Link to Pedestrian Bridge Competition Info
|Post Study Break Crit:
To give everybody a bit more time to complete work, the crit on the Parachute Pavillion Competition will be on Tuesday March 1 at 13.00 Hrs.
Invited critic is the architect Jean Beaudoin who has a long history of being successful in competitions. (Look at his website: http://www.integral.jeanbeaudoin.com/ )
I will be in the studio on Monday and Tuesday morning to give advice to anyone who needs help.
"A century and a half ago, Olmsted talked about the park as
a place of dignity for the masses, a great locus of democratic ideals,
influencing "the minds of men through their imaginations." It's useful
to recall that Christo conceived of "The Gates" 26 years ago, when Central
Park was in abominable shape. The project had something of a reclamation
mission about it, in keeping with Christo's uplifting agenda. He was born
in Bulgaria in 1935 and escaped the Soviet bloc for Paris in 1958. His philosophy
has always been rooted in the utopianism of Socialist Realism, with its belief
in art for Everyman".
Click here for slideshow
Schedule between now (Friday February 4) and the Mid Term Break (Friday February 18)
Each member of our group is now working under one of three conditions:
Group 1 Members participate in the Parachute Tower Pavillion competition, but not in the Pedestrian Bridge competion.
Group 2 Members participate in the Pedestrian Bridge competition, but not in the Parachute Tower Pavillion competition.
Group 3 Members participate in both competitions.
It is proposed that all try to finish the work on the Parachute Tower Pavillion Competition before the Midterm Break.
On Friday February 18 at 17.00 hrs there will be a hand-in of the work for students from all three groups. This work will be reviewed on Monday, February 27, the first day after the Midterm break, and will be marked as part of the midterm evaluation. For presentation requirements consult the competition guidelines. To help you to get as much done as possible I will be in the studio conducting desk crits Monday February 7 and Tuesday February 8. Please post a sign-up sheet at the door.
On Tuesday February 29 all three groups will start work on the Pedestrian Bridge Pavillion, but the students who are entering their Parachute Tower Pavillion projects in the competiton can simultanuously continue to work on finalizing their Competition Panels.
All students will work on the Pedestrian Bridge Project till the end of term, when there will be a formal review of the projects.
The Ice Structure is on hold for now: The weather is wonderfully uncooperative by being exceptioanlly warm and sunny, making it impossible to construct neither in snow nor in ice. But stay tuned: the weather will change!, and we might still be able to construct our structure a bit later.
| Assignment for this week: Meeting
at Morning morning February 3 at 10.00
You are asked to present:
A new (rough) model with some plans and sketches of your building outlining the entrance area, restaurant area, exhibition area, service area (washrooms, telephones etc) and any outdoor extensions such as a terrace, or balcony etc.
Try to do some quick section drawings, showing the quality of the inside space.
In your presentation you should be able to explain briefly:
a) What kind of structure do you use for your pavillion? (see the 'structural pavillion' types illustrated below in the pavillion files)
b) What is your relationship with the tower? (is your building linked to it overhead or undergound; is the form of your building related to the tower?
c) Is admission to your pavillion free or do you charge a fee. In the latter case, where on your plan would the fee be collected, and how is the public prevented from getting in without paying ? (for instance by going through the restaurant)
d) What kind of activity do you plan to accommodate in your exhibition area?
|Assignment for the week starting today,
Tuesday January 11 : Construction of a site
|This link: http://towerofbabel.com/imagineering/
has some interesting connections to other sites, for instance this one:
Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Experience_Music_Project.html
a slide file of the Experience Music Project
|link to the pavillion files: pavillions-history, pavillions-glass_steel, pavillions-concrete, pavillions steel-polymer , pavillions-tensile, pavillions-wood|