India Basin Hunters point site is located at the edge of San Francisco Bay area, and currently forms part of the larger Bay Area development plan. The site houses a power plant at present by Pacific Gas Electric Company; PG&E. The site’s past use as a military base provides rich layers to the socio-historical fabric.
The master plan is an exercise in the search for habitat, for place. Our main objective was to transform and merge a reality of industrialization with a dream of a shared community living.
The urban strategy and analysis were distilled into “wheel of life”. This graphic is a way of categorizing and understanding the co-relation between activities that we usually visualize as compartmentalized entities. The broadest themes we experience compose the four pillars of the program: living, knowledge, production and strength. These were further subdivided to relate into the built environment and programmatic activities. A new way of designing and making is introduced by creating tools of habitability, where we can analyze the main features of each space and take in consideration, according to the wheel, the main points of habitability that should be taken in consideration in the Masterplan.