Michael Garel-Martorana is an artist and designer based in New York City. He graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Architectural Studies and French, and received his Master of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a designer at Ogawa Depardon Architects in New York City. 



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Michael Garel-Martorana is an artist and designer based in New York City. He graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Architectural Studies and French, and received his Master of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a designer at Ogawa Depardon Architects in New York City.



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BAY STREET SHEDS
2021 ARCH






Rhode Island School of Design 

“Advanced Studio: Pooling”

Instructor: Rachely Rotem

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A proposal for an aquatic + community center in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The design consists of a collection of modules in the form of a pitched roof typology that are placed, rotated, shifted, and deleted in order to facilitate specific programmatic needs and interactions across the site. These modules act as frames; some remaining open without enclosure while still providing overhead shelter, others with exterior walls. The proposal replaces the existing public pool while providing centralized infrastructure for important community programs. Greenhouses for Red Hook Farms, classrooms, offices, & recreational space for The Red Hook Initiative, and designated modules for local food vendors who operate on Bay St., have all been included on site, along with newly constructed public amenities including public seating, public restrooms, basketball courts, handball courts, turf fields, and replacements for the Red Hook Ball Fields.

© MICHAEL GAREL-MARTORANA, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2022