Date

1-4-2017 12:00 AM

Major

Architecture

Department

Architecture

College

College of Design

Project Advisor

Firat Erdim

Project Advisor's Department

Architecture

Description

“The sky starts under our feet” Air is one of the most fundamental, yet forgotten, elements within the architectural discourse. It is something not seen, but felt; smelled, but not experienced. Air, in practical discourse, is something that is always referenced. Formulating an air-tight façade is something of high importance to architects. In large cities, air rights become valuable property. In Chicago, the Boeing tower spans atop rail lines that terminate at Ogilvie station a few blocks away. However important this air space may be, one does not purchase the air, but rather a volumetric area that matter is constantly moving through, blurring boundaries. Challenging air as matter, medium, site, and collaborator, this series of projects seeks to explore how air can be made physically manifest, through data-set representation, air-fed mega-structures, and wind. Beginning with drawing, I move onto a collaborative visual data-set, a large air-fed reflective pavilion, and return to the idea of drawing with a kite-directed mechanism for drawing.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Pneumatic Systems: How Air Effects Space

“The sky starts under our feet” Air is one of the most fundamental, yet forgotten, elements within the architectural discourse. It is something not seen, but felt; smelled, but not experienced. Air, in practical discourse, is something that is always referenced. Formulating an air-tight façade is something of high importance to architects. In large cities, air rights become valuable property. In Chicago, the Boeing tower spans atop rail lines that terminate at Ogilvie station a few blocks away. However important this air space may be, one does not purchase the air, but rather a volumetric area that matter is constantly moving through, blurring boundaries. Challenging air as matter, medium, site, and collaborator, this series of projects seeks to explore how air can be made physically manifest, through data-set representation, air-fed mega-structures, and wind. Beginning with drawing, I move onto a collaborative visual data-set, a large air-fed reflective pavilion, and return to the idea of drawing with a kite-directed mechanism for drawing.