warp&weft


warp&weft is a residential village at the intersection of Manton Avenue and Hartford Avenue. Rather than breaking the residential area from the town centre of Olneyville, Urban Weave is a threshold, connecting the roads by extrapolating the weft and warp of the city.

The intent is to create a sustainable, self-sufficient housing to both respect the environment and empower the residential community. The project focuses on three methods of sustainable living: energy collection, water reuse, and collective food farming.

To prevent isolation from the rest of Olneyville, the project draws its grain from its immediate surrounding street grids, acting as an active urban threshold between busy streets to connect the commercial to the residential areas.