#sectiondrawing by Siying Chen completed during the Going Up! Vertical Density/Skyscraper Studio led by Dan Wood @dxwood and Maurizio Bianchi Mattioli @_mbm_ @work ac.
For more than a hundred years the skyscraper has been an object of fascination, derision, experimentation, self-delusion, objectification, contextualization, multiplication, expansion, reduction, construction, and destruction. The premise of this studio is to research, test, probe, imagine, and design skyscrapers. Height is the statistic most obsessed over and essentially stands in for bragging rights for the developer and privatized removal from the streets for its occupants. This studio, however, uses one metric above all others to create our skyscrapers: performance. Performance in terms of density, ecology, publicness, program, circulation, engagement with the street, quality — and equality — of life for its inhabitants, reduction of waste, maximization of solar exposure and wind resistance, etc. With world population continually growing while at the same time under the threat of climate change and increased competition for land, cities will need to become more vertical, and skyscrapers can be an efficient way to multiply ground space. Working with some of the most innovative and experienced skyscraper architects in the world as well as New York’s Skyscraper Museum and their archives, our site is Hudson Yards.
#ColumbiaGSAPP #gsappaad #architecture #goingup #skyscraper