PERISTALTIC CITY

CIRCULATORY HABITAT CLUSTER FOR NEW YORK

 
 
 

ABSTRACT

"Peristalcity" is a tall building made of a cluster of shifting pod spaces. The pod skins alter the volume locations within. Textile reinforced hoses execute a peristaltic action. Thus, the modules are enabled to create an articulated motion that is symbiotically connected to an urban armature. By employing a dynamic spatial application against the traditional organization of core and space, we dissolved the dichotomy between circulation and habitable environments.

We have eliminated typological stacking where experiences are vapidly suggested to be diversified by simply designating floors to particular social practices. Instead, we propose a spatial layout that establishes heterogeneous movements, and not just assorted practices, as the criteria for a dynamic assemblage.

This soft, pliable, sealed, and non-mechanical innovation encapsulates volumetric structures.


Credits: Mitchell Joachim,Neri Oxman