Yale University SOA
critic: greg LYNN & brennan BUCK
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
ji-young YOON: This is an advanced studio project from Yale School of Architecture. The goal of this project was to explore the hypostyle hall as a new typology for high speed rail stations capable of connecting the space of the station to the existing city fabric. The site for this project was Los Angeles, California.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
jY: Greg Lynn, Brennan Buck, Preston Scott Cohen, Christian Kerez and Bjarke Ingels Group
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
jY: RJD2, Ratatat, The Beatles, Crystal Castles, Kleerup.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
jY: Bjarke Ingles Group.
JURY COMMENTS ///
aaron BETSKY — A model for a new kind of monumentality befitting a dawning age of infrastructural investment (I hope).
hernan DIAZ ALONSO — What’s not to like about too many columns, after many years of hyper muscular cantilevers, is refreshing to re think the possibilities of space and form to relentless uses of columns, the project is playful and incredible precise.
tom WISCOMBE — This project is a beautiful part-to-whole exploration. The cutting of the aggregate mass, instead of deformational or violent, connects the parts together. I also like the drawing on the skins, the lines and dashed lines that imply fashion patterning and maybe tectonic seaming.