Tulane Thesis

Category: concept, spatial, student
Date: 2002
Suburban sprawl is an inevitable occurrence in nearly every major city. Rather than attempt to combat the phenomenon, this program attempts to better accommodate the people and communities negatively affected by it, making use of land inside the realm of expansion, rather than beyond.
Using one of countless vacant suburban strip malls as a site, the program combines a magnet school and a subsidized housing component, both meant to accommodate displaced residents of razed inner city communities, forced by economics to resettle on less expensive real estate. Similar programs implemented across the subcityscape would not only patch the existing suburban fabric, but also create a new fabric, a network between suburbs and city centers.
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