Inverted Billboard

The George C. Arnold Building was built in 1923. In Early 1900s, Providence Widened Its streets which shortened the width of the building. To Attract people the George C Arnold Building was used as a billboard. Looking at Providence demographics, there was a high percentage of males and females between the age 25-34 who were living in poverty. Moreover, the idea of billboard and social housing are applied through two main interventions. Dissection and void. The structure is dissected inverting the interior onto the exterior creating a habitable void. The habitable void is the main circulation and divides the structure between the public and private spaces.

George C. Arnold Building
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island

Yara Hadi
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