Politi + Siano Architects
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BIG IDEAS FOR SMALL LOTS NYC | COMPETITION

Design Competition— The design called for us to create a series of flexible studio spaces.  These units were developed within two simple volumes: A horizontal volume which addressed the context of the existing street edge, and a vertical volume that maximized the F.A.R., as well as provided excellent views of the city.

  Design Concept   -  These units were developed within two simple volumes: A horizontal volume which addressed the context of the existing street edge, and a vertical volume that maximized the F.A.R., as well as provided excellent views of the city. These volumes are a poetic interpretation between; art, engineering, landscape, and infrastructure by creating a series of spatial compositions that defined the interior spaces, as well as linking a strong relationship with the exterior.

Design Concept - These units were developed within two simple volumes: A horizontal volume which addressed the context of the existing street edge, and a vertical volume that maximized the F.A.R., as well as provided excellent views of the city. These volumes are a poetic interpretation between; art, engineering, landscape, and infrastructure by creating a series of spatial compositions that defined the interior spaces, as well as linking a strong relationship with the exterior.

 This concept can be easily seen and understood as soon as one arrives on site. The Entry Garden, Lobby, and Communal Garden are spatial linked together. This allowed for an uninterrupted view of the entire site. Allowing the site to feel larger and more expansive. This spatial experience is also relevant on the upper floors too.

This concept can be easily seen and understood as soon as one arrives on site. The Entry Garden, Lobby, and Communal Garden are spatial linked together. This allowed for an uninterrupted view of the entire site. Allowing the site to feel larger and more expansive. This spatial experience is also relevant on the upper floors too.

 The site(s) for this design competition are extremely challenging given their size(s) and shape(s). The design team focused on innovated design decisions based on the following areas: Zoning, Community, Adaptability, Construction Technology, Material Selection, Sustainability, and Cost.

The site(s) for this design competition are extremely challenging given their size(s) and shape(s). The design team focused on innovated design decisions based on the following areas: Zoning, Community, Adaptability, Construction Technology, Material Selection, Sustainability, and Cost.

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  Credits:  Architecture | Thomas Politi, Michael Siano, Agustina Cervera, Juan Pedro Liotta Illustrations | Andres Ramallo

Credits:
Architecture | Thomas Politi, Michael Siano, Agustina Cervera, Juan Pedro Liotta
Illustrations | Andres Ramallo