In the bronx, right next to the Jackson Avenue train stop, two “projects” are divided by the train. As one enters the area, the buildup makes you remember one of those Disney attractions. Green spaces, nature and exotic music playing in the background, interesting smells and the laughter of children. These two projects are the "Adams Houses" and the "Saint Mary’s Houses". The interesting thing is the dichotomy of this buildings. high rises, splendid views, large apartments, public spaces, green areas, playgrounds and a vast sort of amenities. But there is also the stigma of the projects as an unwanted place to live.
This new Urbanism “exists in time, it is the activation of the temporary, the emergent and transitory, the changeable, the volatile, the variable, the immediately fulfilling and satisfying” (Constant's New Babylon:The Hyper-architecture of Desire))An intimate bonding of desire and space will produce a new kind of architecture for a new society.
The proposed project would become an extension of this life. A constructed facility that encourages social interaction. One that faces all the contradictions
The psychological quality of every point in the urban structure will be continuously modified to intensify the experience of the people moving through it.
The inhabitants are given access to powerful, ambience - creating resources. To construct their own spaces whenever and wherever they desire. The qualities of each space can be adjusted.
Mobility and disorientation increase social interaction exponentially. Heterogeneous desires collide and generate new spaces.
The project gathers inclusive program where the population living in the buildings and the areas surrounding them come together by work. Work is the unifying system that allows the multicultural and social conection. The building becomes a Farm, a media tech center and a health center. Transforming in this way the negative appearence of this Bronx facility.