In Tandem – Big Ideas for Small Lots
Design Team I Ennead Lab 2018
„The New York City Department of Housing and Preservation (HPD) and the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter (AIA New York) seek architect-led design teams to respond to Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC, a design competition seeking proposals that demonstrate excellence in small-scale, urban infill affordable housing.”
Working in tandem with the varying adjacencies and existing urban fabric of the city, infill housing can be a beneficial exchange with its neighborhood. As an interventionist approach to housing, In//Tandem is a design process that focuses on the opportunities and parameters presented by its context by establishing the project as an asset to the community in place.
The primary elements of this proposal are responses to stakeholder considerations, working togehter with the interests of the lot development, and the greater community. The project seeks to the following: What if the rear yard is transformed into an amenity for the block, for the public? What if urban housing is an interior/exterior concept? What if a small lot could increase the resiliency of our water infrastructure for the whole block? What if we shared our home with pollinators also seeking habitat?