LOK // Project Articulation

 

SITE

Historical and Political Identity of Anaklia

Anaklia is one of the village of black sea coast in Western Georgia. Geographically surrounded by Black sea coast, divided from North and South by  Inguri River, drifting from Caucasus Mountain which a largest boundary of Russian and Georgia. boarder of Abkhazia at the north part of Anaklia, and a new development deep sea port at the south.

This Village was a important sea port, fishing station during 17 century, and  they mainly engaged in agriculture now. A land with a mild climate and fertile soil. Sometime, the River bring stone, dirt and other treasure from the mountain.

Historically this land has been experienced a genocide from Russian, demolishing due to the new development for the New Deep Sea Port. within this contents, Anaklia is also a new tourists spot by Gem Fest from 2015.

 

How this exemplified in architectural form

The local people remain in the middle of facing the uncertain of the boarder from before, empty season of tourist in every year and a future new development in next 10 year.

During transformation from Village to City, Enhance and keep the local identity through expand the use of the river from a landscape to inhabitable.

activate the delta within the river.

 

Material and Structure:

Borne copper, light weight structure,

 

Problem Statement

A small population of Anaklia, facing invasion of new development with China, boarder with Russian, lack of infrastructure, flooding and landslide.

This project, not just tactic on the future economic and tourist but more important is maintain the life, create a buffer and connection of the river and those islands, north /south, local / tourist / develop.

 

PROJECT

Response to Problem Statement in terms of Proposal Aims

Those Island fill in the blank in the different seasons, bring another opportunity for local inhibition and farmer, is new logistics in the river to black sea, beach to island, city to city.

Infrastructure, it create a protection for flooding / landslide from the river to the lands. those bridges and new connection of those island, create a filtering dirt, stone, fish, treasure and fertile.

 

Site Special:

Again, the river as a both boundary and buffer. Those island not just surrounded by the river, it also enclosed by some trees. create a strong contrast from external / internal.

 

 

Spatial / Structure / Material / Light / day / night / Renaissance

Spatial:

The spatial arrangement is tend to detached, create a hidden link in between. treat those negative space as become space and being space.

Light:

illumination as a secondary way finding during night, during event, over the land and sea.

Structure:

looking how structure deal with shifting sand, soft soil,  structure itself able to shifting / growing / expand the territory by itself, by weather, by natures element.

Material:

local resource not just form Anaklia, but also from other part of Georgia. mines and copper are easier to found in different area of Georgia.

the changing of material, by time and water. Erosion, Moisture, Moss, smoke and Oxidation etc.

As a filter, experiment how material itself become part of filtering by transparency, by patterns.

 

Ultimate Endeavours

The ultimate goal is create a infrastructure that maintain the Anaklia,

Create a choreography of social life and a link from agriculture to import / export for local people and tourist in different season.

A coastline system from city to another city.

A self maintain system for those islands/delta.

Renaissance Georgia culture.

 

 

LOK // PROLOGUE + PROJECT ARTICULATION

  

Anaklia

Historical and Political Identity at Urban // Geographical scale

The existing tourist spot, gathering space, buildings, monument didn’t create a successful life and link connection to people, as well as not enhance the geographic of Anaklia.

Gem Fest is one of the key event in the summer for Anaklia. However, is there any events able to reactivate Anaklia, or in winter time? Provide a more stable economic / workforce ? Is there any local human resource we can bring in ? How can the nature elements like the sea, the sun, the moon light, the mountain and other abandoned buildings (mainly the abandoned pier and the building behind) as a existing framework to drive a project to maintain Anaklia? Is there something can redefine the site in regards the orientation and program which provides  connection to both local people and tourists?

 

How this is exemplified in architectural form

Through the elements study of these Junctions in site, it shown that the spatial experience did not define a clear wayfinding and a meaningful promenade.(etc.from one spot to another spot)

Apart from a official iconic building, different kind of lighting in site become another wayfinding: including both Nature lighting and artificial lighting.

