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title   Density and the Architecture of Exchange
student   Blake Fisher
instructor   Doug Harmon
date   Spring 2006
school   Tulane University
     
subject   multiple-unit housing
site   Marigny
     
description  
The argument of a decreased city footprint for the City of New Orleans is still lurking beneath the surface of conversation of reconstruction. The suppression of this topic is caused by fear of political unpopularity, and must cease to exist in this fashion. Architecture must take the lead in offering solutions for repopulation through strategic redensification. To this end, the study of symbiotic relationships of natural organisms will lead to a new realization of strategies for appropriating space in an urban setting. This analysis will direct an investigation to find greater opportunities for increased density housing and neighborhood ammenities without wholesale demolition, but rather through opportunistic occupation of space in the city, creating a sustainable neighborhood model for the future anticipation of New Orleans.

This project attempts to offer a solution for higher density housing in a reduced footprint New Orleans by occupying the "leftover" spaces in the interior of a typical urban block. The design is conceived as a series of layers and interfaces that stack housing units above service program (parking, storage, daycare facilities, and utilities management plant) that run lengthwise through the interior of the block.
     
link   school site
     
comments  

7/13/07
Blake Fisher
New Orleans, LA

This test block is bordered by Elysian Fields, St. Claude, Frenchmen, and North Rampart in the Fauborg Marigny area.



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