DM
Dance Machine
Floor Plan Animation

Dance Machine

Floor plan animations revealing the various levels of the DM performance centerFloor plan animations revealing the various levels of the DM performance centerFloor plan animations revealing the various levels of the DM performance centerFloor plan animations revealing the various levels of the DM performance center

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Collection of precedent images combining the cinematic qualities of the Queensboro Bridge with Fellini's 8 1/2 performancesCollection of precedent images combining the cinematic qualities of the Queensboro Bridge with Fellini's 8 1/2 performancesCollection of precedent images combining the cinematic qualities of the Queensboro Bridge with Fellini's 8 1/2 performancesCollection of precedent images combining the cinematic qualities of the Queensboro Bridge with Fellini's 8 1/2 performances
Perspective of the DM dance center from the street intersection showing the construction merging with the Queensboro BridgePerspective of the DM dance center from the street intersection showing the construction merging with the Queensboro BridgePerspective of the DM dance center from the street intersection showing the construction merging with the Queensboro BridgePerspective of the DM dance center from the street intersection showing the construction merging with the Queensboro Bridge
Perspective of the DM performance massing attached to the Queensboro bridge viewed from above the street intersectionPerspective of the DM performance massing attached to the Queensboro bridge viewed from above the street intersectionPerspective of the DM performance massing attached to the Queensboro bridge viewed from above the street intersectionPerspective of the DM performance massing attached to the Queensboro bridge viewed from above the street intersection
Section drawing cutting through the road, the DM performance hall, and the Queensboro Bridge Section drawing cutting through the road, the DM performance hall, and the Queensboro Bridge Section drawing cutting through the road, the DM performance hall, and the Queensboro Bridge Section drawing cutting through the road, the DM performance hall, and the Queensboro Bridge
Long section perspective of the main DM performance hall with studio spaces, lower facilities and upper stageLong section perspective of the main DM performance hall with studio spaces, lower facilities and upper stageLong section perspective of the main DM performance hall with studio spaces, lower facilities and upper stageLong section perspective of the main DM performance hall with studio spaces, lower facilities and upper stage
Series of conceptual massing models organizing performance spaces and public paths connecting the DM project to the bridgeSeries of conceptual massing models organizing performance spaces and public paths connecting the DM project to the bridgeSeries of conceptual massing models organizing performance spaces and public paths connecting the DM project to the bridgeSeries of conceptual massing models organizing performance spaces and public paths connecting the DM project to the bridge
Model of the DM performance center highlighting the free public path for stealing glimpses into the performance hallsModel of the DM performance center highlighting the free public path for stealing glimpses into the performance hallsModel of the DM performance center highlighting the free public path for stealing glimpses into the performance hallsModel of the DM performance center highlighting the free public path for stealing glimpses into the performance halls
Perspective showing the back of the DM performance center with the stack of private practice dance rooms on the backsidePerspective showing the back of the DM performance center with the stack of private practice dance rooms on the backsidePerspective showing the back of the DM performance center with the stack of private practice dance rooms on the backsidePerspective showing the back of the DM performance center with the stack of private practice dance rooms on the backside
Initial concept sketch for distributing the various studio and theatre programs of the DM performance centerInitial concept sketch for distributing the various studio and theatre programs of the DM performance centerInitial concept sketch for distributing the various studio and theatre programs of the DM performance centerInitial concept sketch for distributing the various studio and theatre programs of the DM performance center

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The YELE music studio competition, underway before the earthquake, must respond now, but plan for the future of the community. Music is relief in a time of tragedy. The goal is to meet the most basic survival needs now while leaving spaces for future growth through self sustaining phases.
The challenge of creating a pair of studio apartments that can fill a lifted 16'x16' void necessitates the creation of a quick, mobile, and opportunistic building system that can react to the found conditions of the site. Access to the site is limited and the ground must be free.
Infrastructure as urban performance. Serving as both a backdrop to elegant theatrical dances and a framework for holding a wandering public, the Dance Machine enacts performance through both its program and its existence as a merged urban extension of the Queensboro Bridge.
QTCT is tasked to blend these two identities onto one site—a give and take relationship between beach ambitions and urban necessities. QTCT is a sampling of two worlds: on one hand it is the embodiment of the language of the beach and on the other it is a detailed and exacting built urban space.
The GBN project sites itself as this link connecting the busiest night life district and revitalized neighborhood park in the north, the largest beach front in the city to the south, and establishes the cities first large public plaza and recreation fields adjacent to the new building.
Space has become redundant again. Popular culture is uninterested in the goings-on in space. Once achieved, mans absurd relation with space becomes yesterdays news. To become relevant to the public, CASIS must be an amenity and not a mission. Instead of promoting an HQ, make it a public interface.
Planes, frames, and volumes are fundamentals to all assembly logics. With the proliferation of additive production methods, the possibility of volumetric prefabricated components has the potential to radically alter the way that we conceive of construction and the permanence of building parts.
In Tempe there are two pedestrian axes: Mill Avenue and Palm Walk. Mill Avenue is successful and Palm Walk is not. Is there a way to make the palm trees useful to the students? The PEP structure is powered by buried hydraulic pressure systems giving vertical movement to the layer/palm interface.

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