Slide 1
NYC map folded and stitched to represent the space-time collapse of riding the subway
Slide 2
Map of the path representing accessible spaces as the only ones existing. Brooklyn and Manhattan are surreally connected by the subway car.
Slide 3
“15:00, Illustrated field-notes from my daily path from home to school”. A comic book to represent and investigate the experience of walking the path.
Slide 4
The Apartment: the membrane wrapping the interior is pushed and pulled to mark and inhabit the threshold between inside and outside.
Slide 5
The Subway Station: a pilaster is multiplied to become the focus (music, map, info, trash), benches are fragmented and rotating, walls are activated as pixelated screens.
Slide 6
The School Entrance: the canopy is deformed to mark the access and direct the circulation. The steps are rotates to offer an informal space for gathering.
Slide 7
The School Stairs: oversized graphics sign the circulation and a niche in the stairway wall allows privacy in a public space.


Interior Design is the space around us that moves with us like a bubble. With this in mind the whole city can be read as a continuous interior space. As an example I picked my daily path, the sequence of moments that connect my home in Brooklyn to the school in Union Square. I then focused on the threshold condition between inside/out and upside/down, the moment of ambiguity between interior design and architecture.

I designed a series of small interventions, finding within the real a way to operate on and through the real, to intensify and exaggerate what is already in the space and turn it into hyper real and almost surreal. The space transforms itself to perform the action that take place in it. The literal and metaphorical concepts of inside/out and upside/ down are remixed playing with memories of spaces we just left and imaginations of spaces we are about to experience.

With this investigation I took the opportunity to reflect on the relations between exterior and interior, public and private, accessibility and inaccessibility, intimacy and interaction active and passive movement, space and time.

Thesis Advisor: Mark Rakatansky