Film Archive Center
A car passing by the site will feel like they're moving at a constant speed through a balance of driving speed and architectural exposure.
Tschumi analysis: formal expression
The form is informed by site analysis modeled after Bernard Tschumi’s The Manhattan Transcripts Project. To perceptually transform the physical deceleration (panel 4, 1 ring = 1 second) into a smooth ride (panel 4p), I arrive at the architectural expression in Panel 5.
The Tschumi analysis resulted in three separate buildings that organize programs by their privacy requirements. The intertwining strips of concrete and glass envelope each building to satisfy daylighting needs.
East wing houses public programs such as theater and bookstore, central wing houses library and conservation rooms that require more intimate experience for film professionals, and west wing is for less frequent public use such as conferences.
The steps leading to the entrance of the East Wing serve as seating area for the outdoor theater at night.