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    Spring Studio begins

    bryan boyer Feb 7 '05 0

    The gods are speaking to me and they are saying: lay down thy mouse; shun thy nurb, loft, and pixel; embrace thy graphite. First semester I had the one critic who favors hand drawing and this semester I have Kelly Wilson, a critic who not only favors hand drawing but also teaches the first semester drawing class. Probably good for me. RISD represent!

    According to the project brief, this semester "focuses on the synthesis of program and form. There will be two projects: one five week urban project in downtown Boston and a second nine week project on the Brandeis University campus."


    We're to build on a narrow strip of land immediately in front of the fleet center, between it and the highway tunnel adjacent.

    Our first project is to create a new entryway to the Fleet Center, home of the Celtics and the Bruins, on the site of the old central artery in downtown Boston. This project is primarily about "forming movement and forming program" and dealing with the complexities of the multifarious constituencies the site is host to: light rail commuters in North Station, T riders on orange and green lines, people who park in the Fleet Center basement, pedestrians, event-goes, sports fans...


    Current interior hallway


    The main arena itself is not part of our site at all, yet we spent a bit of time dwelling there on our site visit this week. Much smaller than it seemed during the DNC coverage on television.

     

     
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