suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
teoman AYAS: The hostel for traveling musicians is located in downtown New Haven on a highly restricted site. Requirement to allow passage through the narrow site generated the idea of exposing the building from underneath. The eroded void that confronts you when walking through the site runs through the center of the building inverting its organization as the main public space where the building connects to the street. Different sounds from the musicians seeps into this void, turning the building itself into and instrument that encourages interaction.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
tA: Reading: Greg Lynn’s “Collected Essays”, Deleuze’s “Francis Bacon: Logic of Sensation”, Yasar Kemal “Ince Memed” Listening: Polar Bear, Phronesis, David Byrne, The Bugle
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
tA: Amanda Levete, Heatherwick Architects, Freelandbuck, Kiwi Sotamaa
Trattie Davies, project instructor