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Mixed Use / 115,000 sq ft  /  Philadelphia, PA


The landscape presented a challenging set of natural and legal constraints. The resulting boundaries, particular to each site, suggested differing approaches to intervention.

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Stand - 19 Story

Lay - 11 Stories

Right Angle - 8 Stories

Bent - 7 Stories

 Split - 6 Stories

 Stand/Lay - 6/11 Stories

 Bent/Split 5 Stories

Massing Studies

A series of massings and orientations were explored to find the optimal site relationships. Each building took a unique form to relate to its particular site conditions.

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Selected Massing

The 'Split' massing was picked to best fit with the landscape and to maximize efficiency of the construction method.  

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Courtyard view