Since day one, my thesis critic has been trying to get me to incorporate my own philisophical/architectural theory interests with this project. For whatever reason, I was hesitant and struggled with synthesizing an interesting design. What resulted was a "regular" building, one that would most likely be a part of the architectural clutter, given its program, which calls for a building that makes its presence known.
I began to digest and synthesize the texts that I have been reading -some of which include Manuel Delanda's texts dealing with systems of self-organization, and began to apply these outlooks and understandings to the site. Below are some mappings looking at existing conditions, barriers, flow in and out and resulting patterns.
mapping of shipping container facility
mapping of public park
comparison between private and public spaces, with separation
the combination of the two diagrams scaled to the site, with the elimination of separation field, replaced with node of connectivity and interaction (missing middle diagram, coming soon)