The PARKING LOT PERFORMANCE ARTS CENTER re-imagines what a parking structure can be. Here we have combined it with a performing arts center and a visual arts gallery, so that during the parking off hours the space is open for public use. Our intention was to vertically extend New York City's unique urban street culture into an otherwise dead Parking Lot.
It became clear that what seemed to be an isolated incident was in reality the final straw for the people fed up by the government’s forceful positioning on multitude of issues ranging from censorship, regulation of alcohol consumption, police brutality, and urban renewal projects in the likes of Gezi Park and Taksim Square.
The L-House project is the rebuild of a 1940s TYPE B-1 housing unit designed by Turkish architect Kemal Aru, student of Bruno Taut, in Levent, Istanbul. The rebuild design attempts to further enhance living and spatial qualities while preserving the essence of the original historical building.
KAGU-BLOCK is a multi-use furniture unit designed for the 2010 Tsunami victims living in makeshift conditions inside prefabricated temporary housings. The simple unit is versatile in its use and easily manufactured into mass productions through a template.
Tombstones are used to commemorate the deceased loved ones and act as a marking for a place to respect and worship. However, because of its inanimate quality, tombstones have a short life in use or function other than graphically representing the date and name of those that have passed away. Cemeteries are overpopulated with forgotten mementos and do not have a cohesive planning to endure time.
The arched canopy unit attempts to resolve the issue of adhoc urban street designs by consolidating the separate but integral elements that make up the street scape into a variable canopy arch
MNBAQ is an extension of the existing modern museum complex. This new complex serves as the threshold between city and park, private and public, as the staggered gallery boxes cantilever to create a grand hall entry facing the city and allows for the park to continue on its roof thru its stepping landscaping.
The former imperial goods warehouse for clothing and equipment on Sarphatistraat had until recently served as a shelter for the State Police. Recently, the complex was taken over by housing Stadgenoot. Steven Holl Architects undertook the renovation of the warehouse into offices. The office levels are visually connected, and use maximum levels of natural light. The landscaping area infront of the offices form a semi private park along the canal.
The TVCC building is an entire new skyscraper typology that with one stroke of a roof extending from one side of the building to the other, houses all separate and individual programs of a city, allowing for the urban fabric to extend vertically through seamless continuity.
Z58 is a redesigned office building located next to a park in the French quarters in Shanghai, China. In an attempt to assimilate to the adjacent park and to create a discrete office space that stepped back from the ever-growing urban context of larger and louder buildings, the building hides behind a garden screen facade made of ivy planter box louvers.
NDC is a Japanese photography studio located inside an existing factory complex in Beijing, China. The office space is designed to blur the distinction between the interior office and studio space by using translucent polycarbonate for the walls, floors and ceilings of the space.