Metropolis Next Generation 2009 Design Competition
It is  a stark reality that at the outskirts of many of our cities today there is an anomaly that of the edge condition where farmland/vacant land adjoins suburban life. It is at this junction, this milieu where there is opportunity to create a dialogue and exploit the possibilities.  It is a fact that architecture is connected to the earth both literally and figuratively and thus the surface of the earth is the canvas of the architect.  It is our responsibility to strengthen our effectiveness within our most intimate environment. The point of departure for this project involves the process of mapping. It is through this process that the issues at hand are defined not by simply tracing the existing conditions but by exaggerating the issues in order to better understand and explore the possibilities of what might be.


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