design problem //
Create a three-dimensional design as a “site identifier” for the Kansas City Art Institute
the captures the essence of the college.
The problem that this particular side of the campus faces is the fact that there is no way to know that one is on the KCAI campus. The site needs something that will show the viewer that they are entering campus. The site identifier needs to represent the school as a whole and represent the artistic spirit.
site assessment //
The site for the proposed three-dimensional design is located on the Oak Street side of the KCAI campus. The walkway leads from the campus green to the street with an angle toward the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The walkway is made up of small cement blocks with glass blocks inserted at regular intervals that light up with different colors at night. This site resides in between the Irving building, which holds Digital Media majors, and the Painting Building. There is traffic, pedestrian and automotive, going both parallel and perpendicular to the site. We, Bri and Morgan, feel that it’s important that whatever “site identifier” is placed in the location should be able to be seen by both those who are walking and driving and by people that are passing by or going towards the site. We also feel that the organic quality of the campus green and the quality of the man made buildings around it should be tied together in a harmonious way, since both these factors are important for campus life.
a bit of inspiration //
3 concept sketches //