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Shifting Hybrids

Transformations for a New Hotel and Residential Building, TriBeCa, NYC

 

1st Prize E. Lewis Dales Fellowship

Published in Pressing Matter III

Published on suckerpunchdaily.com
PennDesign Core Studio III
Advisor: Hina Jamelle
Fall 2013

 

A hybrid condition building as a continuously grafting and shifting system, this project delves into how such systemic thinking is transferred into generative rules for lighting, furnishing, façade treatment, circulatory and programmatic organizations, and changing topology of units.


Shifting of surfaces and volumes turns into a system of spatial organization where plans and sections purposefully shifts to introduce a third façade to the building and to turn corner seamlessly. It also becomes a system of opening to bring the natural light into building, to graft public program into private area and to connect with urban context through terraces and pools hovering over Vestry Street.


Grafting of surfaces and volumes generates solid-cavity variations that keeps the facades away from being a flat curtain wall, but enquires a more complex relationship between exterior and interior. It also becomes a system of unit topology where every single unit is customized to provide the hotel visitors and residents an appropriate unit for their stay and dwelling.

 

A research paper along with this project is available upon request.

A User-Responsive Part-to-Whole System since the Second Machine Age (Nov, 2013)