Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Site Isometric

The project playing with the ideas of Fragment , Separation and the idea of Territory, that mainly came from the previous research.
- Titanic Steam engine, That each actors can perform their task together even though they are physically     
  separated in different space.
- Tabernacle - the fragment of materials and artifacts, that has to come together in an constellation in  order to perform or create the meaning.
- Jewish life - The idea of separation/ and connect -- the sequence of connect and then separate and connect again, we can see it through out their history. As well as the notion of negotiating the territory
Palestine and israel/ The temple mouth in Jerusalem share worship space between 3 religions Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Mid-Level Escalator, Central

In a process of drawing people and activities
The site is located on the elevated escalator, intersects with Hollywood Street and Lyndhurst Street in Central district. There are 5 streets connect together which brings various types of people to the site, such as tourist, office workmen, local people. The Central Mid-Level Escalator system covers over 800 meters in distance and elevates over 135 meters from bottom to top. It plays a big role in transporting people from residential area from up hill down to the lower area which is clustered with office buildings. There are a lot of restaurants along both sides of the escalator, which office workmen will come and have lunch here.

In Zen Buddhism, the objective of ritual ceremonies or activities such as tea ceremony, is to make people pay attention on what they are doing and also appreciate the beauty of nature and each movement. Each activities would do in a calm and peaceful space such as in the temple or forest, but Hong Kong is a chaotic city and it is hard to find a location where it is quiet and peaceful to make people pay attention on the ceremony.

Escalator is the place where people just stand until they are transferred to the upper hill. I find that this could be the opportunity to get people's attention while they just stand on the escalator.

Zen Buddhism also talks about making people to be conscious on what they are doing. So I think that in order to make Hong Kong people to be aware or to be conscious is to create a contrast transition. The escalator will be divided into 3 main parts, which the first and the third part is going to be the place where ceremonies occur. The ceremony will get people's attention on it's precision and beauty. When it comes to the middle part, this is where the escalator and the ceremony ends, and people needs to walk, this is going to be where people becomes alert to the surrounding.

Site and Actors

The creation seeks to bring together diverse agents to form a complex harmonious network. The main actors include participation and activation of different agents (persons that are aware and unaware), controlled sequence (procession) leading up to the "climax," and symmetry and alignment (visually and acoustically) in disorder and complication. Elements involved in the creation consists of sound produced by air (as in the pipe organ) and light (using openings and material to investigate light and shadow). Together these multiple elements work together in a coordinated system to perform religious rituals and ceremonies for believers and provide an experiential and interactive space for others.


Update on Site Documentation

Isometric of the site (including building facades, activities, street furniture, road markings)

Monday, March 11, 2013

(Process) Site Documentation @Pottinger Street Hongkong

Adding building facade detail.
People activities  from previous diagrams will be combined.

Placing the water pipe,water tank, A/c cooling units in facade of the buidling,refernece from photo documentation.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Site Research_Intersection of Lyndhurst Terrace & Gage Street

Update (08/03/2013)

Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Intersection of Lyndhurst Terrace, Gage Street and Cochrane Street

Site Plan

Isometric of existing site conditions