Arches & Misfits

Alex Jamroz, M.Arch+2 ’21 and Jake Spector, M.Arch+2 ’21

ARCH 605B: Graduate Architecture Design - Integrated Technologies Studio

Gallery: Open Source Cross Laminated Timber

Instructor: John Southern

Arches and Misfits, a (29,500 sqf and three stories) working space on the edge of Chinatown, mixes cross-laminated timber (CLT) technology with a classic architectural structural type- the arch. Since the arch can be deployed in an infinite number of formal orientations and scales, the project is transformed into a tangle or collision of structural fields. The “mis-fits” that result from these collisions, become meta-programs, which add richness and diversity to the co-working program.