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  • Clybourn Metra Station, Chicago IL

    Clybourn Metra Station
    brooklyn NEW YORK

    adviser: erich SCHOENENBERGER

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Studio Nexus (kyle DUNNINGTON, andrew KROLL, & trey LINDSAY): The project was part of a comprehensive design studio at Pratt Institute under Professor Erich Schoenenberger. In our initial conversations we became interested in the train station typology operating as a ‘nexus’ of ideas, social differences, geographical / circulatory expanses, etc. We attempted to map these characteristics merging in three-dimensional space by developing a series of site lines which could inform the buildings development such that the direction and intensities of these ‘lines’ became the framework of the buildings use, form, systems, etc.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    Studio Nexus: In addition to our general awareness / study of contemporary design strategies in architecture and in trying to design a nexus of informed lines, we also looked a good deal at modern automotive design as the designers working in this field are masters at merging lines into strong and beautiful forms which are also almost always completely functional. Specifically, we were looking at cars like Lamborghini Reventon and Aventador and the Mazda Furai, as we felt the lent themselves to aide in our intentions here.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?:
    kD: Holy Ghost!, Grimes, Spiderman cartoons from the 90’s.
    aK: Random mix of old and new: Glitch Mob, Bon Iver, Sinatra.
    tL: Søren Kierkegaard, Pina (dir. Wim Wenders), Shirelles, Dead Boys.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?:
    kD: Francis Bacon.
    aK: Peeta Graffiti, Tom Wiscombe, Biothing, Trahan Architects.
    tL: Perry Hall, Jurgen Mayer H., Theverymany.

    Additional credits and links:
    Erich Schoenenberger (Design Professor)
    Hart Marlow (Digital Assistant)
    Hannibal Newsom (Teaching Assistant)

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