Independent Film Museum:
Professor: Dr. Tierney, Theresefirstname.lastname@example.org
PROJECT TYPE: Studio Project|Individual Work
Scale: Urban Infill
Date: February, 2013 to May 2013,First year of MArch I
Site location: Michigan Avenue and 9th Street,Chicago,IL
The brief was to design a museum for the display of a particular photographic and/or video medium. The content of the museum is left open for the students to choose, but ultimately the content must inform the design in a meaningful way. The site is 100’ x 80’ and must be 3 or more floors. Additionally, the museum must include a 30% void space, which could be interpreted in various ways.
The definition of “Media” is the things in between. The site of this project is between the Michigan Ave. and the downtown of Chicago. So, in other words, this site is a Media. According the particularity of the site, this project is A Media Museum- A museum of Independent Film. It’s very important in today that architects think about the responsibility of the site and the city, try to use building to give back to the site and the city. As well as give more public space back to the city, connect the site area, offer more opportunities for colorful life. So what we can give back to the site and even the city? My answer is offer more public space to this area. Since the most of the garden and parks located at the west side of the Michigan Blvd, and all the buildings located at the east of the Michigan Blvd, and the road itself is wide enough to make it is considering as the boundary between the city and the green space.