DM
Dance Machine
Street Intersection Massing

Dance Machine

Perspective of the DM dance center from the street intersection showing the construction merging with the Queensboro BridgePerspective of the DM dance center from the street intersection showing the construction merging with the Queensboro BridgePerspective of the DM dance center from the street intersection showing the construction merging with the Queensboro BridgePerspective of the DM dance center from the street intersection showing the construction merging with the Queensboro Bridge

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Model of the DM performance center highlighting the free public path for stealing glimpses into the performance hallsModel of the DM performance center highlighting the free public path for stealing glimpses into the performance hallsModel of the DM performance center highlighting the free public path for stealing glimpses into the performance hallsModel of the DM performance center highlighting the free public path for stealing glimpses into the performance halls
Collection of precedent images combining the cinematic qualities of the Queensboro Bridge with Fellini's 8 1/2 performancesCollection of precedent images combining the cinematic qualities of the Queensboro Bridge with Fellini's 8 1/2 performancesCollection of precedent images combining the cinematic qualities of the Queensboro Bridge with Fellini's 8 1/2 performancesCollection of precedent images combining the cinematic qualities of the Queensboro Bridge with Fellini's 8 1/2 performances
Long section perspective of the main DM performance hall with studio spaces, lower facilities and upper stageLong section perspective of the main DM performance hall with studio spaces, lower facilities and upper stageLong section perspective of the main DM performance hall with studio spaces, lower facilities and upper stageLong section perspective of the main DM performance hall with studio spaces, lower facilities and upper stage
Section drawing cutting through the road, the DM performance hall, and the Queensboro Bridge Section drawing cutting through the road, the DM performance hall, and the Queensboro Bridge Section drawing cutting through the road, the DM performance hall, and the Queensboro Bridge Section drawing cutting through the road, the DM performance hall, and the Queensboro Bridge
Initial concept sketch for distributing the various studio and theatre programs of the DM performance centerInitial concept sketch for distributing the various studio and theatre programs of the DM performance centerInitial concept sketch for distributing the various studio and theatre programs of the DM performance centerInitial concept sketch for distributing the various studio and theatre programs of the DM performance center
Floor plan animations revealing the various levels of the DM performance centerFloor plan animations revealing the various levels of the DM performance centerFloor plan animations revealing the various levels of the DM performance centerFloor plan animations revealing the various levels of the DM performance center
Perspective of the DM performance massing attached to the Queensboro bridge viewed from above the street intersectionPerspective of the DM performance massing attached to the Queensboro bridge viewed from above the street intersectionPerspective of the DM performance massing attached to the Queensboro bridge viewed from above the street intersectionPerspective of the DM performance massing attached to the Queensboro bridge viewed from above the street intersection
Series of conceptual massing models organizing performance spaces and public paths connecting the DM project to the bridgeSeries of conceptual massing models organizing performance spaces and public paths connecting the DM project to the bridgeSeries of conceptual massing models organizing performance spaces and public paths connecting the DM project to the bridgeSeries of conceptual massing models organizing performance spaces and public paths connecting the DM project to the bridge
Perspective showing the back of the DM performance center with the stack of private practice dance rooms on the backsidePerspective showing the back of the DM performance center with the stack of private practice dance rooms on the backsidePerspective showing the back of the DM performance center with the stack of private practice dance rooms on the backsidePerspective showing the back of the DM performance center with the stack of private practice dance rooms on the backside

OTHER PROJECTS

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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.

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