Kevin Hai


Projects —
  1. Cycladic Cliffhanger
  2. Five Opportunities for Planetary Acupuncture 
  3. Knowledge City
  4. (Pool)House
  5. Bibliotech Intersect
  6. Pier2Peer
  7. Tiltshift Terminal
  8. Greenpoint Theatre
  9. Rave New World — Amsterdam
  10. Inside/Out

Studies —
  1. Teeny, Weeny, Santorini
  2. Rave New World — Berlin
  3. Section Qualities
  4. Places of Internet of Things
  5. The Birds and the Bees
  6. Typesetting Scenes
  7. The Glitch in the System
  8. Pop Rocks

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 City, 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 on Berlin.
  4. He is interested in the subversive in/and the sublime.
  5. He does other things too. →

Mark




Places of Internet of Things





Spring 2019
Critic : Lise Anne Couture (Asymptote)

Looking at previous research and precedents considering the Internet of Things (IoT), this proposal hopes to address the architectural capacities of Internet of Things at multiple, spatial scales (infrastructure, urban, building), and the potential for Internet of Things to seamlessly link these disparate scales. The project graphically attempts to illustrate a series of specific scenarios within a series of disparate spaces and depicts how these scenarios (using Internet of Things) can begin to affect and optimize one another. This drawing reflects on the capacity of IoT to break down barriers of space and time and how this increased connectivity (spatial, temporal, social) can create design potentials



Starting at the largest scale, the first scenario looks at the capacity of Internet of Things to affect entire infrastructural systems. The space depicted is a hypothetical shipping port, and, using references gleaned from IBM’s Internet of Things-based updates and optimizations of the Port of Rotterdam, will graphically convey the potential for Internet of Things in altering conventional port systems via sensor technology.

The project also depicts the interior of a warehouse to demonstrate the capacity of Internet of Things in assisting in the maintenance and organization of cargo, and its potential in reframing conventional distribution networks and centers. After the previous situation’s emphasis on the Internet of Things at an infrastructural scale, the drawing then its attention to the potential relationships between the Internet of Things and the urban scale, reshaping the public domain, media, etc. Additionally, the drawing robustly depicts the capacities of IoT at the scale of the building. To demonstrate this, two adjacent buildings are illustrated, one under construction, and one (explored through a detailed section drawing) that is complete – with a particular emphasis on the effects of IoT on the interior.



haikevin@columbia.edu