Aggregating the micro-unit prototype vertically to create a residential tower, the L-Block employs rotation of the unit to create porosity on the facade. Subdivision studies of the facade reveals the flexibility of porosity density dependent on the views surrounding Journal Square.
THE ACTIVATING BASE
The base activates the site at Journal Square by offering retail and commercial space for students of the neighboring college, commuters traveling from the PATH station, and pedestrians along the neighboring street. Within the base is a triple-height public space with seating areas for flexible uses as well as terracing decks above.