Architecture. Design. Sustainability. Third Culture Identity.

Selected Projects

Karen “Chi-Chi” Lin
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Wall of Rebibbia

The large site is activated and contextualized by the intervention of the crumpled wall of Rebibbia. Landscape and surroundings are organized by the insertion of the new wall, they are residues of the process: a folded wall woven into cuts within the landscape, forcing elevation adaptations.

Parasitic buildings along the inhabitable new wall act as a museum, to give insight to Rebibbia and its prisoners. This inversion of program is similar to the wall’s overall inversion of a wall’s purpose: A WALL TO DIVIDE vs. A PATH TO CONNECT.

The mysterious interior of the prison-- often represented as a large void-- is revealed through a choreographed route along the path. Using the app, he can “see” into Rebibba’s walls, relative to his location on the new wall.

Professor: Luca Garofalo, John Zissovici



Spring 2012

SKILLS & TAGS ––
architecture, rendering, Rhino, Photoshop, physical model, conceptual, Rome, Italy

Wall of Rebibbia
Wall of Rebibbia
Wall of Rebibbia
Wall of Rebibbia
Wall of Rebibbia
Wall of Rebibbia
Wall of Rebibbia
Wall of Rebibbia