Above: section - perspective through the facade of DWi-P: Digital Water i-Pavilion, by hMa. DWi-P takes on overtones of movement, thought, and time, and contemporary cell phone technologies.
Above: The facade of DWi-P. DWi-P: invisible buildings disappear as landscape; disappear as sound. DWi-P is Platinum LEED certified and located in Battery Park City's North Neighborhood. hMa are the designers for DWi-P and the North Neighborhood Master Plan.
Above: Marcel Duchamp's Large Glass, possibly the most famous work of art in the 20th Century. This piece by Duchamp suggests ideas about time, movement, space, and Einstein's Theory of Relativity, as well as a possible parable about male and female sexuality. Duchamp's painting presents thin metal forms captured between two panes of glass, within an ordinary, off-the-shelf, metal frame window.
Above: View from inside hMa's DWi-P. The Frit pattern on the wall is also a sound piece by New York composer, Michael J. Schumacher.
Above: DWi-P: a building, or a landscape behind glass. Is it simply sound? Is it water?
Above: DWi-P captures a human figure on the Murray Street ramp. At DWi-P, figures move through space with the secondary overlay of the Schumacher score. The score can be heard, through a cell-phone App.
Above: Marcel Duchamp: Nude Descending a Staircase : the female form moving through space.
Above: The delamination of DWi-P, at the southern end of the building, including the Passage that passes in front of the building. Layers of movement are captured within and through DWi-P's glass wall.
Above: hMa's study for the massing of the North Neighborhood. This study also depicts the 'sound field' reach of the DWi-P App. The area where visitors can hear the Schumacher score: WaTER.
This is not unlike the Duchamp Roto-Relief project: an exercise in understanding sound as form.
Above: the Entry Level plan for DWi-P. The Entry to the building is the only room that rises above the level of the roof. The roof is a Battery Park City park.
Above: 'Playing' the facade at DWi-P; to the right: a screen shot of the DWi-P App.
Above: two more screen shots of the DWi-P App.
Above: View of Entry to DWi-P's Ballfield Terrace Park.
Above: View of the olympic-size pool from the entry : the main program for the Center is swimming, or Water.
Above: View of the pool and the Entry.
Above: the main level plan - reached by 'descending' - a staircase.
Above: comparison of two main stairs at DWi-P, designed to capture the act of 'Descending' from one space to another.
above: hMa : movement of the body through space.
Above: Main stair, inside DWi-P.
Above: Main Corridor along the glass wall, inside DWi-P.
Above: Olympic size pool : human movement through water.
Above: one of three ramps at DWi-P, from the Dance Studio: human movement.
Above: children play along the exterior ramp in front of DWi-P.
Above: Invisibility: the transparency of DWi-P's glass facade.
Above: Cevdet Erek - There. From the show 'Tactics of Invisibility' ; co-curated by Daniela Zyman and Emre Baykal. The show is co-produced by the Vehbi Koc Foundation, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Erek's installation touches on the idea of invisibility.
Above: DWi-P at night: human movement inside and outside in the Passage.
Above: DWi-P : view to the World Trade Memorial Site, across West Street. Left: view of one of the fountains at the Memorial Site: both projects feature water.
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