shop architects: fashion institute of technology, new york
shop architects: fashion institute of technology, new york shop architects: fashion institute of technology, new york
apr 20, 2010

shop architects: fashion institute of technology, new york

fashion institute of technology, new york by shop architects photo by seong kwon images courtesy shop architects

shop architects designed the new building for the fashion institute of technology in new york. the proposed addition is highlighted by a multi-layered glass and metal façade. contained within this thickened facade are nested the primary circulation, review and exhibition spaces connecting the design studios with the sky lit student quad on  the 5th floor. just as a loom builds form and structure simultaneously, this new kind of building will allow structural systems, environmental technologies, and visual permeability to be interwoven and constructed simultaneously. the proposed building is seen as a proto-form – components of ideas and elements that have the ability to adjust as the program is developed with the faculty and administration. flexibility, communication, and leading edge technology are the underpinnings of this design which the architects believe will be a unique and inspiring example of future possibilities for design and technology for F.I.T.’s students, faculty, administration, alumni, and the people of new york.

shop architects: fashion institute of technology, new york multi layered glass and metal facade

shop architects: fashion institute of technology, new york street view

shop architects: fashion institute of technology, new york interior

project info: location.  new york, NY phase.  winning design – invited competition, construction documents client. fashion Institute of technology  area.  1.3 million sf (master plan), 97,400 sf (C2)

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