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Interboro

  1. 1. INTERBORO <ul><li>Improve your lot! </li></ul>
  2. 2. INTERBORO <ul><li>Architect ∙ Urban Designer + Urban Planner + Architect ∙ Urban Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Tobias Armborst Daniel D'Oca Georgeen Theodore </li></ul>
  3. 3. online presentation academic paper OBJECTIVES : document patterns of land use in Detroit propose a catalogue of blots envision consequences of “blot”ting IMPROVE YOUR LOT!
  4. 4. RESEARCH METHODS <ul><li>Extrapolations from a random sampling of 200 tax-reverted properties sold by the city of Detroit </li></ul><ul><li>Surveying cadastral maps </li></ul><ul><li>Driving around Detroit </li></ul>Document patterns of land use in Detroit Context: monochrome map underlay Emphasis on: red : existing blots Potential: green : city-owned plots adjacent to occupied plots that could become blots
  5. 5. RESEARCH METHODS Propose a catalogue of blots Case 1: The Garden Blot Case 2: Billboard Blot Case 3: Courtyard Blot Case 4: Blot for two sisters One family’s blot growth through time is shown via time-series diagrams in the context of a residential block
  6. 6. RESEARCH METHODS Propose a catalogue of blots Case 1: The Garden Blot Case 2: Billboard Blot Case 3: Courtyard Blot Case 4: Blot for two sisters Diagrammatic & Photographic evidence of “blotting” commercially-owned space
  7. 7. RESEARCH METHODS Propose a catalogue of blots Case 1: The Garden Blot Case 2: Billboard Blot Case 3: Courtyard Blot Case 4: Blot for two sisters Several types of blots shown in a system of a block, showcasing the Courtyard blot as an example of expansion
  8. 8. RESEARCH METHODS Propose a catalogue of blots Case 1: The Garden Blot Case 2: Billboard Blot Case 3: Courtyard Blot Case 4: Blot for two sisters The Blot for Two Sisters can be understood to represent the emergence of a new residential type . With the potential for incremental growth, new mixes of use, spatial reorganizations of the typical Detroit bungalow, improved outdoor space, and affordability, Detroit blotters are creating properties that have the densities of their suburban counterparts . Because these enlargements are typically purchased legally, Detroit resident blotters are altering the basic building block of the city. Development of land through time Photo of present situation Diagram of alternatives Argument
  9. 9. PROPOSAL: The New Suburbanism Detroit is being transformed, not according to some visionary plan implemented by a large redevelopment agency, but by the accumulated actions of thousands of self-interested homeowners. … future homeowners will inherit bigger lots and, by extension, a less dense environment … Proposing the future: diagrammatic representation of hypothetical patterns on a larger scale
  10. 10. DOCUMENT CATEGORIZE + CATALOGUE HYPOTHESIZE map underlay photo photo diagram diagram pattern abstraction

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