Why an antiquated means of communication for a park activity?
Creativity happens in the absence of effortlessly obtaining one's goal. Abstaining from speech creates the challenge of communicating by other means and the opportunity for children to create imaginative narratives for play. This aids in problem solving later in life.
Creating a system of scopes could also allow for communication along Chicago's coast between different communities.
From the metaphorical to the scientific. Examining behavior and design in the suburbs.
How does a community's behavior intertwine itself with architecture?
Using a square mile of Midwest suburbia I collected archetypal and behavioral data to draw suppositions on how suburbia may evolve and what needs of the people could be better served from these findings?
The average dining room in the sample is only used two - three times a year. Instead the average American spends billions on fast food. The illustration shows the irrationality of the space. What behavior is really driving the need for a dining room in the suburbs?
Justified Sample Area of 750 Homes Compared to Public Space
If we want to promote the interaction of people from all backgrounds we should stop hyperserving neighborhoods with public space. From a marketing standpoint they become cannibalistic in nature.
Buying is an epidemic that creates boundaries both physically and psychologically.
Grad Work SAIC
The center was designed from the macro to the micro, considering national and local usage.
Sprawling, twisting, hallway exhibition space connects various programs that blend users of the center together in team working and learning experiences.
This design considers time as part of the function. In doing so all activity and space become equal. Hierarchy of use is diminished through distance and organization. There are no neglected corners or ways of entrance ever unseen or unused. From any vantage in the museum there is always another to explore.
How do humans deal with loss or decay in a community?
Using the Vapiano Example below I hypothesized people in communities add information in different forms to create meaning where it was lost.
How could I create a noninvasive impermanent device to add information where it was lost?
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Womb Chair - Eero Saarinen
Crushed Pumice, Acrylic, Metal Wire, Wood Filler, Bass Wood