Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
West End Museum Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts by PRAUD
April 20th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
The West End Museum is a community-based museum in Boston which is dedicated to documenting the history of the West End of Boston especially the immigrant era which dates approximately from 1880 to the West Ends destruction by eminent domain in 1958.
Although its continuous effort, it still remains as a small not well-known museum in Boston, and thus the museum is trying to have a new strategy to out reach to publics as well as tourists to Boston.
PRAUD’s strategy is to propose a pavilion and street furnitures that can reach to the people in other neighborhoods as well as tourist to Boston. The strategy is to make a urban landscape field on the site by aggregating piece-meals of street furnitures that will be donated by each organization or resident for a main event of West End Museum show-case, and after the event, those piece-meals will be displaced around major public spaces in Boston so that people can recognize West End Museum and its neighborhood without actually coming to West End.Therefore, displaced urban furnitures can work as urban follies thatcan be recognized by public and help them to learn and understand about the history of West End.