Shaped by the polyphonic rhythms of everyday life, this proposal for a new ex-urban community forges its identity not out of monuments, but from moments of contradiction that give rise to diverse and ever-changing programmatic mutations.

Predicated on the generation of agonistic relations, the comunity’s traditional central core is exchanged instead for a distributed logic of amenities, housed in a textured infrastructural ribbon that creates interlocking and distinct enclaves over time. Following a logic of iterative outcomes, gradients of difference emerge from the interstices of these ribbons, sponsoring a range of landscapes that function as both communities and landmarks. The loop is simultaneously architecture and field, partition and connection—an identifiable rhythm that follows a double beat—mediating the dialectical relations at play in the movement towards developing a sense of place.

Project Type: Mostra Internazionale di Architettura la Biennale di Venezia Competition
Date: 2008
Location: Ex-Urbia
Project Team: Ryan Ludwig in collaboration w/Garrick Ambrose & Esther Choi