To break this cycle, we must analyze the village, and cater to its rebirth in our cities. In a village, the home is a place to live in its entirety, and shops crop up where needed, employing the very people who will work there. Every individual has a role to play in supporting one another much like a game of Monopoly, where players traverse the same tiles in a loop, relying on one another to progress.
My project features structures that will act as a catalyst for this rebirth. Simple stair-like elements that attach onto apartment buildings, changing the floor plan of each level. With support from mega corporations to fund individual startups, these elements will create new spaces from which residents can grow their own shops and help provide for one another, creating micro villages that allow for a more bonded and tight knit community.