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    Yokohama and 100 Posts

    Matthew Messner
    Oct 22, '12 3:09 AM EST

    This is my 100th post on Archinect.  I would like to thank everyone for reading/commenting/complaining/sharing over the past 2 years or so.  I have a bit more time left at UIC so let's see if we can hit 200.


    In honor of 100 posts I have the pleasure of presenting my teams Honorable Mention project from the Think Space Past Forward Competition.   Held earlier this year the brief involved redesigning the FOA's Yokohama Port Terminal using the information/brief that was given to them during the original competition.  Alejandro Zaera-Polo was the judge.

    The team consisted of Lulu Alzaid, Adrianne Jørgensen, Evgeniya Plotnikova, and me.

    We opted to do the entire compatition through one drawing.  No 3d modeling.  There was some simple conceptual physical modeling (mostly in the form of a triangle snake toy) and obviously a lot of sketching.  The representational technique was heavily influenced by Japanese narratives and woodblock prints, specifically the work of Hiroshige and the tale of Genji.  This approach involved working on one drawing as a team.  Each board is a zoom in or modification of the greater image.  

    Thank You to Think Space, Alejandro Zaera-Polo and everyone involved for the competition and the consideration.

    The boards are able to be viewed in greater detail on the Think Space Site.  And there is a great deal of detail.



    highlights of our recent midterm coming soon...


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