Air Rights Architecture 2

Shundi Zhan
Linjun Yu

ARCH 410, Fall 2013

Air Rights Architecture investigates two formerly forgotten aspects of architecture, the roof and the sky, to reconfigure historical notions that: architecture must primarily touch the ground and large buildings traditionally have flat roofs. The project is situated in a prototypical Midwest urban site with endless opportunities to accommodate changing density patterns. If the elevator enabled architecture to build vertically and change our perception of density, can Air Rights Architecture one again shift our thinking towards an alternative form of density?