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Framing Hudson Square: A Stair Encloses a Converging Grid in the City
This thesis explores an alternate typology for a residential high rise in the Hudson Square
neighborhood in Manhattan. The units that make up the building are organized with
stairs and corridors placed along the interior perimeter of the unit which both bound the
central floor space and expose it, creating a layered vertical circulation space around a
central, permeable core. The collective organization of units within the building recapitulate
their interior organization to form the building object creating a whole that is governed by
the same organizational rules as the parts. The building is created as an object in the
city meant to frame the duality between transparency and reflection, between lines and
surfaces and ultimately between exhibition and anonymity.