[A]bolishing these places by re-planning, redeveloping, revitalizing and...– Gil Doran on “Dead Zones” The Dead Zone and the Architecture of Transgression
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Case Study Reflections
The commonality between the two case studies so far is that they are each addressing very dire issues. What are some similar issues faced in urban North America? They both take an approach that involves the community from the onset, and throughout the lifespan of the project. The projects also suggest that multiplicity and flexability are important variables. Both projects have at least one...
Case Study #2 This case study illustrates the use of architecture as a community building tool. Architect Francis Kéré’s project —a primary school— is built by the community and therefore cared for by the community. The project works socially because of the great need for education in Burkina Faso. What are some needs in the U.S. that parallel those?
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