Streets that Serve
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody” Jane Jacobs.
Streets that Serve explores how the introduction of labour within a district can transform the street into a catalyst for creating safer domestic spheres for single occupancy dwellers. Streets that serve draw on Jacob’s understanding of street-side surveillance. By integrating cross-use labour typologies, the animation of the street edge, and directional circulation devices, you can create a safer street and subsequent domestic realm.
This intermediacy is felt but not seen—exploring how architecture can liberate through implied protective boundaries that protect the user. This intermediacy ranges from macro district-scale activating street corners to the domestic realm of considering entrance placement and definition of thresholds.
The proposal leans heavily into Jacob’s principles applying them from the macro to the domestic. Underpinning that design for a safer street ultimately designs safer homes and access.