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THE TRACE OF ABSECNCE T h e

F l o a t i n g

C e m e t e r y

GSAPP Advanced Studio Instructor : Karla Rothstein Partner : Yifei Wu, Ines Yupanqui 2016 Summer

Shifting and swelling tides are slowly erasing Hart Island, while densely packed lines of Hart Island’s dead resist nature’s movement. Through zones of delicate reinforcement, the project inserts itself

along the island’s vulnerable edges and across the topography of its disappearing terrain. A networked field of structures slowly emerge

as the island disappears, providing a stable layer of ground for the architecture. The remains of the deceased are transformed into a dense landscape of floating memorial vessels that extend and activate the

disappearing edge while producing the main resource for the animated architecture. Remembrance is woven into a new era, and the presence of

absent deceases creates bridges between the past and future urbanity.

Chung-Yi Lin / GSAPP / MsAAD / Portfolio  

Columbia GSAPP 2017 Instagram @zoyilin

Chung-Yi Lin / GSAPP / MsAAD / Portfolio  

Columbia GSAPP 2017 Instagram @zoyilin

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