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erick kristanto: the museum of comic and cartoon art
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jan 28, 2011
erick kristanto: the museum of comic and cartoon art


‘the museum of comic and cartoon art’ by erick kristanto in new york
all images courtesy erick kristanto

new york-based graduate erick kristanto has sent us images of his entry into the ‘museum of comic and cartoon art’
competition set for manhattan, new york. the design, which earned kristanto an honorable mention,
was influenced by the form and properties of speech bubbles, creating spaces that are unconventional
in both shape and organization.

the general volume of the building was first subdivided into storeys and programs after negotiating the appropriate area
for each function. represented by bubble quotes, the individual rooms were adjusted in to modules and arranged
to seemingly hover in space on top of the other. circulation is mainly driven by a central helix ramp while shortcuts
are provided by short, by-passing slides in between levels. views toward the street and brooklyn bridge
are established while open roof surfaces are converted into multi-functional areas. 


atrium


helix ramp


street view


schematic diagram


wire frame model and sectional render


ground floor plan
(1)
main entrance
(2) retail
(3) gallery / seasonal exhibition
(4) admission
(5) archives / collection storage
(6) staff offices
(7) staff break area
(8) pantry
(9) service entrance
(10) helix ramp


long section – BB
(1) main entrance
(2) retail
(3) gallery / seasonal exhibition
(4) admission
(5) archives / collection storage
(6) staff offices
(7) staff break area
(8) pantry
(9) service entrance
(10) helix ramp
(11) theater
(12) lecture hall
(13) computer lab
(14) gallery
(15) meeting room
(16) library + resource center
(17) party area
(18) observation deck
(19) slide
(20) workshop / tool storage
(21) restroom
(22) classroom


short section – AA

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