Urban Lofts “Playing Tetris”
Master’s Project, Spring 2008
Taeg Nishimoto Studio
“Urban Lofts Playing Tetris” is a multi-family housing complex that provides the opportunity to showcase multiple configurations of space due to the juxtaposition of different family types and cultures by utilizing an “open building” approach.
Located in Downtown San Antonio, this urban housing complex offers 57 loft units above a three story commercial zone. Tenants are given the opportunity to choose the configuration of their space with the added capability for change in the future through the use of a modular kit of structural pieces.
The modular theme moves from the structure to the façade to create a “Mondrian” composition while the overall building form is porous via large sections being removed to produce voids that are used for light wells and garden social spaces.