2012 Imagine Fund Annual Award and Special Events Winners Announced
The University of Minnesota has chosen the more than 150 recipients of its 2012 Imagine Fund Annual Awards and Special Events Grants.
Supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation, the Imagine Fund is a unique systemwide program that supports projects in the arts, humanities and design at the University of Minnesota.
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My prefab housing factory design responds to a scenario in which Minneapolis institutes an urban growth boundary, creating the financial incentive for existing suburbs to develop. The factory I designed specializes in producing modular homes for suburban sites. The facility also includes a research center dedicated to the study of suburban densification.
The dialog between research center and factory developed into a question of how to integrate industrial and human scaled spaces into one building. Structural and material choices, and topographic manipulation were intended to clarify the relationship of each type of space to the other as well as to the surrounding site.