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The Unshakeable Moveable Chair

In Social Spaces, New York City, A Sense of Place by Jacob FordLeave a Comment

Design is a battleground, the two fronts each the respective and opposing answer to a question which cuts to the core ethics of a built environment, and that question is: who knows best? Designer, or user? The foray is rarely so crisp, often muddied by designers who are users and clients who hire the designers but represent consumers but these are mere double agents …

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A Park with Potential

In Social Spaces, New York City, A Sense of Place by Zoe Zachary1 Comment

I probably would’ve never found North Point Park if I hadn’t been on a bike. That’s one of the main problems with this beautiful green space: its largely inaccessible. Wedged between two highways, the park is a sort of peninsula, extending out into the Charles River. Located on the Cambridge side of the river, specifically East Cambridge, the park faces …

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Comparing Parks

In Social Spaces, New York City, A Sense of Place by Colin Grinnell1 Comment

Very near NYU, there are two public parks.  Both are large in size, both are used as a place of performance, relaxation, socialization, and as a walkway. The spaces are widely popular and a landmark for the neighborhood. However, one space works and the other does not. Washington Square Park makes excellent use of its space. It provides variety, beauty, …