LIGHTING THE NIGHT
My goals of designing a park space that incorporates the ideas and dreams from a community based studio helped me achieve a reflective memory for this project. The goal of my research is use the opportunity spaces within Martin Drive East to light the night through Hmong cultural landscapes with the inspiration from Hmong embroidery patterns. I learned from the Public Interest Design Architect Handbook,
"...buildings influence people's lives, that people influence the design of buildings, and that architects are accountable for the impact of their work on people and environment..."
*Process: Counter point map and sensory map what did you learn from the maps how does it affect you what you did next?, which process did you use (catalytic insertion, new programming, go to the orginal blc field study and read them, the should help you)?
I mapped out properties owned by the Hmong people around this neighborhood. Being able to afford and owning a residential house plays a big role in the Hmong community.
This map shows the counter points from the sensory map which revealed a traditional swirl used in Hmong needlework. Below shows swirl patterns and their meanings to the fabricated life of the Hmong community. They symbolize wisdom, prosperity, family, unity, love, and longevity. I chose these symbols to create a variety of opportunity spaces through cultural landscape.