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HOMEWAY
The Great Suburban Exodus

Credits: Mitchell Joachim, Maria
Aiolova, Melanie Fessel, Philip
Weller, Ian Slover, Landon Young,
Cecil Howell, Andrea Michalski,
Sofie Bamberg, Alex Colard, Zachary
Aders.

How can our cities extend into the
suburbs sustainability? We propose to
put our future American dwellings on
wheels. These retrofitted houses will
flock towards downtown city cores
and back.  We intended to reinforce
our existing highways between cities
with an intelligent renewable
infrastructure.  Therefore our homes
will be enabled to flow continuously
from urban core to core.
Our proposal envisions an immense
and vital solution to a fundamental
problem: American suburbs fail to
work efficiently.  In the next 25 years
we will build 56 million new homes
that will consume 18.8 million acres
of virgin land and emit 7.3 billion
tons of CO2 per year.  These
frameworks of development need to
be rethought to meet our ecological
carrying capacities.  Why should we
put further energy into past inferior
patterns?  America needs to deliver
dwellings closer to our existing main
infrastructural arteries.  We cannot
continue to overextend our thinly
disturbed resource lines.
America has always been a nation on
the road.  We desire to move the
suburbs on smart networked wheels.
We intend to affix a diverse range of
mobility mechanisms to home units
that generate our novel HOMEWAY
system. In the future, the physical
home will remain permanent but its
location will be transient. Our static
suburbs will be transformed into a
dynamic and deployable flow.  
Houses will have the option to switch
from parked to low speed. Homes, big
box retail, movie theaters,
supermarkets, business hubs, food
production, and power plants will
depart from their existing sprawled
communities and line up along
highways to create a truly breathing
interconnected metabolic urbanism.  
Dense ribbons of food, energy, waste
and water elements will follow the
direction of moving population
clusters.
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