SHIFTED THIRD SPACES
How place brings different people together and how the physical space comes together has always been an interest. Whether there are commonalties for why the space is occupied, the mere fact of being within that space at the same time promotes social interactions through cultural tectonics. These cultural tectonics are essential towards place making because it allows for connectivity on an urban scale, a neighborhood scale, and a personal scale, which in turn creates coexisting third spaces. As these cultural tectonics infill this dynamically layered ambiance of acceptance, the built environment reflects this idea through how these materials come together by shifting, drilling, altering, and building at once.
The over arching goal for theis research is to work with Martin Drive East Residents to program opportunity spaces on both an urban scale and a neighborhood scale by using the neigborhood grid striations that create third spaces. I hope that the residents will use both the urban and neighborhood scale to cultivate themselves on a personal scale, which will promote cultural identity on each scale: urban, neighborhood, and persconal.