Venice Architecture Biennale 2004: Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis
Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL) is a New York-based firm founded in 1993 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis. Featured in the 2000 National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, the Architectural League's "Emerging Voices" in 2002, and Architectural Record's Design Vanguard 2000, LTL recently completed three restaurants in New York. Paul Lewis is the director of graduate studies at Princeton's School of Architecture, Marc Tsurumaki teaches at Columbia and Parsons, and David J. Lewis is the director of the M.Arch program at Parsons.
Called “Parking Sections,” this project brings parking together with retail, commercial, and residential components. A “New Suburbanism” section overlaps suburban houses with big-box stores, and intersects parking garages with athletic fields. “TourBus Hotel” uses the logistics of European bus tours as a catalyst for a hotel redolent of memory and anticipation. “Park Tower” employs hydrogen technology to help create a drive-up skyscraper where a double-helical system combines a continuous parking surface with stacked retail, office, and residential zones.