There was a last hour, a last minute, a last second that 2,982 stars went dark. The instant there was this
last light there was a first light, 2,982 stars were born. A new constellation expands across the entire site; a new garden expands across the entire site. Time and space slow as the lights from the
constellation pass through the garden, through the earth, and create the new constellation below. Above there is the garden, below there is a new sky and 2,982 stars.
Mr. David resides in Paris. After receiving his degree in Architecture from the Ecole d'Architecture Paris Belleville in 1991, Pierre David taught Landscape Architecture until 1998 at the Ecole Nationale Superieure du Paysage in Versailles. Since that time he has taught architecture and landscape design at various institutions in France, throughout Europe, and in the United States including Harvard University and Columbia University. In addition, he has designed gardens and houses for private clients. He currently teaches at the Ecole d'Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand and for the New York/Paris Program, administrated by Columbia University.
Sean Corriel grew up in Huntington, New York. He is a fifth-year landscape architecture student at Cornell University. Sean is currently working on an honors thesis for his undergraduate degree. Upon graduating, he plans on continuing his research in the field of design and applying it to practice. Later he plans on continuing his education in a masters program in architecture.
Jessica Kmetovic resides in Oakland, CA, where she is currently a fifth-year student in the bachelor architecture program at the California College of Arts and Crafts. She attended Shape of Two Cities Program: New York/Paris at the Columbia University Graduate School of Design, fall 2002-spring 2003, and has interned at Tom Eliot Fisch and Baker Vilar Architects, among others.
Model Fabrication: Radii, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
Illustrations/animation: Screampoint 3D Systems for Real Estate, New York, NY
Engineering consultant: RFR, Paris Consulting Engineers: Henry Bardsley, Jean-Francois Blassel, Matt King
Lighting design consultant: L'Observatorie One; Concepteurs-Lumieres: Georges Berne
Landscape consultant: Nina Bassuk, Director, Urban Architecture Institute, Cornell University
Model Photography: Jock Pottle/Esto