By studying the colonization habits utilized by barnacles and other aquatic mollusks this structure attempts to achieve a unity within a colonizing system while simultaneously placing the focus on the individuality of the components that make up the whole.This design brokers with the Gothic obsession of the vertical space. The design taps into this condition and successfully transforms the sacred connotation connected with the of Gothic spaces into a secular spatial frame for apartments.
 This project explores the continuous transformations of similar components, much in the vein of animate form, both in its biological as well as in its architectonic and cultural implications. 
 This design brokers with the Gothic obsession of the vertical space. The design taps into this condition and successfully transforms the sacred connotation connected with the of Gothic spaces into a secular spatial frame for apartments.
 The unique nature of the site, adjacent to St. Stephens Cathedral demanded a permeability of structure that allowed the busy tourist culture that has developed around the monument to flow without resistance to the café and club that dwell within the buildings ground and lower levels. 
 De-laminating fins peel off of the central modules to form exterior door plates each forming outdoor inhabitable space that looks out onto the busy plaza, directly counteracting the secluded interior volumes that support a more comforting and introspective style of occupation.
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