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Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

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Energy storage is becoming a crucial element to the renewable energy grid, and new facilities will have to go somewhere. This thesis will propose to co-locate compressed air energy storage on a site with residential units, and a community park.

This thesis will make the argument that co-locating a compressed air energy storage system with residential units could create a new start for the communities most harmed by fossil fuel infrastructure. This thesis will propose a design for a site in East Boston; a community badly scarred by heating oil and natural gas storage; with the goal of creating a model for healing both the physical site, and the social injustices created by the fossil fuel grid, arguing for using compressed air energy storage as both a spatial and an economic resource.


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Erika Zekos

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