Radiant Future: Dwelling, Pruitt Igoe, and the Imprint of Communist Architecture
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This project seeks to solve the issue of public housing that America is facing in the present day. This housing sector is in crisis, and needs a renewed emphasis on quality and regard for human dignity, as well as an enhanced understanding of dwelling. The method through which this problem will be researched and dealt with is primarily investagtive research, looking into the oft overlooked precedents of communist spaces in the historic USSR. By investigating these issues and their ultimate culmination in the case of Pruitt Igoe, as well as the general issues of dwelling and public space, this thesis seeks to solve the issue of public housing in a very particular case: specifically, on the former site of Pruitt Igoe, where the failures of the past will inform the success of the future.