Blocks vs Grid

A Master Plan for South Boston

with Junho Han, and Matt Rosen

Blocks vs Grid is a proposal for the master plan of South Boston. This project is an attempt to harmonize the need for homogeneity of the urban fabric, with the organic nature of city dwellings.

This project plays with the tension between a unifying grid-like “wrapper” around each block, and the heterogeneity of the stacked modular building units. On the street side, the city seems organized and harmonious. Inside each block, however, the serendipity of the stacking offers a vibrant environment for the communities, with rich circulations, footbridges, parks and playgrounds.