High Tides
Low Tides

Tidal Oscillation 

Waterfront installation

Design Critic: Ann Borst

Studio: WIT/Fall 2013/

Site: East Boston, MA

Award: Morpholio Pinup 2014,

Honor Award

Published on: WAr volume 4

A study of East Boston waterfront that unveils its characteristic through the intervention. The project explores the edge condition on how land and water meets, tidal changes and materiality.

Form is generated by a way-finding through a variation of steps along the site. In response, the artificial and natural behavior of the surrounding create the arrangement of each spatial element.

Movement is carefully choreographed through specific placement of objects, however, tidal changes unstitch this rhythmic way of moving and the dialogue between the existing conditions and

the installation becomes performative. This interaction appears when the ephemeral qualities of the place enable or disable the experience of the static object. Time is evidence of these changes

as one witnesses the weathering of the space initiated by the situation of the place. This experience would vary depending upon the time of day that the space is being inhabited.

Recording on the site for the different interval
11:35 am
12:30 am
24 hrs
Tidal duration
20 mins
Experiential Duration
48 secs
Immediate Duration
5:21 am
5:45 pm