professor | John Folanduration | 2months
The project intent is to understand a manufacturing process that involves outsourcing the fabrication of one piece with a provided budget.
The intent of the project design is to activate the body and senses and slow down the pace of everyday life. The project is about choreographing movement so that visually spaces are not always revealed, but instead the sense of discovery is reinvigorated and a person discovers the spaces as they move through and past to create meaningful experiences and interactions.
The main market hall space is broken down into two long corridors that are intersected by the market stalls. The stalls are 20ft high and two stories tall. The first floor allows the vendors to interact with the people and sell goods, while the second floor provides a workspace for each vendor. Since the stalls were primary in the scheme, the focus became a panel feature that could connect the vendors in each stall to the exterior of the market hall and in particular the pivot joint that would allow for the movement of such panel. Pirouette, the graceful turning joint, will allow each panel to appear seamless when closed, but then reveal its structure when opened. The structure is to be light and a smooth swinging motion will create a narrative about the act of opening and closing that connects each stall vendor to the exterior of the market hall.
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