Lineages: An inter-generational approach to the urban environment
Kelley, April Annie Dreisbach
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Waste of the material and social environments defines North America's urban centers, promoting a monoculture of buildings and people. Neighborhoods are steadily homogenized; urban residents represent a narrow segment of the population as children and seniors are relegated to the fringes in an environment with little use for non-professionals. This thesis proposes how architecture can create both social and material lineage by addressing past incarnations, designing for today's needs, and respecting future adaptations. The topic is explored at the urban, building and program scales using the historic Standard Oil Company buildings on Lake Union's north shore. The site is transformed into an inter-generational hub designed to promote better integration of ages with a food preservation center at its heart.
- Architecture