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One cannot imagine a film narrative taking place with the absence of built space. Given the dependency of film on architecture. The purpose of this terminal is to use techniques of cinematography to conclude in a unique design resolution. This is done by using the intermediacy of camera movements and human occupation to create a distinct formal resolution and spatial arrangement. Miami’s iconic scene is utilized to place a terminal adjacent to Dodge Island, which provided the opportunity to question the role of duality in a city that has a long history of accepting refugees for decades. This allow for the project to take on a double narrative and question the spatial role of the refugee and tourist.

 

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Roma from Alfonso Cuaron Is used a departing initiative to reference sophisticated camera shots. The movie also plays with the idea of a double spatial experience of a typical family and a servant, both using the space differently. One which is more utilitarian and the other less methodological. Three scenes from Roma are used to generate a formal vocabulary and clarify spatial sequences and experiences. Steel in a similar way takes the role of duality by providing an assembly of oversized panels that assembles holistically an provide a rich interior with subtle spatial complexities. The resolved terminal aims to be a marine companion for disembarking tourists cruise ships and small boats.

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Camera movements in this case are fundamental, since it is the opposite of photography or a still shot. The camera can distort space and allow for the experience of the viewer to change radically. Nonetheless, a frame or ‘screen’ is necessary to implement what is the final intermediary between action and reaction. The architecture remains static while the perception of space changes completely. This is done through the manipulation of camera operations. The steel terminal proposed analyzes camera tracking-movements and distill camera angles to create an architectural language that is remains constantly active for both occupants, steel serves as a companion for the actively engaged marine architecture of Miami.

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