By looking at the neighborhood of Echo Park as an interior condition, opportunities for relating to a larger context arise. The site can be analyzed in terms of its inherent patterns, trends and tensions of social and cultural production, which emerge out of the alley running through all the land plots. This alley, seen as a cultural or community void, has the potential to act as a spatial experiment responding to its neighborhoods growing needs.
Through this process of site analysis, the ambiguous condition of homes leaves neighborhood walkers questioning this foggy trajectory. This notion of ambiguity, transformed into a spatial condition, has led to a belief that schizophrenia, a disease of the mind, should be experienced and understood by all. The intention of this plot of land, is then to repurpose it into an experiential museum and public awareness center. The connecting alley is embraced as a main entrancing with the purpose of uniting the community to educate and encourage support for those with schizophrenia.
Status: School Project