Avoiding Figuration | Jacques Lesec & Sean Markle
The aim of the project is to challenge conventional understanding of mass and void within the urban context. The design tries to disrupt current condition within which we tend to perceive the city as a collection of individual instances and iconographic volumes, without further integration. This thesis investigates the possibility to generate visual synthesis across adjacent facades, therefore bringing perceptual integration back into Manhattan’s commercial skyline. It introduces new layers of mass-void relationship.