GROWING URBAN HABITATS

Marjorie Sewell Cautley, Clarence Stein + Henry Wright| Radburn Plan

Radburn, NJ | 1929 | Project Link

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INTERPLOTTING DWELLING + GARDEN

. . . town was laid out so that the houses turn their backs to the street, making it a service area. They face a wide, rambling greenbelt—a park, in effect. Radburn manages to do what cities do, which is to emphasize public space over private space. There is a coherence to it, at no cost to the tranquil pleasures that people seek when they leave the city.

Vegetation flourishes on the roofs, walls and floors, capturing and filtering water. Ownership includes a unit, a roof garden of the preceding unit, and shared ownership of common properties. Reciprocity takes ecological and social forms at Halen.

Research By: Catherine Brown

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