Thesis Project

Parsons - The New School

Advisor: David Lewis - LTL


2016 - New York, NY. US 

The thesis investigates the relationship between the building and the ground. Using Manhattanville as an object of experimentation the question was how to activate the site by multiplying the building/ground edge. The strategy shifts between scales, generated from a human/small and exploding throughout the site. Aiming to convert the anti-city tower within a park typology into a manifest for an alive urban context. Using collages and illustrations to investigate the design.

manhattanville section - An exploration of architecture, exploded section drawing, Barbara Becker - Parsons thesis
manhattanville section - drawing Barbara Becker - Parsons thesis
Manhattanville site plan - Barbara Becker - Parsons thesis
Manhattanville plan intervation Barbara Becker - Parsons thesis