NEW YORK, NY, USA, 1991
Like the Sheep, the Church Street Building is an essay in the relationship of plastic volumes and a regular frame. Here the dialogue in ratcheted up a notch or two by the complete, gridded, regularity of the frame itself, by the larger number of individual habitation organs, and by their anxious relationship to the way in which they’re supported by the structural grid. While the dwelling units are elevated, a theater – requiring no natural light – is sunk in the earth below the redundantly wide street.
Credits: Michael Sorkin, Andrei Vovk, T. Navmova