Architectural Interpretation

IBrainstorming Program Functions
Access from park, sides, promenade
Extension of park/landscape
Covered space
Super accessibility to water for disabled
Children’s bath (low floor) + play area
Swimming access to actual water (stairs and ramps into / docks to jump)
Lap area
Diving platform
Isolated floating platforms for hanging out on
Fishing platform
Sunbathing platform/hanging out/deck/relaxing(with different proximities to water, park, etc)
Viewing platform (curated views)
Boat ramp
Kayak launch
Bridging various areas
bike path through? Boat docking? kayak storage? pavilion space (enclosed)? slides?

II.     Pavilion Structure
III.    Archeological Site
A. Renders
B. Section

II.     Pavilion Structure

In this first architectural attempt we saw the flexible surface as a non occupiable structure. The observed artifact would cover a public plaza and act as a pavilion where people can walk underneath and find shade on sunny days. The structure would occupy the whole lot as well as holds itself up. The points of contact with the ground would be found at the sloping vertices (the ones going below the X axis).


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III.    Archeological Site

A.     Renders

In this second interpretation, our modified surface acts as pathways to an archaeological site. The surface provides lanes where a person gets to walk on. Each vertices will walk its occupant through the site where one can explore the artifacts on the ground without messing with its site. The surface not only provides occupiable paths but also a shelter for the artifacts below thanks to the various levels that it is pulled at.

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B.     Structural Section

In the section below, we started to better understand the way the surface would hold itself as well as the details needed for it to fit within the site and program chosen. Foundations are needed at the points where it hits the ground as well as ramps in order to secure walking on the different paths.