Benjamin Brichta

Student
I am a student at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Masters of Architecture Candidate 2012
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Recent posts

05/18/2012

The Crater is an underground ferry terminal and transit hub on the Lower East Side.  It occupies a new space in the city - the space between Subway and ferry, ground and river, public and private.

I wanted to integrate the density and storefront culture of The Lower East Side into a piece of urban infrastructure. I wanted to more fully integrate commercial activity with the infrastructural city. By extending the existing subway platform across the site, I link the subway to the new East River Canal and terminal. This extended platform serves multiple transit modes, performs as a public space and creates income for the city and adjacent building owners.

 
05/18/2012
 
05/18/2012

This studio was part of a research initiative called Experiments in Motion conducted by the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in partnership with Audi of America.  The goal was to to speculate on our collective urban future and test new paradigms in the relationship between motion, mobility and design.

 
03/08/2012

In the most recent issue of MAS Context, GSAPP student Benjamin Brichta covers the Network Architecture Lab’s (directed by Kazys Varnelis) recent event on copyright with Amy Adler, Lebbeus Woods, Sean Dockray, and Geeta Dayal.

02/28/2012
 
02/27/2012

The Waiting Room

Cut it. Flood it. Shop it.

 
02/27/2012

what goes up, must go down

 
02/20/2012
 
02/20/2012
 
02/20/2012