New York, NY
Concept design | Residences
With this project, we propose to rethink the free section of the embankment and focus on creating a sustainable and comfortable living environment.
One of the conditions for the issuance of the LEED certificate should be a dense built-up area of the territory and the possibility of re-use of the abandoned land. After analyzing all the sites in the area, I came to the conclusion that they all converge to a rectangular shape with a patio and a pointed angle.
We divided the site into functional blocks, which consist of: a residential block, a pre-uk children's center, an auditorium with a capacity of 300 people, an organic market, including an automatic parking and a family pool.
All forms comply with the principles of multi-comfort.
There are several module options. These are standard modules that require a balcony and a green area. Everyone decides that they need a balcony or extra space. Neighborhood is the main component of a comfortable and sustainable LEED environment. Terraces (from the inside of the courtyard) are freely available for residents of the house on each floor. Such terraces unite all residents together.
According to the task, it was necessary to come up with a separate entrance for residents, so such a cozy courtyard was formed for them. The entrances rise like the bow of a ship. Including the first floor – a shopping area where there is everything you need.
Triangular modules - their shape doesn't prevent the passage of light in the apartment. This includes mini-gardens in your home and protection from noise, including a natural cleaner of polluted air. We provided for the collection of rainwater.
The tank is located under the parking; during flooding, the protection of storm sewers is triggered - the principle of cork in a bottle or the law of Archimedes.
Due to the collection of rainwater, greenhouses are irrigated, including used for recycling. Greenhouses serve as an alternative place of work for the elderly and not only residents and this people selling products in their own market for organic products.