Housing Pixels

Design Team: Michael Frederick | Advisors: Ben Refuerzo

Nanjing, China : 2011
A redevelopment of a former industrial riverfront site this project reuses a portion of the existing fabric as art galleries and creative spaces thus preserving the memory of infrastructure that helped give rise to the community’s growth. Suburban style housing is clustered around the refurbished warehouses while the remaining buildable area is piled into dense high-rise development taking advantage of views towards the river. Winter gardens scattered throughout the site maintain a sense of community by providing year round recreation and leisure. A highly articulated perforated metal façade controls southern and overhead exposure while floor to ceiling curtain wall allows ample northern light to penetrated deep into the living spaces.