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Our Process

OPerA stands for 'Operative Practice Architecture.' Operative Practice is a design methodology wherein form is generated through the creation of systems, with a primary emphasis on how the system operates or performs to suit the needs of a project.
Case 1- Guggenheim Helsinki

Our design process as applied to the competition entry for the museum.

Case 2- 598 Myrtle Ave

Design strategy for configuration of a condominium development.

Case 3- Folded Frame House

Our design process as applied to a country house.

 

From the Blog

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EXPANDING AND CONVERTING EXISTING TOWNHOUSES INTO MULTIPLE DWELLING

OPerA Studio is currently designing several extensions and alterations of existing two and three story townhouses in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. Each project involves a change of use from either a one, two, or three story residence to a six family multiple dwelling. With five such projects underway, each […]

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5 PROPOSALS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE ATLANTIC YARDS LECTURE AND EXHIBIT AT NJIT

In September, Thomas brought the Atlantic Yards exhibit to NJIT for a second showing. The exhibit was accompanied by a lecture presentation at the school. Thomas, Farzana Gandhi, Joshua Zinder, David Cunningham and Rob Cody each presented their schemes. read more… The presentations were followed by a discussion moderated by […]

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Unorthodox Modernism

Thomas and David had their final review for their fall 2015 studio at NJIT entitled: Unorthodox Modernism: Upcycling the Tower in the Park.  The third year graduate studio explored strategies for augmenting existing modernist housing developments exemplified by the tower-in-the park typology. These developments typically situate a series of towers […]

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FOUNDATION WORK UNDERWAY AT 16TH STREET

Footings have been poured and foundation walls are being laid for the 3 story extension and renovation of the townhouse that we designed at 297 16th Street in Park Slope. The three story addition will be framed out with parallel 8” reinforced concrete block bearing walls and 24 foot span steel […]

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