suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
reynolds DIAZ jr / chris DORSEY: Chelsea has an interestingly diverse mixture of programmatic activity. In this diversity, a constant flux between private and public interfaces resolves in a fragmented spatial matrix. Program increasingly divides as you move away from the Hudson River. As a result, this filtration of program continues throughout the site.
Large enclosed spaces provided static spatial formations in the form of a performance hall. While progressing through, these programmatic shifts breakdown in scale into dynamic spaces, such as boutiques, restaurants, nightlife, commercial and event spaces, eventually blending into a landscape underneath the Highline Park. In general, these shifts in program occur through subtle changes in surface performance and yet flow as a coherent entity.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
rD+cD: Hina Jamelle, Ali Rahim, Adam Hostetler, H. R. Giger
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
rD+cD: Gilles Deleuze – The Logic of Sensation, Jacques Derrida – The Animal That
Therefore I Am, The Black Keys, Karate, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
rD+cD: Contemporary Architecture Practice, MONAD Studio, SU11, Ruy Klein, Xefirotarch