The proposed urban scaffold produces a complex field of potential use of the urban section, responsive to the constant shift in the water level and its effect on urban life over time. Selected for it's vulnerability to rising sea levels, Red Hook's urban labyrinth seeks the construction of possible urban worlds through non-linear, self-organized, and simulated systems in tension with the industrial city grid emblematic of New York City.

The scheme is a self-formed, code-based and simulated with multi-agent flocking behavior, producing high degrees of interwoven complexity within a set of simple micro-relationships.

The urban proposal for Red Hook, Brooklyn, re-conceives the scale at which we invent an urban design, generating urban organization only from neighborhood boundary conditions and a self-reproducing internalized system.


Generic City of the Infinite
Critic Karl Chu
Teaching Assistant Farzin Lotfi-Jam
Fall 2012

In collaboration with Aaron Schlesinger and Heather Yeon Soo Kim