Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The New Power Plant

The missing tooth: row house blocks missing houses Notice the desire lines in the grass on the vacant lots.

Throughout the fall I volunteered with an amazing group of architects and developers to discuss an innovative green approach to building in an urban setting. We met in the early hours of the morning before work at a diner to think about how to activate vacant land and abandoned houses in order to revitalize Baltimore's struggling neighborhoods. We developed a pre-fab building concept called The Plant and we presented the idea at the Baltimore Bioneers Conference in November. We've launched a new blog and it includes the PowerPoint presentation explaining the idea. Check it out by Clicking Here.

Inserting the prefab structure into the vacancies between row houses.

Activating the adjacent sites with gardens and footpaths.