Sep '06 - Aug '08
this semester we are in groups of three, meaning they expect the output of nine. each group is asked to start with one of four templates:
4. cellular aggregation
our project started with an analysis of circulation systems, described here as a network of nested loops that tap into, split, and expand the exisiting circulation system of the MOMA. this template was used to drive the buildings overall morphology, the floor plate system, and to some extent, the distribution of program.
as described in a previous post - "the program is a 12 story mixed-use tower including 50,000sf of gallery space for MoMA. the new building will connect to the museums second, fourth, and fifth floor galleries. the new building should interface intelligently with the existing building (Taniguchi extension), considering urban massing, daylighting, and circulation."
the jury was comprised of the usual suspects: hernan diaz-alanzo, florencia pita, neil leach, david gerber, peter testa, tom wiscombe, and marcelo spina. overall the comments were constructive, particularly (in my view) comments from florencia who asked us to look at what else can be done with floor plates that hasn't been done before e.g. folding, pinching, wrapping, etc.