And here’s another project from last semester: our final assignment, the Air Lab. A huge project for first-semester first-years to take on, but it was good for us. Builds character.
This laboratory was to be placed on a lot along New York’s old waterfront, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge. This area gets a fair amount of tourist foot traffic, so I wanted to be clear about what this building was supposed to communicate, especially with this very particular (and fairly odd) location. I wanted to communicate that Science (capital “S”) isn’t just some monolithic institution, something that brings down a few new articles from a secular Mt. Sinai every year. It’s made up of individuals, interacting and working with each other, often messily. It’s a human endeavor, not something distant and institutional, so the exterior is active, personal, and a bit disordered.