Our proposal is based on a critique of the physical and social consequences of big-box retailing, and proposes an alternative to typical suburban neighborhoods. We describe a development scenario in which abandoned big-box structures are modified to create a large-scale trellis for self-built, modular homes. Parts of the existing big-box structure are preserved for community purposes, other areas are reserved for open-space, to create new, sustainable, and multi-use neighborhoods.


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