Friday, May 12, 2017
During the course of this semester, I have aimed to focus on two main themes through the lens of my project. The first is the idea is that of shifting densities in the lower east side. Wether it was a shift in the density of population or the buildings and infrastructure, the L.E.S has always been a place of great density. A great density that allowed the demographic of people living here to become a great mix of all sorts of different cultures. My project in a lot of ways, especially inside my units became about the negation of space between the peoples of this neighborhood. This resulting negotiation has become a large part of the very cultural fabric of this neighborhood.
The second large idea that I wanted to focus on this semester was a political one. In recent years, especially after this past election cycle, the vast political divide in this nation has become ever more apparent. I wanted to address this divide from a programatic angle. By this I mean, I sought to bring together students from middle america and immigrants/ refugees, particularly of an LGBTQ background, to create a space of bonding and culture understanding. In theory, this small conversation would spark a larger distribution of the idea that no matter how different another culture may seem to us we all share a great amount of common ground.
Posted by Lucas Keefer
Thursday, May 11, 2017
|Site Analysis of existing urban conditions|
|Roads taken over to create block aggregations|
|New Retail, Residential Buildings, and Enhanced Connections|
|Proposed green spaces|
|Allen Street Section|
|Master Axon and renders|
|Class composite map|
Posted by Patrick Belli