The components of digital space configure the new “open plan.” The ability of these technologies to modify physical space changes our ideas of predetermined functionality. With the disappearance of physical objects, a new rationality of architectural space develops that begins to distance itself from strict modularity. The built environment begins to exist for its own rationality of indulgence in physical experience.
The city is where people seek to witness, create, and nourish the spectacle. The spectacle stands atop the endless monument in modern cities. However today, as the internet swallows up real space, the monument and the stage fall further into the background. The thesis melds together the functional and navigational qualities of the network (digital space) with that of Cartesian space (physical space). The applications of digital space are embraced for their potential, and physical space is maintained as a body to immerse oneself in. The product is a collaboration and practice space for musicians, immersive environments artists, and producers, that acknowledges the role technology plays in the evolution of art. The building allows for the same act to produce multiple outcomes; work, play, and performance occur simultaneously. The building serves as a checkpoint/oasis for dérive where the machine of the interior enhances the public space of the exterior in real time.
Status: School Project
Location: New York, NY, US