Saturday, 28 November 2009

End of Term Review 271109

Many thanks to our critics Stefano Rabolli Pansera (Inter 5), Thomas Weaver (Editor AA Files) and Stephen Sinclair (Fourthspace) for all of their comments and input.

Jinuk examines contrast and linearity in Beak Street

Antoine looks at ambiguity in surface and programme within Brewer Street

Samo looks at the dispersed programmatic fields of Berwick Street

Stefano questions the disappearance of corners in Samo's models

Ruo presents the discovery of a fortress in Great Windmill Street

Chen examines temporal occupation and accessibility in Brewer Street

Manijeh maps out eroded spaces in Golden Square and Piccadilly Circus

Steve discusses techniques for recording convergence and intersections

Monday, 23 November 2009

Berwick Street (Pt. 2)

^ In the diagram above I tried creating these 'edges' or 'zones' created by the people during a certain situation. In the case above I tried highlighting the new 'boundaries' the crowd of people create at peak hours of the entertainment establishments (such as the XXX clubs and theatre). The diagram is also showing the area at the busy time> 11:00.

^ The programs of the street. Here we get an idea of the concentration of certain programs going on in the street.

^ Distorted street views of Berwick Street. The images on the left are a view from Brewer Street through Walkers Court (notice the bridge between the 2 builidings) and the images on the right are a view from the Market area.
^ A street view where instead of randomly colouring the program blocks I used the colours of the exhisting programs.

^ Here I tried showing the areas controlled by certain programs on the street. There are different areas depending on which level the establishments are on. 1st outline shows the area on ground floor, 2nd outline shows area on 1st floor etc.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Brewer Street Analysis

This is the new version of my street territory analysis.
I've tried to add other crossed streets to the territory pattern, but it seems a little bit messy. So maybe it's still better to keep my original focus on brewer Street only.

Signage and street studies- Kit/ Royce

For Royce

Unfolded programmatic elevational mapping of route in Shibuya, Tokyo- Hitoshi Yamamura

For Kit

Signage vs. activity in Ginza, Tokyo- Giada Pilo

Berwick Street (Pt. 1)

The diagram below shows the activity pulses the programs create over the course of a day.

^ The areas each program covers throughout the street.

^ Diagrams showing the time zones of each of the programs.

Friday, 20 November 2009

site research: mapping

Initial sketch idea showing different conditions at street intersections where axes converge yet space expands.
a mapping of the expanded street space; discovering where the public space inflitrates the built volume

the wounded plan: only the space that is publicly accessible is shown

any feedback is welcome. thanks.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Street Diagram

Here is an idea of how to do a diagram of the streets of soho in relation to my research of ambiguity of surfaces.
Do you think it could work this way? I think that I could do that to all 5 streets and it will help me see some situation of overlaping/ambiguity/conflict.
All comments more then welcome!

Seminar on perspective and manipulated views in cities and landscape

Seminar on perspective and manipulated views in cities and landscape

Appenino in Villa Pratolinio; the giant holds the head of the monster down(from wich water is pooring)
The section reveals hoe it works within the giant there are caves made decorated with fresco's; on the top floor there was a fireplace; the smoke escaped through the nose of the giant.

Gordon Cullen : serial vision (gates/focal points/ frontage/belvedere)

In this sequence the building is framed differently through the section

sequence from exterior to interior of Westminister Abbey

the "invention of perspective" created a new potentials in architecture

the construction of a virtual space

a view of heaven projected on a vaulted cieling

or the creation of depth on stage

Contile del Belvedere The section of the plaza is developed to reveal specific perspectives from each floor

Villa Frascati (Italy) orchestrated route through the villa
axo of the route of multiple vistas, to and from the villa the mirrored walls, painted doorview and picturesque garden

Vaux le Vicomte

Looking from the chateau we interpret the gardens as a flat surface, the slope on which the statue of Hercules stands apears to be flat. The depth we "see" is therefore even bigger than it is in reality.

views looking to and from the chateau

Regent street was contructed to make a connection between a new park on the edge of London and the royal/political centre of London

The connection was an urban re-developement project which involved demolition of exiting houses to create a new Upper Class environment

topografical overview and main interventions

overview demonstrating the urban quality of the new intervention; because of this new connection Regent's Park could become a place where "everyone" could be king

real time tracker
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