VITO (ZIXI) CHEN 2019-20 YEAR 2
Between Stasis and Anti-Stasis: An architectural duel of market and music
A food market for downtown Chicago that integrates adaptive performance and recording spaces for Jazz musicians, reviving the street culture lost to the sprawling of the city. Through the tinkering of a kinetic architecture, the market transforms daily into an immersive music hall.
Imagined as a playground for city-dwellers and a shelter for the Jazz musicians, the programmatic contradictions play out through an architecture of mediation. The prototypical timber and steel frame is carefully weighted and calibrated to balance, shift, and reconstruct the differing spatial conditions that market trading and musical performance necessitate.
Tutors: Greg Storrar, Farlie Reynolds