Vaughn, Christina (2024-02). The Three Sisters. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon


  • The Three Sisters is a Native American agriculture practice that dates back to the indigenous times of America. This agriculture practice includes three vegetables: corn, beans, and squash. These three vegetables are grown together because they naturally support themselves. Corn provides the structure for the beans to grow on, squash prevents weeds, and the beans give specific nutrients to the soil required for a bountiful harvest. This system is naturally self-sufficient, and it works. The idea behind The Three Sisters restaurant is to create a system that is self-sufficient on a multidimensional level. The concept of becoming self-sustaining from an architectural perspective allows us to look into so many levels of design from a new perspective.

publication date

  • November 2023