A weekend visit to Providence, Rhode Island, for a symposium on “Site and Stories: Mapping a Preservation Ecosystem,” could not go by without a visit to the Cranston Street Armory. A massive and beautiful structure, a pile of tan bricks, built in 1907 for $650,000 designed with a sequence of crenellated turrets. It makes quite … Continue reading Field Visit: Providence Armory
By Day 2, the Armory Futures Canvas was starting to fill up. It was an open, unedited, anonymous (mostly), and shared space made from paper and sharpies. There will be a lot more information to analyze from the Futures Canvas, and we intend to transcribe all of the ideas represented here.
If you click on the image above, you should be able to zoom-in enough to read the Social History board we prepared for Excavating the Armory. Over the weekend, a number of contributions were made to this timeline as the post-it notes collected on the board. We will soon be documenting and sharing these pieces … Continue reading Social History
Our model was a hit with kids, who enjoyed making and arranging small dioramas that represented new programs and activities that could be inserted into the spaces of the Armory. The model was built in the Urban Research & Representation seminar at Yale School of Architecture. A group effort to design and build the model … Continue reading Modeling the Armory
The New Haven Armory on Goffe Street is part of a network of similar buildings across the State, each with its own study. We present a quick survey of a few of these buildings produced by Jincy Kunnatharayil, Yale Architecture student.
Lucy Gellman’s piece about Excavating the Armory was published in the Arts Paper. Check it out! https://www.artspaper.org/articles/2017/10/12/goffe-streets-landmark-reimagined
We had a chance to meet as a group at the Armory on Wednesday, October 4, to review our presentation boards. New Haven Academy students provided crucial feedback to work prepared by Yale School of Architecture students. We meet again on October 11 for a final review of our materials before Armory Weekend!