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Timber Valley

16 neighbors want Timber Valley – an urban scale puzzle that inspires people to linger, interact, and perform on Market Street.

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Please click on the images above for the detailed explanation of how Timber Valley unfolds during the 3 days of the Festival.
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Timber Valley is an installation of interlocking, stacked wooden blocks and platforms that inspires people to linger, interact and perform.

The interactive nature of the project is a necessary part of its unfolding throughout the Festival. The public is only able to interact with, rearrange and rotate the blocks when they are unlocked at specific intervals during the duration of the event.

At the end of the Festival, the people's interactions with each other and with the structure itself transform the installation into a new work of art. It becomes a performative space that reflects the theater culture, a space where the community are the actors creating an evolving sculpture through time and space with their participation.

Each of the 5 platforms of the project will incorporate a lighting display that represents one of the 5 districts along Market Street. The intensity of light of the platforms will reflect trending data from twitter/instagram. This way the public will have a visual representation of the amount of activity going on in other districts and may be drawn to further explore the rest of Market Street.
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Who we are
Coyjotte Collective is a group of young designers looking to breach the link between architecture, the built environment, and exciting social interaction.
We try, and often fail. But we usually fail better the next time.
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Detailed Description
The fundamental goal this project hopes to accomplish is to encourage people to linger, explore the new community driven businesses (The Hall-beverages and meals ), and enjoy leisurely time in this neighborhood in a space that feels inviting, clean and safe. A partnership with the local businesses at the Hall will play a large role in attracting people to the site of the project.

The project consists of a series of 6 poles in a space measuring 12' by 12' by 12'. Each pole is supporting blocks of lumber along its full height that can be rotated to create a flexible space defined by the participants. A series of 5 platforms connect the poles at different heights to create a path that goes up and down and can be accessed by rotating the lumber to create steps. The blocks of lumber vary in length so that the community can create and discover a wide variety of combinations that can create different types of seating and surfaces.

The ability to transform the project will increase each day that the project is being displayed for the festival. On the first day, all but the blocks on the first 2 poles will be fixed and unable to rotate. This limits the amount of variations that can be achieved and encourages people to return one of the following days to see what can be achieved when more blocks are unlocked. On the second day, the blocks of the first 4 poles will be unlocked, and on the final day all of the blocks on all 6 poles will be unlocked and able to rotate.

We are also interested in creating a link between our project's location and the other districts along Market Street. In order to impact the navigation experience on Market Street and encourage the public to visit the other districts, our platforms will incorporate a lighting display that will respond to trending hashtag topics on twitter and instagram.

Each platform represents one of the five festival districts. When hashtags such as #financialdistrict or #embarcadero are posted, the intensity of the light for the respective platform will reflect this data. This way the public will have a visual representation of the amount of activity going on in other districts and may be drawn to further explore Market Street. The colorful light display will beautify the district and improve safety at night.
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Outreach
We intend to engage the Luggage Store Gallery, and the local non-profit organization called Hospitality House in order to make sure the project meets the specific needs of this district. Our project incorporates graphics that will reveal places along Market Street that locals find special. Since the project is art and design related it is important to engage these local artists who reside in the neighborhood, these graphics will be developed with the feedback and collaboration of participants of the Hospitality House. We will also reach out to the Center for Art and Public Life at CCA for mentorship on engaging the public and partnering with the community.
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Groundplay: The evolution of tactical urbanism
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00pm - 9pm
Exploratorium Observatory, Pier 15 (RSVP required)

Introducing Groundplay -- join us in celebrating the launch of San Francisco Planning’s Groundplay program at the Exploratorium on March 22nd at 6pm as part of their Conversations About Landscape speaker series. Pavement to Parks is merging with Living Innovation Zones and the Market Street Prototyping Festival into one citywide program called Groundplay.

Panelists include Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Katy Tang, San Francisco Supervisor for District 4, Shawn Lani, Studio Director of Studio for Public Spaces at Exploratorium, and will be moderated by Kay Cheng and Ilaria Salvadori of City Design Group, San Francisco Planning Department.

RSVP to attend: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI...

Who Went?

Danielle Rose
Erik Schmitt
Hunter Franks
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Happy Hour Q&A
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hall, 1028 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Join us for a Happy Hour Q&A at The Hall! Come meet and mingle with the MSPF team and get a chance to discuss any questions you might have about your project submissions and ideas. The MSPF Open Call for new projects for our 2016 festival is open until Apr 15. We’ll also be joined by some of last year’s participants who can share their experiences. Bring your friends and prototype ideas and we’ll see you there!

Open Call info: marketstreetprototyping.org/ge...

Who Went?

Sean Stevens
Dan
Tom K.
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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Calling all Bay Area citizens! MSPF is now accepting new project applications for our 2016 festival! Do you have an idea to make Market Street a more vibrant public space? We want to hear about it, submissions accepted now thru Apr 15.

marketstreetprototyping.org/ge...

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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Here's an in depth analysis of the 2015 festival from Gehl Studio San Francisco. "Makers on Market" summarizes key findings and insights from the Festival, identifies prototypes with potential of influencing the design of Market Street, and outlines a framework for using prototyping events as a way to engage members of the public in finding solutions to public challenges.

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MSPF Community Meeting: Select 10 projects for incubation
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:00pm - 7pm
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, SF CA 94102

Our work depends on you! YBCA values our community partners as primary stakeholders as we evolve and grow together. We believe that nurturing and deepening mutually-beneficial relationships with community based organizations, nonprofits, schools, local businesses, artists and creative problem-solvers is key to our interdependent success.