 

Problem statement

Gem Fest is the biggest event in Anaklia, is there any Events in Georgian Culture reactivates Anaklia?

If people follows light, and Light creates event, event creates movement to Anaklia, how does it work in day / night; work in an annual project for anaklia for rest of the month; and architecturally define the location that bringing life but not given a bad impact to site.

 

Project

Response to Problem statement in terms of Proposal Aims

 

Relocate the iconic building / gathering space, Soften / blur the boundary of tourist spot and local residents. Resurrection the abandoned buildings and the cityscape. Place different fragments into the junctions, some on the road, some on the river, some on the sea, some on the beach. Each spatial fragment works with the surrounding building, and give orientation, for the future, it give a reference point for the future program, or suggest activities. Creates different pocket centre points and it become a unconscious boundary for anaklia and future develop.

Specific site chosen

Each junction, become part of spatial sequences and threshold in the site, each junction work with the others, It acts as a ‘becoming space’ (referencing to Tschumi and Derrida Parc le Villette).  ( See and seeing ) being space and becoming space..

 

Formal // Spatial // Narrative // Rhetorical

Techniques, Methods, Strategies and provocations (programme / form / gesture)

If an iconic building works as a physical object to wayfinding, could a void creates a insensible discovery for the site.

Discovery Anaklia these different time, through the day and night explore the city. Demonstrate a chronograph project in Anaklia. Give Anaklia a new event / new routine.

 

Ultimate Endeavours

How this relates to site (historical)identity & problem statement?

Spatially:

Through a series of object Redefine the orientation in the site, use nature element to develop a new axis, a insensible wayfinding / junctions as a link to reconnect the site for people(Sun / Mountain / sea / moon? Abandoned building)

This project sets up a guide for any future development / (like a master plan but using time base to order the programs and event)

Socially:

Create 24/7 Events /Flow / port / and tourist / create a new routine for Anaklia.

Politically:

It became a Event city . Activate anaklia.

 

LOK // PROLOGUE + PROJECT ARTICULATION

  


Anaklia

Historical and Political Identity at Urban // Geographical scale

The existing tourist spot, gathering space, buildings, monument didn’t create a successful life and link connection to people, as well as not enhance the geographic of Anaklia.

Gem Fest is one of the key event in the summer for Anaklia. However, is there any events able to reactivate Anaklia, or in winter time? Provide a more stable economic / workforce ? Is there any local human resource we can bring in ? How can the nature elements like the sea, the sun, the moon light, the mountain and other abandoned buildings (mainly the abandoned pier and the building behind) as a existing framework to drive a project to maintain Anaklia? Is there something can redefine the site in regards the orientation and program which provides  connection to both local people and tourists?

 

How this is exemplified in architectural form

Through the elements study of these Junctions in site, it shown that the spatial experience did not define a clear wayfinding and a meaningful promenade.(etc.from one spot to another spot)

Apart from a official iconic building, different kind of lighting in site become another wayfinding: including both Nature lighting and artificial lighting.

 

Problem statement

Gem Fest is the biggest event in Anaklia, is there any Events in Georgian Culture reactivates Anaklia?

If people follows light, and Light creates event, event creates movement to Anaklia, how does it work in day / night; work in an annual project for anaklia for rest of the month; and architecturally define the location that bringing life but not given a bad impact to site.

 

Project

Response to Problem statement in terms of Proposal Aims

 

Relocate the iconic building / gathering space, Soften / blur the boundary of tourist spot and local residents. Resurrection the abandoned buildings and the cityscape. Place different fragments into the junctions, some on the road, some on the river, some on the sea, some on the beach. Each spatial fragment works with the surrounding building, and give orientation, for the future, it give a reference point for the future program, or suggest activities. Creates different pocket centre points and it become a unconscious boundary for anaklia and future develop.

Specific site chosen

Each junction, become part of spatial sequences and threshold in the site, each junction work with the others, It acts as a ‘becoming space’ (referencing to Tschumi and Derrida Parc le Villette).  ( See and seeing ) being space and becoming space..

