This is some Process from a design studio taught by Mack Scogin. The architecture was to be generated from dreamscapes sprung out of childhood memories. Very interesting studio with a plethora of unique projects.
Charged with an illusive vagary dream coupled with the swelling pressure of an imminent cerebral discharge of naivete, a datascape of the mind is disentangled. Here the end is the catalyst of the beginning and the flowing connectivity of a lucid subconscious thought becomes the driver for a dazed visual excretion.
Here in Queens New York nested in the seem between the residential front and what used to be The World's Fairgrounds is the new activated sublime edge. On one side of this urban zipper one finds a territory of a charged and dense commercial boutique combined with a lush strip of highly dense vegetation that creates a long urban corridor of social collision. On the other side of this commercial strip there is a zone of perpetual stillness. A celebration of a lost human scale coalescing with the sensory overload of a super expansion creates a vacuum of the mind with an absurd and immediate contrast of space and place. A carefully injected land mark, like carins erected in a desert, become the threshold between onside to another. These points of porosity mediate super extrovert and introverted experiences. Like attractor nodes they focus to compose an intensified explosion of community. Bringing recreation relaxation and education to the adjacent commonwealth.
Here is a project designed as a mixed use tower in Cambridge MA on the edge of the Charles River. It is a place for students and local residence to come and unwind after a strenuous day of classes or work. Here at this landmark one can observe the city while studying, exercising, dinning, or partying.
These images where developed using techniques I learned in an Immersive Environments II course taught by Chris Hoxie one of my favorite professors at Harvard's GSD. Portions of the images where rendered using 3dsMax and V-ray.