CISL
Coney Island
Housing & Shifting Landscape

Coney Island

Perspective showing the CISL housing lifted above a regularly changing natural layer of public space and usesPerspective showing the CISL housing lifted above a regularly changing natural layer of public space and usesPerspective showing the CISL housing lifted above a regularly changing natural layer of public space and usesPerspective showing the CISL housing lifted above a regularly changing natural layer of public space and uses

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Isolated zones of study throughout the proposed CISL section for rewilding and allowing nature and lifted infrastructureIsolated zones of study throughout the proposed CISL section for rewilding and allowing nature and lifted infrastructureIsolated zones of study throughout the proposed CISL section for rewilding and allowing nature and lifted infrastructureIsolated zones of study throughout the proposed CISL section for rewilding and allowing nature and lifted infrastructure
Collage showing the raised park system connecting the various forms of housing across CISL safe from the shifting landscapeCollage showing the raised park system connecting the various forms of housing across CISL safe from the shifting landscapeCollage showing the raised park system connecting the various forms of housing across CISL safe from the shifting landscapeCollage showing the raised park system connecting the various forms of housing across CISL safe from the shifting landscape
Concept model for a strategy of combining many varied building and infrastructural typologies to define the new CISLConcept model for a strategy of combining many varied building and infrastructural typologies to define the new CISLConcept model for a strategy of combining many varied building and infrastructural typologies to define the new CISLConcept model for a strategy of combining many varied building and infrastructural typologies to define the new CISL
Sequence of projected flood maps for Coney Island illustrating the inevitable natural transformation of the CISL siteSequence of projected flood maps for Coney Island illustrating the inevitable natural transformation of the CISL siteSequence of projected flood maps for Coney Island illustrating the inevitable natural transformation of the CISL siteSequence of projected flood maps for Coney Island illustrating the inevitable natural transformation of the CISL site
Animated diagram showing the mutation of CISL as part natural ecology, part urban context, part absurd theme parkAnimated diagram showing the mutation of CISL as part natural ecology, part urban context, part absurd theme parkAnimated diagram showing the mutation of CISL as part natural ecology, part urban context, part absurd theme parkAnimated diagram showing the mutation of CISL as part natural ecology, part urban context, part absurd theme park
Model of the CISL lifted city and the barrier archipelago extensions above a layered shifting landscapeModel of the CISL lifted city and the barrier archipelago extensions above a layered shifting landscapeModel of the CISL lifted city and the barrier archipelago extensions above a layered shifting landscapeModel of the CISL lifted city and the barrier archipelago extensions above a layered shifting landscape
Diagram showing the concept of AIKIDO which will accept the increase of storms to generate momentum for rebuilding CISLDiagram showing the concept of AIKIDO which will accept the increase of storms to generate momentum for rebuilding CISLDiagram showing the concept of AIKIDO which will accept the increase of storms to generate momentum for rebuilding CISLDiagram showing the concept of AIKIDO which will accept the increase of storms to generate momentum for rebuilding CISL
CISL masterplan concept showing the archipelago strategy for allowing the island to morph back into natureCISL masterplan concept showing the archipelago strategy for allowing the island to morph back into natureCISL masterplan concept showing the archipelago strategy for allowing the island to morph back into natureCISL masterplan concept showing the archipelago strategy for allowing the island to morph back into nature
Long section of a compressed combination of various relationships between the CISL urban infrastructure and the landscapeLong section of a compressed combination of various relationships between the CISL urban infrastructure and the landscapeLong section of a compressed combination of various relationships between the CISL urban infrastructure and the landscapeLong section of a compressed combination of various relationships between the CISL urban infrastructure and the landscape
Illustration proposing the vertical relationships and coexistence of nature and man in the proposed CISL cityIllustration proposing the vertical relationships and coexistence of nature and man in the proposed CISL cityIllustration proposing the vertical relationships and coexistence of nature and man in the proposed CISL cityIllustration proposing the vertical relationships and coexistence of nature and man in the proposed CISL city
Plan of the greater NYC region locating CISL in relation to other coastal landformsPlan of the greater NYC region locating CISL in relation to other coastal landformsPlan of the greater NYC region locating CISL in relation to other coastal landformsPlan of the greater NYC region locating CISL in relation to other coastal landforms
Perspective of the shifting tides on the CISL barrier archipelago region structured for rewilding the edge of New YorkPerspective of the shifting tides on the CISL barrier archipelago region structured for rewilding the edge of New YorkPerspective of the shifting tides on the CISL barrier archipelago region structured for rewilding the edge of New YorkPerspective of the shifting tides on the CISL barrier archipelago region structured for rewilding the edge of New York
Animation of the phased plan for establishing the CISL infrastructure that will accept and allow for land transformationsAnimation of the phased plan for establishing the CISL infrastructure that will accept and allow for land transformationsAnimation of the phased plan for establishing the CISL infrastructure that will accept and allow for land transformationsAnimation of the phased plan for establishing the CISL infrastructure that will accept and allow for land transformations
Diagram showing the idea for Aikido Urbanism—allowing the flood forces to morph and rebuilt the landscape of CISLDiagram showing the idea for Aikido Urbanism—allowing the flood forces to morph and rebuilt the landscape of CISLDiagram showing the idea for Aikido Urbanism—allowing the flood forces to morph and rebuilt the landscape of CISLDiagram showing the idea for Aikido Urbanism—allowing the flood forces to morph and rebuilt the landscape of CISL
Phasing animation showing the creation of new CISL barrier archipelagos for rewilding, recreation, and retreat from the cityPhasing animation showing the creation of new CISL barrier archipelagos for rewilding, recreation, and retreat from the cityPhasing animation showing the creation of new CISL barrier archipelagos for rewilding, recreation, and retreat from the cityPhasing animation showing the creation of new CISL barrier archipelagos for rewilding, recreation, and retreat from the city
Perspective of the CISL Back Bay showing the rising water levels that will isolate the new hub as an archipelagoPerspective of the CISL Back Bay showing the rising water levels that will isolate the new hub as an archipelagoPerspective of the CISL Back Bay showing the rising water levels that will isolate the new hub as an archipelagoPerspective of the CISL Back Bay showing the rising water levels that will isolate the new hub as an archipelago

