Final Architecture Project
museum board, wooden dowels
28" x 6" x 5"
Objective: to develop an exhibition center that was airy, light and welcoming, in the parking lot space next to the Bayard Ewing Building (BEB) - 231 South Main Street, Providence, RI.
Division of mass allows more natural light in; therefore, I divided the roof and set it at an angle, keeping the continuity of the building through implied line. Due to the narrowness of the site, consideration of the existing buildings, that were solid, was necessary. They could not share a common wall and become one structure, so the intermediate area needed to allow for space and light but also make as much use of the surface area of the plot. I did this by using the shapes that broke up this rigidity. Separation yet connection of spaces both inside and out.
Liebskind's Jewish Museum relates to my work due to its linear and jagged form and the fact that I wish the visitor to experience the architecture as well as the exhibits. However, the pointed nature of the exterior of the Jewish Museum and the light cuttings convey pain. My concept was the breaking down of surface areas allowing seeping of natural light.