Striated Tidal Variance and the Solar Orchestration of an Aquatic Sequence

  • Charles Cupples, M.Arch. 2015
  • Hometown Dallas, Texas
  • Class ARCH 5114 Core Design Studio IV (spring 2013)
  • Instructor Visiting Critic Marc Tsurumaki

Remnants of the storm become linear striations of sand, water, and boardwalk interlaced and overlapping, creating interesting habitations of program and interstitial circulation routes that blend class types and allow for a variety of social interactions. The braiding of the reprogrammed environment happens more perpendicular to its original configuration, symbolically linking ameliorative regeneration and movement. Essentially the three defining characteristics of Coney Island, which are sand, wood, and water become reconfigured in a subtle way.

The organizational strategies for these programmatic elements to emerge were derived out of solar angles and the sun's relationship to water.