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City of Yonkers Fire Station 1

City of Yonkers Fire Station 1

Located in the Getty Square neighorhood of Yonkers, New York, the new City of Yonkers Fire Station 1 will serve the various needs of the Yonkers Fire Department while strengthening the department’s commitment to public service. For this new ground-up project, SBLM Architects proposes a unique form derived from the building’s basic requirements and site relationships. The building’s arrangement maximizes efficient site circulation while opening opportunities for accessibility.

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Heat Wave

Heat Wave

[Process] Contextualization

Heat Wave

Heat Wave

[Process] Detail development

 

Heat Wave

Heat Wave

Millions of small vents are bored from the street surface through to the ceiling of a subway platform. Each vent is then fitted with a temperature sensing assembly where the blades of a vertical axis turbine provide the surface area to function as a contact thermometer. LED's that puncture the ceiling become the performative units of the array as they are programmed to shift color to a corresponding temperature. Seen from afar the overall experience of local temperature fluctuations creates waves across the system.

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Inverted Skyscraper

Inverted Skyscraper

"The Stretched Tower", a brief posed by the monthly design competition PINarchitecture, asked participants to explore a means to liberate the reach of skyscrapers by counter-weighing the forces of gravity. "How might towers be designed differently when pulled from two opposing ends?" My sketch, "Inverted Skyscraper", is to construct towards the Earth from geosynchronous orbit.

Inverted Skyscraper

Inverted Skyscraper

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