Hortus Conclusus    Critic:  Pier Vittorio Aureli     Project Team:  Aaron Dresben , Nicholas Kehagias   This project asserts the necessity of a new form of housing for “the creative class” in the city of Newark. In opposition to contemporary notions of flexible and informal spaces for living and working, the project seeks to create a clearly defined space that provides accommodation, work space and library facilities for two hundred and fifty creative workers and local residents.  The project draws on the typology of the hortus conclusus as the formal and programmatic foundation for the design of an architectural archetype that brings together public housing and public information. This archetype is deployed on a number of vacant lots in Newark, defining a constellation of framed, empty spaces which serve as the catalyst for the emergence of a new form of collective identity for creative workers.
       
     
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  Hortus Conclusus    Critic:  Pier Vittorio Aureli     Project Team:  Aaron Dresben , Nicholas Kehagias   This project asserts the necessity of a new form of housing for “the creative class” in the city of Newark. In opposition to contemporary notions of flexible and informal spaces for living and working, the project seeks to create a clearly defined space that provides accommodation, work space and library facilities for two hundred and fifty creative workers and local residents.  The project draws on the typology of the hortus conclusus as the formal and programmatic foundation for the design of an architectural archetype that brings together public housing and public information. This archetype is deployed on a number of vacant lots in Newark, defining a constellation of framed, empty spaces which serve as the catalyst for the emergence of a new form of collective identity for creative workers.
       
     

Hortus Conclusus

Critic: Pier Vittorio Aureli

Project Team: Aaron Dresben, Nicholas Kehagias

This project asserts the necessity of a new form of housing for “the creative class” in the city of Newark. In opposition to contemporary notions of flexible and informal spaces for living and working, the project seeks to create a clearly defined space that provides accommodation, work space and library facilities for two hundred and fifty creative workers and local residents.

The project draws on the typology of the hortus conclusus as the formal and programmatic foundation for the design of an architectural archetype that brings together public housing and public information. This archetype is deployed on a number of vacant lots in Newark, defining a constellation of framed, empty spaces which serve as the catalyst for the emergence of a new form of collective identity for creative workers.

finalcourtyardrender.jpg
       
     
GalleryRenderFeldman.jpg
       
     
130501_Axon.jpg
       
     
130427_UNIT_LAYOUTS_board (1).jpg
       
     
130501_GroundPlan.jpg
       
     
130501_FourthFloorPlan.jpg
       
     
130501_SITE_Downtown.jpg
       
     
130501_SITE_Ironbound.jpg
       
     
130501_SITE_Springield.jpg