Fall 2009_ University at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, New York
Professor: Hiroaki Hata
In synthesis between concept and making the objective was to bring private outdoor space to a high density urban housing condition. The complex houses 24 residential units, 3 gallery spaces and an outdoor performance space are implemented in the lower floors.
An urban topography becomes a mediator between public (theatre & galleries) and private space (housing). This mediator not only separates two different programmatic elements via a spatial buffer in section, but also allows for usable green space to separate the residential lobbies in plan.
For the mixed-use public space, an exterior amphitheater has covered and uncovered space along with interior gallery spaces bordering to the north and south.