The fascia of the structure took shape in a grid system similar to its neighbors with a 3 by 3 arrangement. A membrane was than applied, creating an interesting juxtaposition to the brick; instead of being stacked the mesh was hung. This mesh was a byproduct of brick observation, having the same repetition of a traditional brick wall while providing openings to view out and illuminate space without the need for artificial light. Other key design influences can be seen subverting the work of Le Corbusier with the extruded top room and the rotating panels. Aside from the envelope, the interior also works with simple shapes providing a large amount of area for studio space, living and leisure. The Door system is also cut up and elevated in some areas to provide storage space and room separation without extraneous walls. The use of built ins was maximized to free up space and create a dynamic environment.
FIU School of Architecture