Columbia GSAPP | Critic: Ziad Jamaleddine | Partner: Zhanqing Xu
A 19th century townhouse and national historic monument in New York City’s West Village is put at risk with the construction of a hotel next door. This project sees the construction of the hotel as an opportunity to respond to the conventional construction schedule on the opposite side of Merchant’s House. The construction of the hotel is set against the construction of a museum to house the original, staged furniture of the historic townhouse and a park for the nearby and politically-active NYU students and pro-bono lawyers.
Site opportunity diagram
Political park axonometric
Hotel scaffolding going up vs. Merchant’s House furniture hanging up
Hotel envelope finished vs. Merchant’s House volumes constructed