The Ephemera Society of America
The Ephemera Society of America moved to 465 Grand Street in the culturally rich and historically colorful Lower East Side of Manhattan. Their intention is to expand the visibility and accessibility of the organization by relocating to a larger, specifically designed New York headquarters.
The design concept is derived from "the firefly", which embodies the original meaning of word "ephemera". Trying to represent the beauty and impression from the spaces. Throughout the entire floors, a path of light in the middle as a focal point, and will be designed to emphasize the unforgettable short-lived moment,
When going inside, consciously arranged lighting will welcome people invite to the moment in the space. Like the way fireflies draw, people will experience a flow by the elements of lines, shapes, lights, with views from one level to another, and also between the day and night. The fluid movement will represent a sensitive relationship to the historical context that "ephemera" is a way in which a particular social attitude of the time is evinced.
Project: Institutional Design
Skills: Research, Schematic Design, Space Planning, Material Selection, Model Making, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Revit, Auto CAD, Powerpoint, Word
Place: 465 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
Date: 2014 Winter
EVENTS ARE THE EPHEMERA OF HISTRY;
THEY PASS ACROSS ITS STAGE LIKE FIREFLIES,
HARDLY GLIMPSED BEFORE THEY SETTLE BACK INTO DARKNESS AND AS OFTEN AS NOT INTO OBLIVION.
- Fernand Braudel
WAITING AREA @ 1st Floor
Cafe @ 1st Floor
APARTMENT @ 4th Floor