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Guiding Edges

Community Center for the Sighted

"Guiding Edges"
spring 2017

Skills
Digital Representation
Program Analysis

This building is defined by three “Guiding Edges”, along which spaces compress and expand to provide unique, identifiable experiences. The guiding edge thickens and thins according to programmatic needs (transforming into seating, shelving, and stairs), as well as to impact sensations of lightness and heaviness.

 
 
The "guiding edge" thickens and thins to transform into seating, shelving, and stairs.
 
 
The curving roofs expand and contract to emphasize that each space has identifiable feelings of lightness and heaviness.
 

Final Model

 
The 3 gestures are the spines of the building, from which guidelines were extracted to construct the body.
 

Progress Model

 
Large public spaces feel disorienting, how can sensory qualities be designed to make public spaces navigable?
 

Study Models

 

"Sensory" Case Study:
Tama Art University Library

This experiment aimed to find a way to convey the haptic qualities of Toyo Ito's Library. While the building is static, it has an embodied movement. I represented this by "animating" static relief models with projections.