prototype 180 is an innovation territory.
The foundation of an innovation territory is culture and the design and application of revolutionary technologies for the underserved.
prototype 180 is an urban alteration that entails a radical form of renovation through the physical rotation and reoccupation of a single family house in the aging, first ring subdivision of Sharpstown in Houston, Texas.
In conception and planning for over 10 years, the project is temporally, physically, and structurally organized around its catalytic rotational transformation. While the rotation and relocation of the house on its lot interrupt the relation of the house to its context and to existing street typologies they also signal the altered life of the house as a space devoted to a program that will address the issue of aging first ring suburbs and their futures.
prototype 180 strategically intersects conceptual art, social activism, urban legislation and economic processes.