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peepSHOW 2.0


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peepSHOW dazzled on Market Street and won the 2016 MSPF People's Choice Award! Plans are being made for an extended public installation. Watch this space for more news. 

 

peepSHOW is the Choice of the People!

Image: Michael Alan Ross

This all-volunteer enterprise still needs your help and support to build peepSHOW 2.0 for long-term installation in San Francisco. Sponsorship opportunties abound—add your name or logo to this compelling piece for all to see. Contact info@dbarchitect.com if you are interested in becoming a peepSHOW sponsor and public supporter. We appreciate all help and consider all offers. 

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peepSHOW began as a proposal for the debut Market Street Prototyping Festival in 2015. Selected, created, installed, and enjoyed, peepSHOW proved to be a Festival favorite. The project team was invited back for the next year—one of 10 projects selected to be incubated for development and featured in the 2016 Festival. Below is a little bit of the history and evolution of the peepSHOW...so far.

DBA-LAB_peepSHOW_MarketStreet from David Baker Architects on Vimeo.

peepSHOW 2.0 will debut on Market Street as part of the Market Street Prototyping Festival on October 6-8, and will stay on Market Street for all to enjoy for up to two years.

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The original peepSHOW graced Market Street for three days in spring 2015. Image: Mariko Reed

 

peepSHOW 1.0

As an urban experiment, peepSHOW v1 was installed for three days during the first annual Market Street Prototyping Festival (MSPF) in April 2015. Conceived as an "urban viewing station", it drew inspiration from scenic viewpoints and bird-watching stations, but turned the gaze to the complexity of the urban streetscape. 

peepSHOW 1.0 was our first prototype. We worked hard to create the piece, designing and fabricating it in-house, and learning new techniques. Following the Festival weekend, peepSHOW was selected for a prototype incubator program, with the goal of further developing the concept for semi-permanent installation—up to two years—on Market Street.

In collaboration with the Market Street Prototyping team, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and Autodesk, we are now part of the Urban Prototyping Research Lab, a 6-month iterative research-and-development program to create peepSHOW 2.0, which will be installed on Market Street for up to two years. 

 

 

October 6-8, 2016
Market Street Prototyping Festival

 

The new vision for the peepSHOW project. Image: David Baker Architects

 

As part of the peepSHOW incubation process, we have been...

...Hosting Community Engagement Workshops...

...Exploring New Technologies...

...Testing Prototypes...

Testing structural integrity of original panel concept.

Pouring concrete tests.

...and Understanding the Context of Market Street.

Exploring new viewpoints.

Exploring new viewpoints.

Mapping the new location at Market and Third.

Visualizing the form in the new location at Market and Third Street.

Image: Michael Alan Ross

Image: Michael Alan Ross

Image: Michael Alan Ross

Image: Michael Alan Ross

Image: Michael Alan Ross

Image: Michael Alan Ross

peepSHOW is the Choice of the People!

The original peepSHOW graced Market Street for three days in spring 2015. Image: Mariko Reed

peepSHOW 2.0 will debut on Market Street as part of the Market Street Prototyping Festival on October 6-8, and will stay on Market Street for all to enjoy for up to two years.

The new vision for the peepSHOW project. Image: David Baker Architects

Working out the original panel concept.

Testing structural integrity of original panel concept.

Pouring concrete tests.

Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

Exploring new viewpoints.

Exploring new viewpoints.

Exploring new viewpoints.

Mapping the new location at Market and Third.

Visualizing the form in the new location at Market and Third Street.

awards

People's Choice Award
Market Street Prototyping Festival

endorsed by:

Market Street Prototyping Festival

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

Autodesk

 

project details

Category

DBA_Lab

​Location

San Francisco, California

Architect

DBA Lab

Fabrication Partner

BOK Modern

Structural Consultant

Arup

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