suburban, identity, individual expression
Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
The urban environment historically fosters anonymity among urbanites denying individual expression, user flexibility, and family adaptability. The result is the draw to the suburban house model which inherently concedes ones' expression of individual identity. The urban landscape has historically formed with the core and periphery. Over the last sixty years the periphery has harbored the creation of suburbia. Traditionally, the urban landscape has, and continues to suppress individualism and flexibility to create uniformity and homogeneity[...] Arguably by default, suburbia creates a basic template which the end-user can customize. On the contrary, the urban environment does not foster the ability to personalize the housing template. My intent is to create an architecture that permits individual expression and flexibility within a system of controls through the design of an urban mixed-use building.
Seidner, Joshua, "Suburban Adaptability: Urban Context" (2005). Architecture Senior Theses. Paper 41.