Living Arts Project_design strategy at midterm

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Kimberly Tate
Parsons The New School, SCE
M. Arch thesis: Living Arts Center in Phnom Penh

This slideshow breaks down design strategies from midterm for my project regarding program, site, facade and performance.

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Living Arts Project_design strategy at midterm

  1. 1. MONIVONGBLVD SITE DISTRIC DISTRICT st. 178 FRENCH CULTURAL CENTER CAMBODIAN FILM COMISSION st. 200 CINEMA + CULTURAL DIFFUSION DEPT BOPHANA CENTER LIVING ARTS CENTER st. 208 PANNASASTRA UNIVERSITY OF CAMBODIA
  2. 2. SITEDISTRICDISTRICTdemolish wall -project considers bothliving arts + bophanasite is now an axis of connectionfor the cultural district
  3. 3. ARTS INCUBATORS are programs designed to accelerate the successful development of art- ists and arts collectives through an array of artsARTSINCUBATOR support resources and services developed and orchestrated by incubator mangemetn and of- fered both in the incubator and through its net- work of contacts. adapted from wikipedia entry “business incubators” BLACK BOX rehearsal and small performance theater post-performance reception storage garden CLA ADMIN open offices meeting spaces storage STUDIOS + WORKSHOPS rentable studios music practice rooms rentable offices media resource center + library PUBLIC cafe communication shop gallery + exhibition public gathering youth hangout spot
  4. 4. EXISTINGHEAL BLDG REMEDIATE+HEAL REMEDIATE + 1. Clean up but retain character of the existing building, the old serves as frame to offset the new 2. Selective Demolition: - keep structure - keep minimum 50% of walls appropriate to build- ing program and materiality scheme - re-treat apertures: windows and doors - maintain floors that are in good condition 3. Create openings in floors for circulation of people, light and air 4. Design efficient and sustain- able water management scheme
  5. 5. ADDITIONSMAKEPERFORMATIVEMAKEPERFORMATIVE 1. Unobstruct ground plane and bridge roof planes, link CLA and Bophana 2. Thickened south facade ex- pands area for building program, especially public. Invites public up around building making pro- duction spaces “performative.” 3. New layer of architecture, a thickened envelope frames the existing building and organiza- tional activity 4. New layer of architecture also is a scaffold featuring a perfor- mative panelized facade that is environmenta reponsive e environmentally reponsiv as ally ve s shading, can celebrate tr n radition- tradition- a al craft in its materiality and/or s p perform as a scrim for dy ynamic dynamic m media projec n projection ction NEW ROOF 57 - 6" ROOF 50 - 3" LEVEL 4 38 - 8" LEVEL 3 26 - 4" LEVEL 2 13 - 10" LEVEL 1 2 - 0"
  6. 6. PROGRAMINVITATION +EXPOSURE PERFORMANCERECEPTION FILM SCREENING DN DN DN STORAGE ARCHIVE OFFICES UP DN BLACK BOX UP DN UP U U U U U U UP DATABASE RESOURCE CENTER DN LIVING ARTS OFFICES UP DN UP DN U U U U U U UP DN GALLERY + EXHIBTION DN U U U U UPRESOURCE + MEDIA CENTER FILM SCREENING FLEXIBLESTUDIOS UP DN UP ARTSCOMMUNICATION UP PUBLIC GATHERING UP SHOP CAFE SEATING CAFE COUNTER+ KITCHEN
  7. 7. PUBLICBUILDINGIS INVITATION 1. Expose structure at ground plane = elevated building remi- niscent of traditional structures 2. Demo wall dividing Living Arts building and Bophana = one con- nective site 3. Commerical public program can bring in revenue for CLA 4. Daytime cafe seating can transform into public perfor- mance venue

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