Project Team: Gans studio and Garrison Architects
This project provides identical 69 small apartments whose size and amenity are expanded through shared laundry, lounges, dining and recreational space spread throughout the building.
The circulation is along a naturally lit corridor that ends in a lounge on each floor. The placement of the fire stair at the center encourages residents to use it regularly on their way home or to the roof terrace.
By utilizing a single, prototypical , “plug and play,” prefabricated module, the quality and value benefits of factory production will be realized. Units are designed for simple field conections and the maximazation of factory completion.
The studio apartment of 300 sf has zones to extend the real and perceived dimension of the space: an entry threshold of storage, a zone of kitchen and bathroom, a major living room and then a balcony.
The roof terrace has a laundry, a desk and a large dining room and kitchen that can be reserved by the tenants.
Passive and active energy generation achieve energy consumption approximately seventy-five percent below current standards by using: oversized passive ventilation shafts to the roof, variable refrigerant volume heat pumps, and domestic water heated by thermal collectors positioned at the edge of the photovoltaic canopy.
The southern façade of the building of deep terraces with integrated planters and trellises is designed to eliminate summer solar gain.