Columbia GSAPP | Critic: Jimenez Lai | Partners: Eric Giragosian + Anushka Shevade
Between the backyards, cul-de-sacs, garages and basements of suburbia, where do moments of genius occur? This project examines the role of the suburb and the subcultures that exist amidst it for the masterplan of the city of Barrow, Alaska. Through the creation of de-programmed spaces in suburbia, come the opportunity to facilitate and even accelerate these moments of research, experimentation, and magic. This project was presented as an animation and can be viewed below.
Suburban sanctuaries in popular culture
Catalogue of local rooflines
Economic diagrams of suburbia (L-R): 1909 Theorem, James Wines’ High Rise of Homes, and proposed diagram
Block organization and negative spaces for subcultures