The Architect's City
The Architect's City is a monthly series inviting an emerging architect to reimagine an existing structure in his or her city, submitting a speculative proposal for Curbed readers.
When landscape architect and Harvard Graduate School of Design professor Sergio Lopez-Pineiro lived in Buffalo, he lived very near one particular parking structure. "I started thinking of it as a place that would be interesting for playing," he said.
How one firm hopes to replace shipping containers
Architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects, a former student of Zaha Hadid, argues that the bubbles would preserve the most essential elements of Beijing's traditional hutongs.
San Francisco firm Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects has a proposal to redesign crosswalks in the city, where at least three pedestrians are hit by cars every day.
Architect Carlos Teixeira imagines community and arts space above the Tietê River in Brazil.
Despite central locations in cities, many parking garages see less use as increasing emphasis is placed on alternatives to cars. As Europe struggles to house millions of refugees, architect Alfredo Brillembourg sees potential in the many near-empty European parking structures.
Where the architecture makes for interactive learning