suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
alexa GETTING & lauren TICHY: (Op)Space – The goal of the project was to design and build a flexible, transportable, and reconfigurable architecture to help re-activate the empty storefronts that rupture the urban fabric of downtown San Jose. The design is a series of 10 hinged hexagons, that can be opened or closed to adapt to the needs of the users. As each hexagonal piece opens: a seat becomes a table, which potentially becomes a wall – flexible space. The winning concept was built this past summer by a team of CCA students led by Mona El-Khafif (Studio Instructor) and Kory Bieg (Fabricator/Designer).
sP: what or who influenced this project?
aG + lT: Francois Roche, ShOP, Andrea Zittel, Atelier Bow Wow, San Jose (SoMa District)
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
aG + lT: Reading – Neil Spiller and Ray Kurzweil. Listening: KCRW’s Eclectic 24, The Walkmen.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
aG + lT: R&Sie(n), Future Cities Lab, OTA+
Mona El-Khafif (Professor), Kory Bieg (Designer/Fabricator)