7.5' x 4' Section Perspective. Charcoal, Pencil, Colored Pencil

7.5' x 4' Section Perspective. Charcoal, Pencil, Colored Pencil

URBANISM

    Interventions at the regional and local scale are informed based off of objectively definining the positive and negative effects of living in an urban environment.  How does one design a project that positively influences life at multiple scales?  Flood preventative measures, public transportation infrastructure, revitalizing otherwise “dead” urban zones, afforadable worker’s housing, and a place for the workers to work are all examples of integrating multiple systems to symbiotically exist in East Boston.  Revisiting the design of the “triple decker” housing typology to address contemporary design problems, this project seeks to provide for those who are continually marginalized and displaced by economic forces as rent prices in Boston continue to rise.  A performative canopy allows for the population living within the project to take advantage of the sheltered creek-front retail occupying the ground floor throughout the entire year.  Enabling a winter garden condition, the canopy also assists with rain water collection, direction, and storage within the site.