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The Museum of Moving Images, Granville Island, Vancouver Kwong, Maureen 1998

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T H E M U S E U M O F MOVING IMAGES GRANVILLE ISLAND, VANCOUVER by MAUREEN KWONG B.A., The University of British Columbia, 1991  A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT O F T H E REQUIREMENTS FOR T H E D E G R E E O F MASTER O F ARCHITECTURE in T H E F A C U L T Y O F G R A D U A T E STUDIES School of Architecture  We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard  T H E UNIVERSITY O F BRITISH COLUMBIA May 1998 (c) Maureen Kwong, 1998  in  presenting this  degree at the  thesis  in  partial  fulfilment  of  the  requirements  University  of  British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make it  freely available for reference and study. I further agree that copying  of  department  this thesis for scholarly or  by  his  or  her  purposes may be  representatives.  It  is  for  an  permission for extensive  granted by the understood  that  publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without permission.  Department of  T&CTO£g  The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Date  DE-6  (2/88)  A ? * * , " / /??g>  advanced  head of my copying  or  my written  ABSTRACT  In October 1997 The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design proposed that a Museum of Moving Images be built at the site adjacent to the intended Granville Island Film Center currently under development permit application at The City of Vancouver. ECIAD intended the museum to show "... the magic in which the film was created by..." In addition, the program would comprise a library of books, videos, and compact discs.  The starting point of the thesis was the two key words of the program: "moving" and "image". The museum was dependent not only the phenomenal qualities of site but the recognition of the visceral and of the construction of images through human vision and experience.  The thesis explored fundamental constructs of film (the projection of light  through an image on transparency onto a surface and further, the way the eye registers that phenomena) as a basic framework for realizing the principles of the moving image.  Beginning at the ground both the parking on the site and the adjacent site gradually slopes to the lowest part of the "bar" building which from ground to sky consists of gallery, retail space, library, small theater and administration offices. The bar is intersected by a series of "tubes" containing the museum spaces. The front facade along the retail strip is the point at which all of the program can be read simultaneously.  The first tube begins at the point of entry of the museum and gradually  rises and switches  back and forth through the site up to the third level of the larger  bar building where there is a connection to the neighbouring film center, the library, or the roof top. Each tube is punctured with slots that allow glimpses and chance visual connections of other bodies moving through the museum and facilitates the registration of the bodies position within the space of the museum and the site.  ii  TABLE OF CONTENTS  Title Page  i  Abstract  ii  Table of Contents  iii  Acknowledgement  iv  MODEL Figure 1 Site Axonometric  1  Figure 2 Site Aerial  2  Figure 3 Longitudinal Elevation  3  Figure 4 Rear Elevation  4  Figure 5 Front Elevation  5  DRAWINGS Figure 6 Short Section and Elevation  6  Figure 7 Longitudinal Section Tube 1 and Elevation  7  Figure 8 Longitudinal Section Tube 2 & 3  8  Figure 9 Longitudinal Section Tube 4 & Subterrainian Plan  9  Figure 10 Ground Plan and Library 1  10  Figure 11 Library 2 and Administration Plan  11  iii  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT  This thesis could not have been realized without the generous time and thought of my committee members Scott Romses, Matthew Talbot-Kelly and chair person George Y u .  iv  1  CD  a> CO  a o £  o  CO  >  0  111  15 c T5 3 *-«  'cn c  3 CO  4  5  6  7  9  10  11  


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