Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Studio Critic: Stephen Leet
This multi-unit housing project deals with the issue of urban housing in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Because of the declining population in downtown areas throughout the country, it has become important to find a way to bring density back into cities such as St. Louis and create a stronger relationship between the built environment and the people who inhabit it. The intention of this project was to create visual and physical connections and explore the idea of public, private, and shared space within a housing complex to promote a sense of community among each of the dwellings within the complex. The project is composed of finger-like apartments with outdoor balcony spaces between the apartments, each with varying degrees of privacy.