Project for Alexander D’Hooghe’s Post-Disaster Long Island Studio

A skyscraper is planned for a high point on Long Island that will lie dormant until population shifts warrant it. Prior to the yet-unnamed disaster creating a pocket of high-density population in north east Long Island, the structure acts as a trussed roof for an indoor recreation and entertainment complex including soccer fields and a golf course. Once deployed by crane and jack, the individual towers fork against one another, providing stability. Inside are hundreds of residences for the future displaced people of Long Island, with a corridor connecting through the towers at the hinge crossing point.

May 2009