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Pre-Fab Housing Factory

Author(s) Stacey Hanley
Date Posted April 27, 2010 9:32 AM
Program M. Arch
Instructor Swackhamer

Programmatically the factory spaces are divided into two - the factory floor recedes into the terrain to minimize its presence to the adjacent residential neighborhood, while the administrative offices extend into a narrow tower running parallel to the adjacent highway. The fa├žade of the tower is a series of vertical slats of varying depth that simultaneously buffer the tower from the activity of the highway and expose narrow views into the building as the vehicle passenger's viewpoint changes. Pedestrian paths slice through the factory connecting the city across the narrow industrialized site.