Invisible Neighbors

Luis Salas Jimenez, M.Arch '21

ARCH 793B: Architecture Directed Design Research

Gallery: Critical Drawings, No Pens

Instructor: Lisa Little

There has been an explosion of van dwellers in both our major cities and rural areas and evidence shows that these communities will continue this growing trend. They have been forced into existence by a variety of factors but generally, the inability to afford a traditional form of housing. As these clusters continue to increase, interventions will need to take place to accommodate their needs. If these precautions are not fully realized, cities will be forced to rapidly designate last-minute settlements. My thesis project seeks to take a proactive approach by developing meaningful architecture for these communities.