Stop & Smell the Roses: Architecture for Interaction

Emily Doyle, M.Arch+2 ’20

SP. 20

Instructor: Alvin Huang

This project is an exploration into cultivating human interaction. In a response to the threat of gentrification in Boyle Heights, the proposed project would provide a space that supports Boyle Heights’ residents through social infrastructure- programs that support the well-being of a community, and are entirely dependent on human activity. By de-prioritizing money and time as a metric for efficiency, and replacing those measures with social interaction and perceived atmosphere of individual agency over space, the bridge acts as a catalyst for community through a tactile and transitory interface. Through a series of sliding, interlocking, and expanding pieces, the building presents a new series of spaces with each configuration made by the users.