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    Here is the housing project I promised you:

    Lucas Reames May 8 '05 2
    THE PROBLEM:
    Highland Park is a low-income neighborhood located just North of downtown L.A. The city has chosen to become a Transit Oriented District. This means a higher density and more pedestrians. The growth in population and density calls for multi-family housing that fronts the street.


    THE CONCEPT:
    The current model of multi-family, affordable housing is inconsistent with the needs of a human being. There are events in ones life, which require a change in their physical environment. We live confined within these so-called boundaries and they limit our habits and choices in life. If the user incurs a lifestyle change such as additions or losses to the family, the space should react to that change and grow with it.

    THE SOLUTION:
    To prevent the constant hassle of having to relocate every time there is a life change, I provide the user with the means to adapt their current residence to their new behavior and requirements. I propose a set of utility cores in which any variety of panels can grow around them. This encourages a boundary that is not set at one point in time, but rather reflects the time period in which it is in.





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    • 2 Comments

    • vado retro
      May 8, 05 12:52 pm

      your entourage dont look too low income...are the red and pink rectangle intended to show the growth/adaptability/change of the project. how bout a more communicative floor plan to explain this?

      David Cuthbert
      May 8, 05 9:33 pm

      I always get concerned with the use or better still the overuse of words like affordable and low-income housing - they are usually off the mark. but very interesting project, wish I could see more to properly critique it

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