suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
edward KIM: the proposal for city_x is derived from the act of distorting the existing grid plan using logic of growth. the friction, between found condition of the orthogonal grid and the need for its disregard, emerges as the catalyst for the distortion that enables the city to adapt to individualistic desires. instead of relating public space to existing urban infrastructure, existing orthogonal city grid is distorted following the growth of this unconstrained geometry, causing compression and expansion of existing city blocks. the distortion creates series of subtractive voids which provide sites for potential projects and developments.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
eK: hernan diaz alonso
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
eK: the body of the prison by linda vakhrameeva / apparat, interpol, album leaf, joy electric / dark knight, why we fight
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
eK: xefirotarch, zaha hadid, neil denari, gage / clemenceau