ROBOT WORKSHOP COMPETITION
Honorable Mention — $100
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project:
zach GRZYBOWSKI & quoc TRAN: The overall goal of the project was to implement the urban context of Brooklyn with the influence of robotics. The unique context allowed for an interesting juxtaposition of materiality and form through the injection of urban fabric and circuits. The materiality itself is developed from the pre-existing stone work that is prominent in the surrounding area. This observation lead us to develop a skin that assimilates the brick pattern into a physical representation of the urban fabric. The circuits are projected onto the main programmatic spaces [studios, meet up rooms, classrooms] which strategized the manipulation of the cladding.
A systematic approach was taken in order to determine the layout of the main programmatic spaces. These spaces are translated into three zones depending on user intelligence [beginner,intermediate,advanced]. The three zones are further subdivided into 3 studios, 2 classrooms, and 1 meet up room which altogether compile the outer layer of the building. In contrast the inner layer contains the transitional pathways that acts as a tissue connecting the three zones.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
zG & qT: Lebbeus Woods, Urban Fabric, Circuit Boards.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
zG & qT: Listening: Phantogram, Wiz Khailfa, Radiohead, Kid Cudi, Two Door Cinema Club; reading: Combinatory Urbanism, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks, 1984, The Upside of Irrationality; watching: Project X, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Office, Mad Men.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
zG & qT: Morphosis, MVRDV, MADA s.p.a.m., Gerry Judah, Haecceitas Studio.