As society reevaluates its dependence on the vast transportation network of the automobile, new models emerge that promote a new culture of connectivity and sustainability at a human scale. Sky Walk acts as an exploratory model for a new metropolitan network of pedestrian bridges that can act as social spaces for the incarcerated occupants of skyscrapers in order to reconnect with one another and with nature. With fabrication happening off-site and utilizing an intelligence in deployment, this new model integrates sustainable concepts including operable photovoltaic panels which both collect sunlight and allow for air circulation; perforated metal skin which regulates the amount of daylight in order to achieve the optimal thermal comfort of the bridge occupants; and green spaces which provide recreation areas for the inhabitants of the connected towers.
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Designer Jose Sanchez