I want to work on a medium scale (between the scale of the block and a building). The housing stock is aimed at the average family of two parents with two children but by the many shifts in society is the exception rather than the rule. Therefore there is need for more variety. This can be obtained by designing and flexible types, specific types of design. A thorough typological research is the beginning of this design element.
I moved my particular site because it is illogical to think about the types of the block to an exception / boundary of the grid. So I have moved to the generic grid. The specific block located between St Marks Ave, Buffalo Ave, Prospect Pl and Rochester Ave. The block has very diverse neighbors and has a very important historical value. On this block is namely the Week Ville Heritage Center which houses one of the first free African Americans in New York. This is the origin place of Ville Weekly. After the rediscovery of this place is growing as a community with very diverse activities. On the vacant lot next to the protected buildings they currently build a 19,000 square foot community center.
I want to design on that spot a building for both residential and community functions and so look for how they can reinforce each other.