title | flat embrace
studio | sightlines/site lines - columbia gsapp ny/paris 2013
critic | thomas de monchaux
This project was conceived as a seating structure and viewing platform to be situated in New York's famed Byrant Park. By analyzing the Park's embracive quality - in plan and section - as a product of the vertical variance of its stairs and ramps, a diagram was produced whose form was abstracted and extrapolated into a notional plan, section, and elevation for the new structure. This structure enhances the sitter/climber/observer's understanding of Byrant Park's hidden verticality by providing an object whose inhabitability exists explicitly on multiple at varying heights.