A multi-residence building located along along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. Intended to serve as a new hub of local small-scale production, the building also looks to incorporate new ideas of small-unit or micro-unit (500 sq ft or less) apartment models.
The design is intended to fuse local and small-scale craftsman-oriented professions with a new model for housing. Included are a range of amenity spaces every floor to facilitate resident interaction, communal workshop spaces designed to lower cost-of-production for working professionals and foster a 'working community', exterior sub-spaces designed to further strengthen the relationship between resident/worker/visitor. By providing for a diverse range of potential occupants, the site becomes transformed into a place of gathering and collection of local or regional social capital.
LOOKING DOWN INTO PRIMARY COURTYARD
DIAGRAM DETAILING GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT
NORTHEAST VECTOR RENDERING
VIEW OF SOUTHEAST EDGE OF PROJECT + SECONDARY ENTRANCE
SECTION DETAILING PROGRAM LAYOUT
SECTION + WALL DETAIL
LOOKING UP FROM WITHIN PRIMARY COURTYARD
FLOORS 2/3 + 4/5 AND DIAGRAMS DETAILING PROGRAM DISPLACEMENT, SHARED SPACE LOCATIONS AND EASE OF ACCESS.
PRIMARY GEOMETRIC OPERATION OF FACADE, PLANAR SHIFTING + OFFSETTING
DIAGRAM DETAILING FACADE DEVELOPMENT
PROPOSED MICRO-UNIT CONFIGUARTIONS
INTENTIONAL DISRUPTION OF FACADE SYSTEM TO FURTHER EMPHASIZE DIFFERENCE.