Ground + Flight

Academic Project

Status:  Concept

Site Location: Philadelphia, PA

Designer:  Javier Villarroel

Instructor: Kihong Ku, DDES

                            Petra Stanev, RA, LEEP AP

                            Ryan Lohbauer, RA

    As the Franklin building stands as a heavy building of dense and permanent decor, the contrasting installation that can balance the treatment of space will represent itself as a matrix of simple additive and subtractive cells composed to expose itself, then torques away to expose the dense ceiling hidden above it. It is a sculptural canopy installation in a section of the building’s cavernous double-height residential lobby to highlight and define a newly re-opened bar area. The installation utilizes a modular skeleton with depth to facilitate production of simple and elegant composition of parallel fiber bundles into continuous planes for acoustic and lighting properties.
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