Courtesy MOS Architects

Last summer, one of every 611 American homes went into foreclosure. Seeing this and other recessionary housing stats as indicative of a failed paradigm, the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 asked five teams of architects and other design experts to reenvision the suburbs. As part of the program Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, each team focused on a region within a “megaregion.” Leaders included Studio Gang Architects for the Cicero, Ill., region and Zago Architecture for the Rialto, Calif., region. For Orange, N.J., (shown), Hilary Sample, AIA, and Michael Meredith, AIA, initially proposed taking over streets with housing and building 12-foot-wide rowhouses, as well as sharing equity in the form of co-ops. “We’re questioning the idea of home ownership and looking at new models,” Sample says. Final proposals will be on view from February 15 to July 30. •