|DESCRIPTION || ||MOVE IN, TRANSFORM, GIVE BACK. |
The Swamp Machine works to enhance Brooklyn’s coastline through reinstating native ecology. It creates a habitat fit for industry, recreation and bio-remediation. Occupying a composite timber structure, the parts support the whole; alone they exist, together they thrive.
Time is on our side; expanding the construction schedule allows for greater integration into Red Hook, the Swamp Machine grows as a series of planned events. It begins as a vision, planned and processed in the digital laboratory, almost undetectable to the passerby. Soon the land is manipulated, carved back to the water, given back to the people, the swamp has returned to Red Hook. Next industry drives, manufacturing for survival, opportunity and progress; the building builds itself into the community. The site is a platform for commerce, sparked by the Bike Shop, a showcase of Swamp Machines fabrication capabilities and community outreach. Inhabitation completes the equation; the housing fins enunciate the careful balance that constitutes the machine.
Working within its environment the Swamp Machine expands an economy, enriches a community and renews a habitat. Each piece is essential; a systematic symbiosis in Red Hook. Give it back, back to Brooklyn, back to the Swamp.