Studio 6

Train station Marfa Texas

From above the town of Marfa Texas appears as a discrete and well managed island adrift in a landscape of aridity, almost equidistant between LA and Chicago. Marfa presents itself unusually as a focal point for art-tourism. Shop windowed by artists such as Donald Judd, Ilya Kabakov, Claes Oldenburge and Richard Long but to name a few, Marfa unfolds an art scene across arid terrain branding itself as a contestant in the market of global wealth and power.

100 miles south of Marfa, straddling the Mexican-American border are pairs of towns known as ‘Texas Colonias’. Although these communities often display high Hispanic demography and poor infrastructural servicing, their architectures curiously incorporate a hybrid of Mexican concerns of both remembering homeland and projecting ambitions for identity through the aesthetics of the suburban American dream.

Studio 6’s project has been to mediate the suburban sleepiness of the American Dream, art-tourism and ideas if identity through place and industry.

The rail stations have incorporated industries such as, ‘rail-way cemetery’, bakery, dance and artist studios, newspaper industry, pool station.

Rail Station & Cremetorium by Egle Rinkselyte

Details

Course BA (Hons) Architecture

Images

 Towards Immensity
Towards Immensity Egle Rinkselyte

Egle Rinkselyte 

 Dance Railway Station
Dance Railway Station Rebecca Winchester

Rebecca Winchester 

 Dance Railway Station Section
Dance Railway Station Rebecca Winchester 2

Rebecca Winchester 

 Mapping the Border//Douglas, USA Vs Agua Prieta, Mexico
Mapping the Border Gabriella Luciani

Gabriella Luciani 

 Snapshots from Marfa, Tx. The Silo & The Railway
Snapshots from Marfa Gabriella Luciani

Gabriella Luciani 

 Snapshots from Marfa, Tx. The Silo & The Railway
Snapshots from Marfa Gabriella Luciani 2

Gabriella Luciani 

 Propaganda Paper Trail
Propaganda Paper Trail Luke Mihaere

Luke Mihaere 

 Railway Station and Public Exhibition Space
Railway Station Public Exhibition Space Lloyd Preston-Allen

Lloyd Preston-Allen 

 Railway Station and Public Exhibition Space
Railway Station Public Exhibition Space Lloyd Preston-Allen 2

Lloyd Preston-Allen 

 Superimposed cityscape
Superimposed cityscape Pierre Blanc

Pierre Blanc 

 Constellations
Constellations Pierre Blanc

Pierre Blanc 

 Sectional Model
Sectional Model Zhihao Huang

Zhihao Huang 

 Structural Model
Structural Model Zhihao Hunag

Zhihao Huang 

 Building Circulation
Building Circulation Onlada Insamut

Onlada Insamut 

 Building Elevation
Building Elevation Onlada Insamut

Onlada Insamut 

 Train Station
Train Station Kyungsoo Min

Kyungsoo Min 

 Train Station
Train Station Kyungsoo Min 2

Kyungsoo Min 

Anthony Svelto
Egle Rinkselyte
Evryta Kourouzou
Florian Siegel
Gabriella Luciani
George Tigkas
Kyungsoo Min
Liva Sultanova
Lloyd Preston-Allen
Luke Mihaere
Mei Tsao
Melpomeni Manoliadi
Onlada Imsamut
Pierre Blanc
Rebecca Winchester
Zhihao Arthur Huang