fractured use tower - NYC
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Studio Instructor - Hina Jamelle
Structural Adviser - Daniel Brodkin | Principal ARUP | NYC
Structural Adviser - Matt Jackson | ARUP | NYC
Design Team - Luke Prifogle + Dane Stokes
The building proposal is a mixed use tower located in West Chelsea that holds retail, commercial, residential, and luxury. Using a process of transformation, the form of the building rises out of attributes of elegance. Transitions in angles and densities reflect the program which occupies the building. Lines of structure that break up the facade act as veins that fracture the massing of the building. The transition of program from commercial to residential takes place along these fractures, mixing the program of the building in a new way. The veins respond to these transitions, along with the facade. The fractures cut into the building, creating a relationship of facade to interior of the building.