Authors/Contributors

Andrea Novazzi

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

12-2014

Keywords

urban infrastructure, sao paulo, urban voids, thickening, mobility, squares and streets, waterfronts, courtyards, transactions, spatial identity, pedestrian

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

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.

Source

Syracuse School of Architecture Thesis Prep

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