The “leftover and in-between” studio aimed to exploit under-used spaces found within the city fabric. Tar Beach Music Center exploits unused roof area and lateral air space. It was created by a component logic using woody vines as an informing natural system.
It makes use of context through the urban vernacular and houses the music programs for three New York City schools, particularly for elementary and middle school students. The overall design incorporated joint reciprocity, spatial sensitivity, and street art desicion making.