Far Roc

Location: Queens (USA)
Area: 330.000 m² (81 acres)
Date:  2013
Client: Far Roc Competition
Status: Unbuilt

 

We refer to our Far Roc Competition design strategy as Concentric Circles. An ensemble of mutually relying operations which will extend and foster a community at a variety of scales. Connected, not just physically and topographically but also socially. Resilient as a whole.

The Rockaways, much like other highly exposed coast lines in the US, requires a set of appropriate solutions to resist and manage increasingly frequent storm surges. We have purposefully opted out of “active strategies” (dams, barriers, sluices…) to instead focus on a durable & site specific urban organization where mastering topography takes center stage in creating passive and durable strategies for the entire community.

Concentric Circles offers a 3 step environmental, energy efficient urban design initiative, relying on one premise: allowing water in. In times to come, sea levels will invariably keep rising with increasing improbability as to the cycle of flooding occurrences. What makes this approach site specific is a combination of decisions which will extend an existing urban fabric in order to create a novel urban organization responding to all aspects of energy efficient design. Concentric circles is an integrated strategy; components of flood management are not singled out but designed to become an integral part of the cityscape and fused with other programmatic elements.

At Far Roc, this approach will consist of creating a new raised topography in high risk flood zones to help implement a permanent flood control system consisting of 4 micro neighborhood blocks, fully functioning interconnected islands in case of flooding. Within these islands, the urban fabric consists of mid-density building blocks. Buildings all share a party wall, promoting not just a sense of community and responsibility but allowing significant energy & systems savings. Within blocks are private communal gardens, accessible only by building residents. These gardens will also act as heat sink repellents and tree canopies will protect buildings from additional heat gain. Finally, each dwelling will follow strict zeroenergy building specifications, thus completing the Concentric Circles effort in extending an existing community into a resilient one.

Mountain House

WEB – October 2018 – Archidaily – House for a Photog.

New Book: Home Work / Thames & Hudson

WEB, 070818, ICON, Mountain house

New Book: Sketch Book / A&C

THE PLAN AWARD – Concrete townhouse

WEB – October 2018 – Divisare – House for a Photog.

