Habitat for Hydrology >> Stereotomics vs. Tectonics

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This project was my pre-thesis design in James Dallman AIA’s studio, to address homelessness, a very significant issue in Tempe, Arizona, which is increasingly coming to the forefront with the expansion of facilities for Arizona State University into the previously residential fabric of the city. The aim of this project was to allow the integration + rehabilitation of transient individuals back into society, through the vehicle of a structure that serves the community as a spatial + social weir in the Tempe Town Lake area. The building in partnership with the Tempe municipality + other NPOs in the area allow the city to use runoff water from the lake to supplement a river-bed nursery, which would reintegrate original flora + fauna into the Rio Salado ecosystem. This mechanism would create revenue by selling trees, plants, etc back to the local municipalities and residents and in turn sustain the jobs provided to the individuals participating.

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