Located in front of the College of Fine Arts, the structure is shaped like a treble clef. This is created with hollow metal bars. Besides its unique design, the project acts upon the weather. When it rains, the drops of rain would hit the surface thus creating a series of echos through the various hollow bars. Another feature is the five treble clefs are not perfectly alligned. When it is windy, gusts of wind would whistle through the structure.
Montage created with Photoshop CS2
In this project, we were told to create a threshold that would instill an experience as a person enters through it. I created a series of warped arches that steadily grows as the person walks through thus delivering a compress and release experience. This project's site is the stairs of the building between Tepper Hall and College of Fine Arts. At the end of the stairs, another set of stairs branches off to the left. In my project, I curved the last two arches to establish an entrance for both stairs.
These are several renders of the final project. The first one is a Rhino render of my project. The other two images is a montage of my Rhino renders which are placed into the environment. The idea of my project was a glass trail that runs over the Monongahela River. This would provide a completely new experience for those who always run on the Eliza Furnace Trail. I felt that trail was set in a poor environment where traffic was just to the left. In my proposal, there are a series of three curves. The first curve facing the traffic would bounce the sound away from the trail on the inside. The second curve comes up from the river and attempts the catch the breeze and send it through a gap on the curve. The final curve is attached to the second curve where it would hold in the breeze as it came up from the riverside.
Renders created with Rhinoceros and Photoshop CS2
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