Gallery: MODULAR ARCHITECTURE: Pratt Artists-in-Residence

 

Modular and prefabricated building techniques conserve many resources and have a much lighter impact on the environment than traditional construction practices, but we often see that they are still single-family homes. So when we came across Garrison Architects‘ modular Artists-in-Residence, we were excited to see that the designers used modular architecture to accomodate living in a dense urban environment. The student dormitory, developed for Pratt Institute, is modeled on the community lifestyle characteristic of student life. A model of environmental sensitivity, the building is host to a slew of eco-friendly features, such as passive ventiliation, but also offers the students plenty of flexible, open space to encourage creativity.

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  1. Jay @ CareerNumbers May 15, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    The building feels very transparent with all of the glass, which is good for a feeling of openness, but I wonder if students would feel more of a lack of privacy?

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