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FOODSCAPE

STREET CAFE + FOOD STANDS.

There is always a ritual at a street cafe: sipping coffee or tea, a small bite to eat, intimate conversations with a couple of people, nodding in agreement or laughing over the top. It is the atmosphere create in this sort of space that amplifies the desire to do so, while watching people carry on with their routines out and about, and the be watched in return. Whether a window seat to exhibit the entire scene, or alfresco along the facade of the premise; a street cafe is a public affair. As oppose to a street cafe, that is attached to a building, food stands are liberated of that. Food stands are similar to food trucks and food carts, except immobile. Food stands may appear insensitively to the urban landscape, but people love it for the reason that it brings them together, it is not about the highly processed food it sells, but the contribution to the social life within a district is its significance. It is as if it were meeting points at a playground for grown ups.

carts together forms a public space in the open. Taking a step further, a few more additional series of the food cart series becomes a familiar sense of a food market setting. If there were clean surfaces, or a place to lean on, people would naturally stay a little longer for a breather before proceeding with their routines. Even better if it is located where there are green pockets, with fresh air in the middle of a concrete jungle and tar paved roads. Both typologies bring people together through the ability to bring the smell of food into the fabric of the city, naturally drawing people into its respective premises, creating communal activities and contributes to the life of cities.

The following elevational perspectives illustrates the essence of THE DEPOSITORY in context of the site in treating its streetscape in regards to the aforesaid ideas of foodscape. Sensitivity to its surrounding buildings while establishing a new typology on the Most of the time, food carts stand alone. However, a series of food urban fabric.

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Post Graduate Architectural Thesis.  

Secondhand- Food Surplus. An architectural thesis proposal for a place to deal with food surplus as an antidote for the city.

Post Graduate Architectural Thesis.  

Secondhand- Food Surplus. An architectural thesis proposal for a place to deal with food surplus as an antidote for the city.

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