AIA CES Credits
AV Office
Abstract Publication
Academic Affairs
Academic Calendar, Columbia University
Academic Calendar, GSAPP
Admissions Office
Advanced Standing Waiver Form
Alumni Board
Alumni Office
Anti-Racism Curriculum Development Award
Architecture Studio Lottery
Avery Library
Avery Review
Avery Shorts


STEM Designation
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Skill Trails
Student Affairs
Student Awards
Student Conduct
Student Council (All Programs)
Student Financial Services
Student Health Services at Columbia
Student Organization Handbook
Student Organizations
Student Services Center
Student Services Online (SSOL)
Student Work Online
Studio Culture Policy
Studio Procedures
Summer Workshops
Support GSAPP
This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you consent to Columbia University's usage of cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with the Columbia University Website Cookie Notice Group 6
Arch ames anirudh chandar david musa fa19 22 model8
Our approach to housing in the South Bronx involved creating a diptych between affordable units and artist dwelling. Affordability was achieved by shrinking unit sizes and giving back in the form of communal workspaces for artist inhabitants. The form and aggregation of the project emerge from a combination of structural logic to maximize access to air and light with a layered interior space for collaboration, leisure, and celebration of a community. A diagrid structure allows for aggregation along a diagonal optimizing access to light and air. A modular construction methodology using mass timber and steel was developed to reduce unit cost and the flexible structural framework allows for re-appropriation and utilization by the residents. We developed several unit types for living and communal use that exploited the potential of the space frame. A richly programmed ground floor engages the community while vibrant interiors bolster art and collaboration within the scheme.