Alfredo De Vido | Architects
Southwest Dorm - Southwest United States
Arizona State University plans to double the size of their enrollment within the next decade. To fulfill their needs, the university required a twenty story student housing facility with 528 beds. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and is configured in groups of four, two or single "apartments" that share common space.

The proposed design fulfills their needs of quality accommodation using the TTG System. This system will save 30% of conventional construction, and takes half the time. Prefabricated bathrooms, all interior partitions, and a solar sun control system will be installed on each floor on the ground, and be lifted into place from the roof down, floor by floor.

In addition to the precise construction system, potential conflicts in the construction process will be eliminated through the use of Building Information Modeling, or BIM.

The building is provided with a mesh shading system to control solar heat gain and redirect the sun's power. It is expected that the design will quality in green certification form national and state review authorities.

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