Perm, Russia, 2007 | This project is the first series of an ongoing investigation into the movement through post-communistic city structures. The “void space” created by the master planning of the communistic regime changes the perception and movement of people within the city. Huge open spaces and large distances form the tendency to use the car as the main mean of transportation.
>>> Is it possible that architecture and urban planning are creating qualities of public realm that will change the behavior of people using the car as their main transportation mean?
In order to understand the existing qualities of the found urban spaces a system is used to translate the urban qualities into different scales. Down to architecture and even some technical details of the building _ I call it the fractal reading and writing of space.
The museum is constituted as a collection of voids on several scales. A so called urban carpet represents the first degree void of the fractal writing. An open domain space that is programmable by the users. At urban level it connects the waterfront to the city centre, overpassing the existing rail tracks and topography.
Under and between the building semi public spaces are offered to the city. Inside the building the voids continue as a series of booling operations that form a continuous lobby space. This void is connecting all parts of the museum as a manifold space in between the gallery solids . It is used programatically as a space for tranquility and education.
directions_ to follow:
_using computer based algorithms to read behavior of people in space
_using logic scripts to optimize architectural problems (here: distribution of light hairs on the facade)