“One of the first and perhaps largest challenges with the project was the narrow 60 by 110-foot site. “Because it is a lot line condition, the opportunities in designing the exterior really became about graphics, explained architect Jackie Koo. “With the site size, you can’t really build zoomy shapes or remove huge chunks. So for us, the project was really a graphic-wrapping study.” The base of Hotel EMC2 sports a geometric pattern that borrows its pattern from a four-dimensional representation of a cube known as a Tesseract.”

Credit: Jay Koziarz
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