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Andrew Brooks

Andrew Brooks

Cranford, NJ, US

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This board was presented at the Shoenbaum Family Center, a newly built daycare and elementary school built in Weinland Park in order to showcase the studio's ideas to the greater community. It was later shown at an exhibition at the Banvard Gallery at Knowlton Hall.
This board was presented at the Shoenbaum Family Center, a newly built daycare and elementary school built in Weinland Park in order to showcase the studio's ideas to the greater community. It was later shown at an exhibition at the Banvard Gallery at Knowlton Hall.
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Artist's Village for Weinland Park

With so many parties involved in developing the future of Weinland Park, no formal proposals have considered the potential that art could bring to the economy and culture of the area.

Across the United States, previously industrial and low income areas have been given new identities and new self-sustaining economies. The Artist Village proposed for Weinland Park uses an economic model at the basis for its design and intends to make a smooth transition into a full capacity art colony, taking 5 to 10 years after initial construction is completed.


The artists’ colony is initially composed of efficient double apartments. Each sits atop a personal workspace and gallery on the ground level. The intention is to bring the positive public urban street
experience and an inconsequential layering of public, semi-public, and private spaces into a secure, maintained area to which all the resident artists belong, and by extension the residents of the greater community can enjoy.


Over time, as the village becomes more successful, it will attract more visitors from the neighborhood and beyond; it will attract more artists; and it will attract more financial supporters, thereby becoming self-sustaining. As money and demand increase, the architecture can grow and take shape with the ideas of the artists coming into the colony.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Columbus, OH

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsPzDPdhjbo is the location of this video. I produced a stop motion animation to describe the process that the village of artists would undergo over its lifetime.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsPzDPdhjbo is the location of this video. I produced a stop motion animation to describe the process that the village of artists would undergo over its lifetime.
These plan diagrams show the public and artists' spaces as they would be projected to grow over time
These plan diagrams show the public and artists' spaces as they would be projected to grow over time
I hand drew different perspectives as opposed to photorealistic rendering techniques because I wanted the fluidity of the situation to be understood. I wanted the look of these images to convey a 'in process' feeling and understanding.
I hand drew different perspectives as opposed to photorealistic rendering techniques because I wanted the fluidity of the situation to be understood. I wanted the look of these images to convey a 'in process' feeling and understanding.
This is a hand drawing showing the initial stage of the vine canopy which would also grow over time to cover the public in between spaces, which could be opened monthly to showcase current works of art.
This is a hand drawing showing the initial stage of the vine canopy which would also grow over time to cover the public in between spaces, which could be opened monthly to showcase current works of art.
The hand drawn images were combined with digital drawings, color fills, and profiles of people.
The hand drawn images were combined with digital drawings, color fills, and profiles of people.
This view shows the entrance into the complex from North Fourth Street and Eighth Avenue.
This view shows the entrance into the complex from North Fourth Street and Eighth Avenue.
This axon describes the typical layering of each unit.
This axon describes the typical layering of each unit.
This axon illustrates the progression of spaces overtime.
This axon illustrates the progression of spaces overtime.

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