Tate Liang

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Architecture Student from Vancouver / NYC
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The Cooper Union \ B.ARCH 2025
Diller Scofidio + Renfro \ Internship 2023
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Email \ tate.liang@cooper.edu
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Quartiere Matteoti

Housing Analysis Studio / Fall 2022
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Terni, Italy / Giancarlo de Carlo
Professor Guido Zuliani
Group Project with Tina Chang, Laura Song

[See Kanchanjunga Apartments also]
De Carlo’s Quartiere Matteoti tries not to impress nor convince, but to disappear. The project is an early critique of modernist urbanism; through form and a participational design process, De Carlo disrupts uniformity yet respects vernacular context and the modesty demanded by high density housing. Tiered terraces, an extensive network and ambitions for a larger urban outlet are examples of responsible design. While using only three basic unit types, their arrangement, rotation and relation to communal paths result in endless combinations on a macro scale. All work is own unless otherwise noted.

On the micro scale, details such as a stair connecting two communal platforms, or a diagonal bridge between shared spaces create an architectural agency to critical moments without compromising on practical restrictions posed by density. Images show a hybrid design fragment combining the balcony space and transitory stair elements from both projects to form a junction point of a multigenerational housing system.