The connection between [now & then + what is to be ahead] was the main inspiration for the project. The view represents the past, the location the now and the architectural space represents what is to be ahead.
Center for Contemporary Photographic Imaging. 2014.
Site: Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Light House is an institution intended to be a platform for photographic education, art-making, collaborative research between artists and imaging scientists, and curatorial practice.
The center consists of Main Gallery, Artist Residence, Studios and an observatory / cafe.
Pratt Institute Graduate Dormitory. 2013.
Site: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY
Sited at Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, the Graduate School Dormitory consists of multiple degrees of vertical spaces to capture the relief of open space. The contrast between the vast vertical main atrium and ground floor gallery space compliments one another. This vertical-horizontal spacial relation repeats itself within dormitory units and common areas.
Landscape + Intervention. 2011.
Jorge Luis Borges’ short story, The Garden of Forking Paths proposes a model for the world composed of multiple splitting strands. In the story, temporal strands form “a growing, dizzying web of divergent, convergent, and parallel times.” This notion of convergent, parallel, and divergent strands served as a model for spatial explorations in the studio.
A braided river was diagramed to explore its spatial quality, which led toward building a braided field of strands that produces a landscape of curved surfaces and quasi-interiorities.
This studio perceives the architectural production as a part of a self-organizing material process that allows generative diagrams to design the architectural space.