suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
farooq KHAYYAT: This project is designed in a graduate design studio at the Academy of Art University. Using parametric manipulation processes, the focus of this project is to generate a form catalog of different morphing forms to be used as a tectonic reference to inform the architecture of the project. The final result is achieved by analyzing these forms and borrowing elements that best represent different needs of the program. By combining certain formal qualities, it shapes a synthesized form that connects the building with its surrounding and hybridizes its program elements. The building features an exhibition for Smart cars, hotel and gym in an attempt to reactivate mid-Market Street in San Francisco and draw a diverse crowd into the project.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
fK: Morphological transformation, parametric design, fluid architecture, digital fabrication and hybrid spaces.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
fK: Atlas of Novel Tectonics by Reiser and Umemoto.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
fK: Kory Bieg, Daniel Widrig and Tom Wiscombe.
Additional credits and links:
Instructor: Kory Bieg, OTA+