As we discussed last week during consultation, we have combined the candy furniture with the patterned rubber mulch flooring to create a fun and vibrant space for public gatherings. Additionally, this space and furniture is thoughtfully and deliberately designed according to the proxemics matrics to enhance the comfort level of the users who gather here, alone or in groups.
From last week’s consultation we started exploring how we could arrange the furniture so that they would make sense together and apart. We also thought of the location and how these sculptural furniture pieces could be contextualized in the space through the application of different materials
Our chosen location is this corner surrounded by lush foliage Read more →
Considerations & developments for this week:
Track 1: Are the concentric circles are really necessary? Explore a mediation between the organic shape and the candies Smaller organic items that are colorful and re-arrangeable?
Track2: Looking at how we can reimagine and repurpose the queue poles
Research Track 1
After consulting with KS & feedback from Fabrizio we decided to see how we could make this set of Read more →
To follow up from last week’s progress, we asked ourselves these questions to further our explorations in the new frontier of proxemics.
What materials are we considering ? How can it be fabricated? Does it require electricity? And if so, how can we generate it sustainably? Foam mockups of the installation? Which locations are we considering? Does it accomodate the scale? Geometric or organic?
We also wanted Read more →
Working thesis: Rethinking existing study spaces in South Spine, and how the re-division of that space could facilitate different activities better for various groups of people. (Eg: mugging alone vs group meetings alongside people having lunch and taking a nap.)
From last week: Q1: How do you contextualize such structure?
Q2: What kind of qualities are you looking for in your place selection? A: Read more →
Direction: Using proxemics to create quiet enclaves within public spaces
What is proxemics?
Proxemics—”the study of the spatial requirements of humans and the effects of population density on behavior, communication, and social interaction” (Proxemics 2016)
It could be a linear division, just like the matrix above or it could be a carefully designed installation to provide multiple areas to experience the full Read more →
Moving forward, we decided that we will drop the water feature as it wouldn’t be something feasible in terms of maintainence.
This week we focused on:Looking for suitable materials that can absorb sound to some degree and would create the feeling of meditative silence we hope to achieve. Exploring a different method of Read more →
From last week Questions What is it? It is a space for quite respite. The form is a cave-like structure with a water feature ceiling allowing dappled shadows to dance within the interior surface.
Can you include nature in it? Yes! With the use of the water feature it would bring about the sense Read more →