After searching for six months for irregular, undervalued, slender, or residual properties in New York City, we came across a vacant lot measuring 100’ x 13’-4”. Operating somewhere between the late artist Gordon Matta-Clark and the architect-developer John Portman, we purchased this sliver of land and intend to build there. This self-initiated project will become a low-cost prototype for how to infill otherwise overlooked parts of the city.
The main problem in the design of narrow house is not shape or expression, but rather daylight and circulation. By creating a split level arrangement, we avoid corridors. Each room becomes an enlarged stair landing. The void around the stairs also becomes a daylight shaft, introducing natural light towards the middle of the plan.
Expected Completion 2017
|Consultants||Reuther+Bowen, PC (Structural Engineer)
PlusGroup Consulting Engineering PLLC
Dot Dash (Lighting Consultant)
|Team||Karolina Czeczek, Matthew Davis, Adam Frampton, Francesca Pagliaro, Jon Siani, Yue Zhang|