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Location New York  Date 2019 | Institute Pratt School of Architecture


This project is an addition and alteration to a housing estate in Hong Kong, intended to address the growing need for housing in the city. The design focuses on the airspace above and between the existing towers, taking inspiration from the existing structure and its graphic coloration to drive the design exploration.

The color scheme for the proposed project is focused in a compressed area, drawing inspiration from elements of Chinese pagodas such as the curved roof, bracketing, and application of color. The mineral-patina coloration is applied as an inspiration from the existing local textures.

The design is developed through methods of model making and photography, with renderings constructed by montaging pictures of the physical models back into the site images. This approach to architectural image making relies heavily on the framing and composition of the original photography and the live effects or details built into the physical model.

Instructors: David Erdman and Hart Marlow

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