Manhattan's Annex: The crosstown [of] excess
Chin, Weiying Amanda
Master of Architecture
MANHATTAN'S ANNEX: the crosstown [of] excess is a proposal that reconsiders what excess means in the contemporary city. Our society now just has glimpses of individual indulgence---from singular buildings to individualized junkie-ism---and does not allow the space for collective, urban experience of excess. Our present times demand for new paradigms that confront once more the sphere of normalcy on a metropolitan scale. This thesis envisions the future metropolitan condition of excess through juxtaposition of endless identification + exhibitionism [the network + the pool]. Manhattan's Annex will create urban conditions of void and identification where each subject will be able to abandon the atomized space of the skyscraper and join the collective space of flow.
Architecture; Urban planning; Regional planning; Sociology; Arts