When I applied to F.I.T., there was a challenge to create a model of a personal space. Living in France, the Moulin Rouge was a staple of tourism, and I thought about how much we consume and throw away when travelling abroad. I wanted to create a futuristic scaled-down version of a park that could be placed adjacent to the Moulin, or on a suspended pillar system so that the garden is on the same level as the windmill wings. Obviously the Moulin Rouge is a risqué attraction, and I wanted to create a space that would balance the raunchiness and liveliness.
The structure was built from bamboo skewers, which were made into polygons and assembled afterwards, somewhat inspired by Gehry's forms. The windows are made from recycled paper and plastic wrap, and were meant to resemble the stained glass windows commonly seen in French Cathedrals. Not every pane has a window, and it is designed to have removable panes. After a few years, vines and foliage should grow over the "bones" of the building and create a lush environment in a bustling city. I do not wish to decry the Moulin Rouge as a dirty place nor one that encourages waste, and I respected french building codes, by not surpassing the allowed height of six stories.
This project was done for my application process to F.I.T. and is being used in my portfolio for the NFL+FIT collaboration.