cipro 400 iv

Off the Grid

Inspired by living near the water’s edge, Off the Grid is a village of dwellings held aloft by a forest of poles. Each dwelling relies on its neighbors for balance and stability, suggesting a series of ad hoc additions built around a stable core. Closer inspection reveals a highly rational dialogue between two grids: a new floating system derived from an abstraction of the underlying city. The boxes’ weathered exteriors and smooth white interiors suggest shelter and inner order, but they are far out of visitors’ reach. One can only inhabit the landscape of poles pushing them skyward.

Competition entry for “Folly,” a call for proposals by the Architectural League for a design-build studio residency at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York City.  In collaboration with Andy Sternad.

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