High Line Dance Machine, New York
** Exhibited in Thresholds, the year-end exhibition of student work (Yale Architecture Gallery, 2013)
Dance Machine is a proposal for a dance theater which extends off of the High Line in New York. The ribboning form of the project is coded on either side to denote two distinct users: performer and audience. On the performance side of the building are studios and back-of-house spaces. On the audience side of the building are two lobbies - one at street level and one connecting to the highline - and a rooftop cafe. Two monumental stairs, one for each program, wind and pierce through the building, allowing visual performance between performer and audience member as they move through their own spaces. Both users come together in the theater - the central anchor of the building.
(Yale School of Architecture, M.Arch. Fall studio 2012. Critic: Joyce Hsiang)