[experiential architecture, a site in motion]
The Void Film Hotel reclaims an empty loading dock under a vital intersection in downtown Ithaca. Its form stemming from El Lissitzky's Proun painting, divides the user’s cinematic experience into a vertical gradient. The diagonal circulation shaft acts as a guide from the uppermost viewing platform to the below-level movie theater.
Just as El Lissitzky's paintings contain a series of "geometric forms [that] become dynamic through their suspension within a precariously balanced visual field", the Void Hotel translates the forces and motion of the gorge surrounding the site to activate the forgotten site.