Nagy&Jewitt_Midterm Review_Green Cuts

Our main idea was to separate the river from the green area and by doing so to create two different orientation sides that go along with different qualities of life, that allows a much more dense housing-typology. We intended to shorten the river flow and decrease the water speed during flood season with ‚green cuts’ through the mainland. These green canals would be carved into the ground – in this way they could accomodate initial water amounts of the flood and therefore would be unattractive for the inhabitants to built on. They would provide open space where nature can develop. Our housing typology provides a modular system, laid down on a grid organization, that is broken down to an individual, flexible unit. This Unit can be combined and adapted to different uses as needed and would be erected with prefabricated columns and beams – where walls could be filled up with brick.