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Brittany Henderson Dhawan

Brittany Henderson Dhawan

Alameda, CA, US

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Site Plan of Alcatraz Island
Site Plan of Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz Film School

This project was my foray into the world of Deconstruction.  But it wasn't deconstruction as it has been done in the early '90's where it was a literary or theoretical deconstruction, but rather a literal one.  Forcing ruins in order to have the ashes from which to build anew. 

In this case, it was demolishing the prison at Alcatraz Island, which is a historical landmark, and putting a film school into the ruins of the old building.  Since this was my last semester that I was at the Academy of Art University, I took some generous liberties with the design project and challenged myself by not making a 3d digital model.  Instead, all the renderings are done by hand.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: San Francisco, CA, US

 
Hand Drawn Perspective of the Projection thru the Jailhouse wall
Hand Drawn Perspective of the Projection thru the Jailhouse wall
Hand Drawn Perspective of the Interior of the Film School
Hand Drawn Perspective of the Interior of the Film School
Main Floor Plan
Main Floor Plan
Diagram of explosive charges on old Jailhouse
Diagram of explosive charges on old Jailhouse
Diagram of cracking patterns
Diagram of cracking patterns
Physical tests of explosives and cracking
Physical tests of explosives and cracking
Physical model
Physical model
Physical model
Physical model

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