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On Friday we will have tutorials in groups of 03. For second years please make sure you bring your work A1 drawings printed for annotation and correction and any other drawings/diagrams we have discussed. For third years bring the sectional work, the last drawings from TS and the agreed work on last Tuesday. All on scale (indicate) and printed please.
The groups are:
10:00 – Zak, Mikolaj, Caterina
11:30 – Ignatio, Federico, Tiffany
13:30 – Nelly, Natacha, Anna
15:00 – Maria, Alex, Luca
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Image: The actual end of the year is actually near…
For tomorrow’s class on Tuesday the 26th we will be starting at 10:30am sharp with the second years. It will be a collective session for presenting your drawings (!!!) and discussing the next steps. Print the drawings to the actual size and in good quality, but no need to spend money on expensive paper, as we will be marking them up and making notes on each and every one of them.
The Third years can join us at 14:00 after their hand in of the TS. We can then discuss with each one the way forward and how you can best prepare for the crit, tables and to have a project that elevate your senses and intellect debating the context of Bangladesh and the End of the Worlds. Bring your text and key drawings printed + TS PDF loaded on your screen. There will be no tutorial slot allocated.
Ricardo will join the TS STAFF to go through your TS work on the the same day from 17:30 to 18:30.
Let’s do it!
Hello Ricardo and Nannette
following the tutorial today I have a question to clarify some misunderstanding that I might have.
For the corridor, do I change the whole profile of the corridor into an arch? or simply adding an arch under the corridor that connects to a segment of the corridor and to the stairs in the middle of the structure? The former require changes in the whole corridor part of the model while the latter require addition and takes less time to edit in the photoshop as I may able to reuse some of the layers that I use in the photoshop (texture, etc)
I attached the two images to illustrate the question
the left image is changing the whole profile of the corridor, while the right image is adding an arch under the corridor. It is illustrated in red lines which cuts through the market hall.
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Tomorrow we will be at the unit space to tutor the third years and second years.
Third Years: as TS hand in approaches, let’s all third years meet at 10:00 Am to have tutorials so after 12:00 you all free to move on and carry on working in the approaching deadline. Please bring the TS booklet on your laptop and current drawings you want feedback on. All to bring section printed for mark ups.
Second Year: let’s all meet up at 12:00/noon to discuss the drawing progress. Bring a rough printed out on draft paper if you can of the drawings so we can more actively help you with the task for Tuesday.
For the students that are not in London, we will see you on Tuesday.
We super look forward to third term and to work together to help you build the best possible project at Inter 3. Let’s push it to the max!!!
Hi Nanette and Ricardo,
I am sorry for posting this so late. Here are my drafts of the drawings and text. I am still in the modelling phase so the next drawings will have the missing garden elements and a diagram of all components.
Once you open the lid of the blue barrel, the vicious liquid inside it gets instantly activated. It is eager to spread, soak in and poses every matter on its way. It has no eyes but it sees and conquers all. A little at a time. You consciously open the sealed container and let it out into the open as it laughs in your face. In first instance it evaporates and takes over the air , enters your mouth, then goes through your throat and into your lungs as you inhale it. The smell attacks your nostrils before you get used to it and become immune. You spill it and enter the bathtub, you let it slowly enter the pores of your skin and leak into the pores of the soil beneath your feet. This happens every hour of every day in hands of hundreds of people like you, young and old, man and women. The same routine, every day for the past 60 years, until today. ..
“The Western Apache inhabit a landscape which they also depict as fully inhabiting them; so that the two phenomena become virtually one” (Abramson and Theodossopoulos, 2000)
People and their landscape are one on both physical and psychological levels. In the area of Hazaribagh these relationships are controversial and disputable. Marked with a path of toxins traveling through all living organisms , the local landscape is a synthetic unity of humans, soils and plants that will last longer than their lifetime. From the psychological side, the perception of this land in the eyes of the local community is a mixture of disillusion, guilt and pride.
How to define an identity of a landscape that has generated one of the most progressive markets in the country but seemingly causing large scale contamination and diseases? The tannery estate on the side of Buriganga river is one of the 10 most polluted environments in the world but in the eyes of the local community associated with the The Institute of Leather Technology and Engineering, a local department of the University of Dhaka, there is a sense of pride and deep love for the area.
The governmental relocation project is an opportunity to generate a discussion on industries as a source of progress versus respect for the organic matter often sacrificed in the process. The key to the discussion is the understanding of land and man as one organism, linked by physiological processes and a sense of common identity.The guilt and pride of the land are set against each other to confront the subjects of industrial contamination with the regeneration of land opposed against the economical progress these industries produce.
