urban infrastructure, sao paulo, urban voids, thickening, mobility, squares and streets, waterfronts, courtyards, transactions, spatial identity, pedestrian
Single-functioning infrastructure produces residual spaces within the urban fabric of a city. Existing structures may be ‘thickened’ through the implementation of different programs. The singularity of infrastructural elements creates a ‘clean’ environment lacking use or character. Infrastructure is a public service that enables human interaction. “Thickening” the infrastructure with public programs, either formally or informally, may facilitate an ‘event’ happening between individuals. My thesis asserts that within the urban voids generated by existing infrastructure, public programs may be implemented in order to promote spaces that encourage different human transactions and encounters, to create a spatial identity.
Novazzi, Andrea, "Inhabiting Urban Voids: Urban Infrastructure in Sao Paulo" (2014). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 265.
Syracuse School of Architecture Thesis Prep
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