In pursuit of making rail the "mode of choice", H3 asserts that four inextricably linked interventions must be made to improve the City's essential systems and better express its culture: 1) Public Space, Entertainment, and the Environment; 2) Transportation; 3) Education; and 4) Economic Development.Animation, Architecture, Motion Graphics2013
WaterPositive is an interactive multi-media campaign intended to inform and report on the state of the world's water crisis, while engaging the public in a very personal and interactive way. The campaign features a 3-tiered strategy focusing at the global/regional, local/business, and personal level.
The global and regional report is made up of an animated global map, regional water reports, and a “Water Ticker” to be displayed on the NASDAQ tower. The visualization builds on the USGS comparison of water aquifers to bank accounts, where groundwater is analogous to money in an account. Following this logic, groundwater recharge and storage represents positive gains (blue), while consumption is represented as negative (red). Water consumption and depletion rates are then visualized to evoke financial market reports, continually in flux. The substitution of water data for the ubiquitous financial data we are so often bombarded with, juxtaposes the much publicized financial crisis with the relatively invisible water crisis and puts into question our values and priorities as a society.
At the local level, Times Square area businesses are invited to participate in the campaign by volunteering their own water data to a localized report on gains and losses to be displayed in real-time on the vertical Thomas Reuters screen. Additionally, they are invited to sponsor one of the 8 horizontal partition screens to display their own data to the public. These screens will report on water consumption and savings of each proprietor, throwing a new spin on marketing, advertising, and competition.
To engage the individual, a WaterPositive smartphone app is made available for free download to help individuals learn more about the water crisis, track their own water consumption and savings, and interact with and support area businesses and organizations as they track and report on their own water patterns.Animation, Branding, Motion Graphics2011
Architect Hugh Hardy is the quintessential New Yorker. His irrepressible love of the city animates all of his work, and can be found in many of the city’s most beloved institutions. His new book "Theater of Architecture" gathers twenty of Hardy’s projects, both within New York City and beyond its borders, to frame a candid discussion about the collaborations, challenges, and strategies that gave rise to each project’s design. It illuminates the combination of all factors that create memorable architecture.
Hardy began his career under the celebrated scenic designer Jo Mielziner, who profoundly influenced Hardy’s views on light as an element of design. His subsequent work on Lincoln Center’s Beaumont Theater with Eero Saarinen has also greatly advanced his fascination with how people come together in public spaces. New York examples are the magnificently restored Radio City Music Hall, projects at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the café in Bryant Park and the renovated New Amsterdam and New Victory theaters on Forty Second Street.Architecture, Film2013
A multimedia presentation for Beyond Paris [suite]: A New Campus for the University of Paris at SaclcayArchitecture, Motion Graphics, Landscape Design2011
Created for the City+Arch+River Competition (cityarchrivercompetition.org/).
With the help of James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc.
All content © 2010 by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.Landscape Design, Multimedia, Motion Graphics2011
Our project proposes to establish the new campus as a place for the citizens of Paris, to gather and engage with this agro/silvacultural heritage, and to engender in a deeper appreciation of productive landscapes and their ecologies.Architecture, Landscape Design, Urbanism2010
As botanical gardens have succeeded in creating a wonderful heterogeneity of orchids within the boundaries of these gardens, the variation of orchids world wide have dwindled. The result has caused the endangerment of a large number of orchid species.Landscape Design, Urbanism2010
Motion graphic presentation for GOWANUS CANAL SPONGE PARK™ by dlandstudio llc.
Motion Graphics: James Willeford
Lanscape Architecture/Planning: dlandstudio llcLandscape Design, Motion Graphics, Urbanism2011
A photographic essay of Lovells Island, Boston HarborPhotography2011
For this weather app, I made sure to keep it simple. Providing only the most basic of informantion: temp, forecast, date, time, city, hourly forecast, and weekly forecast. All data is accassible on the main screen, with current data at the center. Hourly forecast, up to 12 hours ahead, is activated by sliding button.
Purpose: Provide up-to-date weather data, hourly and weekly forecasts to all users. Temperature, weather, city, time, date, and forecasts.
For Who: All users needing quick up-to-date weather information.UI/UX2013