A fantastic project by University at Buffalo architecture students where they bought a vacant city home from the city and created a work of art last year. Then gave it to a family to live in.
This house at 15 S. Putnam has stood victim to the elements – it’s been vandalized, looted, and its leaking roof has made it uninhabitable. In June 2006, the structure was condemned by the city due to structural problems, destined for demo.
But now – thanks to cooperation between the University of Buffalo School of Architecture, Harvey Garrett, and home owner Dennetta Stikkel – new, and decidedly unique, life will be breathed into the otherwise abandoned house. Under the direction of Professors Frank Fantauzzi and Brad Wales, the project architect, 14 graduate students will be working creatively to revitalize the structure. It is a unique opportunity for the students to use their classroom architecture training in a real-life application.
This from Buffalo Rising Story
View another video where UB professors Frank Fantauzzi and Brad Wales demonstrate the sliding façade at 15 South Putnam St and discuss the future of the project in progress here. A longer article on the project from Artvoice here. More on the project here too.