We're excited to announce SLICE has been chosen for a 2018 James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation Fellowship. Read the Blog Post here.
In an economy of increasing scarcity, rehabilitation and reuse of historic fabric will become more and more necessary. SLICE is a novel and logical approach towards reinhabiting our undervalued urban properties. This typological research project, inspired by a historic building in downtown Providence, was supported in part by the RISD Professional Development Fund.
In 1923 George C. Arnold built a three-story namesake building on a plot just 13 feet deep. After World War II, the buildings behind it were torn down for parking lots. The Arnold Building survived on its shallow stretch along Washington Street, appealing to businesses that needed high visibility and low rent. DUAL investigated the potential of this remnant of a fully-occupied block to conceptualize a new model of adaptive reuse.