Designers: Jackilin Hah Bloom, Florencia Pita
Project Team: Kyle Branchesi, Rachael McCall, Shane Reiner-Roth
A figure ground study of the city revealed how light is capitalized on through inner courtyards and how the buildings have a strong presence along the street and property edge. Our proposal reformulates these conditions into a museum building where the distinction between the atrium space and gallery perimeter produces a simultaneously blurred and acute visual experience, both on the exterior and interior. Multiple resolutions also occurs on the building façade where a reference is made to the geometry of masonry bond patterns. The pattern is altered through scale, depth and color, to create a visually changing effect. The museum resonates these multiple experiences through a complex combination of undulating surfaces, figural entries and a patterned façade. Other binary conditions in our proposal aims to address the Guggenheim Helsinki space as a shared medium between art and architecture.