Public Square Studio

American common space is in a state of flux. As demographics shift, technologies advance, cultural mores morph, and economies + politics churn, our cherished public spaces are becoming obsolete empty vessels of nostolgia. How can architects and urban desingers alter these spaces to accomodate the new and ever-changing character of American public space? This is the question that Kent State University's CUDC Fall 2006 Graduate Studio will investigate.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Downsview+University of Virginia+Walmart+Parc de la Villette+Loyola Law School+Generic City=The new American Public Space!!!
Todd and I are trying to superimpose or juxtapose the phases and adapting program of Downsview,the pavilions, hotels and central common green of University of Virginia,efficient distribution of the Walmarts, systems of points and lines from La Villette, intermediate interaction spaces,colors of Loyola Law School and "absolutely nothing" from Koolhaas' Generic City!!
As we look back at our precedent studies, we create an "Intellectual Grazing Field" at Public Square,Cleveland.Creating an atmosphere of learning,exchange of ideas for the learned; also creating more opportunities for the intellectual milieu of Cleveland!A plunge from the historical grazing field at Public Square into the futuristic "Intellectual Grazing Field"- a reinvented public space+university campus!!!


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