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A Clear View is the first book published by Washington, DC–based architect Suzane Reatig, FAIA. Filling the void in the urban puzzle, in narrow and constrained sites, all of Reatig’s new structures ensure comfortable and safe spaces. The majority of the work in this book is located in one neighborhood of Washington, DC, Shaw, demonstrating the powerful effect architecture can have on transforming and reviving a neighborhood. Through the use of simple materials and innovative clear design, Reatig reveals how community can be achieved among inhabitants without giving up privacy or independence.
City Sink is a design research proposal for a meta-park of dispersed landscape infrastructure to boost carbon stocks in biomass and through formation of long-term sequestration reservoirs for soil organic carbon in New York City and Long Island. City Sink research merges urban land-use lifecycles and the carbon cycle to describe a systemic response to elevated atmospheric carbon levels provoking climate change.
The Legacy Project discusses the lessons of two international competitions and complementary revisions to procurement and implementation processes. As America’s urban population grows, its cities will be called upon to draw inspiration from one another’s successes. This document is an important step in promoting such dialogue.
Beyond Petropolis represent a series of propositions for such a place. They are utopian in that they look to a time of harmony and prosperity but intensely practical in that they stem from the specifics of people and place and utilize simple, historical, and local technologies, not any magic fix.
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