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  • dynamic spatial configuration

    dynamic spatial configuration
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    mikhail GLADCHENKO: The project in this studio looked at current conditions of downtown Los Angeles’s private sector, exploring the idea that more and more high-rise real estate goes to businesses, and less and less to housing development.


    The goal behind theoretically proposed design is to act like a parasitic virus by attacking existing prime real estate and ‘give’ it back to the less fortunate people. Plant-like parasitic virus is to be able to attack skyscrapers and reclaim the space from businesses by creating compact living units.

    One unit would not be bigger than a typical studio and will contain only the essential to its occupants’ survival spaces such as spaces to sleep, work, and relax. If the family occupying a capsule expands so will the unit by morphing with another capsule. Residents will not have multiple rooms; instead, they will have one space that could change based on their need. For example, during the day it might be one’s office and at night a bedroom. Spatial configuration would always change and adapt based on the users’ need at any given time.”

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    mG: Hernan Diaz Alonso

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

    mG: Lots and lots of pandora, with hulu in between

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    mG: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Elena Manferdini, Zaha Hadid

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    • bringfire Says:

      A lesson in design:

      1. google virus
      2. click “images”
      3. pick third picture
      4. model that exactly
      5. wrap it in a building
      5a. apply generic name to project
      6. make sure project meets contemporary checklist: political(ish), hernan(ish), organic/emergent(ish).

      7. good night’s sleep.

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