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Residential Plaza
       
     
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Sectional Site Perspective
       
     
Site Plan
       
     
Residential Plaza Plan
       
     
Typical Multi-Person Units
       
     
Unit Interior
       
     
Typical Unit Section
       
     
Section - Process Sketch
       
     
Faceted Geometry - Process Sketch
       
     
Facet Diagram
       
     
Unit - Process Model
       
     
Final Site Model
       
     
Final Site Model
       
     
Convex
       
     
Convex

Project: Develop a Refuge for Marginalized Youth in Austin, TX

Solution: The goal of the project was to provide shelter, protection, privacy, and identity to these youth ages 16-24 who have been formerly homeless or aged out of the foster system, while fostering a sense of community. Housing units are primarily single resident, with several multi-person units throughout; these convex faceted pods on each side of a residential plaza, provide a sense of ownership and identity. These units set into the sides of the cliff-banks above a creek running through the site. 

The term "convex," while referring to the faceted planar form of each unit, also represents the position the refuge holds of its residents and the world; convex is a place for shelter and refuge, but not of withdrawal nor depression. It protrudes out into the world around, as these young adults attempt to reengage culture and society around them.

Residential Plaza
       
     
Residential Plaza
Site Section
       
     
Site Section
Sectional Site Perspective
       
     
Sectional Site Perspective
Site Plan
       
     
Site Plan
Residential Plaza Plan
       
     
Residential Plaza Plan
Typical Multi-Person Units
       
     
Typical Multi-Person Units
Unit Interior
       
     
Unit Interior
Typical Unit Section
       
     
Typical Unit Section
Section - Process Sketch
       
     
Section - Process Sketch
Faceted Geometry - Process Sketch
       
     
Faceted Geometry - Process Sketch
Facet Diagram
       
     
Facet Diagram
Unit - Process Model
       
     
Unit - Process Model
Final Site Model
       
     
Final Site Model
Final Site Model
       
     
Final Site Model