Jim Vlock Building Project Team C Proposal, New Haven, CT

Our team’s project spatially and materially collages the housing masses of two units around a shared outdoor space. This positive void of the shared outdoor space both divides and connects the units, negotiating private and collective spaces. Through this outdoor space, we are offering our clients, who will be sharing this experience of transitioning into housing, space where they can interact as neighbors. The outdoor space is intended to facilitate gathering around meals and to cultivate social relationships embedded in preparing and enjoying food with others. Additionally, it maintains a sense of privacy for our clients through the separation of the units on the ground floor. 

In collaboration with Ruchi Dattani, Nathan Garcia, Alix Pauchet, Kelsey Rico, Rukshan Vathupola, and Darryl Weimer.