Luo Xiaodong

Complex Projects

The Underground Theater

Student: Luo Xiaodong

Title: The Underground Theatre

Studio: MSc3/4 NY Midtown

Semester: Fall 2019



“Air Rights” in New York gives freedom for the super tall towers, while cages low rise buildings which sold their unbuilt. This graduation thesis investigates the future possibilities for the lots which sold their air rights. By exploring underground space, this project solves urgency of limited buildable spaces, and tests how to make subterranean space inviting. It is also a critic of achieving density and verticality by only introducing high rise towers in New York.



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