Professor William Mac Donald Site: Javits Center Rooftop, New York, NY
Pratt Institute GAUD FALL 2021
DESCRIPTION The Aero/Terra_tropolitan citizen migrates through new thresholds of air, water, ground, and mood. These citizens experience a new immersive lifestyle which affords the participant with intensification of new adjacent localities made available from urban depopulation. The implications of their activities broadcast on to a newly derived and participant globality of aerial and naval distribution systems.
The Home generates a new physiology and psychology for the Aero/Terra_tropolitan citizens which unleashes new lifestyles based on attitudes and choice, rather than a prescriptive category in the Home. It revises traditional urban/rural boundaries and re-evaluating the worth of transitory lifestyles and the Home through means of complimentary transportation, ecological, vegetal and media infrastructures.
This Aero/Terra lifestyle necessitates the creation of a new aerial city limit within the old city limits, a newly volumed territory for this invented fly zone. The Home becomes a spatial boundary between agriculture and urbanity, a threshold of these systems coming together. These newly navigable 3D ports of vegetal entries, or volumed thresholds, gives access to the greatest known vertical infrastructure ever build: the elevators, their abandonment furnished by urban disbelievers in the new volumetric evolution, and polycentric distribution of this new constellation: the Aero/Terra_tropollis.