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.
Architectural design creating effective and appropriate relationships with manmade/natural environments. Selection/critique of site; the analysis and documentation of contextual conditions; and the incorporation of structure, material, and their expressions into design.
Waterfront revitalization projects have become a cliché of post-industrial re-urbanization as cities around the world transform formerly industrialized waterfronts into public parks, promenades, commercial and residential developments, and other people-friendly environments. Areas that were once the ugly backsides of cities have become aestheticized public edges. Surrounding SF investigated this phenomenon and proposed alternative responses using the Port of San Francisco as a case study.