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Melcher Street Bridge

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Melcher Street bridge

Boston, MA

Vision Sketch

Drawn to a solution that embraces both the permanence of the built environment and the impermanence of events taking place over time. Let the bridge point to everything that surrounds it: Static (buildings/roads/sidewalks), Active (cars/people/pets), and Memory/Emotion (capture time). If the bridge is clad with reflective glass, it would activate the surrounding static components and real time activities.
The goal of this treatment is to achieve a feeling that the bridge is both there and not there; a ghost of what was, a view to what is and an impression of what may come. A bit disorienting and ever changing, yet static and permanent at the same time. 

 
 

 

Fact 1
Earth has traveled more than 5,000 miles in the past 5 minutes.

Fact 2
10% of the World’s population is left handed.

Fact 3
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

 
 

 

“Joe needs to write a quote here, write a quote here, write a quote here….”

 

 

If the glass patterns are in the form of a complex geometry (shards), it would activate the memory/emotional component in which bits and pieces form a larger picture, distinctly different for each observer. 

 

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