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COLORED RIBBON Against Gentrification  

This project is in Mattapan, Boston, MA. Research shows the area has unbalanced race diversity, with most Africa American immigrated from mid-American. Over paved ground leave less area for the community. Even the area has bus and trolley station, the atmosphere pushes the neighborhood away from the outside, isolating the area. The project assumes a change in the situation. The idea comes from communication. Fluid tendency forms a dynamic spirit. Color façades act as a signpost, protrude flats serve as balconies and platforms. Modified uneven grass with trees and rocks naturally suit kids and family activity. Commerce and community services integrate with terrain without a feeling of urbanism. The bar shape design comes from observation of nature flows such as wind, ribbons, and myxobacteria. It can be an ideal type for a cost-efficiency apartment and a strong guideline for the pedestrian. The center part of the site provides space for activities. Larger built-in public transportation satisfies commuter and visitor, boost up local industry and commerce.


Syracuse University School of Architecture
Design Studio II

Britt Eversole