Jennifer Bonner / MALL




Work

Fourteen Projects
  1. HAUS GABLES

  2. THE DOLLHAUS

  3. 4 OVER NONE

  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 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