Kevin Hai


Projects —
  1. Party, After-Parti
  2. Rave New World — Amsterdam
  3. Rockaway Research Region
  4. Vale-un-Veil
  5. Line of Reasoning Commune

Studies —
  1. Rave New World — Berlin
  2. No Fear Agadir

Writings —
  1. Welcome to the Gayborhood
  2. What a Tangled Web We Weave
  3. The Expanded Field
  4. Le Corbusier in Algeria
  5. Machinations of Power
  6. Going Dutch

Kevin Hai —
  1. He is a designer.
  2. He is currently located in New York, New York.
  3. He has worked previously at firms in the United States and Europe, wrote his thesis in Amsterdam, assisted artists in Paris, and is currently doing research in Berlin.
  4. He is available for freelance and collaboration.
  5. He does other things too. →

© Kevin Hai

Mark




Greenpoint Theatre




Fall 2017
Course : Architectural Technology - Building Systems Integration and Envelopes
Critics : Joseph Hand (SHoP), Sarrah Khan (Agencie)
Project Team : Kevin Hai, Maria Moersen, Mike Roberto, Graysen Babbitt

The Greenpoint Theatre is a twofold project: in addition to fulfilling the requirements of the project to produce a theatre for the eponymous, Brooklyn neighborhood, the premise of the project was to look recontextualize and preserve the existing building into fabric of the theatre. The project is inspired principally by the industrial character of the surrounding neighborhood, and the existing building’s multiple histories which developed over the course of its continual reuse.

In order to approach the project and shape its process, the design looked first and foremost at the preservation of the exterior facades of the building, creating a shell around which the theatre intervention could be surgically placed. In order to create a dialogue between old and new, and to fulfill the requirements of the program (which required additional square footage and space not accommodated for within the existing building), a new, contemporary addition was inserted above the old warehouse, creating a new, transparent lantern above a massive, brick-walled, industrial building. This dialogue is the primary conceptual, structural, and experiential driver of a very technical project.

Throughout the building itself, whether within the new lobby or within the theatre itself, which spans old and new, technical and material moments reveal the fabric of the existing building, materially juxtaposing them alongside any new additions, bestowing upon the theatre its particular character.