DigiArchAutumn2011: Week 3- Design Synopsis_Research Interest

1 October 2011.

Green Corner in Kallio – Finland.
Artist: Jon Irigoyen and Otto Karnoven

Grass turf lawn was installed in a parking space creating a temporary park.
Inspirations:
  • A breakthrough symbol of relaxing break in the middle of the hectic urban space
  • Alluring art installation to raise people’s awareness of green area
  • Re-used turf
The 2009 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion- London.
Architect: SANAA

 Inspirations:
  • Seamless boundary between pavilion and landscape
  • Architecture sits in landscape area, and not vice versa
Ann Demeulemeester Shop- Seoul
Architect: Mass Studies

Inspirations:
  • Living facade of plants (Pachysandra terminalis)
  • Incorporate as much nature as possible into the high-density urban environment
Field of Light-  Eden Project, Cornwall, England
Artist: Bruce Munro

Inspirations: 

  • Nature inspired light installation

 

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DigiArchAutumn2011: Week 3- Design Synopsis_Definition

1 October 2011.

Transitory.
(adj.) 1. Having the quality of passing away; not lasting; fleeting, momentary, brief; transient.
2. a. Having a passage-way, allowing passage through. Obs. rare.
b. Of the nature of a passage or transition; transitional. rare.

(n.)1. A transitory or fleeting thing. (Chiefly in pl.) Obs.
2. a. The transverse limb of the cross-staff
b. A transit-instrument. Obs.

Source: http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/204830?redirectedFrom=transitory#eid

Transitory Event Building.
A space which is primarily portrayed by the characteristics of flexible, mobile and adaptable design.

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DigiArchAutumn2011: Week 3- Design Synopsis_Spatial Context and Events

1 October 2011.

Local Plan- Macro Scale. source: Ordance Survey

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Local Plan- Micro Scale

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Points of interest:

  • Surrounded by many focal points, there is potential to explore a space to accommodate dynamic visitor (leisure space)
  • A well known meeting point
  • A high volume crisscross path, vehicles and human movements
  • Visitors tend to drop by and have a break

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Leisure Activities

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There is a possibility to explore a positive space for leisure activities, by looking at its distribution. Types of possible leisure activities: Art exhibition, Art performances, talk events

Open and Green Space

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Within 150m radius, there is a tendency of a possibility to create a greenery space in the midst of a high density urban site. Dominant adjacent land use is high density of three to four storeys height shop houses.

EVENT
Keywords: 
Temporary park + temporary architecture + temporary leisure activities (i.e.multimedia installation)
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DigiArchAutumn2011: Transitory Event Building

The brief was to develop our own brief and design requirements. Site was local, in Old Market Square, Nottingham, UK; the most prominent civic plaza in Notts. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Market_Square

I am in the process of importing the content of my Master of Architecture projects blog http://digarch11-miaardiatitedjosaputro.blogspot.co.uk/ . Although it won’t be a live journal anymore, I will put the date when I posted the thread. 

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design research

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I treat my research project as a design project. Having a live journal to see how I evolve from time to time always fascinates me. I am not a particularly good scientific writer (having a design background and being a non English native speaker do not really help), but getting into the habit of writing will definitely helps to crystallise my ideas and thoughts. Bfn.

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