Prototype Housing in St. Louis, Missouri

Joseph Heathcott, currently a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at University of the Arts London, Visiting Fellow at LSE, and Associate Professor of Urban Studies at the New School (and also my cousin), brought to my attention a prototype housing project that he and architect Jo Noero were involved with in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.  Joe wrote: "The challenge was to produce a new housing style for south St. Louis that was neither a boring replicant of the old architecture nor an intrusive eyesore of new conceit.  This design scheme came out of a fusion of preservation interests with those of contemporary architecture and real estate development for low/mod income housing."  As usual, Joe was hip before I even knew how to try.  (Photo credit: Joseph Heathcott.)