Exterior Render

Exterior Render

Study Model

Study Model

Concept Site

Concept Site

Concept Site

Concept Site

Program Diagram

Program Diagram

1:16 G round Floor

1:16 G round Floor

1:16 Second Floor Plan

1:16 Second Floor Plan

1:16 Roof Plan

1:16 Roof Plan

1:16 Section

1:16 Section

1:16 Section

1:16 Section

1:16 Section

1:16 Section

Wolcott Elevation

Wolcott Elevation

Dwight Elevation

Dwight Elevation

Dikeman Elevation

Dikeman Elevation

Exploded Axon

Exploded Axon

Exploded Structure Axon

Exploded Structure Axon

Program Axon

Program Axon

Bioswale Section

Bioswale Section

Environmental Section

Environmental Section

Green Roof Detail

Green Roof Detail

Vertical Garden Diagram

Vertical Garden Diagram

Spring Landscape

Spring Landscape

Summer Landscape

Summer Landscape

Fall Landscape

Fall Landscape

Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

Annual Shadow Study

Annual Shadow Study

Exterior Render

Exterior Render

Exterior Render

Exterior Render

Fluidity: In between Spaces

Brief

RedHook library and community center with an urban intervention. 

Concept

This project  is about the space where land and water meet, and the fluidity of existing within "the in-between". Drawn to the site for its proximity to the edge of the water, this established our theme of harmonizing nature and culture.

Process

The concept drawing shows how we imagined waves cutting through the site to form the building. The negative space in the middle became a protagonist for the project. As we created the program, the middle space became a central garden, and program was placed around it.

Due to Red Hook's susceptibility to floods, we decided to intervene on Dwight and Lorraine streets with Bioswales. These bioswales are a key component to the site's stormwater management system. Stormwater is collected from its surroundings and discharged into the

swale. The soils are layered to promote infiltration while the native plantings add a new biodiversity, which has now created a new edge.

Group: Gianell Gonzalez, Ruth Grigorov