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Activating the Levee: Strategy for Recovering the Lower 9th Ward
Community {Ship} Building -Dinghis
Flood Escape
Inhabiting the Fluid Terrain: Inhabitable Revetments
Inhabiting the Fluid Terrain: Island Ridge
Inhabiting the Fluid Terrain: Living Between Water and Land
Inhabiting the Fluid Terrain: Meandering Through Sponges
Inter-Living System
LO_9 Community Center
Land-Water Collisions: A Study in Hard and Soft Edges
Liquid Urbanism: New Hydraulic Pocket Ground
Liquid Urbanism: Orleans Anew
Music and Community: Enlivened Levees
A Neighborhood Square for Gentilly
New Canals Needed
NOLA Evacuation Barges: Evacuation, Infrastructure, and Entertainment
Upside-Down: The 9th Islands
 
 
 
 
 
   
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title   Upside-Down: The 9th Islands
student   Brian Foster
instructors   Coleman Jordan, Michael Sorkin
date   Spring 2006
school   University of Michigan
     
subject   flood infrastructure
site   Lower Ninth Ward
     
description  
This project proposes creating an archipelago-type development on sites above sea level in the Lower Ninth Ward. Here existing structures would be moved to higher ground where they would be joined by new construction. Illustrated is a detailed section of one of the islands that shows vertically stacked housing and a transportation hub as central concepts of these imagined islands. The goal of the project is to address the environmental dangers of living in the Ninth Ward by reinventing the neighborhood as a set of islands, while still managing to preserve the built environment that makes the neighborhood special.
     
link   studio site model (pdf)
school site
     
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