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resonating shadow theater by rkelts20
April 9, 2014, 11:49 am
Filed under: 2013-14



I began tackling a number of issues related to the design of the shadow theater, whilst the image does not necessarily propose a finalized configuration of the shadow theater, it suggests an integral programmatic driven process the design may adhere to. The resonance of each consecutive program space affects the others in what is essentially a form of communication between each layer of the space. This idea connects term 1 ideas but also capitalizes on the quality I noticed in the killing fields, how one event or action can resonate and affect the connotation of what a place can become. In the bottom of the image there are two children pushing part of the frame, which in turn resonates to the surface, the central atrium space becomes a workshop for the craftmaking which also affects the other spaces through the users movement. The static versus turbulent nature of programs thus play an essential role in the quality of a shadow theater. Now as to: why a shadow theater in 2014? The dilution of a cultural heritage may re-install itself as on an essential location in the city, as a break and contemplative space where users can part-take in the shadow theater from all sides; I am making the shadow theater transparent. The marks they leave are there, the footsteps of ash, the way relaxing on a hammock viewing the theater may pull and gravitate surrounding canopies. The actions are marked, whilst the program is set; it is a space which archives the users actions. I am now working on how I can balance these structures (through the medium of physical modeling) whilst exploring their implications with light and shadow, and very specifically; the tipping points.

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Thanks for the update Raz.

It is good to see that you are working on the project and revising its critical points.

First in terms of image it would be great to see more about its impact in the surrounding. At the moment the canopy seems to formally be the only aspect. But how the shadows and light during the night may project elements on the city surrounding or night sky? The vertical relationship between project and ground (not just as under/underground) can help you tied up first term and second term even stronger. Attention: do not take any comments as face value, interpret them.

Secondly it sounds exiting the kinetic relationship between hammocks, people and light interaction. How are the models going? A few very good diagrams could also help develop that.
What is the goal for the TS hand in (in terms of proposal, format and final output)?

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