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Monster Box

Monster Box

Critic: Tom Wiscombe

Yale School of Architecture, Advanced Studio

Fall, 2013

The new Broad Museum in Los Angeles is an evolution of the box-in-a-box concept; it is a monster-in-a-box. A figural gallery space, the monster, is inserted into a generic box space. The monster has crisp edges which give shape to a continuous involuted surface. This monster stretches and deforms the outer skin on one end of the building, while the other side retains its orthogonal edges. Both areas of looseness and taughtness define this outer skin.

This skin also takes on the graphic character of the monster within. Sectional lines interpolated from the inner figure are projected on the outside. As the graphic lines approach the regularized box end, they dissipate accordingly in relation to the geometry.

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Floating FINAL Render 2.jpg

Monster Box

Critic: Tom Wiscombe

Yale School of Architecture, Advanced Studio

Fall, 2013

The new Broad Museum in Los Angeles is an evolution of the box-in-a-box concept; it is a monster-in-a-box. A figural gallery space, the monster, is inserted into a generic box space. The monster has crisp edges which give shape to a continuous involuted surface. This monster stretches and deforms the outer skin on one end of the building, while the other side retains its orthogonal edges. Both areas of looseness and taughtness define this outer skin.

This skin also takes on the graphic character of the monster within. Sectional lines interpolated from the inner figure are projected on the outside. As the graphic lines approach the regularized box end, they dissipate accordingly in relation to the geometry.

Monster Box
DSC02682 2.jpg
DSC02679 2.jpg
Composite Section.jpg
elevation single.jpg
plan.jpg
sectionn 01 d.jpg
Final Wiscombe Render Aerial 2.jpg
Final Wiscombe Render Aerial 3 distort.jpg
Floating FINAL Render 2.jpg