The Blue Marble at Stockholm, Sweden
‘To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold – brothers who know now they are truly brothers.”
The proposal is for the creation of a clear avenue of transition, engaging a relationship between disparate elements on the site and attempting to blur/soften the hard edges between water, landscape, public space, agriculture, infrastructure and residential.
Placed along one the key vectors identified on the class diagram, this pedestrian avenue will attempt to link up the new development of the previously isolated water's edge with the existing residential and transport links further up the slope of the site.
I am proposing an intervention in the site defined by the Major Deegan Expressway on its West, by Landing Road and W. Fordham Road on its South East, and by Sedgwick Ave on its East. This site has a very specific sloped ground condition, one that produces a bowl-like feature in the terrain. In reference to the ancient Greek theaters, which were understood only in the context of their landscape, vistas, and existing ground conditions — I am introducing to our site the program of a theater.
Deriving from an interest in the evolution of the Manhattan edge and the alteration of the Harlem River as a whole, this proposal aims to reinvent and utilize more effectively the river edge that is so prominent on the site. The reality of storm surges hitting the city has become an increasing (contemporary) problem and the section of the site situated between the river and the highway is prone to flooding. The scheme looks to begin the reinvented edge at the 500-year flood line.
“It was the intensity of their vision coupled with their isolation in the wilderness, that caused them one and all to place on the canvas veritable capsules, surrounded by a line of color, to hold them off from a world which was most about them.”
William Carlos Williams —“Painting in the American Grain”
2015 Student Presentation: The Photo Gallery
GRADUATE RESEARCH DESIGN STUDIOS I:
Associate Professor Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Instructor Will Shapiro, and Instructor Lydia Xynogala
Structuring Fluid Territories: The Typology of the Landscape and the Topology of the City
THESIS: FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS
Professor David Turnbull, Assistant Professor Hayley Eber, Assistant Professor Pep Avilés, Instructor Teddy Kofman (Spring), Visiting Professor Elisabetta Terragni (Spring)