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Imagining an Affordable Live/Work Space for Foodies

The Institute for Public Architecture challenged architects to envision hybrid spaces that promote density, but not displacement.
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Move Matter

Emily Arden Wells and Zachary Stevens envision an urban landscape in which small-batch bakers roll out of bed and clamber to the roof to pick fresh blueberries, or where cucumbers can go from the vine to a brine bath in a matter of minutes. Then, the muffins and pickles could head down a few flights of stairs to a street-level café, or be packed into trucks and schlepped to markets.

In response to a challenge from the Institute for Public Architecture (IPA), Wells and Stevens, the team behind Move Matter Architecture, crafted a speculative design that weaves together living quarters and areas zoned for light manufacturing.