Vision, Veering

Morgan Spaulding | spring 2017 HAA 96A Transformations studio 

The visual field of a neighborhood park site in Central Cambridge was documented.  Objects and structures able to be seen from the site were assigned scaled valued patches that designated a new visual territory of the site.  Moments of transition between visual values denote immaterial edge conditions without an existing clear identity.  New gateways into and out of the park were added at these immaterial moments, creating clear thresholds that reorient one’s vision.  Views to the park bleed out and collapse with views of the residential fabric context.  Similarly, views moving around the park veer into its interior encouraging entry and engagement with the space.  This intentional disruption of the visual field is investigated for its formal and material architectural consequences as a series of designed gateways connecting inside to out, visually and physically.