Seoul Ferry Terminal

WEB – March 2018 – Archidaily – Zags HQ

WEB – August 2018 – USM – Zags Headquarters

Bougartchev – Moyne

PAPER – April 2018 – AD Collector – Mountain House

Hermes Condominium

WEB – March 2017 – American Architecture Prize – Concrete Townhouse

WEB – ARCHITONIC – MOUNTAIN HOUSE

Central Park Glass Addition

Concrete Townhouse

PAPER – March 2018 – Dolce Vita – Apartment XII

PAPER – March 2018 – Casa Claudia – Apartment X & XI

WIN AWARDS – Apartament XIV

ARCHINOVO AWARDS – House for a Photographer

PAPER – April 2017 – AD – APARTMENT XII

Apartment XIV

Apartment XII

WEB – December 2017 – Archilovers – Mountain house

WEB – June 2017 – Dwell – Mountain house

EUROPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD – Apartament XIV

New Book: La Parisienne Headquarters / Deutscher Architektur Verlag

PAPER – August 2017 – Deutscher Architektur Verlag – La Parisienne

Zags Headquarters

ARCHITIZER – Concrete town house

AWARDS – December 2017 – Archidesignclub – Mountain house

PAPER – 2017 – AD COLLECTOR – ALIREZA RAZAVI

PAPER – December 2017 – AB – Mountain house

2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

La Parisienne Headquarters

PAPER – December 2017 – AD Russia – Mountain house

PAPER – MAISONS & BOIS – MOUNTAIN HOUSE

Web – June 2017 – Archdaily – Mountain House

Web – June 2017 – Dezeen – Mountain House

PAPER – August 2017 – MARU – Mountain house

PAPER – 2016 – 100 Working Spaces – Working Spaces

WEB – Avril 2017 – Dwell – Apartment XIV

Apartment XI

PAPER – June 2017 – AD España – Apt XII

WEB-2017-Journal du Design-Apartment XIV

2016 Idea-Tops Awards

PAPER – 2016 – Vogue Living – Apartment XII

2016 Idea-Tops Awards

PAPER – November 2016 – AD Russia – Apartment VIII

WEB – December 2016 – Do – Apartment XIV

PAPER – A vivre – 2017 – Apartment XIV

House for a Photographer

PAPER – 2017 – AD Italia – Janvier – Apartment XI

PAPER – October 2016 – TRENDS – House for a Photographer

WEB – November 2017 – Houzz – Apartament XIV

August Debouzy Headquarters

WEB – 2017 – WeLivv – Apartment XII XIII XIV

Apartment X

WEB – January 2017 – Cielo Tierra – Concrete Townhouse & Glass Addition

WEB – 2017 – Interderma – Apartment X XII XIV

Apartment VI

WEB – December 2016 – Area – La Parisienne HQ

PAPER – July 2017 – LANDSCAPE DESIGN – Mountain house

WEB – November 2016 – Dpages – Apartment XII

Lancy Community Center

WEB – December 2016 – Archiproducts – La Parisienne HQ

PAPER – 2016 – MARU N°X – La Parisienne Headqurters

WEB – OCTOBER 2016 – CATALOGO DISEÑO – Apartment XIV

WEB – Juin 2016 – Ibanana – 2016 Biennale Venize

Bevaix Sports Center

PAPER – November 2016 – AD Germany – Apartment XII

WEB – October 2016 – DIVISARE – XV Biennale di Venezia

WEB – November 2016 – Gigantic Forehead – Apartment XIV

House for a Horse Breeder

WEB – October 2016 – DIVISARE – Apartment XIV

Apartment XIII

WEB – 2017 – Architonic – Apartment XIV

PAPER – 2014 – AD SPAIN N°97 – Apartment X

Seaside House

Cressier Senior Center

WEB – OCTOBER 2016 – CATALOGO DISEÑO – House for a Photographer

WEB – March 2016 – Gooood – La Parisienne Headquarters

WEB – OCTOBER 2016 – Maverick Ideas – House for a Photographer

WEB – September 2016 – AD – Apartment XIV

WEB – September 2016 – ARCHIDESIGNCLUB – Apartment XIV

PAPER – 2016 – IDEAT 121 – Mars Avril – Apartment XI

WEB – Septembre 2016 – ARQA – Apartment XIV

Hillside House

WEB – September 2016 – DEZEEN – Apartment XIV

WEB – March 2016 – Archdaily – La Parisienne Headquarters

WEB – December 2016 – Infurma – La Parisienne HQ

Office Building Conversion

WEB – January 2016 – Archdaily – House for a Photographer

WEB – February 2016 – Gooood – House for a photographer

Student Housing Maison d’Italie

PAPER – 2015 – AD Spain N°108 – Alireza Razavi

PAPER – 2015 – Mindfood Decor – Apartment X

Stainless Steel Bench

Reception Desk

WEB – 2016 – Divisare – La Parisienne Headquarters

WEB – September 2016 – ARCHELLO – Apartment XIV

WEB – September – DLUFF – Apartment XIV

WEB – 2016 – Dezeen – House for a Photographer

Montrouge Housing

Bedside Tables

WEB – 2016 – Office Snapshots – La Parisienne Headquarters

WEB – 2016 – ThePlus Paper – La Parisienne Headquarters

PAPER – 2015 – House & Garden UK – Apartment XI

WEB – 2016 – Designboom – House for a Photographer

WAA Offices

Home Office Table

PAPER – 2015 – AD Collector N°12 – Alireza Razavi

WEB – 2016 – Architonic – La Parisienne Headquarters

Paper Tube Pavilion

Far Roc

Keolis Headquarters

PAPER – 2013 – Coté Paris N°29 – Apartment XI

Apartment VII

Apartment VIII

PAPER – 2015 – AD Germany Special – Apartment X

WEB – 2016 – OfficeEtCulture – La Parisienne Headquarters

House IV

Museum Santiago Ydáñez

PAPER – 2015 – Côté Paris N°40 – L’hédonisme Roi

WEB – 2016 – Homify – Mountain house

House III

Love Seat

PAPER – 2015 – Home Journal Hong Kong – Apartment XI

PAPER – 2015 – Grazia Casa N°3 – Apartment XI

Recyclivre Container

WEB – 2016 – ThePlus Paper – House for a Photographer

Red House

World Trade Center Trees

PAPER – 2015 – AD Spain N°XX – Apartment XI

Sun Shelter

WEB – 2016 – Homify – House for a Photographer

PAPER – 2014 – Architektur & Wohnen N° 3/14 – Apartment XI

WEB – 2016 – Houzz – House for a Photographer

WEB – 2016 – Architonic – House for a Photographer

Opera Garnier Restaurant

WEB – 2016 – ThisIsPaper – House for a Photographer

Ilot Caignard

PAPER – 2015 – AD Russia N°7 or N°141 – Apartment XI

PAPER – 2016 – IDEAT hors serie N.7 – JUIN – Alireza Razavi

Bondinoise

WEB – 2016 – Divisare – House for a Photographer

Saint Dizier

High Rise Structure

PAPER – 2011 – d’a N°197 – Digital Culture & Architecture

d’a N°197 Title : Architecture Numérique, culture et stratégies opératoires Publication : 2011  

PAPER – 2010 – The Plan N°44 – Centre Georges Pompidou Metz

The Plan N°44 Title : Centre Georges Pompidou-Metz France Publication : 2010

Concrete House

Tribunal de Grande Instance

Brenton Pavilion

PAPER – 2015 – Better Homes N°107 – Apartment XI

PAPER – 2007 – d’a N°168 – Structural Revolution

d’a N°168 Title : (R)évolution Structurelle Publication : 2007

House D

PAPER – 2011 – The Plan N°51 – Iranian Contemporary Architecture

The Plan N°51 Title : Contemporary Iranian Architecture : Paradox and Continuity Publication : 2011

PAPER – 2015 – AD France N°129 – Apartment XI

Music Pavilion

Battery Park Pavilion

Booth at Art Fair

PAPER – 2008 – Architecture Cree N°339 – Digital Design

Architecture Cree N°339 Title : Enveloppes et Peaux Publication : 2008  

PAPER – 2009 – Exo-Architectures – Selected projects

Surfing Village

Far Roc - studio razavi architecture