CRITIC / HENRY SMITH-MILLER
COMPLETED / SPRING 2015
Live, work, play is a programmatic dilemma that fascinates contemporary architects because of the potential to draw relationships between unique spatial obligations, however, the fallacy that an architect will reinvent the way in which people live, work and play is irrational.
Take for instance, monuments. Monuments are monuments for a reason - to inspire. They inspire for opportunity, for power, for meaning, and for remembrance in order to fill a void …in time.
Monuments can be seen all around NYC including the FDR Memorial on Roosevelt Island (a national monument), the United Nations (an international monument) in Manhattan, the towers of our famous bridges and the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island (an international monument).
So how can an architect reinvent the way in which people live, work and play but in an iconic way through emotions.