Creating Animation Along the Edges

Creating Animation Along the Edges

“We spend a lot of time along the edges,” McCarthy muses. “We think of the architectural frame as the skins of our space – the exterior that marks the spot where something happens. If you can really animate the edges, if you can create and draw seating along the fringe but program the center space where it comes alive with performances or things to do for different user groups – people, characters on a stage – that’s what makes the overall project come alive.”

For SITE solutions, almost more important than what is produced, is the focus on approaching design with a “why” behind every decision and the overall business model, which McCarthy notes is an effort to make “unanticipated experiences come alive.” This is accomplished through an artful methodology of scaling exterior rooms to be comfortable for the right quantity of people and creating “animation along the edges.”