SHAKER ANALYSIS
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ANALYTICAL STUDIO :: SP10
professor Andrew Saunders



Understanding analysis as an operative design technique to identify distinguishing organizational and performative logic intrinsic to the spatial, material, and tectonic aspects of Shaker culture. The assignment starts off with thorough analyzation of the assigned artifact, Shaker Antique Picket Fence Laundry Basket, and its specific performances and affects (transparency, flexibility, fluidity).

ANALYSIS

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The next iteration is a pavilion design, utilizing the results of the research. This exercise is a test of the architectural consequences of the Shaker artifact analysis on material affects and performances as well as the material assemblages, tectonic tessellations, and spanning strategies.

PAVILION

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The final stage is a museum design, based on the initial research and the pavilion design. Based on the original basket performance diagram, the pattern can be superimposed on a wall in order to create light wells. These light wells direct the light according to the angle of the sun and the size of the oval.

MUSEUM DIAGRAMS/DRAWINGS

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Furthermore, the footprint of an old mill is used to determine the topography of the new museum site. The spaces are arranged according to the old structure, and the circulation loosely follows the same paths. This gives the spectator the opportunity to “take a walk through history” as they are visiting the museum. This notion also respects the old footprint and arrangement of the mill.

MUSEUM RENDERINGS

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