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Our approach to architectural design starts with prudent research into the problems of aesthetic expression, function, and economy, evolving into three dimensional computer models and other spatial studies. The floor plans are then the result of these spatial studies of which in turn inform the 3d models. This cycle is maintained throughout the design process and detailing of buildings and spaces producing a rich, multi-layered spatial experience.

Yet, what does architecture mean? Since, so few buildings of any substantial age still house their original programs or convey the meaning initially intended, the question we ask is: What then makes a work timeless? Frederik St. Jernfelt points out: "the inherent sacrality of architecture might seem to derive from its metaphysics, from its pretension of being a structure endowed with sense, an aesthetic, unambiguous or functional body. It is quite the contrary: its holiness depends on the fact that it always transcends these determinations."

Our work explores the paradox that architecture is always born out of some need for order, to shelter and protect, yet its vitality is in an inability to make such distinctions between order vs chaos or inside vs outside. The architecture is in fact empty and meaningless, and tends to celebrate this unpredictability, allowing movement and multiplicity. The space comes alive when it is occupied and the events that occur within provide meaning to the occupants. This collective memory of events creates an ever shifting meaning that the community brings to the architectural space. So rather than, What does architecture mean? we ask: What can architecture contribute to a community?  
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1313 Passyunk

3 bedrooms 2-1/2 Baths. 2100 Sq Ft w/ Full height Basement, unfinished. 1100 Sq ft lot 16' x 69' deep. Fabulous Main stair well w/ skylight. Large windows front and rear, lots of natural light. New hardwood and restored antique floors. Extenisve living green roof. Custom built kitchen with low voc finishes. Granite countertops in kitchen and baths. Energy star stainless appliances. High efficiency gas heat and air conditioning. Private parking space paved with recycled brick. Built in stereo system prewired for full house. Dramatic view to center city and nearby park from all floors. New Plumbing and Wiring, 200 amp electric service.

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Fulton St.

Architecture by Atkin, Olshin, Lawson-Bell. Structural Engineer - Amy RiveraGeo. Tech Engineer - Craig Calabria. Construction - MNB.Formans

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ARCHITECTURE
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