Compressed strip: The deceleration of the automobile
Cruz, Maria del Carmen
Master of Architecture
I am interested in erasing the disparity between the body and the automobile by allowing both to participate in a new and common public space simultaneously. This new public space incorporates various diverse models of trade; bazaar, market, ATMs, drive through restaurant etc...into a series of striated zones or bands having to do with the deceleration of the automobile. The car by virtue of its speed becomes the pedestrian and its space becomes a market. By annexing a portion of the set back off the street for slow traffic the first transition zone is established for the automobile. This allows motorists visual access to the business and amenities. The second zone is compromised of a series of drive through booths for the businesses on the lot. Within this band are permanent stalls for temporary or seasonal venders. The last zone farthest off the street is reserved for the traditional store restaurant and businesses.
Architecture; Urban planning; Regional planning