activate 14   :   competition entry, 2015
       
     
 The integration of agrarian design and urban farming becomes a comprehensive approach to overcoming the challenges residents face. The design proposes twelve, 144 sq-ft cottage residences to be prefabricated in an offsite facility. The common green provides flexible space for activities, from urban farming to outdoor recreation, encouraging interaction between neighbors.
       
     
harvest inside.jpg
       
     
 Individual homes encourage stronger personal identity while promoting a sense of community for residents and are grouped around shared porches.
       
     
 The character of the site topography is retained with each structure accessible via a series of elevated board walks and ramps.   The 1500 sq-ft community space is divided into two distinct buildings. The first addresses the Main Street of Lenoir, providing a treed court entry and strong urban edge. The second community building retracts from the urban life and can be found at the rear of the property, housing common facilities, living room and the harvest porch.
       
     
 Given the small scale of the site, the vacant lot across West Street was capitalized on for the scaled production of craft tobacco. 
       
     
activate 14   :   competition entry, 2015
       
     
activate 14 : competition entry, 2015

raleigh, north carolina
in collaboration with benje feehan

Located on an in-fill site less than two miles from downtown Raleigh, the Boylan Heights Village will provide permanent housing, support services, and an entrepreneurial opportunity for twelve formerly homeless residents of Raleigh. 

 The integration of agrarian design and urban farming becomes a comprehensive approach to overcoming the challenges residents face. The design proposes twelve, 144 sq-ft cottage residences to be prefabricated in an offsite facility. The common green provides flexible space for activities, from urban farming to outdoor recreation, encouraging interaction between neighbors.
       
     

The integration of agrarian design and urban farming becomes a comprehensive approach to overcoming the challenges residents face. The design proposes twelve, 144 sq-ft cottage residences to be prefabricated in an offsite facility. The common green provides flexible space for activities, from urban farming to outdoor recreation, encouraging interaction between neighbors.

harvest inside.jpg
       
     
 Individual homes encourage stronger personal identity while promoting a sense of community for residents and are grouped around shared porches.
       
     

Individual homes encourage stronger personal identity while promoting a sense of community for residents and are grouped around shared porches.

 The character of the site topography is retained with each structure accessible via a series of elevated board walks and ramps.   The 1500 sq-ft community space is divided into two distinct buildings. The first addresses the Main Street of Lenoir, providing a treed court entry and strong urban edge. The second community building retracts from the urban life and can be found at the rear of the property, housing common facilities, living room and the harvest porch.
       
     

The character of the site topography is retained with each structure accessible via a series of elevated board walks and ramps. The 1500 sq-ft community space is divided into two distinct buildings. The first addresses the Main Street of Lenoir, providing a treed court entry and strong urban edge. The second community building retracts from the urban life and can be found at the rear of the property, housing common facilities, living room and the harvest porch.

 Given the small scale of the site, the vacant lot across West Street was capitalized on for the scaled production of craft tobacco. 
       
     

Given the small scale of the site, the vacant lot across West Street was capitalized on for the scaled production of craft tobacco.