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  • dunescape

    dunescape /// honorable mention
    san francisco CALIFORNIA

    honorable mention – $100

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    iveanette SANTIAGO RIVERA + daniel AFFLECK: The recreation center is conceived as a cellular configuration of “dunes” oriented around a public space. By imagining a dune which wraps around to form a cell, we were able to create spaces appropriate for the viewing of sports events. Like the nearby forts, the modules are embedded within the coastal surrounding to provide protection from the elements.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    ISR + dA: morphology of the coastal landscape, “Pattern Language” by Christopher Alexander

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    ISR + dA: Zizek, Fela Kuti, Beach House, Woods, Mumblecore, Mad Men, David Lynch, Serpico, Short Cuts, Bullitt

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    ISR + dA: BIG, Carlos Ferrater, SANAA, Z-A

    ted NGAI: This Dunescape project takes the morphology of sand dunes and develops an adaptive cellular logic that turns all the programs of different sizes and requirements into a cohesive Aeolian landscape. It is a direct, opportunistic, and ultimately beautiful project.

    david NAM: The geometry of the modules are well conceived, particularly in light of the scale and shape of each respective playing field.The seating that forms the transitional geometries between the fields also works well and is convincing.
    The configuration of the plan geometries could have produced an elevation/section that could easily overwhelm the site. Instead, the design retains a lightness on the site that plays up the desirable seaside/ dune characteristics already present there by playing them up to its advantage.

    abigail COOVER: I appreciate the rigor and precision of the site and dune module studies and how they translate into the geometry of the project. The site plan strategy is particularly strong as it conceives of the entire site as a cohesive system in which the required program is embedded.

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