Environmental Interface : Amphitheater
For our final project, we were given a proposal to design an Environmental interface/ amphitheater for outdoor performances behind the music building. We had to take the building itself, the sight, Market Street that runs parallel to the sight and Lake Daniels and surrounding neighborhoods into consideration when designing the interface.
The Music Building has an organ recital hall that has a circular shape seen in the top left picture. My first ideas were centered around the circular shape of the recital hall as well as taking into consideration the different materials and layers in the music building itself. The sight had a natural dip in the land so I wanted to take that into consideration as well when designing an interface/ amphitheater.
My first Design echoed the music building shape by creating a half circle out of two triangles and then attached them together with three braces to add layers and demention. This was my first proposal of an ampitheater. My intentions were to place it in the naural dip in the ground so that it was nestled in the tree line facing the music building with the hill as natural stadium seating. To add contrast, I chose to add an orange triangular awning to continue with the triangular shape and provide shade to the amphitheater. All though I really liked this approach and design, it was not really an interface nor was it engaging with pedestrians or motor traffic that goes along Market Street.
Final Model and Presentation
|Final Presentation Model with Amphitheater, land topography and pathway|
|Work In Progress showing the Curvature and color|
|Model in the Making - Land Topography|