Our Urban Living Room//SP 17

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Course Description

What if the city was your personal responsibility? How would you inhabit it, and treat it? What if we applied the social qualities of our homes to the surrounding city? We could treat every single public space – every new building, every street and every corner of the city – as an extension of our own homes. We could design them with the same care and attention to detail as is done in Scandinavian homes. Instead of private refuges, these would become spaces for social interaction. Perhaps, then, our cities would at long last function as an urban living room for everyone. The search for answers to these questions reveals the power of architecture: that the quality of our urban environment is the key to creating a better, healthier, and even more beautiful everyday life.