LIVING SPACE PT 1
A commuter house | East Liberty, Pittsburgh PA
Coordinator Mick McNutt
Fall 2016 | Carnegie Mellon University



OVERVIEW |
Living Space is comprised of two projects; the first a Commuter House in Pittsburgh PA, the second a Criminal Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore MD. Both projects begun with a rigorous group site analysis, presented as a collective presentation along with an individual pscyhogeographical mapping, which graphically documented our walkabout in terms of individual lived experience. Each project then transitioned to individual projects, designing an appropriate commuter house and criminal rehabilitation center respectively.


ASSIGNMENT 03 | A COMMUTER HOUSE
A commuter house for the upcoming young professionals residing in Pittsburgh PA. With the indubitable gentrification of East Liberty neighborhood, this demographic seemed most appropriate. With a clear distinction between residential and communal, a curvilinear design was incorporated in the communal areas, with the residents being more accepting of unorthodox architectural designs. The offsetting of the curves creates spaces for green space, conveying an overall serenity.

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ASSIGNMENT 02 | UNIT PLAN
To develop a one-bedroom unit plan which contains areas for sleeping, living, kitchen & dining, bath & laundry facilities and storage space which includes a mechanical closet. The only constraint being limited to a minimum of 11 ft and maximum of 22 ft in width at any point, with the total square footage of the living space to be 660 to 900 sq.ft.

The unit illustrated takes on a double-level approach, attempting to take advantage of the double height to minimize each individual footprint of the unit, as well to provide a clear zoning between living and sleeping space.






ASSIGNMENT 01 | SITE DOCUMENTATION
To graphically document Ellsworth Avenue and its urban fabric as it relates to the site of the studio project, primarily through layered information which catalogues the social, political and physical boundaries of Ellsworth Avenue.