Designing Connections

By Michael Clouse | May 01, 2014
Adria Boynton

Adria Boynton

“From Neptune to Wood Island / The Greenway Connector” focuses its attention on developing a new plan for the Greenway Connector in East Boston, about a half mile sliver linking the Neptune Green to the Overlook at Wood Island Marsh. The two parks will serve as key points of reference for users entering and exiting the Greenway park system, and as places of respite for those passing by. The project includes a gallery pavilion at the Neptune Green, a playscape at the Overlook, and a variety of pathway interventions.  The students are tasked to assimilate these potentially disparate programmatic constraints and contextual references into a systematic design agenda. The studio posits the Greenway Connector as a series of culturally and technologically charged interfaces between park spaces, transportation systems, and neighborhood developments. In line with the project’s ambition to reclaim ‘useless’ infrastructure, applications for novel algorithmic design and fabrication methods will be pursued while conceiving of ‘waste’ as ‘product’.

Students began the semester by writing pseudocode to produce drawings and models, wherein each piece was brought into being by everyone but the author.  In the vein of Sol LeWitt’s art by instruction, the students collaboratively created the work by following the author’s algorithm.

Neptune_Sama

Sama El-Saket

Neptune_Rakhshaan

Rakhshaan Quazi

Neptune_Melissa-1

Melissa Ponce

Neptune_Miriam

Eun Mee (Miriam) Park

Laura Cabral

Laura Cabral

Michael Hyungjoo Choi

Michael Hyungjoo Choi

Jino Kim

Jino Kim

Noura B. Al-Hoti

Noura B. Al-Hoti

Advanced Studio: From Neptune to Wood Island

Spring 2017 Events

  • February 23, 6:30 PM Brett Schneider, Guy Nordenson and Associates & RISD Architecture
  • March 2, 6:30 PM at RISD Auditorium Petra Blaisse, Inside Outside, Hosted with INTAR, Textiles, RISD Museum
  • February 27, 6:30 PM Jeanette Kuo, Karamuk*Kuo
  • March 13, 6:30 PM Allan Wexler, Allan Wexler Studio, Hosted with ID
  • March 16, 6:30 PM Jarrett Walker, Jarrett Walker + Associates
  • April 3, 6:30 PM Kunle Adeyemi, NLÉ, Yoder Lecture
  • April 24, 6:30 PM Nader & Katie Faulkner, NADAAA, Shoemaker Lecture
  • May 11, 6:30 PM Shumi Bose, Central Saint Martins & Architectural Association

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