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Elijah Dolly

Elijah Dolly

Pittsburgh, PA, US

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On site; cut arteries of the steel mill
On site; cut arteries of the steel mill
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NCMA Competition - Movement: Experimental Theater, Bethlehem Steel Mill, 3rd Place

From the moment I walked on the site, I was intrigued and encouraged by the forms left from the tube cuts.  I saw the blast furnace as a living, moving object, like the heart.  From the first pour in a furnace’s life to the last, it will endlessly pump hot air and raw ingredients in and steel and slag out.  this is the life, energy, and movement I wish to capture in my project.

Movement Theater:
  -Seeks to de-emphasize the stage and emphasize the path
  -Looks at theater as interpretation of real life - a journey and cycle; interactive and adventurous, NOT passive observation

Building Design:
  - Deals with the intersection of audience and actor as heart of theater; start of cycle
  -Extrapolates the implied continuation of cut tubes into continual views along the train tracks and over the cast house across Bethlehem
  - Utilizes curves and steps to emphasize movement and eliminate clear vanishing points

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Bethlehem, PA, US

 
Sketched interpretation of experience with site
Sketched interpretation of experience with site
Experimental collage model of reused, welded metal parts and tubes
Experimental collage model of reused, welded metal parts and tubes
Refined concept model in rolled paper and wire mesh
Refined concept model in rolled paper and wire mesh
Site plan and relationship to steel mill
Site plan and relationship to steel mill
Upper Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
Lower Floor Plan
Lower Floor Plan
Interior View of Stage and Seating
Interior View of Stage and Seating
Layered Axonometric of Tube, Platform, and Structure
Layered Axonometric of Tube, Platform, and Structure
Wall Section Detail
Wall Section Detail

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