The Unfinished Grid: Design Speculations for Manhattan


This winning competition entry for the Architectural League of New York postulates the reclamation of the void, with intersections being the main arena of interventions, given the prime locations, interventions are readily catalytic; they are "systemic nuances" that excite, fuel, and vitalize their vicinities. The black and white dichotomy of poche and void becomes blurred and interchangeable through the introduction of a spectrum of greys at the intersections- a new context will arise from new infrastructural potentials, and new spatial designs to enhance the versatility and flexibility of the grid in a new era. The grid thereby transforms into the plaid.

這個在Architectural League of New York比賽獲得了獎項的項目提出空白空間的開發。十字路口是我們主要的介入點,從這個基礎的位置著手,介入變得十分容易;十字路口在街區中整齊有序的排列,但每一個都與眾不同。它們激發,激勵,激活著周圍的空間。通過在此引入一系列灰色,黑與白的分隔因而變得模糊甚至可互相轉換,由此而生的新的發展潛力將會催生出新的環境格局,在此之上對其空間加以設計提高其多功能性和靈活性。至此,單調的網格轉化成了蘇格蘭裙上的多彩的格子。