Calvin Liang: My project considers the question of Life:After Life through a lens of intergenerationality. Gowanus has a rich history of craftsmaking and artisanal tradition which faces a tension with a lack of affordable housing for those who pursue these mediums. This lead me to pursue intergenerationality in Gowanus not only as one that is familial, but also non-familial. I identify a discrete tension of communality and domesticity, and sought to pursue how an architecture can mediate these conditions.
I consider what passage means, and identify the condition of the corner as a tool which negotiates passage and space. I take the condition of a curved and rigid corner and iterate them across a grid with an algorithm. The first 221 iterations shown here reveal how relationships that the corners have with each other inform spatial conditions. Depending on what corner is adjacent to another in a specific order and position, enclosures, figures, and passages are formed.