an original student production on concrete, & ‘sexy concrete making’
CRITIQUES/REVIEWS: Degree Project 2009 Review No:2 : Ryohei Tsutsui, instructor Kyna Leski. Critics: David Gersten, Kyna Leski, Jason Woods, Maria Guest, Elizabeth Hermann.
CRITIQUESREVIEWS: DEGREE PROJECT REVIEW NO:2 PROJECT by ANDREW LIEBCHEN.
CRITICS: Peter Taguri, Olga Mesa, Enrique Martinez, Pari Raihi and Thomas Gardner.
“Searching for the People of Pawtucket”
A mapping of public space and public interaction in the beautiful city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. All the events seen in the animation are based on real encounters.
(Video/map made for the HOTEL PAWTUCKET studio. Critic: T. Gardner)
Mateo Yang (B.Arch 2009):
“I have been observing closely how people interact with objects that allow them to create system that can become as expandable and flexible as they wish. the nature of the pieces that i have created allow for an infinite growth in many different directions. the primary directions of growth are horizontal and vertical.
that is why the focus of my first case study is the research of the relationships created in the order in which pieces are added and removed from the systems, and not so much the chaotic growth that can develop.
conclusions drawn from the observation of different combinations of building pieces are generalizations that can be applied into the study of our time’s construction principles. construction materials have been given a hierarchy based on its use and durability. is it possible to re-think these principles of constructions and create fully flexible and mutable spaces?
the term durability indicates that all materials have a lifespan. this lifespan can be renewed by the replacement of by repair. however, within the lifespan of building materials people also change alongside the rusting metal, deterioration of piping, replacement of floor surfaces, etc. is it possible to include the human factor in this time based cycling of materials?
(test) #4: four way system maximizing use of flexible multi directional piece. I have composed this one to create interior space and exterior space. because of the way in which pieces were connected a very regular way of substraction was allowed. top surface, side surfaces, and then the core were removed in that order. this study helped me figure out how to make the structure for case study #2 which tries to revert that order … “