Manhatten Mini Storage

Status: Concept Design Program: Fa├žade Design Square Feet: N/A Location: New York

The proposal for this structure was developed for an invitational competition to re-skin a block-long Manhattan Mini Storage building, adjacent to the West Side Highway. The program of the building was the main inspiration for the design. The massing is looked at as a storage box with the new skin as a metal mesh wrap. The wrap is torn and the skin is lifted to reveal what is underneath in strategic points at the corners of the buildings. The design of the skin was modeled in parametric software which allowed for creating a modulated systems for the complex three dimensional surface of the skin.