DORMITORY FOR UNDERGRADUATES, PRATT
Concept – Architecture here is revolving around a basic concept of "filtration".
Filtration - to create public and private spaces,
Filtration - to help the user circulate through the spaces and,
Filtration - to cast light and shadow throughout the spaces in order to create a comfortable and balanced experience for the students.
The concept emphasized on making dormitories more communal than individualistic (home away from home) and this manifested by the idea of having a Light Box in every unit (3 stories) which fed light in every room and living space.
The three-story units have the corridors running on the second floor making it the accessible floor. The first and the third floor are accessed through the staircase in the living spaces