Brooklyn, NY, US
As one enters the Urban Glass he is exposed to distorted reality which blends into existing fabric. The programme mode automates the basic functions of the structure. Directly related to the specific event schedule of its environment It drives the generic transformations, initiating and locating the deformations that control the access and the circulation within the public spaces. The built forms take their initial inspiration from the merging between natural and artificial landscapes i.e. the natural glacial topographies/fjords and the rigid city grid. The buildings merge with the ground, almost as if carved from the same solid mass.
The forms of the buildings are in harmony with their surroundings, both natural and man-made. They have been shaped in response to view corridors, solar access, wind, visibility and access. The aesthetic qualities of the buildings seek to both connect and contrast with the existing urban fabric with respect and understanding.