Angled module fronts for unit differentiation & inflected light

Angled module fronts for unit differentiation & inflected light
Flexible massing aggregation for varied campus contexts

Flexible massing aggregation for varied campus contexts
Light giving courtyard entryways

Light giving courtyard entryways
Manufactured module with two units & flex common space

Manufactured module with two units & flex common space
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Sample Description

Multi-level versatility and rich variability allows for continuous adaptation to future needs

flexDorm

ACUHO-I 21st Century Project

The national Grand Prize winning flexDorm proposal is a new type of college and university housing, designed to free students, faculty/administrators and college planners from the limitations of prescribed programming - allowing for continuous adaptation to current needs. For any given semester, the dorm set-up can reflect a broad range of unit type mixes and the freedom to experiment with alternative living/learning models. flexDorm technology incorporates advanced construction techniques as well as anticipating materials and technology which may arise in the future. The housing’s modular construction cells are based on the dimensions and assembly method of modular home technology. 

Recognition

  • Grand Prize Design Award 2007 21st Century Project National Design Competition, Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO-I)
  • Architectural Record “Competition Rethinks Student Housing for the Echo-Boom Generation”, Alan Brake, April 2007, p40
  • The Boston Globe “College Dorms Get High-Tech Treatment”, Peter Schworm, September 2, 2007, ppB2, B7

Space Planning

Mutable interior band of common space lit by courtyards
Mutable interior band of common space lit by courtyards
flexTrolley variability
flexTrolley variability
Space enlarging glass walled bathroom
Space enlarging glass walled bathroom
Suite type multiplicity
Suite type multiplicity
Suite type multiplicity
Suite type multiplicity