we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage
 
we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage
aug 08, 2011

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage

‘(RE)configured-assemblage’ by we-designs.org located in long beach, california, united states images courtesy of we-designs.org

new york based practice we-designs.org and los angeles based XP& architecture collaborated to design the ‘(RE)configured-assemblage’ proposal, an infrastructural construct which links multiple districts of long beach, california. fabricated from sections of locally sourced shipping containers, the interlocking arrangement generates open courtyards and mediating spaces to foster communal relationships and interaction within the urban landscape. four stories of program will provide art galleries, lofts, shops, cafes and an education center to revitalize the long beach boulevard and broadway area.

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage shifting containers

the shifting profile of the fragmented containers is conceptually derived from the nearby bustling port. voids generated by the dynamic facade creates balconies which overlook the gathering nodes. a double skin of o-shaped perforations and louvers encompass the structure to reduce solar gain and easily ventilate excessive heat while passively lighting the interior. the green roof in conjunction with recycled grey and brown water collection efficiently hydrates the vegetation on site. benches, planters and street lighting extend the metal appearance into the immediate surroundings guiding visitors towards the new development.

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage open courtyard

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage o-ring facade detail

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage site plan

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage floor plan / level 0

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage floor plan / level  1

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage floor plan / level 2

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage floor plan / level 3

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage roof plan

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage section

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage elevation

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage elevation

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage energy diagram

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage diagram of container sizes

we designs.org + XP& architecture: (RE)configured assemblage diagram of planter and seating containers

project info:

project name: (RE)configured-assemblage collaboration: we-designs.org, xp& architecture project leads: judith mussel and wendy w fok design architect: wendy w fok project architect: judith mussel design team: ben vongvanij, barnett chaunault, rolando lopez cost estimator: jenny chow / judith mussel technical / environmental consultant: judith mussel, leed ap / jenny chow, leed ap location: long beach, california, united states current phase: design complete cost: 5625 usd (estimated) size: 10,500 sq. ft project type: mixed-use public space/gathering space leed accreditation: platinum beneficiaries: residents, young families, children, artists, creative personalities, visitors, and the construction industry who are interested in leed platinum and sustainable adaptive built innovative design collaborations within the city of long beach for the site at broadway and long beach blvd, the port within the area, and los angeles vicinity. number of beneficiaries: 9,862,049

  • me too is ugly. and doesn’t make sense

    girl
  • 100% naive.

    what?
  • wonderful design. shows progressive thinking and creating the new wave of city living.

    edward
  • LOVE IT!!

    Dave
  • really ugly and scarry

    cug
  • ur kidding..

    jp
  • For me is ugly…

    Dario

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