Quito sits within an Andean valley, surrounded on all sides by an intense and striking landscape. As a result, the city is highly affected by topography, with numerous vantage points for some incredible panoramas.
Timelapse photography is a powerful primary research documentation tool that offers designers the ability to compress a dense amount of information into accelerated frame rates better suited for analysis of environments in flux. It is within this compression that a designer can understand the complex and subtle nature of patterns and hierarchies, information that is not immediately evident while standing on a street corner or overlooking a valley.
This research is part of an ongoing investigation into timelapse photography and its role in architectural representation and site analysis.
in collabration with Nathan Shobe (M.Arch I '13) and Mariusz Klemens (MAUD '12)
A Line in the Andes: Rethinking Quito through its Subsurface
Felipe Correa, Spring 2012
Graduate School of Design, Harvard University