Rhode Island School of Design

Urban Massing Model


Designed within a given site in South Providence, the project develops a series of fitness, athletic, commercial and residential programs that combined result in a neighborhood that encourages a healthier lifestyle.


The site is located between a hospital zone and residential neighborhood, therefor, the grain of the architecture seeks to connect these two existing conditions. The landscape develops North to South so as to intentionally develop the architecture with a south facing orientation in order to take advantage of the local sun path.


The folding architecture mediates between interior, exterior, public and private spaces: connecting seamlessly the circulation path of the people throughout the site