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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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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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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.
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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.
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