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Brendan Ayer (designer)
Justin Parscher (studio professor)
Spring 2019
North and Central America->United States->Missouri->Saint Louis City (independent city)->Saint Louis
This was a student project by Brendan Ayer for Justin Parscher's course LARCH 7940 in Spring 2019.
Instead of an abandoned space in a neighborhood facing high vacancy, this project envisions the site as a nexus of green, blue, and social infrastructure celebrating the site's material history and its neighborhood's resilience. Construction is enacted over several years using a set of phased rule systems which can be carried out by a semi-autonomous workforce. High-quality brick, likely made on site in the 19th century, is repurposed for the construction of an array of terraces, paths and planters. Meanwhile, the median in the adjacent boulevard is also reconfigured over time to create a rhythmic, linear space which supports ecological function and has the capacity to produce soil amendment and planting stock for the main site.

Project Location: 4969 St. Louis Ave, St. Louis, MO; and N Kingshighway Blvd between Cote Brilliante Ave and Lexington Ave, St. Louis MO