antonia wai | gloria chang |lindsey ramos
In investigating the concepts of integrations and migrations, the system aims at assisting unhindered mobility and activity throughout the residential community by eliminating conventional, self imposed boundaries of interiority and exteriority. To create this sense of integration between private and public spaces, a system is created where volume supersedes surface area. The system takes the form of a structural skeleton, allowing space to evolve into ambiguously (and paradoxically) defined 'zones'. Boundaries that traditionally separate and define different modes of programming now become blurred and give way to a sinuous network that sprawls across the entire site.
Migration occurs when these concepts are vertically and horizontally applied and distributed throughout the site, weaving together private and public spaces and in effect creating a sense of community so often neglected in society today. Integrating program such as sport facilities and retail into the vertical axis eliminate the exclusiveness of residential towers and redefine them as 'destinations' where social interaction occurs. Similarly, programming on the horizontal plane aims to increase communication between the residents of the various tower clusters. Human interaction across the site is ultimately the 'bonding agent' that fuses the tissue-like framework into a large, organic urban field.