COLUMBIA GSAPP | CRITIC: WILLIAM ARBIZU | FALL 2016
“Perception is our toolbox and we each use it to manifest our own reality.” - James Turrell
This project provokes internal reflections upon the transformation of New York city through curating a series of defamiliarized views. Architectural spaces serves as a device, by cutting into the perception of viewers, they frame the city and to give new readings of the city.
The Aperture emphasizes horizontality. Light slips through the theatre on top, while the sky and horizon reveal themselves as slits of images.
The architecture comes to life as the human body moves, perceives, hears and even feels the warmth of light, a spatial immersion that concentrates on the senses. Light and shadows come into play for the sense of vision, giving a sense of depth and distance.
Shifting the attention from vision to hearing and with echoes and reverberations, the spaces are redefined through an elevated phenomenological experience that increases ones awareness to spatial geometries and volumes.