|EveryVille Competition by La Biennale di Venezia - project 120 of 195||
|LZH Architects||page 1 (page 2)|
|Lee-Su Huang (UNITED STATES), Chih-Jou Lee (UNITED STATES)|
|Tangram City – A puzzle of sub-consciousness
How does the feeling of community, of place, of locality manifest in the modern city?
If we strip the sub/urban landscape of physical identifiers such as monuments and axis, what gives a community character to call its own?
The form of cities is often dictated by the collective sub-conscious of its inhabitants, varying greatly according to culture, density, and behavioral habits.
If the regular grid of New York City can absorb, assimilate, and accommodate the disparate localities of Chinatown and Little Italy side by side, how might we fine-tune the sub/urban framework to better accommodate this perpetual appropriation and reconfiguration?
The metaphor taken is of 4 different types of people with different excretion habits, reflecting their overall personality and sub-conscious while quantifying their impact on the distribution and configuration of the sub/urban landscape.