One of my favorite details on the facade of Original Music Workshop is finally coming to life.
Here's a construction detail of the restaurant stair at Original Music Workshop. It is a wrap-around, triangular plan staircase with multiple landings that is slightly cantilevered over the yet to be built lobby bar.
Construction progress and perfect lighting make for a great afternoon at Original Music Workshop .
I love this light filled, night render of our design for Original Music Workshop.
Here's a nice detail from a site visit at Original Music Workshop yesterday. This is the service-entry ramp rail, made from solid 1/4" plates of steel. It's certainly a case of the fabrication living up to the design intention.
As exterior construction nears completion, the scaffolding has come down at Original Music Workshop.
I love this in-progress window detail on our design for Original Music Workshop.
Original Music Workshop's next event will take place within the under-construction shell of the building on May 30th and will feature works and performances by Helga Davis, Laurie Anderson, Jeffrey Zeigler, Philip Glass, Tim Fain, Maya Beiser, Erika Harrsch, Bryce Dessner, and Suzanne Vega.
Construction at Original Music Workshop is moving along swiftly. These photos show the interior performance hall and a few structural details. Notably, the springs footings for columns and beams have been put into place. These footings isolate the structure of the performance hall from vibration to reduce the amount of noise that can enter or escape the room.
After more than four years of work, and with a budget upwards of 15 million dollars, Original Music Workshop is Bureau V's most significant project to date. I won't go into details as it would require quite an essay, and likely a bit of psychoanalysis, but this project, probably more than any other, has made me re-evaluate everything I thought about making architecture, from process, to ambition, to execution. Mostly for the better (I think). I can say, with much excitement, that we are now roughly at mid-construction, with an opening set for the end of 2013.
Radiant Emblematic Structure was exhibited at Land of Tomorrow in 2009 along with other works in the Deliverables series. These drawings, created through processes such as computer-generated graphics, hand drawing, applique, paint, and collage, make up an ongoing experiment that seeks to find new values for the architectural deliverable outside the functions of presentation and construction.
Here's another in the overly long list of projects that went unbuilt. This undulating landscape was commissioned by the Whitney Museum for its retrospective, Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe. It was part of a collaborative performance piece we developed with playwright Lars Jan that recombined material and rhetorical tropes of Buckminster Fuller’s oeuvre. Our ambition was to combine the flourish of Fuller's writings with a wild interpretation of his strategies for assembly. Unfortunately, we lost funding for the project before we could begin construction.