NOVEL URBAN ECOLOGIES

The aim of this project was to create affordable housing units on the empty lots in Providence (Rhode Island) most challenged neighborhoods. I got really interested in how architecture can encourage a new way of living at the same time it tackles some negative urban conditions. According to a local justice group there is in neighborhood less access to fresh nutritious food, fewer trees and parks and increasingly lack of safe play areas for children. In my design the key focus was to address these issues regarding social sustainability but at the same time create cheap and generous housing units

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