Monday, October 03, 2005

Reinventing the Rowhouse

Want to learn how architect Tim McDonald and his crew reinvented the Philadelphia Rowhouse? Check out the new exhibit devoted to his paradigm-shifting development Rag Flats and to New York's Melrose Commons project. The show,"Redefining Neighborhood Through Housing: Fishtown, Philadelphia and Melrose Commons, The Bronx," runs through Oct. 17 at the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute, 3101 Walnut Street (The Left Bank). Hazami Sayed, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, will moderate an opening night seminar on Oct. 5, 5 - 7 p.m.

Before you go, visit McDonald's site. You can also read about the project in my June 17, 2005 column. Rag Flats is a refreshing antidote to all the brick-fronted, garage-dominated rowhouse developments popping up all over Philadelphia.


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