OTHER PROJECTS

Infrastructure as urban performance. Serving as both a backdrop to elegant theatrical dances and a framework for holding a wandering public, the Dance Machine enacts performance through both its program and its existence as a merged urban extension of the Queensboro Bridge.
Seeing Park Avenue as an underutilized zone that connects four vibrant neighborhoods from 42nd Street to 144th Street, Infrastructural Infill is a study testing the potential to locate a combination of mixed-use housing and transportation in the residual spaces caused by urban infrastructure.
The YELE music studio competition, underway before the earthquake, must respond now, but plan for the future of the community. Music is relief in a time of tragedy. The goal is to meet the most basic survival needs now while leaving spaces for future growth through self sustaining phases.
Utilizing built form as a strategic carrier of culture in opposition of the status quo, the Hellinikon project links the disconnected suburban mountain communities to the east with the sea to the west while splitting the Hellinikon International Airport and Olympic Park into distinct zones.
The CART live/work housing prototype adds a vertical profile to downtown while converting an underutilized public path into an urban gesture by introducing of a specialized food cart zone in New Haven. The CART residents would rent and appropriate the moving space as a means of expanding their zone.
QTCT is tasked to blend these two identities onto one site—a give and take relationship between beach ambitions and urban necessities. QTCT is a sampling of two worlds: on one hand it is the embodiment of the language of the beach and on the other it is a detailed and exacting built urban space.
The challenge of creating a pair of studio apartments that can fill a lifted 16'x16' void necessitates the creation of a quick, mobile, and opportunistic building system that can react to the found conditions of the site. Access to the site is limited and the ground must be free.
Planes, frames, and volumes are fundamentals to all assembly logics. With the proliferation of additive production methods, the possibility of volumetric prefabricated components has the potential to radically alter the way that we conceive of construction and the permanence of building parts.

OTHER RESEARCH