It is the year 2030. The population of NYC has increased by 1,000,000.

 

We continue to build up and out when more residential space is needed.  But what if we absorbed the cities needs into its existing infrastructure?  

 

By responding to existing conditions, this thesis probes for innovative sustainable solutions to update and retrofit brownstones with an increased urban density.

 

Pioneer Futures is the urban cohousing solution.  It creates a new model for urban living that not only allows for repeatability but also redefines and pushes the boundaries of interior density and communal integrative living.