Michael Chen and Jason Lee teach design studios and seminars at Pratt Institute. They both hold undergraduate degrees in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and Master of Architecture degrees from Columbia University.
Michael Chen has taught design at Pratt Institute, Cornell University, Columbia University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a principal of Normal Projects, a multidisciplinary architecture and design firm based in New York and Los Angeles.
Jason Lee has taught design at Pratt Institute and Cooper Union. He is a partner at tentwenty, a multidisciplinary design firm based in New York.
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London Jintana Tantinirundr | Kamilla Litvinov
The city of London is undergoing a state of changes through upcoming anticipated events of crises that is changing its urban and social orders. An adaptable infrastructure is imposed to address the multiple crises the city faces during certain periods of time. As a large influx of people will descend upon London for the 2012 Olympic Games. The city will then have to adjust to the population increase addressing the congestion and making accommodations. Then after the events, the city must plan on how to incorporate the Olympic urban strategies back into the city’s fabric during the Post-Olympic state. The proposed infrastructure can also become a gateway to solving London’s anticipated flooding conditions due to the global warming crisis. The infrastructure will become part of the urban fabric as it is built up through time as events occurring in the city plan a major role in its development.
The infrastructure involves using London’s pre-existing extensive Surveillance systems as a tracking device that uses the input of large crowds that will trigger the infrastructure to adapt to the flow of crowds. As the city changes in population growth, social demands, climate change, and the city undergoes certain events the infrastructure has the ability to acquire territory and permanency and change its form and programmatic function to adapt to change. Through the use of visionary scenarios, the infrastructure begins to question the uncertainty of the future and suggests architecture that can accommodate to the crisis and various changes of the city.