou l d be cre ate d w ith th e s pe ci fi c goal o f cre atin g con n e ction across us e r s an d com m u n i tie s at m any s cal e s .


“ P H OTO G R A P H Y � I p h o to g r a p h a ve r y l a rg e a r r ay o f s u b j e c t m at te r. I a l s o wo r k i n m a ny o t h e r m e d i u m s o f v i s u a l co m m u n i c at i o n . P h o to g r a p hy h a s a i d s a rc h i te c t u r a l t h i n k i n g i n te r m s o f u n d e r s t a n d i n g l i g h t a n d i t s p ro p e r t i e s , a s we l l a s co m p os i t i o n a l v a l u e s .

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