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Andranik Ognayan

Andranik Ognayan

Los Angeles, CA, US

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The Mechanism
The Mechanism
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Post-Capitalist City

The city of Glendale, located within Los Angeles county, CA, USA, has been an integrated part of capitalist society, with vehicles as an industrial priority as
well as time and space restrictions for public usage, particularly downtown Glendale. The chosen site is the 'Market Place' in the center, which used to be an active spot before
large scale projects by capitalist businesses arrived in its immediate surroundings such as the present Americana owned by Caruso and other businesses creating a congested
atmosphere.
The urban space can be programmed by different activities at different times. An apparition of events caries throughout the day by its users. Public spaces can be adjusted to the user's need by the user whenever desired. A strategy that fulfills the idea is the 'Pop-out/in' , which is an integrated part of the ground and walls. These objects are popped in and out, through mechanized information, according to the user's need When a programmatic object is popped out for certain activity, it creates a negative reaction on the opposite side and serves for a different purpose. The wall itself becomes a mechanism consisting of systems serving a purpose and divides the private from public. However, these pop-out systems are a method of linking the private from public through sharing a program. As a result, communal space evolves through the usage of a program both by the private and public at different times and purposes. It is the transition between private and public creating another atmosphere through sharing of space, income and work, resulting in a communal economy.

 
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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Glendale, CA, US
My Role: author/designer

 
System Typologies & Function
System Typologies & Function
The Societal Metamorphosis
The Societal Metamorphosis
Initial Thematic Concept
Initial Thematic Concept
Programe & Time
Programe & Time

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