prototype 180 is an innovation territory.
The foundation of an innovation territory is culture, and the application of revolutionary materials and technologies for the underserved.
A radical form of renewal through cultural, physical and technological retrofitting, prototype 180 is a collection of processes that engage public policy, planning and innovation in the built environment. In conception and planning for over 15 years, the physical site is in the post WWII development of Sharpstown in Houston, Texas. As a living model it is temporally, physically, and structurally organized around the catalytic rotation of a single family home and the surrounding acre of land that took place on November 11, 2010. While the relocation interrupts the relation of the house to its urban context and existing street typologies, it also signifies a program that privileges its location within the cultural realm and retrofitting as a process. This makes visible the policy blindspots that impact all socio-economic sectors, with a focus on the underserved and their futures. prototype 180 strategically intersects conceptual art, planning, technology, land art, the environment, social activism, urban legislation and economic processes. The site is open to the public by appointment. Please email us at: info_at_prototype180.org.
prototype180/innovationterritories is a not-for-profit, tax exempt 501c3 organization.
Contributions to prototype 180/innovation territories are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The urban alteration that makes architecture perform in the aging, first ring development of Sharpstown, Houston, Texas