New York-based studio Dror has unveiled design concepts for three new residential buildings in New York City. The imagined buildings, spread throughout lower Manhattan, are based on the studio’s idea to “disrupt conventional building design by rethinking structure, where beauty and efficiency result from an imaginative, clever framework.”
Learn more about each of the plans, after the break.
Designed as an entry to a competition for developer Michael Shvo, 100 Varick utilizes a QuaDror exoskeleton, which combines interlocking “L” shapes in order to more efficiently distribute weight. Thus, the interior of the building does not require structural columns. Weight is further distributed via the separation of the 25-story building into five-floor units.
350 Bowery revolves around the idea that “a new residential building could both enhance and respect its surroundings,” resulting in a design that corresponds with existing buildings on the ground floor, but takes its own form as its rises higher.
281 Fifth Avenue
With its pinwheel shape, 281 Fifth Avenue’s dynamic frame provides each of the building’s units with its own wet wall support system on one side. The remaining three exterior walls open to glass—with one facing an adjacent unit’s wet wall, which can be used as a screen to project real-time images of the environment behind.
News via Dror.