Richard Johnson Design
Metabolism and Dematerialization of an installation If the Exploratorium is being shaped by a multitude of external forces could we heighten this exchange by reframing these internal and external forces? If so, this new context, in the form of a architectural installation, could be considered a shaping force itself and be deployed to redirect flows - material and informational. This includes the spatial distribution of facilities and visitors? and the patterns of spatial interaction, especially those that are manifested by flows. As the museum acts as a register of these flows, these new installations would need to be developed to trace these new relationships as they are displayed and visualized. This symbiotic relationship between the physical and the nonphysical will enable one to reexamine the typology of the architecture. Flexibility, would the highest order in this new transformation. Visitors, through their engagement, would become just as important in dictating how the installation would function and relate across the museum floor. These new distributed installations would act as transparent gauges of change in the museum floor/landscape, registering interconnections through the structure of the building.
San Francisco, CA