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    A Different Take on Agency

    Jeffrey Dunn
    Feb 27, '12 4:55 PM EST

    We're working with a different type of architectural agency this spring. Taking examples from  communities who have appropriated space in various ways; either modification of the modernist frame or the literal taking or contestation of space. 

    Below are some examples from our studies.

    1. LeCorbusier's system of housing in Pessac, France from the 1920's:

    2. Appropriation of empty urban lots in Brazil:

    3. Cite Verticale in Casablanca:


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    • "The Co-op Guy"

      Is this project something like transforming a precedent into a design problem? What is the context of these studies within the studio?

      Mar 8, 12 12:19 pm  · 

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