CISL
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Coney Island

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

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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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OTHER PROJECTS

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 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.
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.
University Island is a swirling shapeshifter, in both the landscape and the architecture, that offers it’s undefined field of opportunities to the students and anticipates that each will discover and produce their own individual relationship with the island and their education.
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 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.
The GBN project sites itself as this link connecting the busiest night life district and revitalized neighborhood park in the north, the largest beach front in the city to the south, and establishes the cities first large public plaza and recreation fields adjacent to the new building.

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