Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ECTOPARASITE: 2009 Google Shelter Competition

The Ectoparasite seeks to exploit underutilized urban infrastructure—in this case, by latching onto a billboard adjacent to NYC’s High Line. Dependent on the billboard for suspension, the steel structure acts as a skeletal framework for enclosure (triangular glass and Cor-Ten panels), while wrapping in to support furnishings. Visually connected while physically detached from the park, the shelter provides an ideal lens for observers of city life and public space.

View from High Line Looking South
Axonometric View
Exploded Axonometric
View from Shelter Interior to High Line


  1. Those are some nice renderings sir.

  2. Thank you, Jim! They're a little bit SketchUp and a little bit Photoshop.