 

Formal // Spatial // Narrative // Rhetorical

Techniques, Methods, Strategies and provocations (programme / form / gesture)

If an iconic building works as a physical object to wayfinding, could a void creates a insensible discovery for the site.

Discovery Anaklia these different time, through the day and night explore the city. Demonstrate a chronograph project in Anaklia. Give Anaklia a new event / new routine.

 

Ultimate Endeavours

How this relates to site (historical)identity & problem statement?

Spatially:

Through a series of object Redefine the orientation in the site, use nature element to develop a new axis, a insensible wayfinding / junctions as a link to reconnect the site for people(Sun / Mountain / sea / moon? Abandoned building)

This project sets up a guide for any future development / (like a master plan but using time base to order the programs and event)

Socially:

Create 24/7 Events /Flow / port / and tourist / create a new routine for Anaklia.

Politically:

It became a Event city . Activate anaklia.

 

LOK // DRAWINGS + REFLECTION / PROCESS

As a conceptual and experimental drawing trying understand the life through a cinematic study from Rose revolution Square and Iveria Hotel in Tbilisi. Not only the way of drawings but, we are trying to depict “post soviet life ” in between and the inhibition of public life for vehicle and human.

Individual:

As large, the Individual Drawing shows the unfold and distorted perspective to compare the use of the existing square / road. Furthermore, deconstruct the drawing in different layers. Look into a small scale, Re-framed the drawing into different moments, create a visual storyline montage.The drawings also show the Delay memories / images through the hatches, and each framed view suggesting a sequence of seeing. Each scene able to see some hints of phantom, like the nature, the mountain, the sun, the infrastructure, the signage, the adv, the proportion of street and the light post.

A Night version give a strong atmosphere of how the illumination dominated the street, Lighting as a way of finding.

Combine drawing:

The drawings expressed the dark of under the Rose revolution square. We emphasises the contrast of Refurbish / Ruin. Bright / Dark, Clean / Corrupt, Secure / Dangerous,  Smoothness / Roughness.

Interesting to note, the space under the Rose Revolution Square is denoted by Clubs, a unwelcome entrance for  nightlife. / hiding life.

Further development:

Individual drawings add more detail on “monuments” that can link to each scene.

Time : using sun / moon or other thing to present the change of time

Light : emphasise light and surrounding.

LOK // ANNOTATED MAPPING EXAMPLE

Color:

These mapping colors can help the complexity of layers. light and pastel color make a clear and depth of the mapping.

 

Color and hatch:

Depth, density and scale of hatch with color mapping, on top of the plan, bring a bright and clear straight idea of the stories.

 

Line:

Light and colored line, framed,linear line, circle, define a language and relationship within the context.

 

Color block:

Hierarchy of color block set up a priority of reading the plan.

 

Symbol:

Those Symbol give a clear mark of location on the map, and show the relationship with the context and other layers,  rather than tell what it is. Each of the shape of the symbol make distinction with others, color, density and size etc.    

Lok // Week 3_Continuous Oblique Movement

movement / speed / float / conflict / picturesqueness / spatial sequence /

Claude Parent’s Oblique Function establishes the oblique ground as a new relationship between architecture and the body.

He testing the limited of oblique with human activities. He also vision how oblique apply on a city scale.

Claude also have another proeject Centre commercial de Ris Orangis, which shown another way integrated the interface for double directions movement.

30 years later, establishes a Vertical Oblique landscape.

WOS 8 by NL architects, create a moment by a hole. spatially opposite with the projects above, but give another dimension of how limited the void within a solid volume.

 

 

 

 

Lok // Week 4_Cinematic Experience

Cinematic experience : Rose Evolution Square
through a cinematic study / analysis to find out the contrast between the Rose Evolution Square and the Metro square.

A cinematic study include the visual experiences and the relationship of the surround and the roads, what people see, indeed it affect how they inhibited the space. By comparing the two routes to this two squares.