urban, city, nature, park, retreat, experience, New York City, Plum Island
This thesis proposes a destination for recreation and retreat on Plum Island, New York that references the model of the National and State Park Services and whose intended audience is primarily residents of New York City who are without the means or methods of easily seeking other experiences of nature outside the realm of city limits. The first step of this design process involves reexamining the traditional definition of “urban” to shorten the leap from the comforts of the city to the unknowns of nature. From there, the project identifies and resolves three challenges that stand between urban residents and retreat: proximity, equipment, and ownership.
Pomputius, Celeste, "Rural Retreat | Urban Myth" (2017). Architecture Senior Theses. 408.
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