A TOWN LANDMARK
International Contest: Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2005
location: New York
Can we mark, and identify individual existence in a contemporary town of heights ? A dynamic movement trace, overlay on a town core’s matrix, becomes a distinguishing landscape feature, a marked site. The connections at a certain level of perception, the points of inconsistent interest in the involuntary memory, the point deviations in daily thinking, are the motives of living individually. The contrast created by town skyline defined by tall structures and the horizontal “dragon of light” seems to be an approach of the “bridge” concept. Living on a bridge in an uncommon field of conscience existence, is marking a land by daily passing. In our days, the social and individual living, needs an interference of different fields at a human scale over the city matrix. We imagine a place in the town core who makes the connection at certain level of perception, unifying different points and recognize by light and shape, at street level. This project creates a trans-passing structure in order to generate a urban event that gives place unity and specificity. The “bridge” creates the dynamic environment generating the links in city core structure. The people movement is the consistency of life. The shape is a circuit created by human movement on land. Usually anywhere are traces made in town that mark a certain individual existence. Here, the traces determine a specific dynamic environment who generates interruption in structure and establish a interference of different fields. This landmark is an introduction by difference (contrast) in any town structure. He represents the human scale as social contact place. The contrast created by town skyline defined by tall structures and the horizontal “dragon of light” seems to be an approach of the “bridge” concept.
more details: http://crisanarch.ro/?p=1562
architects: crisan architecture; concept design: alexandru crisan; architectural team: ana maria crisan, alexandru crisan;