Stan Allen Architect

BLOCK/TOWER
New York, NY • Housing Prototype • 2013

Commissioned to investigate new housing prototypes for the city’s changing demographics, we looked at innovative ways to re-use existing building stock. Our proposal reconfigures a 1960’s office tower to accommodate living, working and public space. As a sustainable strategy, our proposal conserves the energy embedded in the original structure — carbon units spent many decades ago — at the same time as it serves a more diverse and mobile population living and working in the city today.