Young Architects 6 if...Then: Architectural Speculation (No. by Architectural League of N, Anne Rieselbach, Stan Allen

By Architectural League of N, Anne Rieselbach, Stan Allen

If...Then: Architectural hypothesis is the 6th in an annual sequence of guides that includes paintings via proficient architects chosen through The Architectural League of latest York's younger Architects pageant jury. This 12 months, entrants have been requested to discover the method of architectural hypothesis: the act of mind's eye that precedes each paintings, projecting destiny occasions in an area that doesn't but exist. The winners of the competitionFernando Romero; Tobias Lundquist; Anthony Piermarini and Hansy L. greater Barraza; Keith Mitnick, Mireille Roddier, and Stewart Hicks; Tom Wiscombe; and Gail Peter Bordentake in this problem and creatively tackle the social and political assumptionssurrounding architectural construction via a rethinking of website, software, shape, expertise, and fabrics.

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Our design is based on the translation of environmental and contextual relationships into built form through a series of manipulations per formed on the building envelope. A high-rise, mixed-use building located on the edge of Chapultepec Park, it combines offices, a hotel, and commercial space in a new “for tress” and par ticipates in the changing skyline of the city. 1 2 3 4 5 1_ 2> 3_ 4> Proposed programs: offices, hotel, commerce First compression Second compression Final compression View with Chapultepec Park 39 5_ Glass For tress 40 LCM FILTERING TOY Kanazawa, Japan, 2003–04 The Museum of the Twenty-first Centur y in Kanazawa commissioned us to design a landscape sculpture for their grounds.

The design is distinguished by two elements in a dynamic relationship—the Leisure Landscape and the Micromultiple Roof. 1 cour tyard, offering built-in furniture, sundecks for lounging, and three long lap pools for cooling off. Par ts of this landscape adapt to become structural suppor ts for the roof. The Micromultiple Roof consists of a swarm of small, flexible units, or cells, which react locally to ver tical and lateral forces and to sun-shading requirements. The interconnected cells work in alliance, enabling large, clear spans and forming a kind of structural ecology.

The project would not have been feasible or economical had we defined it with traditional construction documents rather than with adaptive geometr y and computation. 1 Micromultiple Roof works based on the integrity of each individual cell working in association with neighboring cells.

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