DetroitHouse

USA HOUSE PROJECT

This project uses the full scale purchase and development of real property as a mode of research.¬† A city-owned property in SouthWest Detroit was purchased from Wayne County for the full purchase price of $1,200.¬† Rather than treating the house as a physical object for formal investigation, this project considers the house as an opportunity …

Harlem

MANY HARLEMS

Up/Down, North/South “Many Harlems.” Commissioned by the Studio Museum in Harlem, this set of drawings evolved from a joint presentation at the Studio Museum between Mitch McEwen and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, author of “Harlem is Nowhere.” The Up/Down, North/South collaboration between Studio Museum & Goethe Institute develops interdisciplinary works and presentations between visual artists and writers. …

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Parametric Zoning Envelope

Academic research on parametric zoning, concentrated on relationship-oriented de/regulation of the built environment. ¬†Related course taught at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning + Preservation, 2006 – 2007. The existing practice of city-wide zoning (originated in New York City in 1916 and exported around the world (witness the tower-on-a-base typology even in Dubai)) attempts …

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STAIR CRITIQUE

Stair Critique: Performance Architecture I. Video of movement on, through, and under found furniture element in Brooklyn loft. The video explores movement as a mode of critique of the built environment. Subsequent exhibits at SUPERFRONT continued to investigate the relationship between architecture and performance, as well. 2007.

PDR

PDR PRESERVATION

Found preservation tactics | the Palast der Republik with Reinhold Martin’s Advanced Architecture Studio at Columbia GSAPP. In defiance of the demolition of the Palast der Republik in Berlin, the construction fence is scaled and a metal tie rod is hoisted back over. The tie rod travels as checked luggage back to New York, via …