A Place to Stay:
A Study in Subverting Infrastructure and the Master Plan
This semester students worked on a collective project to submit for the Schindler Award, an international student competition held every year. In 2014, the competition was sited in Shenzhen. The studio started with the conceit of throwing a wrench in the already well-greased network of the city. In this case, the students inserted the plan of Paris, the classical city, into the finely tuned 20th Century city of Shenzhen. Each student had to reconcile a different part of the collision of these two antithetical plans of the city. The result was a 7 foot by 7 foot axon/planametric/sectional drawing that was not quite a master plan.