URBAN DESERT

URBAN DESERT

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2007.

The tendency towards informal growth in Lima is both a risk and an asset. This project aims to extend a sufficient infrastructural framework to provide for the organic development of new communities that reflect the needs and desires of local people while confining informal sprawl through the insertion of different programmatic and physical boundaries. Markets serve as filters between public and private, formal and informal, new and old. Through an economy of structural methods, simple shifts in organizational and formal methods can provide enough of an opening to allow for a vibrant and varied urban environment, all of which is contained within the boundaries of functioning and sustainable infrastructural core.

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