Part Architecture

PART ARCHITECTURE

RE-IMAGINING CO-LIVING HOUSING IN BROOKLYN, NY

Spaces of live-work have largely been flattened by market-driven compartmentalizing typologies. Residential architecture characterized by uniform steel and glass rooms dominates the cityscape, boxing in our lives and encouraging isolation of the individual from the social. Attempts of co-living are developed only in the name of speculative housing markets, continuing to distance our cities from any meaningful form of collectivity.

PartStudio is a design collective project that produced Part Architecture Models to develop a series of Architectural Parts that will facilitate a live-work collective for artists in Brooklyn, NY.

01 | VESTIGIAL STAIRWELL

Open stairwells typically utilized unlit stairways, which ran through the center of the building. Hallways connected the stairwell to apartments. The units had a high depth to width ratio.

Architectural interventions of the 20th century ascribed with social and environmental qualities have gradually faded into misuse with the introduction of modern technologies, becoming ‘vestigial’ with a minimum function. Where vestigial organs are parts of the body that once had a function but are now more-or-less useless, vestigial architecture parts were once integral in orchestrating environmental conditions, subsiding with the introduction of modern systems into misused.

02 | TOWARDS A NEW LIVE-WORK COLLECTIVE

49 Ash Street, Brooklyn, NY

49 ASH ST.

mathematics of reuse

MATHEMATICS OF REUSE

Process of renovation add to a structure not only through extension but also through a process of renewal. As such, the project proposed the insertion of a new staircase in the existing warehouse. 

concept sketch

REORGANIZE LIVING AROUND PART

WORKING MODEL  | SCALE 1' = 1/2"

CO-LIVING HOUSING SYSTEM

Creating a housing system that will encourage people to interact more. The project can be composed through a series of rooms. Each room holds an essential aspect of living.

03 | A NEW CO-LIVING EXPERIENCE

a new co-living experience

CO-LIVING HOUSING SYSTEM