Long Island City, NY 2013 | unbuilt
This temporary park proposal uses reclaimed wood from demolished nearby buildings to create a collection of large-scale sculptural furniture that provide spaces for sitting, working, and lounging and becomes an immersive field of light at night. The developer wanted to create an attractive and low-cost temporary park to coincide with the opening of a new residential tower across the street. Reclaimed wood offers a cost-effective solution, that is recyclable, and can be assembled and disassembled quickly. Finally, the forms of the furniture elements are reminiscent of the tapered brick smoke stacks of this part of the city which has an industrial past.