East LeBreton Flats Housing

Housing and Master Plan

The East LeBreton Flats Masterplan reimagines LeBreton through exploring its place as both a destination and as a neighborhood. What typologies can be deployed to both distinguish and blur the public and the private? We answer this through three mechanisms for design: circulation, podium/plinths, and typology-mixing. Thereby resulting in three design moves: the lacing bridges, the linking logs, and the Asticou towns.

These lacing bridges act both as buffer and concentrator for commercial activity and produce an unparalleled commercial atmosphere.

The Linking Log buildings along Canada Drive explore the use of skygardens and plinths as a means to achieve varied and multiple semi-private spaces along one of the busiest and animated streets.

The Asticou towns explore the interlocking of commercial and residential structures with constrained lot depths and proportions.

This project ultimately explores the notion of typology as the framework to explore housing as a means of city building.

Term: Winter 2017
ARCU4303: Housing Studio
Professor: B. Gianni
Project Partner: Christophe Young
T: Prototypical Urban Communities