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ZEN HOTEL

460 KIND STREET WEST

ABSTRACT​

The underlying concept of this project derives from the desire for flow and connectivity.

We seek to represent the connection between the people and their significance within the historical context of the fashion district. The site seeks to show itself as a whole, yet lacks the elements that tie all its various activities. History is maintained but not borough to life in the site, whereas residential developments rise from the site's empty lots. Therefore, a natural flow and connectivity is achieved within the site.

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FUNCTIONALITY​

The ultimate form is a play with solids and voids, where rectilinear elements are carved out from the main body. A central mass is extruded to let in natural sunlight for a courtyard. next, two openings on each end allow for airflow between the courtyard. And finally, a diagonal cut adjacent to the main intersection is made, with the uppermost portion set back to allow for maximum visual interactions. The resulting mass is an open, multi-layered shape that breaks the disconnection with the surrounding elements.

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SITE STUDY

A comprehensive photo essay was conducted to assess the various elements and factors related to the location. This study involved a thorough analysis of the site's characteristics, including its topography, climate, vegetation, and surrounding context.

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PROGRAMMING...

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TECHNICAL DRAWINGS

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