Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Site analysis


Missiles and windows

Literally. While grappling charged concepts for this project, I decided to use a metaphorical analysis to a missile.  In war, missiles take 3 forms. 1) Rest 2) Action 3) Impact.  Since circulation is critical, the circulatory journey is going to be the missile at the start and end point. The points selected for the lines are a result of a superimposed map where missiles fell in Baghdad and killed people. The light play in the circulation play a critical role in the building as narrative.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Space plan further developed

Pink is curatorial space/office and admin space/lecture space
Gray is circulation
Blank is courtyard space that will incorporate an ampitheater

Space organization

Lines of the building were derived from annual death counts in Iraq. For space organization, with a defined point of beginning and end, the journey throughout the archive is a journey of circulation.  Halls adjacent to  the continuous circulatory ramp from the start point to the end point serve as more curatorially appropriate spaces.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Interior studies

So, if the concept is loss and the people are the subject's., does the archive exhibit real time life as a main architectural concept? Is transparency throughout the circulation of the building an interior design concept?

Only cause I saw people as blemishes on architecture for so long (kidding, Axel)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

formal studies

concept sketch

formal studies

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Concept--death toll to space studies



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Muscle concepts--biomimicry to generative modeling


Where do I begin?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Generative modeling

So I started toying with Grasshopper for Rhino to write design algorithms, as I am in the conceptual stage of design.

Top floor: anecdotal, bottom floor: functional.
Methodology: anecdotal circulatory patterns