The inspiration of this project was a piece of knitted fabric, and how different technologies and materials could be inserted to manipulate the fabric. This idea was translated to an urban landmark- the American highway. A new structure came to life when inhabited- a flicker of life into something barbarically inhuman. The project was about inhabiting edges to create a subversive architecture that was not just invasive, but traitorous to an existing conception of life underneath a highway offering an alternative approach to thinking about cities and how they function. This space is not residual, but is in fact a place to provoke a strange urbanism and to see the city differently.
Spring 2009, Rhode Island School of Design
Critic: Maria Guest
Numerous case studies, including Le Corbusier's Carpenter center, Bernard Tschumi's Glass Video Gallery, and two studies of the Parc De La Villette. Additionally, a thorough preliminary study of Houston and the location that eventually because the site for my degree project.
Rhode Island School of Design, 2009
Seminar Advisor: Tulay Atak
Degree Project Advisor: Maria Guest