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Mike Visovsky

Mike Visovsky

Seattle, WA, US

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Sketch: movement through the city and site
Sketch: movement through the city and site
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Integrated Existence

Abstract:

To understand how landscape and architecture interact in a city, through their effect on one’s movement and experience.

The fabric in most cities exists in the horizontal direction, despite the ‘vertical’ buildings; this is the ‘landscape’ of the city.  The act of moving through streets, blocks, buildings and courtyards has a very specific intention and spatial recognition, which can inform an architecture that reinterprets some of those experiential qualities.  There is little evidence supporting the translation of city exploration into the smaller scale of an architectural intervention where external city and internal building are encountered simultaneously.  The acts of wandering and exploring are different from the intentional, fast-paced movement; a building whose operation is based around experience, can interpret this action into spatial, programmatic and tectonic logics that cater to different types of movement.  This investigation stems from a critique of the way one experiences a particular cityscape, Berlin, Germany, through the lens of a film museum.
 

The building is an Indie. Film Museum that redefines the way one would view any film in an indoor space.  Using large windows at the ends of the museum, and small vertical windows, the visitor can experience the movies, props, and other items associated with film while experiencing the outside city through the lens of these framed views.  The films would be projected over and adjacent to the real world outside to create a visual juxtaposition.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Berlin, Germany
My Role: Thesis Project

 
Sketch: site movement and building form
Sketch: site movement and building form
Sketch: site movement and building form
Sketch: site movement and building form
Sketch: interior vs. exterior experience
Sketch: interior vs. exterior experience
Schematic plan (level 1)
Schematic plan (level 1)
Schematic plan (level 2)
Schematic plan (level 2)
Schematic Plan (level 3)
Schematic Plan (level 3)
Perspective section illustrating the views and how they work
Perspective section illustrating the views and how they work
Site massing
Site massing
Site massing
Site massing
Site rendering
Site rendering
Exterior building rendering
Exterior building rendering
Streetside rendering
Streetside rendering
Site rendering
Site rendering
Rendering: Interior vs. exterior
Rendering: Interior vs. exterior
Rendering: Interior vs. exterior
Rendering: Interior vs. exterior
Rendering: Interior vs. exterior
Rendering: Interior vs. exterior
Rendering: Interior vs. exterior
Rendering: Interior vs. exterior
Physical section model
Physical section model
Model: main stair
Model: main stair
Model: below ground level
Model: below ground level
Model: central knot of buidling
Model: central knot of buidling
Model: interior
Model: interior
Model: exterior
Model: exterior
Model: secondary circulation
Model: secondary circulation
Model: vertial windows showing views
Model: vertial windows showing views
Model: upper level
Model: upper level
Model: large window showing framed view to exterior
Model: large window showing framed view to exterior
Model: view through vertical window
Model: view through vertical window

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