Credits: 1 AIA LU
This webinar is part of the Multifamily Housing Academy.
This webinar will explore innovative design trends in multifamily housing, focusing on three unique projects from Architectural Record’s 2016 Multifamily Housing Building Type Study issue. The three projects are:
- Via 57 West, a pyramid-shaped apartment building in New York City by Bjarke Ingalls Group;
- Blackbirds, a small-house cluster development in Los Angeles by Bestor Architecture; and
- Carmel Place, a micro-unit mini-tower also in New York City.
Beat Schenk, a partner at BIG NYC, will present on the Via 57 West project—a pyramid-shaped apartment building in New York City—and Eric Bunge, AIA, co-founding principal of nARCHITECTS, will present on the Carmel Place project—a micro-unit mini-tower also in New York City—with a basic focus on how the projects came into being and how the key design elements actually work. The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion in which the panelists will discuss how their projects address four key issues:
- Cost: What tradeoffs did they need to make to get their projects built? Did innovative design add costs that needed to be recouped in other areas of the project, or did it reduce overall costs?
- Regulatory Barriers: What regulatory or other legal barriers did the project need to overcome? What strategies did the design team use to overcome them?
- Unit Design: What innovative design approaches were used at the unit level? How did unit-level design considerations influence the broader design of the whole building and vice versa?
- Open Space: How was open space provided in the project? How much of it is public, how much is private, and what is the relationship, if any, between the two?
Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:
- Define the innovative design strategies employed in three high-profile multifamily housing projects drawn from Architectural Record’s 2016 Multifamily Housing Building Type Study issue.
- Explain the cost impacts of innovative design for each of these projects.
- Discuss how the design team overcame regulatory barriers to create successful buildings.
- Describe the range of approaches to unit and open-space design employed by these three innovative projects.