This project threads a series of paintball courses through clusters of hotel rooms in a vertical tower. Rather than separating these two contrasting programs, the project embraces the unexpected interactions that might occur between paintball players and hotel visitors throughout the section of the building.
The project goal is to change the perception of death and the grieving process through a linear progression as a sequence of the narrative of a better place. They did this by separating the mourners below ground and the body above ground. Above ground, where the body is located, two fabric screen layers surround a glass wall creating a mysterious light quality that mourners cannot fully understand.
This bee research facility is meant to start a conversation about how we expand cities, invade territories and how people's invasion of space can be just as consequential as an invasive species. This project is meant to set the visitor in the territory of the bees, experiencing a bee's world territory as a bee would at a smaller scale.
In addition to the investigation of program and form, the Landform Workshop project also represents an examination of pattern, computational tools, and the role of each within the design process. In designing the landscape, students were required to use a geometric pattern as a generative tool and to produce a final design using computational methods such as parametric modeling or scripting to manipulate the site.
New York City is where you can meet the world in one place. Residents and visitors bring the richness of multiculturalism from all over the world. However, many issues and inconveniences exist for those whose first language is not English, especially those elderly residents.