BRONX HOUSING

Collaboration with Makenzie Leukart

In reaction to the low social density and infrastructural isolation of the site, housing must take the form of a densifying matrix that promotes social interaction and community activity. This project focused on creating shared community programming at multiple scales as a way of providing the impetus for overlapping and dissimilar social networks. These ideas grew out of research into the formal structure and sociological importance of social networks. We used a hybrid structural system of prefabricated concrete units and an active steel frame to reinforce ideas of interdependence and social connectivity, as well as to provide stability for a series of cantilevered terraces along the Bronx side of the building.