spring 2009/3rd year architecture/individual
To build a mixed-use complex, approximately 40,000 square feet in SOHO, New York.
The concept of the New York City Complex is to maximize daylighting and ventilation through a double skin façade. Two applications were used to meet different solar, ventilation, and acoustic needs. There was also the use of cross ventilation through the core and dampers on the top and bottom of building according to air flow needs. The structure of the building consists of waffle slabs for longer spans and to minimize the need for columns in the lofts. There were also ideas about the urban space around the complex such as fashion shows held below on ground floor since SOHO was about fashion and style.