the studio explored the generation of a temporal (if not temporary) architectural response in conditions of market volatility and disequilibrium. a series of case studies on interrupted, delayed, and/or failed development projects in the new york area were conducted. we chose coney island as our site for its historical richness and potential for cultural revival. specific focus was placed on the 1.3-mile long boardwalk. the project proposes to rid the boardwalk of its existing linearity and homogeneity by strategically placing zones of various functions based on the needs of the immediate area. ribbon-like ramps serve to establish a more direct connection between above and under the boardwalk, making use of the traditionally dark and derelict space on the underside. this in turn eliminates the invisible wall between the beach and the street on either side of the boardwalk.
:: in collaboration with pawel gurdak
coney island boardwalk