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Andranik Ognayan

Andranik Ognayan

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon mapping
Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon mapping
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Nomadic Prototype


Utopian yearning: The nomad, in support of his needs and lifestyle owns a 'vehicle' that fulfills his/her everyday demands and serves as his personal business. It transports, shelters, and creates a commune wherever stable through its programmatic flexibility. Besides being the nomad's life guide and source of income, this technological hip object will change the existing conditions of our environment and urban society as well as creating an example for more to come. This 'force' in the form of machine breaks out of the urban grid we now live in, in search for utopia through a desired path. A typical path that relates to this theory is breaking out of the urban capitalistic system of Los Angeles in search for a destination to the Grand Canyon. On the way, it acts as a machine documenting the landscapes of the American Southwest and accommodate as a tool for commute, shelter, cafe, commune/interaction, electricity hub, and after all, a personal business. It traces the landscape, immerses itself into it and finds itself plugging into spaces that would act as hubs carrying the architectural characteristics related to the materiality in that particular location. The 'machine' creates situations across the road from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon in purpose to rest, attract, re-energize and advertise itself to change the way our society thinks. This kind of architecture makes its way for more of these kind of systems to come. Finally, it is a way to make profit for the owner who is a nomad as well as a device for the betterment of our environments and the societal growth.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Southwest U.S.

 
Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin) inspired drawing
Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin) inspired drawing
Physical Program Character
Physical Program Character
Film Still-
Film Still- "Easy Rider"
Utopia_periodical cover
Utopia_periodical cover

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