City of Artificial Extrusion
Instructors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee
GSD — 2014

The economic efficiency of extrusion as a design technique is investigated in this proposal for an eight story residential building in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles. If the detached city articulates a new form of connectivity through the precise demarcation and delineation of borders, then the notion of border here is delineated by the pure geometry of the cylinder, which is implied by the circular resolution of the cornice.

Domestically, each apartment unit is defined by an undulation between enclosure and exposure. The porch becomes a primary element and is the entry point to the apartment, seamlessly expanding the apartment’s habitable space.

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