One of the many historic loft apartment complexes off of Raymond and University. These complexes are all over and seem to complement the cultivated “hipster” aesthetic of the area with the tattoo shop, coffee shops, and record store. It felt very inauthentic to me, especially because the area along the LRT immediately before this is pretty low income.
The viewpoint from Witch’s Tower was beautiful and it was so interesting to see all the different parts of the city fusing together from overhead.
Cute, but where are the heads of these animals? Insufficient funding? Disagreements from tenants because they wanted to keep the windows? We don’t know, but it would be interesting to see what happened there.
We are seeing the inefficient use of space in American suburbs. Pictured here is the parking lot for Rosedale Shopping Center. Spaces are empty, lights are on. 12 AM. Hmmm…
The Rose, to me, seems like an apology for the disruptive construction of I-94. It’s even located right by the highway, which I think is noteworthy because most people don’t like to live next to an interstate highway (lots of noise). Here is an image of the Rose from an I-94 overpass.
Community housing is complementary to community centers. Here is a picture of Stevens Community Apartments on E 18th st in Minneapolis, near I-94.
Public art in little earth is themed around protest, beauty and native representation. It seems to echo community values in a public way, and project them to outsiders.
A funny and physiological accurate design on a porta-potty in a public space in Minneapolis is a point of laughter for the occupants of the park.
“This housing brought to you without government subsidy.” I noticed an interesting contrast between apartments and homes south of East 26th street on Stevens Avenue and North, where the Minneapolis College of Arts and Design is located. Tons of development present in the background.