Weather Museum_02

  • Advanced Architecture Studio Fall 2014
     
    The proposal for a weather museum is a rather ambitious task, primarily due to its unique program. Situated in Red Hook, Brooklyn, this project aims to collect and represent air pollution in a tangible manner. I began with a study of transnational air pollution and the idea of mechanically controlled office environments, both of which are explored in part one of this project. A museum is a place of exhibition, where one can assimilate a sensible/tangible version of something. Weather and pollution both are not always entirely percievable, and this museum attempts to make visible the otherwise imperceptible forces of wind and wind pollution, while simultaneously commenting on the marginalized nature of this part of New York.
     
    There are two proposals, both of which share the same fundamental concept of harnessing wind and filtering it, but are drastically different in their formal approach. The first is an attempt to embrace the factory-esque industrial typology of the surrounding area, whereas the second is a machine that is entirely a result of its programmatic and conceptual requirements.