CISL
Coney Island
Wild Hybrid Nature

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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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
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 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
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
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
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
Concept diagram showing a strategy for terraced retreat from the rising water levels and storms below CISLConcept diagram showing a strategy for terraced retreat from the rising water levels and storms below CISLConcept diagram showing a strategy for terraced retreat from the rising water levels and storms below CISLConcept diagram showing a strategy for terraced retreat from the rising water levels and storms below CISL
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.

OTHER RESEARCH