This post has been long over due as imagery has been posted and circulated on our social media accounts with not content to explain their relevance or meaning. Past Residence is my summer project / class that will begin to aid and situate the beginning of my thesis this coming fall. Below is an expert from my thesis proposal submitted to the university last semester explaining the concept and direction of the course.
The chosen format at the time was what I believed to be fairly simple and was to be kept inconstant across all the projects to allow for comparison and equal evaluation.
- Image of the project in use by residents
- Project Data (Year built, Architect, Units)
- Project description outlining social issues that effected the project
- Plan Oblique drawing of the housing project within context
- Diagram to help explain a part of the project
- Two Architectural elements highlighted broken down and explored
- Other photos/ Diagrams and my personal reflection of the project
In total this summer I will be exploring 10-20 different housing project both new and old in North America. Some will be examples of success while some will be historical failures. As the research has developed and case studies identified I found a large amount of them to be social housing projects. Although this was not the intention and I have no definitive conclusion if this is a good or bad I found it an interesting aspect to bring up. Once all is said and done with Past Residence I will be sure to report back and see if this aspect has had an significance in my research or trajectory for the future. Below area a couple of the plan oblique drawing that I have completed. As the text and other imagery gets finalized I will begin to post full spreads.
First Houses, New York
Central Village, Winnipeg
Pruitt–Igoe, St. Louis