Scaffolding as a mask for urban renewal

Typologies of Scaffolding, playing on the Russian building ideals of completely erasing an old building for a new building

Provocation 1: The masking of Scaffolding causes the memory of building to be erased from ones mind and can be replaced with completely new buildings

Diagram of existing historical buildings in Moscow that have undergone cycles of construction, deconstruction and reconstruction

Diagram of application of scaffolding as grid that mutates externally and internally with different buildings

Site analysis of buildings that have undergone cycles of deconstruction, reconstruction and preservation

Site analysis of different types of users on both sides of river banks

Scaffolding used to blur the iconic quality of Moscow's city profile

Initial proposal of design and programs based on users that grow vertically based on changing seasons

Proposal of vertical growth of proposed design

Application of an infrastructural ordering grid for elements

Initial proposal of mutation of infrastructural grid based on elements and programs

Proposal of mutation of infrastructural grid based on elements and programs

Diagram of universal system versus the individual system of proposal

Individual infrastructural system proposal of mutations

Plans of phasing of infrastructure and elements expanding

Sections of phasing of infrastructure and elements expanding in relation to existing bridge

Micro scale of phasing

Description of Programmatic operations

Phasing of programs based on combinations of buildings

Plan of final programmatic phasing

Phasing of Growth of Forms and Programs

Time based Sections of phasing of proposed design

Time based Sections of phasing of proposed design

Field of Cores and Fragments of Forms and Programs

Organizational Core

Construction of different systems of organizational core

Model of basic elements required for the growth of the organizational core

Divisions of Sectors

Programmatic and Formal Growth of Core

Preservation of form = Contained Programming
Deconstruction of form = Distributed Programming
Reconstruction of form = Mismatched Programming

Growth and changes to cores within 6 months between Summer to Autumn

Urban Provocation of reconstruction of forgotten monuments of Moscow

Palimpsest plans of final organization

Sections of blurs between deconstruction, reconstruction and preservation within the depository

Final provocation of the depository attacking the concentric rings of Moscow

Programmatic Operations

The Depository of Forgotten Monuments

The depository of forgotten monuments addresses the urban paradox of the constant need for renewal. It is a hybrid between the outdated museums versus the current contemporary galleries. It is a curatorial disposition on how the new may exist with the old. It looks to the logic of the grid as an organizational tool for the fragments that will be generated from the constant tension between the Museum and the Gallery.

The form and program are constantly in flux with one another. The zig zag between the two is addressed with the system of scaffolding which has over time been the most excepted system to understand renewal. The external image of the gallery will never match the activities carried out within as the external image is completed by various forms of scaffolding and the internal programs are subdividing the forms.

It does so to expose the current political situation in Moscow which is neither fully controlled nor fully liberated but is the in between of both which has forced awkward mutations of constantly transgressing external forms and internal programs. These transgressions are depicted over time in the depository to generate the process of urban renewal that Muscovites desire.

The project is based on the research from the Catalogue, ‘Palimpsests of the Urban Fabric’

Awarded RIBA President’s Bronze Medal + RIBA Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing
Studio Design