Built Work

Boathouse for Columbia University
2017  / Inwood, New York. Critic: Sarosh Anklesaria. In collaboration with Mandy Xie.

The redesigning of Spuyten Duyvil Creek in 1936, along with the smoothing down of the Harlem River for trade purposes has turned the site into a major flood/disaster zone, making Inwood Hill Park prone to cycles of destruction. A large amount of forested area was destroyed as a result of this redesign. Therefore, we designed the boathouse as an extension of the park to memorialize what existed naturally and to act as a blockade against flooding. A long-spanning steel folded plate system constitutes the boathouse’s structure, integrates public roof programs, and merges the building with the landscape.

on revitalizing tormented sites