Join us! Participate in the process to select the 10 most successful prototypes--emerging from the pilot festival--for incubation. Together, we will identify the most forward-thinking, diverse citizen-driven solutions for re-energizing Market Street.

You can see the projects that participated in the April 2015 festival here: marketstreetprototyping.org/pr...

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Dan
Tom K.
Market Street Prototyping Festival
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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Here are a few thoughts on the festival from the team at Neighborland - medium.com/neighborland/market...

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Market Street Prototyping Festival — The Neighborland

Tens of thousands of people travel down Market Street in San Francisco every day. Most of us simply mind our own busines…

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Market Street Prototyping Festival
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 9:00am
Market Street between Embarcedero and Van Ness

An open call for creative ways to improve Market Street yielded hundreds of submissions from citizens and organizations. Fifty of these submissions were chosen to create rough models, or “prototypes”, that demonstrate how their idea would work. From April 9th - 11th, Market Street will come alive with these ideas. Its wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performances spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more.

Come and walk the festival route, check out the installations, and tell us what you think. A selection of these designs will then move from prototype to reality, as part of our city’s Better Market Street initiative.

Who Went?

Steven Kahlich
Susie McKinnon
Max Hawkins
Melody Villavicencio
Cheyenne Maples
Tom K.
Lemon
Dan Sullivan
peepSHOW
Alvin Shiu
Garen Gary Srapyan
Paul Pillitteri
Timber Valley
Galen Maloney
Maria Judice
ATLAS Lab
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Market Street Prototyping Festival Design Charrette
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 11:00am - 2pm
The Village, 969 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Please join our 50 design teams as they share their latest designs on how to make Market Street a more connected and vibrant street. Share your insights with the project designers, and learn more about how to get engaged in the festival this April. We want to hear your feedback - it's important for our designers to understand what works and what doesn't work for residents. This event is free and open to the public.

Learn more - marketstreetprototyping.org/ev...
More about the village at 969 Market - 969market.com/

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Ashley Newton
Marie
Ruby Chen
Gensler
Pavement to Parks
Clare Hart-Slattery
Kristy Hilands
Dan
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Jan 23, 2015

Thanks to all of the design teams for presenting your work in progress. I posted a few pictures here - www.facebook.com/Neighborland/...

Posted by Dan on Jan 23, 2015
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Timber Valley

Engagement Day - Feedbacks from the community

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Tom K.
Tom K.
Nov 19, 2014

Thanks for sharing. The design looks great!

Posted by Tom K. on Nov 19, 2014
Timber Valley
Timber Valley
Nov 21, 2014

Just realized, photos uploaded in comments does not show up in full size.

COMMUNITY FEEDBACKS
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I FIND THIS PROJECT TO BE ENGAGING AND WANT TO INTERACT / PLAY WITH IT.

AGREE:
- Yes, If being engaged positively.
- Yes, It's a fun and ambitious idea! I'd think again of the scale

NEUTRAL:
- The corners seem sharp. May cause Injury.
- Add padding on floor?
- Locking component?

DISAGREE:
- People might fall.

THIS PROJECT IS AN APPROPRIATE FIT FOR THIS PART OF SAN FRANCISCO?

AGREE:
- Like the performative aspect / lighting

NEUTRAL:
- Make sure it's safe
- Being engaged in a positive way, no drugs / drinking

DISAGREE:
N/A

Posted by Timber Valley on Nov 21, 2014
Tom K.
Tom K.
Nov 21, 2014

The biggest question I have with many of the project is if they fit the character of the designated part of Market Street. I'm not sure the criteria. Do you know?

Posted by Tom K. on Nov 21, 2014
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Street Engagement Day
Friday, November 7, 2014, 1:00pm - 3pm
Market Street, between Embarcedero and Van Ness

Join the Market Street Prototyping Festival and the selected teams on November 7th as we hit the streets to unveil the prototype projects for the festival!

The Street Engagement Day is an opportunity for you to meet the teams in person and share your thoughts on their prototype ideas. The teams will then incorporate the feedback into the next demonstration of their design before they fabricate their prototypes for the festival.

Visit our tables on the sidewalks of Market Street near the following locations between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and help make the prototypes come to a reality for Market Street!

Civic Center District: Fox Plaza, 1390 Market Street (map)
Central Market District: 1028 Market Street (map)
Retail Heart District: 773 Market Street (map)
Financial District: 555 Market Street (map)
Embarcadero District: 5 Embarcadero Center, on Market Street between Noah’s Bagels & the Embarcadero BART Station Entrance (map)

All Street Engagement Day locations are ADA accessible. For language assistance or disability accommodations, please contact info@marketstreetprototyping.org at least three business days in advance.

Best,
The MSPF Team

Who Went?

Timber Valley
Katie Marazita
Jennifer Dowland
Tom K.
Ashley Newton
peepSHOW
Sean Stevens
Rain Chan-Kalin
Adam
Erik Schmitt
Clare Hart-Slattery
Scott Watkins
ATLAS Lab
Derek Ouyang
Gabri Folino
Marie
Maria Judice
Maria Judice
Nov 9, 2014

Great meeting all the folks at the street engagement day. Next time I'll have my selfie booth in tow.

Posted by Maria Judice on Nov 9, 2014
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paulatdnews
Nov 13, 2014

Hi Emily--I wanted to see if we could get permission to run this image:

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on Discovery News (discoverynews.com) for a blog tomorrow. Would that be ok?

Thanks!

Paul Heltzel
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Kingsley Wallis
Kingsley Wallis
Apr 12, 2015

I thought it was awesome, great idea, and wish it was there all year long

Kingsley

Posted by Kingsley Wallis on Apr 12, 2015
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