While palatial buildings integrating a matrix of architectural techniques form the landmarks in big cities, much interest is not shown on developing suburban townships for housing the people living in the lower income bracket. Teddy Cruz, an architect and professor at the University of California, San Diego has given vent to his creativity while exploring the shantytowns along Mexico’s border.
Cruz has joined hands with David Deutsch to incorporate the architectural designs of Latino homes in Tijuana to develop homes for the impoverished people of New York. Cruz’s architecture would amalgamate the poor and the privileged. The housing blocks will be complete with community gardens, amphitheaters, day care and elderly care centre and public playground. The apartments will be designed like stucco bungalows in Tijuana that are built on raised steel braces. The neatly designed affordable houses will provide comfortable living to those people who survived in untidy crammed spaces.
Via: NY Times