PERIMETER BREACH

New York City, NY

Spring 2017 Architecture Thesis

Critic: Mark Rakatansky & Aaron White; SCE Parsons, The New School

 

Architecture in the grided city is too often seen filling the complete base of a given block, leaving a reduction for architecture at the human scale. Solid walls closing off each block keep people from interacting with and experiencing the architecture of the city, thus making most blocks monotonous and architecture reduced to impermeable walls.

 

Utilizing the base of a building on a grided block to allow for an architectural experience by any user will expand the possibilities for architecture in a highly structured city. From slight moves away from the extents of the block to completely opening the base, this new architectural and urban experience will heighten an individuals awareness of the architecture of the city as well as provide a new architectural dynamic. 

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