PAUL PIOTR RACHFALSKI - ONE AND/OR THE OTHER

PAUL PIOTR RACHFALSKI - ONE AND/OR THE OTHER
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  • Item #: 500-013

ARTIST: paul piotr rachfalski 

AFFILIATION: UIC_SOA | UNIVERSITY_OF_ILLINOIS_IN_CHICAGO_SCHOOL_OF_ARCHITECTURE 

DESCRIPTION: LOOSEY/TIGHTY

This started out with a investigation into Catenary curves. The catenary curve - Loosey - is a type of curve whose form is defined and symbolically represented by a string with no internal resistance equally loaded at an infinite number of points equally spaced along its length. 
Site:
NET SITE AREA:54,500_TRACK AREA:24,000_TOTAL:78,500
The site is described by a set of bounding edges: River, at grade train tracks, elevated train tracks, the street, and surrounding buildings.
Program:
PROGRAM_PERMANENT:30UNITS-12,000_PERM.STORAGE:16,000_LOADING-AND-RECIEVEING:8,000_PARKING:20,000_TEMPORARY-MARKET:20,000_PUBLIC-PARK:8,000_TOTAL:84,000
the program is modeled on the European model of specialized venders per food group (fish, meat, Dairy, Fruit and vegetables, canned and dried goods, flowers, coffee shop, bakery, and wine shop) The permeant market is made up by 30 independent stands. In complement to this permanent program is a temporary seasonal market that can accommodate various types of outdoor markets (framers, book fairs, clothing and jewelry, flea market and holiday markets). A small public parking facility serves both permanent and temporary markets. A public park is also intertwined within the markets edges and river side.

 

 

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