Think Living Wall System, Monroe College

Interior Renovation; Dormitory

New Rochelle, NY

Fun modular pods boost community spirit and individual privacy! The pods were designed and Pre-fabricated off site then installed with very minimal disruption to student life in an occupied loft-style college dormitory. This installation is the second application of the same design strategy at the college, which is maximizing use of available vacant apartments in the downtown area. The playful pattern and mix of materials was conceived to minimize material waste. This makes economic and environmental sense, but also results in a playful appearance that appealed to the students and college administration alike. The L-shaped plan of the units provides stability to each unit,  allowing one end to be anchored to the wall, with a characteristic vertical element  anchored to the ceiling at the “floating” end.