vestibule no.1

architectural design

The construction of these bellowing geometries act within the context of a given space allowing for manipulations of spatial configuration and sensory transformation. Working with the compression of the linearity of time and movement, while allowing for the senses to morph from the visual [approach] to the haptic [arrival]. Steel structured panels acted as framework for sited material investigations that sought to either open or confine similar to the configurations of the vestibule itself. By creating each panel with its own distinct method of movement (central pivot on circular track and bi-fold on straight track), the asymmetry of the doors was magnified through the asymmetrical possibilities of movement.

Using the ideas of pressure and resistance of touch, vertical wood slats were tied to steel panel structures. These panels could be manipulated as an occupant entered and moved through the vestibule. The wood set up a situation that brought a familiarity of materiality, but upon pressure created movement in themselves by bending with the pressure of the touch. That pressure could be transferred to the actual panel and allow movement of occupant and panels. The space would be reconfigured and transformed with each passing. The configurations upon arrival in contrast to departure developed a recordable history of the previous action.

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