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Townhouse

Princeton University: Michael Meredith

Fall 2013

 

“Townhouse” is an exploration in a design based off architectural drawings conventions of plan versus section. Can a project derived in section also be interesting in plan? If programmatic divisions are always established in plan, how do sectional divisions of space produce new architectural qualities? The townhouse features three sectional slices which house the main public programs with private spaces inscribe in the dusty corners that also house all of the circulation.

 

This building does not work.............................................................................................................................................................................................

 

If traditional residential housing provides functional public and private space which are connected through an autonomous corridor, this building fails on all accounts. However, as many dense urban housing is retrofitted from different programmatic typologies, the design for this townhouse places all of the tensions of domesticity as motivations for unconventional social interactions, such as showering in a living room, eating in bed, sleeping on the floor, etc.