Selected Undergraduate Design Studio Projects--Design II Spring 2014
Projects & Links
Chimpanzee House in the West Village
Amilio Davlantis Lo
The project is a house for the Chimpanzees located on a West Village rooftop. The prominent element on the site is the water tower which becomes the project’s focal point, as a lookout tower to view the ape against the urban cityscape. The design of the roof/nest and the ground considers the site’s boundary and tower geometry, as well as parameters that would allow the inhabitation of humans and chimpanzees. The nest is an ambiguous barrier, which makes New York City to both interrupt and free the site.