On View> Low Rise High Density at the Center for Architecture

Friday, May 3, 2013
(Craig Hodgetts)

(Craig Hodgetts)

Low Rise High Density
The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY
Through June 29

The 1960’s saw a transformation of the architectural landscape of urban and suburban neighborhoods across the United States. The introduction of a new kind of low-rise, high-density public housing type diverged from the conventional high-rise buildings that had previously characterized American cities. These new, low-rise living spaces increased suburban and urban connectivity by eliminating the need for elevators. Also, as more and more of these buildings continued to rise in suburban neighborhoods, distant from the hustle and bustle of the city, people were increasingly encouraged to use public transportation.


The Low Rise High Density exhibition at The Center for Architecture examines, celebrates, and traces the development of this housing type over the past fifty years through architectural drawings, photography, and interviews with project architects.

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