port authority bus terminal intervention

  A reaction to the crisis of Time Square; the inability of opening up architecture to the public. Closed facades, billboards and large opaque surfaces. Let us in.   

A reaction to the crisis of Time Square; the inability of opening up architecture to the public. Closed facades, billboards and large opaque surfaces. Let us in.
 

  A typology in New York; open versus obstructed façade.  Scene vs. Flat representation.

A typology in New York; open versus obstructed façade.  Scene vs. Flat representation.

  The site represented in volume; open atrium in Port Authority bus terminal. 

The site represented in volume; open atrium in Port Authority bus terminal. 

  Atrium floor as it is used today.  The goal is to create visual inquiry for the daily users passing through, and the office employees from the proposed tower above.

Atrium floor as it is used today.  The goal is to create visual inquiry for the daily users passing through, and the office employees from the proposed tower above.

  A set of scenarios taking us from a public/open to a private/self reflective environment.

A set of scenarios taking us from a public/open to a private/self reflective environment.

  An amalgam of different program blocks combined; expression of the relationship between open and closed established through contrast.

An amalgam of different program blocks combined; expression of the relationship between open and closed established through contrast.

  Proposed section aimed to connect Port Authority atrium to a already proposed tower core;  merging the private corporate into the public infrastructure.  Resolving Time Square condition; non-systemic.

Proposed section aimed to connect Port Authority atrium to a already proposed tower core;  merging the private corporate into the public infrastructure.  Resolving Time Square condition; non-systemic.

  Opaque and non-opaque planes define individual inquiry within the atrium.

Opaque and non-opaque planes define individual inquiry within the atrium.