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Space Agency was invited to join Rudabeh Pakravan to participate in the 2012 Pamphlet Architecture competition, hosted by Princeton Architectural Press. The submission proposed interventions along the Panamerican Highway which foster a shared identity among the American nations.The Panamerican Highway spans 11,000 miles from Alaska in the north to Tierra del Fuego in the south.
LITTLE, BIG: a study in scales
How do you work with the potential of scale without falling prey to the seduction of size? How can architecture occupy a transnational scale without building the extra-large single-container projects that occupy huge sites? Does there have to be a bigger political, economic, or environmental agenda, or can there be a simpler goal of trying to generate a collective good will across borders?
In social sciences, “framing” is how we each interpret and understand our surroundings. Based on our cultural or biological influences, we create a set of filters or frames, and it is through these that we see the world. By co-opting this concept, we propose an architecture that acts as a series of frames – moments within a bigger context through which we make sense of the world.
This pamphlet comes out of a search for ways to make visible a collective identity across these bigger contexts. The proposal shown here, “Redefining Connections”, is the beginning of that search. By focusing on a huge piece of transnational infrastructure, in this case the Pan-American Highway, we are able to propose an architecture that provides opportunities for the creation of linkages, densities, and ways to engender good will, communication, and connectivity.
Space Agency was engaged to develop a wayfinding strategy and to design signage for a Science and Technology professional campus in northwest Riyadh dedicated to scientists of all fields. The objective of the wayfinding strategy is to promote knowledge-sharing and cross-pollination of ideas through the spatial layout of the campus and movement framework.
This is achieved through a route layout which encourages scientists of different sectors to cross paths both inside buildings and within public space. The amalgamation of signage, seating and lighting clusters within public space facilitate information-sharing in central gathering spaces. The design concept for the signage draws on influences from Arabic contributions to the advancement of science and mathematics – geometry in particular.
Space Agency was appointed to develop a wayfinding and signage strategy for the forecourt and multi-storey car park to the new Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport.
The forecourt is the primary approach to the new terminal for departing passengers, and for arriving passengers it is one of the first impressions after landing.