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Philip Jenkin

Philip Jenkin

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Context

Context is a conceptual proposal for a Montessori School in Staten Island, New York.  In this proposal ideas regarding site specificity, context, and rule-based systems were used to develop an architecture that can be site and program specific. Programmatic requirements and real life constraints such as lot coverage, watershed and erosion, height restrictions, egress, and handicap accessibility were all parameters that had to be addressed. The difficulty of the project (which was also the fun part) was to manipulate these characteristics and requirements into an architecture that would encompass only 20% of the existing site- a difficult yet interesting experiment.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Staten Island, NY

 

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