Framed Community

Arianna Schaden, B.Arch '24

  • FA.20
  • Level: undergraduate
  • Discipline: Architecture

This project looks at the ways architecture can attract a sense of community while aligning with certain tactics from blue zones around the world. Extrapolating Burbank’s grid onto the site created the positive space of apartment complexes and negative space of courtyards. There is a clear gradient from public to private zones. The framing structure is used structurally as well as a way to organize placement and dimensions. In the most public of spaces, the primary grid remains but as a space become more private, the grid becomes denser adding a secondary and tertiary frame.