Back Bay Redevelopment
A proposal for redevelopment in Boston's South End. At the intersection of
turn-of-the-century row housing, 1960's tower-in-the-park housing, and light
industrial buildings, this proposal for mixed-use housing attempts to negotiate
its urban context as well as provide a scheme of urban infill and repair. The
scheme repairs, in part, the urban fabric by reestablishing the street edge.
Courtyards are established with varying degrees of public access; from the
private family unit and rear one and two-family courtyards, to the raised
street-front gardens, and finally, the redefined, triangular public square. A
daycare center is positioned adjacent to an existing nursing home to promote
interaction between the very old and very young.