North End Lantern

For two weeks, each student selected a site in Boston’s North End to build an architectural intervention that was less than 30’ x 100’. My structure sits on a barge next to a large parking lot and water ferry stop. This space serves as a needed rest area for both water ferry passengers and walkers who frequent the area. Most importantly, it incorporates a tide-powered rising lantern that will serve as a reminder of the area’s historic tie to the harbor and past industry. Becoming a beacon of the North End from the sea, it serves as an icon for the area as a whole.

© January 2013 Alexa Asakiewicz.