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Housing Redux: Alternatives for Nyc's Housing Projects (Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowshi)

Housing Redux: Alternatives for Nyc's Housing Projects (Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowshi)

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Publication Date: December 1st, 2023
Publisher:
Yale School of Architecture
ISBN:
9781638400813
Pages:
156
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Description

The book focuses on ways to reinvent public housing in New York City
through a series of design projects from Yale School of Architecture that
integrate form and provide social programs for the residents.

The students investigated the relationship between housing, equity, health,
and community. The students developed comprehensive frameworks for the
Washington Houses, three connected superblocks equivalent to seven New
York City blocks. The concepts focused on restitching the project into the city street grid and
sought ways to add new built fabric that would allow the Modernist towers-
in-the park project to connect with public streets. Some found ways to keep
the superblock with interventions to support the community at different
scales and family structures. Urban farms and community facilities as well as
recreation spaces were included in order to have a range of interventions for
care, health, and equity that could reorient public housing.