High Density Development
by Andy Stout
In the wake of urban revitalization and post-Katrina condensing, New Orleans will likely experience an exacerbated trend of high-density development. My Thesis anticipates this, and hopes to channel the shape of things to come in an integrated, synthesized fashion.
The hypothetical location of this project is on the corner of Rampart and Canal Street.
The main program is a metal craft shop, ten townhouses, and office space. Auxiliary program includes a Bus stop, a lunch counter, a market space, and a theater.
My desire is to expose the city’s multiplicity in future developments, to make a design analogous to the city street- thus promoting community.
Construction of the model was executed in foam core and basswood.
Acetate sheets were used for the windows after gluing 1/32 by 1/32 basswood strips to simulate the panes. The base was sprayed with American Accents Sandstone; the smaller building was spray with their Rust. The mesh screen was glued on with super glue – a lot of super glue.
Photos by Andy Stout