Field Conditions 2030 | Tall Urban Density
Contemporary high-rise buildings have become stale monuments to outmoded technologies such as vertical conveying systems, structural frames or climate control devices. The dense city demands the residential high-rise, but current real estate logics, technological limitations, and failures of imagination have lead to a dumb replication of the extruded tower, creating a monotonous and underperforming urbanism in many of the world’s fastest growing cities.
My project questions the traditional technologies of high-rise circulation, freeing tall buildings of their normative vertical hierarchies and undermining conventional notions of property, domesticity, and connectivity. By radically rethinking the vertical core, my project mines the architectural opportunities afforded by smart technological co-dependencies between adjacent towers, generating new conditions of field-like urban tissue, programmatic networks, and infrastructural lattices that both quantitatively and qualitatively transform the typology of the urban residential high-rise.
Status: School Project
Location: Hong Kong, HK
Additional Credits: Stan Allen - Lead Adviser
Liz Diller - Adviser
Ryan Neiheiser - Adviser