Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Critic: Thomas Schroepfer
How can a gate to an alleyway become a catalyst for activity?
How can a wall become an inhabited space?
Space in an alley between two gallery buildings is reconfigured dynamically by a grid of hollow columns hung on a moving track and connected linearly in a tensegrity-like manner. The columns can be moved back and forth on the track to create a tight blockade against both pedestrians and traffic or to be distributed far apart to provide structure for installations. The columns can also be rotated 90 degrees along the track, from a vertical to a horizontal position. Moving one columns affects those attached to it along a line, and the pulley system allows a single person to move an entire row. The street is open to both pedestrians and traffic when all columns are in horizontal position.