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Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis: Intensities

By Paul Lewis

Because the unlock in their best-selling monograph Opportunistic Architecture in 2007, long island City-based Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis has picked up a countrywide layout Award from the Cooper-Hewitt nationwide layout Museum whereas carrying on with to provide paintings that includes their special mix of programmatic wit, fabric fabrication, and building. Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis: Intensities offers twenty new equipped and speculative initiatives starting from small installations to inside domestic and place of work adjustments to giant cultural associations and concrete renewal plans. The firm's signature drawings and approach pictures demonstrate the tools in the back of their remarkably varied works.

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Broadway This venture for a practical but utopian imaginative and prescient of districtwide sustainability used to be commissioned via structure learn workplace as a part of the Downtown Alliance’s better making plans initiative for the Greenwich South local of reduce long island. in keeping with an research of the flows of strength, water, air, nutrients, excrement, and plants within the quarter, the undertaking took interrelated types. the 1st used to be a story constructed with the environmental engineer David White that pointed out the present kingdom, close to destiny, and excellent way forward for the district, constructing particular metrics and techniques for making improvements to the environmental caliber of Greenwich South, comparable to elevated water conservation, development strength retrofits, relief of vehicle site visitors, elevated pedestrian and bicycle task, and wetland induction. the second one shape was once a sequence of layout initiatives that articulated the capability sustainable destiny. those initiatives incorporated the repurposing of a parking storage into an ecological heart, entire with anaerobic processing of natural waste and a rooftop wetland; a bicycle epicenter that connects to the prevailing West facet motorbike direction; and the golf green Sponge, conceived as an atmospheric filter out above the mouth of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. the golf green Sponge is a hundred and fifty ft by way of a hundred and fifty ft by way of four hundred toes and made of light-weight off-the-shelf scaffolding. The porous grid of scaffolding helps a heterogeneous array of plant species, birds, water-collection units, and wind generators, all interlaced with a sequence of sunshine pedestrian walkways. half park, half infrastructure, and half city sculpture, the golf green Sponge fills the void above the tunnel front with an inhabitable matrix of crops to mitigate the polluting results of the site visitors lower than. S t. manhattan, manhattan Ecological middle LTL a hundred and ten 111 eco-friendly Sponge Glenmore Gardens manhattan, ny This collaborative undertaking in East big apple was once an immediate reaction to the problem of delivering welldesigned, cheap, socially sustainable housing to an underserved local. partaking within the New Foundations software run by means of long island City’s division of Housing renovation and improvement, LTL labored in live performance with 3 different firms—Architecture learn workplace, BriggsKnowles structure + layout, and Della Valle Bernheimer (the developer and architect of record)—to rework 5 vacant plenty right into a shiny neighborhood of ten inexpensive houses. jointly the 4 organizations decided particular plan frameworks for a similar duplex construction style. From a constant palette of cheap but visually expressive fabrics, every one company created a different method of the general public face in their respective duplex, balancing individuality and distinction during the articulation of software and massing. built for only $105 in step with sq. foot, the Glenmore Gardens undertaking demonstrates the ability of architectural engagement to deal with inexpensive housing with specificity and variety. Third-floor plan N First-floor plan Lewis.

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