Columbia University. 2002.
Converge proposes a provisional architecture for an empty triangle of space trapped within a bustling New York City intersection. Pedestrians and motorists of different sizes, speeds, and trajectories, converge upon one another within the site, causing moments of impact, or ripples of movement to avoid interaction – these convergences are represented as vertical shifts in physical models. The mapping of the current condition then informs a strategy of topographical manipulation in order to choreograph movement through the site – organizing paths and flows, and allowing for a conceptual evening of the field of convergence. The new pavilion organizes circulation and programmatic use of the site – for those who stop, those who pass through, and for a direct topological connection to the subway below. Converge incorporates representational technique directly to the manifestation of a physical/architectural solution.