Triple Islandhad a very specific aesthetic intention, and it was to imagine only building with leftover materials, how you would build, and what structures could look like. Partnering with a coalition of advocacy organizations, such as the Hester Street Collaborativeand Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the project was less an experiment in individualistic self-sufficiency than it was in the communal sharing of local resources.
Triple Island was located on Pier 42 in Lower Manhattan. It acted as a temporary habitat and public artwork, Triple Island was an approach to living in a future New York replete with an acceleration of environmental challenges. Participants addressed the importance of creating a regenerative living system that provided public food, water, energy, shelter, and water for its inhabitants.