Collaboration with Tsz Yan Ng
With Christopher Romano
Assistance from: Adesh Michael Singh, Michael O’Hara, Jose Chang, Maciej Kaczynski, Dave Nardozzi
Building for a New York-based fashion designer and producer in Shantou, China. In order to engage construction in a critical manner, the design examines the rigid concrete frame construction, typical in this region, in 3 axes (x,y,z) and develops an independent system to sustain each. In the spirit of the textile industry, a textile-like, woven concrete structure of 3 systems was composed. The 3 systems, working in the X-Y-Z axes, while independent, unite to make a structurally unique building.
Scope: Design and Construction Documents complete. Built.
Site: 3 acre site in an urban, industrial zone, Shantou, China; Gross floor area: 320,000 SF
Selected as “Best of 2012” by Domus
Selected as “Best of the Week” by Domus
Selected as one of the ten “High Notes from 2010”: e-architect.co.uk