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    One foot out

    By k.doran
    Jan 9, '08 5:05 PM EST
    imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage Gist of the thesis


    • Apurimac

      So, i take it you're good with illustrator?

      Nice Graphics!

      Jan 9, 08 5:24 pm  · 

      great images, very refined.

      Rem Koolhaas might want his "TM's" back though.

      Jan 9, 08 9:52 pm  · 

      this must be related to the company towns I and II, right? i remember those photographs, very interesting landscape.

      the images are great, could you tell us a bit more? it's very interesting but i got lost when you got to the truckstop- i'd like to know how it connects to the larger scale and what type of spaces/buildings would start growing around it [is that what is suggested in the next to last image?] maybe it's because i can't read the text in the image between industrial parklands and the truckstop.

      congratulations! this means you're finished with thesis?

      Jan 10, 08 9:01 am  · 


      an attempt to address a range of issues with company town I was what i undertook over the past 3.5 months.

      on a regional level i'm proposing a decentralized, periodic settlement along the highway that taps into exhausted/rebuilt landscapes and existing company locations. this runs counter to the current situation of 1+ hour commutes and a town gone wrong.

      the industrial parklands address replacing the industrial divot that the mining produces....a set of strategies that guide the formation of ponds + invite other industry into the fold.

      the truckstop acts as a sort of go-between + BIG building to initially house the people working on site and act as a transfer area (Price) between the extremely secure and private oil company and the public infrastructure of HWY 63.

      a revised trailer park would then set up around the truckstop overtime in relation to a remediating landscape's carcinogenic levels dissipating over time....and of course a couple rinks for some stick-puck.

      hope that helps.

      Jan 10, 08 11:34 am  · 

      oh, and did Rem TM the TM?

      Jan 10, 08 11:35 am  · 

      k, yes it does, thanks. it's a fascinating topic, i keep wanting to know more. very cool.

      Jan 10, 08 12:12 pm  · 

      i'm a sucker for slick diagrams. good work, looking forward to more.

      Jan 10, 08 5:01 pm  · 

      we need someone like you in our office right now to help us more clearly and cogently present some work we've been doing. wish i was the hiring guy.

      Jan 11, 08 7:24 am  · 

      I'd love to see a night rendering of this project.

      Jan 13, 08 3:01 pm  · 

      beautiful work. although i'd like to understand some of the typological distortions you are proposing. in some respects i feel that your diagrams could undercut your central logic by revealing conceits that are not involved with resolving your distortions effects on the typology. it is a captivating concept and beautifully illustrated. i can read where it has the potential to go, but would warn against being too flippant in regards to your typologies. my central fear is presented in your diagram related to the gas station canopy becoming billboard. why is this a necessary distortion of typology? isn't this just the substitution of one roadside element with another? how does one then deal with the ramification of removing the canopy from the gas station typology? if the argument is a financial one, what motivation does the owner have for undertaking this distortion of their typology? what are you giving back to them that is a better or greater use of their financial expenditure?

      Jan 14, 08 12:19 pm  · 
      brian buchalski

      the truck stop reminds me of a truck stop that i proposed about ten years ago when i was still in undergrad...except, of course, your looks about one hundred and ninety-five times better than mine. very nice work, congrats!

      Jan 15, 08 12:57 pm  · 

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