The Social Contract: An Analysis of Sustainable, Equitable Architecture & Urbanism for 2050

Jacob Lindley
Mississippi State University, School of Architecture
United States of America

Project idea

The idea of this project was to critically analyze an existing urban fabric and develop a sustainable, equitable architectural façade that projects for the year 2050 and beyond.

Project description

In Phase I, each student team produced
three summative artifacts, panorama,
totem, and color field, in order to
document what is (and why) the
character of the Amite Street Corridor.
Types of information include physical
characteristics of the natural landscape,
of buildings and other forms, current
and past land uses and zoning codes,
important historical events and symbolic
associations, as well as a particular
emphasis on ecological history.
In Phase II, each team produced three
new summative artifacts: panorama,
color totem, and joint, in order to
document what ought to be (and
why) the character of the Amite Street
corridor. The projection is the evolution
between now and 2050. Special attention
was given to mitigating the ecological
,equity, and experiential concerns
identified in Phase I.
In Phase III work (illustrated here), each
individual student selected a portion
of the Phase II proposals to develop
independently. The focus of the work is
the primary, public-facing surface from a
proposed form to develop as an exterior
façade. The project addresses the larger
conceptual concerns developed by the
team as well

Technical information

LOCATION: Downtown Jackson, Mississippi, USA


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