ARCHITECTURAL EXPLORATIONS - 2012-2018
In the late 1950’s and early 60’s a group of Japanese architects called the Metabolists explored alternative urban solutions for Tokyo. They set out to explore possibilities of new space that exists above urban areas to expand the life of the community on the ground. This was an alternative to continuing to build towers on the limited amount of land.
My proposition also develops another layer above the ground plane. Therefore nature can exist and be in balance with the artificial or the human-made built environment. This allows the two to have a more sympathetic relationship. The early studies explore a layered, irregular-shaped, non-grid form as an alternative to the existing urban form. The subsequent drawings further develop the architecture as a series of rectangular configurations with regular and irregular relationships supported by a continuous occillating linear structure/skyway. It is an urban architecture that includes infrastructure as an integrated part of the architecture.