Pop Brutalism


Year: University of Michigan
Function: Presidential Library
Site location: Washington DC
Institution: University of Michigan
Brief description of the project:
This studio section was geared towards imagining a Presidential Library for George Washington in Washington D.C. at George Washington University. Students produced individual building proposal that worked towards giving architectural definition to the term POP PATRIOTISM. With that collective interest we aimed to produce American Architecture Confections that drew inspiration from architecture and popular culture references, historical and contemporary, whose origins and evolution are strongly affiliated with being Made in USA!
Design Intent
This country is shaped by boxes. These boxes are shaped by each other. An institutional critique through the arrangement of autonomous spaces, contained and framed by external forces. The perceived instability is rendered by an aggregation of endless archive, and the interior ambiguity is derived through the inherent nature of the box. This Project acknowledges the oversized nature that defines the District of Columbia’s urban landscape, and addresses it through its own oversized schema.
Nationality: United States
Contacts: gschwartzman.com
City and date of birth: Eilat Israel 01.05.93
Tutors: James Michael Tate

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Author: Gideon Schwartzman