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Restless Response: Emergency Medical Station 50 at Queens Hospital in New York City by Dean/Wolf Architects

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The Queens Hospital EMS station was commissioned by the design excellence initiative process implemented by the New York City Department of Design and Construction, for the Fire Department of New York City.

Kathryn Dean, Principal for Dean/Wolf Architects explains the design by staying “I am interested in the capacity for architecture to convey identity and meaning through emotional resonance. I believe this happens through the impact of materials and form coming together in a particular place… In order to understand the building, it is important to understand two departure points: First, the building was commissioned shortly after 9/11. Second, when I work, I often build intuitive paper models to investigate ideas. When I received the commission, I started making these models. After several more rational schemes, the double horizontal bars emerged. It took me a bit of thought to realize why this felt right. They were my own deep emotional response to the fallen towers.”

The diagonal form pulses with the anticipation of movement, embodying the programmatic need for immediate action and energizing the community with a sense of engagement, Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol

  • Architects: Dean/Wolf Architects
  • Project: Restless Response: Emergency Medical Station 50 at Queens Hospital
  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Photography: Paul Warchol

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GRID – Emergency Shelter by Carterwilliamson architects

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Article source: Carterwilliamson architects

GRID- 500

In a world increasingly challenged by man-made and natural disasters, it is now time to consider the development of a sustainable housing prototype, which can be assembled quickly and transported cheaply and easily to diverse and remote locations.

Image Courtesy © Carterwilliamson architects

Image Courtesy © Carterwilliamson architects

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