The interlock navigates strict programmatic and formal restrictions to produce a dormitory building with four levels of rooms and three common-space volumes. Beginning with a rectangular facade with fixed perimeter and window arrangements, the levels fold and shear to create stepped courtyards around a shared central common space. Each level connects two main stairs with its center on one end, alternatively bringing inhabitants to dorm corridors and a common room. By alternating access to rooms and common space, the interlock ties the social environment to the personal, and provides outdoor space that is shielded by linked arms.
About The Designer
Eric Zuckerman is a 2018 M.Arch I candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.