LOOKATEQUE. FASHION COMMUNITY CENTER IN SAN FRANCISCO,

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  • THE LOOKATEQUE, SAN FRANCISCO’S FASHIONCOMMUNITY CENTER, IS A COMBINATION OF THE BUILDING AND ACTIVELANDSCAPE-PROMENADE.

    THE PROMENADE IS A LARGE SPAN OPEN SPACE UNDER THE BUILDING. IT CONSISTS OF THEPROGRAMMED MULTI-FUNCTIONAL LOOK-BOOK PARK, WINTER ROOM AND EXTERIOR GRAND STAIRS.

    IN GENERAL THE SPATIAL ORGANIZATION OF THE BUILDING OFLOOKATEQUE IS BASED ON PRINCIPLES OF VOYEURISM AND EXHIBITIONISM, CONSTANTMOVEMENT AND EXPOSURE, VISUAL CONNECTIONS AND SITUATIONS. PROGRAMMATICALLY ITIS NOT DEDICATED FOR MAIN FUNCTION, BUT INSTEAD IS CAPITALIZED ON THE WALKINGAND IMPROVISING. FOR THIS PURPOSES THERE ARE MANY VOYEURISTIC POCKETS IN THEBUILDING, AS WELL AS UNCONTROLLED (MULTI-FUNCTIONAL) SPACES, WHERE USERS CANDECIDE WHAT TO DO THEMSELVES. ROOMS DO NOT HAVE DOORS IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THESPECTACULAR TRANSPARENCY AND MAINTAIN THE INTERACTIVE FLUIDITY OF THE SPACE.
  • LOOK-BOOK SQUARE, OPEN PUBLIC PROMENADE. GROUND FLOOR. THE LANDSCAPE FLEXIBLY PROGRAMMED FOR ACCOMODATION OF VARIOUS EVENTS, AND EQUIPED FOR PHOTOSHOOTS.
  • THE ORGANIZATION OF THE SPACES INSIDE THE BUILDING: CONTINIOUS CATWALK-RAMPS CONNECTING THE FACILITIES.
  • PUBLIC SEWING WAREHOUSE, WHERE ANYONE CAN COME AND SEW SOMETHING UP, AND MAY SELL AT THE PROMENADE=) 
  • ROOF GARDEN, EMULATING THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE DOLORES PARK OF SAN FRANCISCO AT DAY TIME; AND TRANSFORMING TO THE OPEN-AIR NIGHT BAR AS SOON AS SUN GOES DOWN.
     
  • DESIGN RESEARCH BASED ON LOOKING AT THE URBAN FABRIC OF SAN FRANCISCO. I ZOOMED IN AT THE MOST ACTIVE STREETS-PROMENADES, AND ANALYZED ITS BEHAVIORISTIC PROPERTIES.
  • PROGRAM DIAGRAMS
  • MASSING SCHEMES ON THE SITE AND APPLICATION OF URBAN ANALYSIS TO THE PROGRAM.

  • WALL SECTION
  • PHUSICAL MODEL. LASER CUTED FROM ACRYLIC PLEXY GLASS.