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PERISTALTIC CITY
Circulatory Habitat Cluster for New
York

Credits: Mitchell Joachim,
Neri Oxman

"Peristalcity" is a tall building made
of a cluster of shifting pod spaces.
The pod skins alter the volume
locations within. This soft, pliable,
sealed, and non-mechanical
innovation encapsulates volumetric
structures. Textile reinforced hoses
execute a peristaltic action. Thus,
the modules are enabled to create
an articulated motion that is
symbiotically connected to an urban
armature.
By employing a dynamic spatial
application against the traditional
organization of core and space, we
dissolved the dichotomy between
circulation and habitable
environments. We have eliminated
typological stacking where
experiences are vapidly suggested to
be diversified by simply designating
floors to particular social practices.
Instead, we propose a spatial layout
that establishes heterogeneous
movements, and not just assorted
practices, as the criteria for a
dynamic assemblage.
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