Based in New York City, October provides a wide range of services from architectural design to corporate branding. With experience in high-end residential, commercial, and planning, the firm offers a diverse range of services with the support of established professional collaborators in a multitude of industries including film, publishing, and architecture.
Founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard University, the firm was conceived as a platform for experimentation through cooperation with various artists and professionals around the world. The goal of the firm is to propose projects for multidisciplinary collaboration, and to provide solutions to contemporary issues through concerted design exchanges.
"October" (www.october.ag) 是基于纽约的设计事务所，从大尺度的建筑设计到小尺度的企业品牌设计均有涉猎，在拥有高端住宅、商业和规划经验的同时也向众多的其它领域如影片、刊物、多媒体等提供多元化的专业服务。
Winnie Poon AIA
Registered ArchitectNCARB CertifiedBachelor of Architecture Cornell
Master of Architecture II Harvard Bachelor of Architecture Cornell
Winnie Poon AIA
文章- Ziyin Zhou, Winnie Poon
Situated in the neighborhood of Tetuán in Madrid, Spain, the project proposes to improve the comfort of a city and its public spaces through modern energy design methods. By cross-referencing collected climate data on the site and using them to inform the design, the neighborhood’s public spaces are improved through the optimization of outdoor spaces with regards to the different seasonal changes. Aside from outdoor interventions such as the creation of green space and natural shading, a tower on top of the existing community pool is created to passively address the resource consumption of outdoor mediations.
Walden 2, Boston
Walden 2 is a research based landscape project that tries to understand and evoke the meaning of a landmark beyond the physical location. The first part of the project is an intervention that takes place on January 28th of every year as an event to commemorate and participate in the creation of a new constellation dedicated to Henry D. Thoreau and his survey of Walden Pond. The project is a trace of the process by Thoreau to understand Walden Pond. Through research and investigation through maps, texts, and found objects, we were able to recreate Thoreau’s Walden Pond that exists parallel to the physical site of Walden Pond we find today. The event that takes place on January 28th is merely the origination of a new narrative overlaid on top of the one started by Thoreau.
The second part of the project is the transposition of our own process and narrative to a nearby landfill site. Using satellite imagery as the primary tools to re-create alignments and associations, we were able to expand on a narrative existing only through Walden Pond and its forever expanding context and relevance.
“瓦尔登（公园）2”是一个基于试图超越物理位置定义并试图理解和唤醒地标场所意义的景观研究项目，Henry D.Thoreau曾在瓦尔登湖生活并写作，有一个为纪念他而命名的星座，每年1月28日便是他的庆祝日，项目便是基于这样的一个事实进行叙述转换。项目沿着Henry D.Thoreau的生活足迹来理解瓦尔登湖，透过一系列的调查研究对象，如地图、文字和物件，我们成功的进行了一次有别于现存瓦尔登湖的再创造，它就像在平行时空里并存的另一个湖。
Timeline is a video instillation on a selective history of architecture. The video hints at something organic and constantly changing. What interested us more than the structure of the video were the transitional phases when the flow of the video is disrupted by dramatic changes in scale, density, and representation. It made us question if it was possible to extract architecture from those ephemeral moments. In another way, the morphs bring up the question: Is the sum of architecture greater than its constituents? Perhaps a journey through the history of architecture, one will be able to grasp a greater truth more than just examining its constituent parts.
73 BRATTLE STREET
(In collaboration with Luat Duong)
73 Brattle Street is our submission for Radcliffe Institute at Harvard’s Public Art Competition in which we are one of the finalists.
We started the project by researching the history of the site. This uncovered the address 73 Brattle Street, which does not exist today because there is no building on the lot. Because it is a public art competition, we felt the need to engage the public with this discovery, but we wanted the project to be about progress rather than history, and contribute to the overall narrative with an event.
Approaching the installation, one is presented with imprints in the shape of the building’s footprint in the year 1930. Hanging from a frame structure are 1,632 bells. Each bell is engraved with a unique month of a specific year from 1879, the founding of the Radcliffe College, to 2015, the opening of the installation. While navigating through the soundscape of ringing bells, each visitor is encouraged to take a bell to symbolize the progression of Radcliffe’s history. The visitors will carry the bells with them, near or far, and once all the bells have been taken, the structure stands as a testament to the bells’ presence and reach; while also providing a stage for future activities.
Ultimately, 73 Brattle Street is more than just a sculpture but an enduring event that engages the public by tracing history and at the same time unfolding progress through the movement of bells.
73 BRATTLE STREET
项目73 Brattle Street在哈佛大学拉德克利夫学院公共艺术设计竞赛中的进入了决赛名单。
从基地的历史作为方案着手点，这让我们发现了73 Brattle Street这个地址其实在今天是不存在的，因为那里已经没有任何建筑。由于这是个公共艺术项目，我们认为有必要让群众体会到场所的变化，但同时，我们希望项目更多地着重于变迁而非仅仅牢靠在不变的历史当中。也许设计出一场事件对大家的理解更有帮助。