Pratt Architecture School Degree Project 2009/2010
Circus on the Edge: Nomadic Architecture as a creative aid and Distribution platform
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
guillermo BERNAL: A creative aid and distribution platform, the nomadic equipment can be positioned as momentary anchoring. Their goal is both to situate themselves on the exterior in order to open new trails, and to weave, or even to repair certain links. to put holes in the public space using the invasive, nomadic presence of the war machine, or any other technique of sudden appearance invades and overcomes everyday life.
Located primarily in a decaying city. The Circus on the edge makes do with what it finds, enveloping and adapting found structures, resources and technologies to infiltrate, innovate and construct space for community, as well as community itself, in unusual and provisional ways. It also intends to confront creation with the public, in all of its diversity and contradictions, as well as its occasional tensions, and to confront it with the public space, as well as its complexity and richness.
The Circus on the Edge is not one complete city, but a constantly moving and fleeting fragment. Acting as an agent for change, it provides an instant dynamic system for the production of new urban and cultural space, seemingly disintegrating and connecting the local and global, and the real and not so real. The reciprocal relationship between Circus and everyday life becomes a state where society can negotiate its own future.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
What: Algorithmic/Parametric Intelligence, Circus Life /// Who : Thom Mayne, Federico Fellini, Yael Erel, CHRISTOPHER KUMPUSH
what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
Reading: Circostrada Network, Morphosis : buildings and projects., D2A, digital to analog//Listening: Two door cinema, Chromeo, Kid Cudi, MAD DECENT RADIO, Control Z volume 1, Minus the Bear.//Watching : 8 Â½, the imaginarium of doctor Paramus, Top Gear.
whose work is currently on your radar?
LEBBEUS WOODS, Morphosis, BIG, Herzog de Meuron, Easton+Combs, Lorenz Lachauer
Crits Yael Erel, Christopher Kumpush
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