Sustainable Community

How can interior space be a catalyst for an urban neighborhood, with widely varied social and cultural interests, to develop sustainably as a community? The development of the Seaport district in Boston is causing a stirring change in the adjacent neighborhoods, specifically South Boston. I suggest to activate and develop this area without taking away the low-key atmosphere and keep the wide open view of the sky. In these days, because of high-rise buildings, an open view is rare commodity in the middle of the city. Therefore, it becomes essential to maintain this quality in South Boston. An 18th century brick building, the Standard Rivet Company, is translated into a sustainable center for the community with the building program of business incubator and independent book store.