Video: Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream / WORKac

Earlier we brought to you WORKac‘s preliminary scheme for the transformation of Salem-Keizer, Oregon. We would now like to present the final scheme presented by Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. The project integrates elements of the city and nature across an existing 200 acre big box retail site. is one of five interdisciplinary teams participating in MoMA’s Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream.”  Each team is challenged to re-imagine struggling American cities and , seeing the current economic crisis as an opportunity to evolve.

The video is provided by The Museum of Modern Art.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Video: Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream / WORKac" 04 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • tony

    This seems an ill-considered proposal.. it is a “griddy” proposal of redundant elements that fail to communicate formally or conceptually. A tower with artificial waterfall generating power
    is neutralised by the need for electricity to pump water into the tower.[which does not have enough volume to feed any substantial amount of water back to the development}. The park looks like a urban wasteland waiting to happen no program feeds into the park, it is just another discontinuous element of “green space”. It is fine to propose these sustainable ideas but where are the numbers and technology to support it.
    2nd year Architectural project…at best

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