Professor Thomas Leeser Team: Brandon Eck & Enrique Franco Site: Farragut Housing, Brooklyn, NY
Pratt Institute GAUD FALL 2020
DESCRIPTION Pandemics disrupt everything -- even our living environments. Project Hive presents a novel approach that allows urban residents to adapt to new ways of safely inhabiting their homes by merging alpine technologies with vertical mobility for residential towers. The Hive utilizes a gondola cable system that allows private access to individual residences while connecting to nearby transportation hubs, amenities and city attractions, inherently creating safer travel experiences.
Our project evokes a technological argument for vertical unit access and initiates an architectural guideline that welcomes the residents to customize their experience to their individual preference. Each unit allows its residents to manually manipulate their exterior facades to either slide, twist or swing in orientation to create unique natural light exposure, sun shading or private terraces. Urban residents are accustomed to conventional elevators and buildings that require a fundamental design change to be adequately prepared for any and all future health crises.