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 This system was commissioned  by the not-for-profit Common Ground Community as "First-Step Housing."  Gans, along with former partner Matthew Jelacic and fellow designer Marguerite McGoldrick worked directly with Bowery residents to create a room that could be installed within a larger shelter to provide a place to call home.
       
     
 A  single aluminum extrusion is used for both column and beam sized to carry a 300 pound per foot load over an eight to ten foot span.
       
     
 The cruciform, reminiscent of Mies van der Rohe's but used quite differently, allows wall panels to be bolted and doors to be hung from the flanges in any position. The aluminum is  easily cut and drilled on site.
       
     
 The walls are  laminated plywood drilled and bolted to the flanges, giving the frame the torque strength to support hung furniture such as a  desk. 
       
     
 To control privacy there are three panels of  perforated screen, translucent Kalwall and wood  that slide and stack over the armoire and door openings in various ways. 
       
     
 The frame can be shipped flat  and then assembled with plywood panels bought on site.  Although the prototype was designed for a specific single male population, it has can be adapted for families by conjoining units and for other uses, including emergency housing.
       
     
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Cabin_ette
       
     
Cabin_ette
 This system was commissioned  by the not-for-profit Common Ground Community as "First-Step Housing."  Gans, along with former partner Matthew Jelacic and fellow designer Marguerite McGoldrick worked directly with Bowery residents to create a room that could be installed within a larger shelter to provide a place to call home.
       
     

This system was commissioned  by the not-for-profit Common Ground Community as "First-Step Housing."  Gans, along with former partner Matthew Jelacic and fellow designer Marguerite McGoldrick worked directly with Bowery residents to create a room that could be installed within a larger shelter to provide a place to call home.

 A  single aluminum extrusion is used for both column and beam sized to carry a 300 pound per foot load over an eight to ten foot span.
       
     

A  single aluminum extrusion is used for both column and beam sized to carry a 300 pound per foot load over an eight to ten foot span.

 The cruciform, reminiscent of Mies van der Rohe's but used quite differently, allows wall panels to be bolted and doors to be hung from the flanges in any position. The aluminum is  easily cut and drilled on site.
       
     

The cruciform, reminiscent of Mies van der Rohe's but used quite differently, allows wall panels to be bolted and doors to be hung from the flanges in any position. The aluminum is  easily cut and drilled on site.

 The walls are  laminated plywood drilled and bolted to the flanges, giving the frame the torque strength to support hung furniture such as a  desk. 
       
     

The walls are  laminated plywood drilled and bolted to the flanges, giving the frame the torque strength to support hung furniture such as a  desk. 

 To control privacy there are three panels of  perforated screen, translucent Kalwall and wood  that slide and stack over the armoire and door openings in various ways. 
       
     

To control privacy there are three panels of  perforated screen, translucent Kalwall and wood  that slide and stack over the armoire and door openings in various ways. 

 The frame can be shipped flat  and then assembled with plywood panels bought on site.  Although the prototype was designed for a specific single male population, it has can be adapted for families by conjoining units and for other uses, including emergency housing.
       
     

The frame can be shipped flat  and then assembled with plywood panels bought on site.

Although the prototype was designed for a specific single male population, it has can be adapted for families by conjoining units and for other uses, including emergency housing.

nate black and white.jpg