Stilt City is located in a bungalow that was ravaged by Superstorm Sandy and will be reconstructed within Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines, employ resilient design strategies and flood damage-resistant building materials in order to safeguard against future storms.
Artist work featured in this rendering: Alyssa Dennis, "S(oil) and Water II" and "Striped", Drawings. Maya Hayuk, "Chem Trails", Mural. Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, "Remnants", Bungalow Siding. Thomas Beale, "Harlequin", Sculpture.
The proposed design for Stilt City will include a studio/exhibition space, bathroom, kitchen, and new lofted living/sleeping area that provides a set-back strategy in preparation of future floods. Raising mechanical equipment above the first story level will help to mitigate flood damage; and the use of marine-grade plywood, composite decking, and rigid insulation provides water and mold resistance.
Artist work featured in this rendering: Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, from "Meteorologie" series, drawings (right side). Thomas Beale, "Yucca (life < > death)", drawing (left side).
A new roll-up door opens the façade to the street and can remain open for enhanced visibility and accessibility during open studio sessions, exhibits and community programs, as well as to accommodate large sculpture and installation pieces.
Artist featured in this rendering: Robyn Renee Hasty, "Dark Corners, Savage Secrets", installation.
The unique sloped roof is the most prominent architectural shift that accommodates a lofted living area to allow storage of items during a flood; it extends over the front porch to create a canopy and theatrical-like frame or stage.
Artist featured in this rendering: J McDonald, "Monolith", earth sculpture.