Building Of The Day: Sculptural Affordable Housing By Teeple Architects
December 11, 2012
The architects wanted a design that considered new approaches to urban infill. To do this, they outlined a cubic volume whose dimensions were regulated by site and zoning conditions; they then carved away at the mass, creating multiple terraces, setbacks, and courtyards. A large void cuts through the center of the 11-story, 85-unit mixed-use building, moving up to the 6th floor and spanning horizontally. This band of terrace gardens brings in light to the interior face of the structure, while blurring the divide between private and public spaces. Using this method, the architects were able to achieve quite sculptural results, yet without compromising or fragmenting the site’s urban fabric. See more of this project in the Architizer database here.
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