Engage the viewer at the pedestrian and vehicular level. Answer the question, "What the heck is that going to be?" Build awareness and anticipation through visual clues. Reflect an understanding of the intent and concept behind the architecture. Provide a glimpse into the future. Create a special, spatial experience that begs the viewer to participate in a mental game of what is it?
THIS IS THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM IN NEW YOUR CITY THAT WAS DESIGNED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND OPENED IN 1959. IT'S ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PIECES OF ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD AND IT PUSHED THE LIMITS OF WHAT HAD BEEN DONE BEFORE IT'S TIME.Below are Frank Lloyd Wright's visions and concepts for the museum and how it is supposed to stand out among the boring concrete fronts among it's urban environment.
These are my initial sketches of the barricade. I tried to come up with something that reflected an understanding of the intent and concept behind the architecture, while also providing a glimpse into the future.This is the sketch I decided to pursue. I felt that a slow gradient of several horizontal white levels that move upward and outward in a curved manner would represent the completed museum’s formal and conceptual beauty.This is the side view of the Barricade I designed to reflect the formal and conceptual beauty of the museum Frank Lloyd Wright designed. The first level is 6 foot tall so that people can peek through to the construction process, without being able to see too much! This references the museum’s interior format of the spiral ramp that allows people to view work from different perspectives.This is the front view of the barricade and it shows how it wraps around the perimeter of the museum, while also feeling almost like a continuation of Frank's design. I wanted to keep simplicity, whiteness and smoothness a priority.
This is the banner on the side of the barricade that tells what is being built and when it will be completed.
Finally, this is an arial view of the barricade’s footprint.This is the 3D Model that I built to show one corner of the barricade. I included a 6 foot tall person as a scale to the size of the real barricade.