Housing / Small Scale Manufacturing
This project is a proposal for a low-rise micro-urbanism. It follows a study of density in the cities of Honk Kong and Venice and is built within an urban code generated in a previous group assignment. The strategy of a horizontal packing of density is based on the premise that a hexagonal grid is the most efficient way of of subdividing a two-dimensional surface The architecture aims to maximize density without building vertically. High-rise towers may be the most obvious way to increase density, however, they have historically facilitated, if not re-enforced, social segregation and disengagement from public space. This project aims to be the antithesis of the highrise tower. The urban contract of this new space will necessitate the sharing of public space. And the combination of low-rise buildings and a mainly pedestrian urban environment will promote a closer engagement with the public realm.
Core Architecture Studio