The presentation sheets, like the project itself, are subtle and minimalist in design. The layout makes use of a clever striated organization that allows for both horizontal and vertical full-span images to engage the reader as the project might engage the visitor: undoubtedly horizontal at a global level while vertical within the smaller-scale framed corridors. While the submission is primarily black and white by design the reader seeks to understand the project’s assumed variability: what is the experience under a bright blue sky? The sunset? Cinema is, often, an experience of vivid color, and while the design reveals itself as a muted white backdrop to the animation of projected screenings, the designer should not feel limited by this. Competitions entries all, ultimately, also need to inspire. The project would benefit from more concise text and a larger font. While the text on the final page describes well the variation of experiences, the introductory text on the first sheet is lengthy for a competition proposal. It is possible to be both poetic and brief! Finally, it is recommended that the author further develop the sail detail, which is the primary project constructive detail but which is not represented clearly here. Can the thin sail really stand, structurally speaking, against the harsh Icelandic winds?
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Jury feedback summary
Slow Sails is a veritable monument to earth and sky, a series of outdoor open-air corridors formed by fiberglass ‘sails’ to frame views of the landscape and sky above. The effervescent, reflective finishes of the sails are designed to change with variations in daylight, weather and season. Amidst the striated corridors created by these vertical walls are hidden ‘solid’ screening rooms and other enclosed spaces built of insulated wood stud and sod brick. Slow Field provokes users to engage with film via varied cinematic experiences that are both indoor and open air, using reverse and standard projections onto walls within the intimacy of enclosed rooms as well as on the surfaces of the exterior sails, thereby merging the cinematic experience with the natural landscape and site.