Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: open(/home/content/10/6286410/tmp/sess_4ssuodo13s6hsgij98ntlakl21, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /home/content/10/6286410/html/include/head.php on line 2

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/10/6286410/html/include/head.php:2) in /home/content/10/6286410/html/include/head.php on line 2

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/content/10/6286410/html/include/head.php:2) in /home/content/10/6286410/html/include/head.php on line 2
The Void , Boston, MA 2003 | Public Spaces - Heavy Meadow
The Void
Boston, MA 2003
Instructor: Adriaan Gueze of West 8

Problem A museum replaces an existing parking structure on the Boston harbor that leaves a void in the city. A beautiful detail shall be designed for the space that embodies the essence of "the void".
 
Solution A box with three walls creates an introverted space in which the architecture of the museum is subjugated below ground. This focuses attention on the ebb and flow of the tides as they infiltrate the site to create a marsh on the roof of the building. The marsh becomes accessible by means of a giant boardwalk that is deformed by the emerging museum. Where the boardwalk collapses, the visitor can move into an intimate nook where the marsh is experienced up close. Wrapping the edge of the planks is a delicate boarder of golden mesh that acts as a safety netting and allows vegetation to grow through its holes over time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Garden of Spontaneous Urban Vegetation
The Garden of Spontaneous Urban Vegetation
Tulane University
The Urban Garden Room  at One Bryant Park
The Urban Garden Room at One Bryant Park
New York, NY. 2008
The Rethink Reconciliation Circle
The Rethink Reconciliation Circle
New Orleans
Rutgers University. Transit Hub + Plaza
Rutgers University. Transit Hub + Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ. 2007
Square One
Square One
Beirut, Lebanon
Mini / BMW Roofscape
Mini / BMW Roofscape
New York, NY. 2008
Fields Point
Fields Point
Providence, RI 2002
Arverne East Nature Preserve
Arverne East Nature Preserve
Queens, NY 2007

Warning: Unknown: open(/home/content/10/6286410/tmp/sess_4ssuodo13s6hsgij98ntlakl21, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0