Professor: Jordan Trachtenberg
Students: Yamile Aponte, Vanessa Salcedo
The urban fabric of Edison Court is divided into a continuous pedestrian path and vehicular traffic. By folding the vehicula fabric underneath our pedestrian-oriented space, a communal urban landscape is created - one that interacts with the lower level of our building and keeps pedestrians safely away from street traffic. Because our massing presents facades to opposing traffic users and conditions, the nature of their openness and interaction differ greatly and present opposing ideals, there is an unexploratory elevation in the vehicular-facing facade and an interactive elevation in the communal-faces facade, resulting in a dual-facade building.