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Feb072011

Hypothetical Development

The Hypothetical Development Organization, founded in 2010, is dedicated to the recognition and extension of a new form of urban storytelling." Set in New Orleans the project takes existing derelict sites, and allows designers, artists, architects and the like to envision a new future for these spaces. The projects will be presented as 'development' billboards posted on the sites. It could be a great opportunity to inspire a new vision for neighborhoods looking for a fresh start.

Taking a playful approach, I envisioned an abandoned aquatic center as a deployable 'snooze' tower. The building is intended as sanctuary of sleep, where nothing is more important than a well rested customer. With an esthetic caught between that of 60's futurists and the remains of a traveling carnival; the snooze tower is not about practicality or necessity but rather intended to expose a whole spectrum of new building types ready to inspire a new way of living.

 

Wonder over to hypotheticaldevelopement.com to see more, and make sure to check back often as more projects will continue to be uploaded. The project is overseen by Rob Walker, Ellen Susan, and G.K. Darby.

 

 

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