Monthly Archives: January 2013

P1D_Andrew, Tyler, Jacob, Tim


Guande Wu Project 1 C

My conceptual strategy is centralized. It is inspired by the coral, which will bring nutritions from all directions. I am thinking that hotel as the center of the park connecting with all major entrances and entertainment areas. Regarding to the form, I am fascinated  by mathematical symbol, form and formula.Simply twist the shape, it will form multiple creative rich spaces. My challenge here is how to connect these two ideas with tensile structure.

P1C_Kate Bogenschutz


Scan 14

My concept is rooted in discovering a building that can dynamically transform during different seasons, with summer and winter being the most dramatic. Below are all of my sketches. The one with the bridge is the most forward-thinking at the moment. I want to create an experience similar to the New York High Line, where a pedestrian walkway experiences an entire building as a tunnel or entrance. In this case, the hotel would surround the Purple People Bridge as a threshold between Kentucky and Cincinnati. I hope to iteratively design a system where a large controlling mechanism that can shift an entire series of fabric membranes that expand in the summer and contract in the winter, allowing the building to perform efficiently and with a sense of expression throughout the year.

Regina Stack – concept

There are 3 main sources of circulation around and over the site. 2 bridges and 1 street. 2 vehicular and 1 pedestrian. A box is placed around all curculation paths to isolate them and pull them away from the site itself. This is to try to help with noise level and privacy of the site.

The boxes surrounding the bridges were then pulled upward and the street level box was pulled down from them. I then experimented with ways to enclose a space from them and came to the concept of wrapping a ribbon like shape over the bridges and down onto the site and up from the street and over the site. This wrapping of ribbon created interesections. From these intersections, pinpoints were placed. Then, these pinpoints were raised or lowered based on location. Ones closer to the bridge were lowered to give separation and the ones toward the center were raised to create a space inside.

These pinpoints and ribbons can be manipulated much like the cats cradle method where the ribbons intersect in different patterns and these patterns create pinpoints which can be raised and lowered to create a unique space.

Trey Meyer project 1_C

-Site Visit Sketches & Initial Idea Sketches of dual skin systems & Ameoba interventions throughout the site.

-The problems I observed at the site included a lack of connection between pedestrian bridge and park space on a lower level, along with a lack of the sense of arrival to the park and Cincinnati.

Physical Study models began to overlay various site forces including pedestrian traffic, destination points, green space & its traffic, and the proposed ‘arrival point’ at the end of the bridge.

-Opacity/Transparency study of dual skin system with orthogonal and organic grid overlay.

Maya study of inserted skin interacting with existing bridge structure.  The size and location of the inner skin system can be influenced by climatic factors such as solar gain as well as human factors such as views.


P 1D Guande Wu, Boer Deng, Gina Stack

Rubber Form Experiment