By maximizing the local rowhouse typology to the size of a double-loaded mid-rise, mixed-use building, and rotating it “upside down” - where the lost space of the attic not only comes to act as pi...
lotis that enable the expansion of open space, but can now be used as critical components of infrastructure, a new typology emerges: a building typology where the project’s logic are not only inverted but also maximized to accommodate for a significant increase in density. In the past, pilotis - although greatly beneficial in creating a continuous ground plane - themselves did not perform any other secondary function. As such, it could also be said that their internal framework of the pilotis have also been a “lost space”. If expanded, however, they can act as containers for a variety of tasks like parking, water catchment and filtration, and/or compost tanks that facilitate a sustainable and perhaps semi-sufficient building blocks.
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