Orchestrating Surreal Moments
The state of Rhode Island has a huge surface watershed and the ocean penetrates halfway into the state. Where the ocean is not, flows a weave of rivers. The Providence Harbor witnesses the confluence of the Providence River, Seekonk River and the tide of the Atlantic Ocean.
My building is an exploration of the confluence of the currents of the bay merging with visitors on the site. I see the architecture itself as the carving inadvertently caused by a dance between the bay and a human.
I came to this place through choosing a specific number of vectors to represent each part of the confluence, the quantity of which was determined by square footage requirements of program. Through mapping the results of intersecting vectors and their products intersecting other vectors, the confluence revealed a system of eddies and fast flow. These movement vectors because the visual language of the project, to express in the orchestration of surreal moments of interactions with water. Each moment characterizing a different part of a sort of pilgrimage for oneness with water, representing purity and peace of mind.
How systems of water, circulation, program, structure and light interact on a large scale.