Interlocking Patchwork

Angela Nessel,, M.Arch '23


ARCH 505B: Graduate Architecture Design I

Gallery: Clusters and Aggregates: Housing and Urbanism

Instructor: Gary Paige

The proposal continues the design research from the previous design project. Using the duplex house diagram as a point of departure, semi-attached L-block units are multiplied and arranged in clusters of shared communal and private outdoor spaces, like a patchwork quilt of sorts. Oversized shed roofs with various slopes and orientation further define these spaces, providing different levels of light and shade, enclosure, and privacy between the units. A community space and retail space are intended to serve the residents and neighborhood.


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