Fragmented Futures

Abstract:

Fragmented Futures is a Science Fiction Museum and Future Research Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is based on the idea that architecture has always played a protagonist role in science fiction to help set the stage technologically, aesthetically, and atmospherically. The buliding therefore serves as a prime vehicle to visualize technological progress (and sometimes decline) and entice us into the future. The building challenges what a science fiction museum could potentially be. With the advancement of technology science fiction will always be in flux, so the museum both documents science fiction’s past and provides laboratories to get a glimpse into its future.
Fragmentation in the plan combined with topographical shifts organizes space in a way that brings visitors in and out of orientation from the central atrium. Long, narrow fragments add an element of mystery to the gallery spaces while large fragments provide space for gathering spaces.


Museum of Science Fiction - Williamsburg, New York


University of Pennsylvania School of Design, 2013

Architecture Studio 602
Critic: Ferda Kolatan

Project Collaborator: Michael Kipfer



Video by Michael Kipfer


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