Shift Housing

Shift Housing

Within the residential fabric in downtown St. Louis, Shift Housing breaks the traditional urban living experience with limited outdoor space by offering each unit a private roof terrace. It is achieved by a simple strategy of shifting volumes, which also strikes a balance between solids (buildings) and voids (public spaces). The 30 units, ranging from 400 sqft to 1000 sqft, share the same exact strategy. They form into an interesting small community while keeping their uniqueness. Besides, a public space featuring a central pool and several gardens infiltrates into the building cluster, interacts with the in-between spaces and provides unique spatial sequences and moments.

INDIVIDUAL WORK CORE STUDIO 419 | FALL 2010 | INSTRUCTOR: ANDREW CRUSE

Unit configuration diagram and site strategy ↓

Unit types ↓

Floor plans and sections ↓

Exterior rendering of south west view, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3ds Max ↓

Exterior rendering of north Olive Street entrance, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3ds Max ↓

Interior rendering of the unit roof terrace, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3ds Max ↓

Interior rendering of a typical live work unit, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3ds Max ↓

Final section model, handcrafted ↓

Final Shift Housing model made from styrene, handcrafted ↓

 

Tagged as: solid/void, individual/collective, sequences/moments, vertical arrangement, residential, garden

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