tom WISCOMBE:batwing is part of a larger body of work concerned with creating coherent relationships between building systems through geometric and atmospheric means. the aim is to move toward a higher-order emergent wholeness in architecture while still maintaining a performative discreetness of systems. the project can be understood as an articulated manifold which incorporates structural, mechanical, envelope, and lighting system behaviors. this is not to say that any one of these systems is ‘optimized’ in terms of any functional category– the formal and ambient spatial effects of fluidity, translucency, glow, and silhouette are all as important for the overall effect of the piece. the intent is to establish a link between the sensate realm and infrastructural flows in architecture.