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  • Jane Jacobs Houses Image
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  • Jane Jacobs Houses Image
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Jane Jacobs Houses

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The West Village Houses, built in 1974, represent a failed attempt to realize Jane Jacobs' vision for successful urban redevelopment. The buildings as realized were of compromised design and construction, economically unviable and renounced by Jacobs. LED has envisioned a replacement of the West Village Houses which is at once market-driven and much closer to Jacobs' principles and intent. The new buildings are primarily residential, with both market-rate and subsidized units. Commercial, cultural and green spaces are also included in LED's proposal, designed around providing:
-A network of parks and sidewalks (pathways, largos, and secret gardens)
-A diversity of outdoor spaces (public and private; gardens, terraces and green roofs)
-Short blocks (increased variety, interaction and choice of movement; better daylight exposure, view, and circulation)
-A mix of uses (residential, retail / leisure, and cultural uses supporting each other)
-Variety of size, shape, material, function, and cost.

Project Team

  • Angela Afandi, RA
  • Chris Mascari, RA

Client

Confidential

Location

New York, NY

Size

750,000 sf sf

Date

2017