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Reshift Manhattan

Hedvig Skjerdingstad - RESHIFT MANHATTAN 

McGill University, School of Architecture, Montréal, Canada. 2011In collaboration with Chana Haouzi

By blurring the conventional systems for the skyscraper, the ‘anti-building’ challenges the perceptions of contained space, interior/exterior boundaries and the expected embodiment of program.  Following Manhattan’s existing water tower model, water is used as the key element and generator for spatial impressions and experiences.

An open structure creates transparency and lightness, and provides the basis for a network of different spaces, which connect visually to both the city and the surrounding water. By introducing water into the island, the ‘anti-building’activates the city’s edge and reestablishes the connection between land and river. 

 

RESHIFT MANHATTAN

McGill University, School of Architecture, Montréal, Canada. 2011 

In collaboration with Chana Haouzi

 

By blurring the conventional systems for the skyscraper, the ‘anti-building’ challenges the perceptions of contained space, interior/exterior boundaries and the expected embodiment of program.  Following Manhattan’s existing water tower model, water is used as the key element and generator for spatial impressions and experiences.

An open structure creates transparency and lightness, and provides the basis for a network of different spaces, which connect visually to both the city and the surrounding water. By introducing water into the island, the ‘anti-building’activates the city’s edge and reestablishes the connection between land and river. 

 

Published in eVolo Skyscrapers 2, 2014