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Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson

New York, NY, US

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density and open space
density and open space
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Recombinant Urbanism

The brief of my sixth semester studio was a masterplan for social design in Hoograven, a district of Utrecht, Holland that is home to a large population of Moroccan immigrants.  The studio worked in conjunction with the city of Utrecht and a team in Morocco to compare divergent societies and urban environments and rethink how they can coexist.

The proposal addresses these issues at the level of both policy and design, developing a housing prototype based on a new model of density and community involvement.  Through a strategy of open space privitization and recombinance, the prototype seeks to fill the gap left by mainstream capitalist society that is inaccessible to the immigrant community of Utrecht.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

 
existing and new housing
existing and new housing
unit typologies
unit typologies
typical 1950's social housing block
typical 1950's social housing block
neighborhood strategy: adaptive infill
neighborhood strategy: adaptive infill

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