This 48 hour charrette encompassed researching the current code restrictions pertaining to heavy timber design in New York City. The first prototype examines how heavy timber can allow for residents to experience the beautiful essence of wood in an urban environment. The punctured moments involves the glazing to push and pull from the heavy timber framing, emphasizing the user experience of expanding space.
The second prototype explores the use of a simplified heavy timber framed grid that expands for semi-stable land, such as the beach, to the not-so-stable land, such as the ocean. The rigidity of this heavy timber grid in all axis’ perform alike to piers that hold up in even the toughest coastal storms. The second prototype desires to be open-minded and allows the user to create their own spatial experiences within the stuttered vessel.