+ Collaboration with Steve Garcia.
This public housing proposal was sited in the East River, off the shores of southwest Queens. Addressing the issue of limited space for lateral expansion in New York City, this proposal opts to utilize the East River as a new, experimental building territory. The water units propose a kind of living that would highlight water usage—from filtration and purification, to usage.
Each housing unit is connected to a water purification spine, a filtration wall in which water from the East River would be prepared for usage. The water would cycle through each unit, moving up through the spine, across the rooftop channel, and then down through the unit. The spaces within each unit are designated according to primary or secondary water usage. Underneath each unit is a public space comprised of piers and pools.