REFLECTING LIGHTS 2021  Bangkok / THAILAND

VITHA RECEPTION 2021  Khao Khor / THAILAND

REPURPOSING BANGKOK ROWHOUSE 2020  Bangkok / THAILAND

TALI KOPI RESTAURANT IN SATTAHIP 2020  Sattahip / THAILAND
GREY MATTER EUROPAN 15 RUNNER UP / 2019  Auby / FRANCE 
KIC TRIPOLI 2019  Tripoli / LEBANON
100% WOODEN HOUSE FIRST RPIZE / 2019  Montlouis-sur-Loire / FRANCE

PARIS APARTMNET 2019  Paris / FRANCE

FINLAND NATIONAL ART MUSEUM ANNEX 2019  Helsinki / FINLAND

COLOR LAB SALON 2018  Bangkok / THAILAND
RUSSIAN STANDARD HOUSING THIRD PRIZE / 2018 Moscow / RUSSIA
KYOTO HOUSE  2017  Kyoto / JAPAN
SEOUL ART COMPLEX  2017  Seoul / KOREA
YOYOGI PARK INSTALLATION FOR 2020 OLYMPIC 2017  Tokyo / JAPAN
LOMBADINI ANTIPAROS RESIDENCE 2016 Antiparos / GREECE

CHANDRA RESIDENCE 2014  New Hamshire / USA


NYC TRANSIT 2018  New York / USA

REHABITAING SWOPE CENTER  2019 Wood Hole / USA

SHIKUMEN LILONG HÔTEL SALON 2019  Shanghai / CHINA

LASTING TIMBER  2020  Raleigh Durham / USA

COLUMNIZATION  2020  Raleigh / USA








HOLDING GROUND

Studio Instructor: Gary Hilderbrand
Client: NYC Transit 
Program: Arrival Plaza
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Area: 5,700 m2
Status: Student Project

In the future where mass transit will be intrinsic to New York City’s economical, social, ecological, and spatial evolution. Midtown and west Manhattan will re-orient toward Penn station as a center of transit and vital portal to the city’s growth and
livelihood.

Holding the ground above Penn Station as an active center for transit, undervalued sties are cleared and re-ordered as a
broad civic plaza for arriving and departure, convening, lingering, and celebrating life in the city. 8th Avenue, 34th street, and the surround neighborhood are adapted with increased public realms, reprioritized streets and wider sidewalks, and a massively increased urban forest canopy to produce a more walkable and ecologically productive transit infrastructure for the city.

Visitors, commuters, and residents arriving and departing the city thru this vast forested plains, the newly beating heart of the city, are imprinted with an indelible, seasonally changing experience of this city’s fabric and ethos.