THE MICRO-MACRO COMPLEX

Allie Boyd, M.Arch '23


ARCH 505B: Graduate Architecture Design I

Gallery: Clusters and Aggregates: Housing and Urbanism

Instructor: Sandra Yum

THIS HOUSING COMPLEX UTILIZES FLEXIBILITY TO PROVIDE SPACIOUS INTERIORS ON A SMALL FOOTPRINT.

THE DESIGN OF EACH UNIT CONSISTS OF A STACKED CORE (KITCHEN AND BATHROOM) AND MODULES, EACH OF WHICH INCLUDES TWO SUNKEN ROOMS AND A THIRD SPACE THAT SITS ON A SLIDING FLOOR PLATE ABOVE. THIS FUNCTIONALITY ALLOWS THE TENANT TO RECONFIGURE THE UNIT BASED ON THEIR DAILY NEEDS.

FLEXIBILITY WAS INCORPORATED INTO THE FAÇADE, ALLOWING TENANTS AN INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING EXPERIENCE. EACH UNIT HAS AT LEAST ONE FAÇADE OF FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS, WHICH OPENS COMPLETELY TO THE EXTERIOR.

FLEXIBILITY IS EMULATED ON THE EXTERIOR BY PROVIDING A VARIETY OF OUTDOOR SPACES TO BE USED BY THE TENANTS AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY.


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