CISL
Coney Island
Phasing Masterplan

Coney Island

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

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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
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
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
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
Collage showing the potential for architectural follies as points of attraction throughout the CISL barrier archipelagosCollage showing the potential for architectural follies as points of attraction throughout the CISL barrier archipelagosCollage showing the potential for architectural follies as points of attraction throughout the CISL barrier archipelagosCollage showing the potential for architectural follies as points of attraction throughout the CISL barrier archipelagos
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
Exploded axonometric study looking at the various layers of the lifted CISL infrastructure above a shifting landscapeExploded axonometric study looking at the various layers of the lifted CISL infrastructure above a shifting landscapeExploded axonometric study looking at the various layers of the lifted CISL infrastructure above a shifting landscapeExploded axonometric study looking at the various layers of the lifted CISL infrastructure above a shifting landscape
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
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
Collection of study models looking at hybridized massing and program interactions for the new CISL housing typologyCollection of study models looking at hybridized massing and program interactions for the new CISL housing typologyCollection of study models looking at hybridized massing and program interactions for the new CISL housing typologyCollection of study models looking at hybridized massing and program interactions for the new CISL housing typology
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
Combination of rewilding aquarium and public beach with the potential to flood and hybridize in the future of CISLCombination of rewilding aquarium and public beach with the potential to flood and hybridize in the future of CISLCombination of rewilding aquarium and public beach with the potential to flood and hybridize in the future of CISLCombination of rewilding aquarium and public beach with the potential to flood and hybridize in the future of CISL
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
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
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
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
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Space has become redundant again. Popular culture is uninterested in the goings-on in space. Once achieved, mans absurd relation with space becomes yesterdays news. To become relevant to the public, CASIS must be an amenity and not a mission. Instead of promoting an HQ, make it a public interface.
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.
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 RACA project must meet two demands: A. REFLECTION (museum) or B. CONTINUATION (practice + addition). The current program and its stagnancy has left the site forgotten—it is a typical static museum on a living site. The site and addition must constantly change through the participation of people.
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.
Coney Island will remain a MUTANT appendage at the farthest shore of New York City. Coney is an agglomeration of all of its histories and should continue to simultaneously move each agenda forward. Coney will continue to evolve through mutations— this vision will accelerate its hybridity.
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.

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