suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
reynolds DIAZ JR: This thesis is derived from Downtown Miami’s urbanism. It functions as a catalyst for public life, absorbing pulsations from diverse fields of motion. These motion fields are activated from: walkers, joggers, bicyclers, skaters and all sorts of travelers who traverse the city. At a larger scale, the context itself (buildings, roads, highways, edge conditions and topography) propose opportunities for designing with real field conditions. Each motion provides users a unique perception of their environment. The challenge of this thesis is to orchestrate these diverse fields of motion into public social space which provoke users to experimental conditions, areas of gathering, recreational activities, spaces of contemplating and displays of formal expression.
Overall the project cannot be described as a simple building but a synthesis amongst landscape, building and infrastructure. The program functions as a permanent exhibition on the car, interwoven with a temporary exhibition in flux. The project harmonizes these frictions between the permanent and temporary activities with the exterior urban forces as a cohesive field condition.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
rDJ: Stan Allen, Eric Goldemberg, Alfredo Andia, Franz von Holzhausen, Car & product design
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
rDJ: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Portishead, Metallica
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
rDJ: Monad Studio, Contemporary Architecture Practice, Evan Douglis, Xefirotarch, Asymptote, Perry Hall