Julie Kress.

Drawing. Animation. &
Speculative Architecture.

Guiding Edges

Community Center for the Sighted
Temple University 2017 - Senior Capstone Award

Seher Erdogan Ford
Context. Manayunk Venice Island
Project Type. Community Center

This building is defined by three “Guiding Edges”, along which spaces compress and expand to provide unique, identifiable experiences. The guiding edge thickens and thins according to programmatic needs (transforming into seating, shelving, and stairs), as well as to impact sensations of lightness and heaviness.

The 3 gestures are the spines of the building, from which guidelines were extracted to construct the body.

The curving roof expands and contracts to produce identifiable feelings of lightness and compression within each space.

© 2020 Julie Kress.