Melting SpaceEdit profile
The project is a design-manifesto for the iconicity of EXPERIENCE over the object.
The project brings a moving, fluid world of glass pools into the urban fabric of Manhattan: in contrast and opposition to the self-similar experience of static, orthogonal, and rationally sub-divided space in the gridded city.
Floating, raining, moving and steaming above an existing tower-block in midtown New York , the glass pools bring waterfalls, clouds, movement and drama to the city, creating an escape from the static monoliths below.
The project speculates and explores a fictional journey through these pool worlds; which each have their own weather, atmosphere and laws of gravity; whilst simultaneously developing an in-depth technical ‘backstage’ design and detailing of the machine.
Distorting our visual, aural, and haptic experience- the project investigates the phenomenological relationship between space, materiality and emotion, using movement and water to re-calibrate our understanding and experience of space.