The city versus housing again. ARCS 4105A Bas-Design, 4th-year comprehensive studio
Studio Final Review, 16 December 2011
This booklet presents the work of an architecture design studio on housing given at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University, in autumn 2011. The ambition was to advance buildings (very big buildings) capable of situating new kinds of cultural association. What might in unkinder terms be termed “social engineering” was here to be considered favourably as a way to propose future forms of living. Housing, as a public need and “good”, is thus to be seen in its properly utopian vocation – namely, to reimagine the space relations of the city itself.