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BIG IDEAS

small lots

Featured in "Archisource" - 2020

Based on an affordable housing competition called "Big Ideas, Small Lots", this studio which was taught by Maria Milans Del Bosch, investigated different typologies of architecture to serve the needs of the site, the context, the community, the zoning and housing afforability requirements.

My design was a communal living organazition strategy that supplied living, working and social gathering differentiated by different levels. The geometric organization, designed to be modular with CLT paneling, allowed for natural light to be filtered to all the levels of the building. 

The main idea is that this strategy can be applied to very different sites all over New York City while maintaining the same core elements; program, natural light and affordability.

During the studio we experimented these stragegies on 3 other sites in New York City where the overall geometry might change, based on zoning regulations or site extents, but the core fundamentals would remain evident. 

Working at a smaller scale, more intimate housing design was both challenging and really enjoyable and something I plan on experimenting with in my future. 

WHAT

Communal living affordable housing design studio

WHERE

New York City

WHEN

Fall 2019