The program of the artificial landscape contains of three elements. Suspended Regeneration Gardens, planted with phytoremediation plants responsible for absorbing the toxins from soil. They are connected with industry exposition spaces keeping the product of the area associated with its origins.The central organ of the structure is the Auditorium space built for lectures and debates forced to discuss the innovations in the industry, in context of the environment.
The project includes the old tannery workers as the Caretakers of the Regeneration Plant. They are an integral part of the landscape and are themselves a part a of the regeneration cycle. Once one layer of soil is regenerated, they exchange it with the people from the area and excavate the same amount of contaminated soil from their sites. Each exchange ends one cycle and begins a new one. Each time processing an amount of soil equivalent to the surface area of the structure. The appearance from the outside is of a large ,open, deconstructed, artificial landscape. On the inside, a secluded experience of that landscape with reinvented relationships of its elements. Capturing the rain water during the monsoon season in large, onion-like tanks, and the plants used to keep that water cycling within the structure create an independent microclimate which increases the regeneration speed.
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Ricardo and Nannette
Here is the TS video that will go with the portfolio. It has Realflow analyses and the machine studies for sand formation. I am currently working on the perspectives for the 3 land types that I have selected from the forms that resulted from the machine that I made.
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Post by Zachariah
Dear Ricardo and Nanette,
Very sorry for the late post. During the break I have tried to further specify the site location of the project and the possible uses of the eye- other than as a light demarcation device (1.) and as a possible solar energy source for the locals as in the Sundarbans (2.)
I have decided to relate the idea of energy and its method production to the proximity of the eye to the holy river, Brahmanputra. Already located very close to the river, I have decided to house a reactor core that utilizes the water from the river as a cooling channel. This technique is used in not only nuclear reactors, but various other energy cores (thermal, geothermal etc.). This can be housed in the core iris which is hidden away from the public who will only climb the ghat steps, as well as enter only within the circular corridors underneath the steps.
Further, the ghat stairs that are ascended by the public to look down into the light emmitting bowl (or cornea) can take on its original function as ghats as they can be descended on the other side into the river Brahmanputra. Therefore, the eye must be located very closely to the river, even one side being on land and the other dipping down into the water, thus bordering the coast.
I am currently still working on the plan, which I need to edit to include the coast of the river. The 3D section is still being worked on, and has to include some identification of spaces. I also aim to include some explanation of the reactors beneath the page where the underwater tunnel is.
Here is the revised text.
LIVING IN KRISHNA’S PALM
Jahan was only thirteen when he stood exposed before the Eye of God. He remembers the day clearly; a sweltering and sticky starless night in July- unremarkable- except that he and fifty million other devotees had their lives changed forever. The holy organ spanned across the landscape before them, glowing in an unearthly- obviously numinous- light. Each time it blinked, the Earth trembled in muffled awe and fear. There were few who dared venture down beneath and approach, basking in the sacred glow that spilled over the landscape for acres beyond, but Jahan stayed trembling above, afraid that approaching would reveal some part of his yet impure soul, stripped away before the splendour of Lord Krishna.
It was that fear which brought devotees worldwide down onto their knees, and kept even gentiles from ever approaching that very living landscape in which God had made his home.
A massive crater spread out across the landscape, longer than the length of a thousand buses laid out side by side, and how deep, only the priests knew. From it rose a black orb, perfect, glowering in the golden light that blinded from down below. Around the edge of the crater were a series of steps, like ghats stepping down to the river, except each stone step a metre high and two metres deep. Upon it, a few solitary priests and hardened devotees were seen- miniscule black figures against the splendorous light. Jahan knew that if he steeled his soul and approached into the light and towards the eye itself, he could eventually reach the edge of the crater. He knew that it was taboo to stare into the endless light for too long, and those who did risked blindness. He also knew that if he ascended up those sacred steps, he would be able to cast his offerings- humble scraps of metal sheets he had pulled together for the last months- but now they lay useless at his feet.
Across the entirety of Langalbadh, such large organs, manifestations of the Lord Krishna were working their miracles, each tens of kilometres away, but yet working in tandem. The Eye was only one such structure, and further South was the Flute, where thousands of devotees journeyed to listen to the sweet melodies, and beyond were the Holy Arms and Feet. Langalbadh had become the living and breathing manifestation of the Lord Krishna. As the thousands of devotees reshuffle themselves among the miraculous manifestations, the land is a constant hotbed of religious activities, as the scattered monuments activate at staggered and unpredictable moments. The land has become a centre of Hindu worship; the government and encroaching commercial conglomerates now back away at its splendour.