Art Museum in Chicago – Design Proposition



THE TECHNIQUE THAT DRIVES THE PROJECT IS DEVELOPED THROUGH UTILIZING A GRID THAT FOLLOWS THE EXISTING SITE CONDITION. TWO OF THE LINES FROM THE GRID ARE SELECTED TO CREATE A RAMP. THE RAMPS ARE FOR CIRCULATION AND FOR DIVIDING PROGRAMMATIC REQUIREMENTS. A SHEARING EFFECT IS MANIFESTED THROUGH EXPOSING THE MATERIALITY OF POURED CONCRETE. THIS SYSTEM IS USED FURTHER TO CREATE EXTERIOR SPACE IN THE INTERIOR WITH MIRRORS ON THE SIDE WALLS. THE RAMPS ARE PLACED SO THAT NATURAL LIGHTING IS MAXIMIZED, AND VIEWS TO THE EXTERIOR ARE AVAILABLE TO THE LOWEST FLOOR. THIS ILLUSION CREATES SPACES THAT ARE NOT CLEARLY DEFINED AS EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR. THESE SPACES
ARE IN-BETWEEN.

Benjamin Guler
art museum