Introduction: Create Your Own PeepSHOW
peepSHOW is an urban viewing station that focuses the gaze and thoughts of a passersby onto obscure or concealed scenes on Market Street, creating moments for the user to contemplate his or her surroundings and acts to spur discussion and create shared experience. peepSHOW builds on the notion of a nature-lover’s viewing station or scenic (birdwatching, scenic overlooks) but centers this in an active, dense city context, allowing for the contemplation of the urban environment.
Step 1: Get Inspired
Go to your site! Observe, photograph, interview, hang out!
Step 2: Draw
Step 3: Collaborate
Engage the community! Talk to people on the street, meet with community organizations!
Step 4: Design
Rhino - create the form using the paneling tool and unroll the form to make the individual panels
CAD - lay out the panles onto sheets to be converted into cut files
V-Carve - import the CAD files to make cut files to be CNC routed
Step 5: Budget and Materials
Mockups and testing of materials
Main structure panels (Local lumber yard)
4'x8'x1/2" 5 ply birch plywood ($40 each x 50 panels)
Joints (Local lumber yard)
4'x'8'x3/4" 7 ply birch plywood (10 panels)
Mirrored Panels (Tap Plastics)
4'x8'x1/8" mirrored acrylic panels(30 sheets)
Floor (local lumber yard)
Framing and fasteners
Fabrication (Advanced Laser Santa Clara, Techshop SF)
Mirrored Panels lasercutting
TechShop Memberships for CNC routing
Lighting (Cool Neon West Oakland)
Transporation and Storage (uhaul, carshare)
Step 6: Testing
Step 7: Fabricate
Step 8: Install
Step 9: Observe
Step 10: Break Down
We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.