If the highway ever dominates the town as the car is king, can the town adapt by creating architecture at the scale of and which facilitates and provides endless access to the car? Could we take the car-centric town to its logical end beyond the infrastructure?
Can this seemingly regressive or conservative architectural intervention actually show the dead end that is a car-centric culture?
The intervention uses Lampasas, a small town an hour-and-a-half outside Austin, as a model for micropolitan America. The town is encircled with a new highway loop for infinite driving pleasure, and four new typologies emerge giving even greater access and glorification to the personal car: the new strip mall, the parking lot/tailgate town square, the drive-in church, and the drive-in home.