Jennifer Bonner / MALL




Work

Thirteen Projects
  1. HAUS GABLES

  2. THE DOLLHAUS

  3. DOMESTIC HATS

  4. HAUS SCALLOP, HAUS SAWTOOTH

  5. BEST SANDWICHES

  6. OFFICE STACK

  7. ANOTHER AXON

  8. X HOUSES
     

  9. STILL LIFE

  10. GLITTERY FAUX

  11. NYC GALLERY

  12. MADE IN OPA LOCKA

  13. CEDAR PAVILION



Publications
Three Projects
  1. ART PAPERS

  2. A GUIDE TO THE DIRTY SOUTH — ATLANTA

  3. PLATFORM: STILL LIFE


EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS



MALL —
Info

  1. Business Matters 
  • MALL stands for Mass Architectural Loopty Loops. Or Miniature Angles & Little Lines. Or Maximum Arches with Limited Liability—an acronym with built-in flexibility.
  • MALL uses the acronym, not to be quick or flippant, but because our architectural interests shift for each project. 
  • MALL is committed to projects that hack typologies, take creative risks, reference popular culture, and invent representation.
2. Background
  • Born in Alabama (b. 1979), Jennifer Bonner is Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master in Architecture II Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.






Mark



OFFICE STACK


A precursor to the Office Stack, MALL first studied the potentiality of sandwich stacks within the discipline of architecture in the project Best Sandwiches

Office Stack is a midrise office tower that works through the architectural stack by delaminating floorplates into a series of five individual buildings. The tower, located in Huntsville, Alabama is reshuffled into a sandwich typology where multiple co-tenants determine the image of the building based upon a 5-stack massing and facade materiality. This sandwiched architecture refuses to conform to merely one identity allowing for each layer of the stack to project a unique image of office culture while also making a larger statement back to a city that demands individuality. By abstracting the image of a sandwich as a series of interchangeable layers of “bacon, lettuce, and tomato,” Office Stack creates endless possibilities for a new midrise typology.

A sandwich stacking logic allows us to break the office tower into 5 separate parts, each with its own logic, internal circulation system, and identity. The bottom layer becomes a parking garage, while the four massings above function as autonomous office buildings with a range of spatial flexibility built-in. Each office tenant is identifiable in one of the five massings, no longer hidden inside a monolithic tower.
Location: Huntsville, AL
Date: 2018, on-going
Type: Office Mid-rise Tower
Awards: P/A Award, Honorable Mention, Architect Magazine, 2019

CREDITS
Project Team: Jennifer Bonner, Bradley Silling, Frankie Perone, McKayla Tyrrell

Renderings: Glen Marquardt

Structural Engineer: Hanif Kara, AKT II

Development Partners: THIS X THAT, Scott McClain





























Mark