"suburban tuning" / urbanism and face design
suburban tuning / strategies for urban interventions
suburbs are marked by more socially built houses and flats. poor living conditions and unemployment are characteristical for these „egded towns“.
those who are responsible for these areas [mostly local authority districts] often ignore these problems or react with resignation. most of the time they are unimaginative and act more as spectators rather than real actors. the people who live in these areas often seem to accept their hopeless situation.
our concept estimates the minimal intervention. the reorganization shall be flexible and individual. our study investigates the possibilities of designing facades based on the idea of suburban tuning by peter cook. within this idea the facades shall improve their optic and ambient value, which has an affect on the citizens. the designed facades shall motivate them to get creative in their public spaces.
main idea of the study is a fundamental reinterpretation of the usual living circumstances. suburban tuning aims to break off the equal, monotone tristess of public spaces. it is its goal to bring joy and fun to the people. it shall generate individuality and help citizens to identify with their neighborhood.
"suburban tuning" / concept study / urbanism and face design / concept design / montages / 2009-10