Residential / Park
Understanding city as a designed environment is crucial in the current urban world. By using tools to work through impressions, analysis and design operations as ways to understand “man’s greatest work of art”. I was confronted to design housing as a way to order social relationships and shape the public realm and attack the problems of structure, construction, access and code compliance in the context of a complex large-scale architectural design.
The site is located across Mystic River where it divides the city. Chelsea area’s living conditions are bad and limited. The site is currently a trash land, clogging the circulation and community. Using the revitalizing Chelsea Street as a clue to bring in energy flow with public programs such as district hall with retail stores around it allows to open up this space and enhance the urban community.