erick kristanto: the museum of comic and cartoon art erick kristanto: the museum of comic and cartoon art
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. 


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

  • Looks like Joan Arp, artist, is the influence.

    David says:
  • this is brilliant

    finally – organic form that makes sense and is downright clever as well

    love the 3-D “bubble diagram” (lmao) showing the spatial organization

    if this was an honourable mention, cna’t wait to see what was actually selected

    dbkii says:
  • Really nice… but they’ll have problems getting all four of The Beatles to show up (as seen in the visual).

    Finlay Cowan says:
  • wow. this is different. cool.

    Mel says:
  • its reminds me toyo ito and andrea branzi work

    agnieszka says:

    WM. says:
  • Muito bom!!! (Very Good) From Brazil

    :) says:
  • fantastic … anything unusual can be a reality each that were been in this world begins from our fantasy it has been developed to become reality

    ghazz says:
  • Only in NYC could work

    POFICK says:

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