Academic > ...Lots of Action... (2009-2010) Thesis Studio The Schiff Architectural Fellowship finalist

I am interested in using urban deformities that are prevalent in an urban environment to spawn fresh urban conditions that encourages unprompted activities. With the introduction of diagonal streets, geological circumstances and man-made topological occurrence; irregular lots and “left over” spaces become ignored and neglected. This is common in six-corner intersections where diagonal streets intersect with the Chicago grid, creating spaces that are too small or too deformed to re-develop. I am proposing to re-purpose two weird corners on a six-corner intersection on the northwest side of Chicago by introducing two building, the reintroduction of “lost materials”, and event based programming. I am proposing to transform the intersection into a hub for the community; making it suitable for street festival, concerts, DYI retail spaces, and lofted office spaces appropriate for temporary leasing. The end result is a project that makes use of the undesirable areas within an intersection to frame the intersection and an emphasis on the use of materials and patterns in a way that highlights the intersection.

Section
digital print
May 2010
Looking
digital print
May 2010
A Marathon
digital print
2010
An Outdoor Concert
Digital Print
May 2010
Set Up Your Own Shop!
Digital Print
May 2010
Thesis Exhibition Model
Glazed ceramic, laser-cut acrylic, chipboard, rapid-prototyped planters, cnc- milled poplar site, painted birch base.
June 2009
Thesis Exhibition Model
Glazed ceramic, laser-cut acrylic, chipboard, rapid-prototyped planters, cnc- milled poplar site, painted birch base.
June 2009