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Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis
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Programmatic Design - Harkness State Park , Senior Thesis

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Harkness State Park, Waterford, CT. Programmatic design for Landscape Architecture senior design thesis.

Harkness State Park, Waterford, CT. Programmatic design for Landscape Architecture senior design thesis.

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  • 1. Harkness Memorial State Park Waterford, CT Site Analysis & Programmatic Design Principles
  • 2. <ul><li>Site Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Programmatic Design Elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clients Requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall Theme – Watershed Drainage Basins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users of programmatic design concept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural Architecture & Landscape elements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Synthesis </li></ul>
  • 3. Site Analysis
  • 4. Location <ul><li>State of Connecticut </li></ul><ul><li>Town of Waterford </li></ul><ul><li>Shoreline neighbors </li></ul>East Lyme New London Groton <ul><li>County of New London </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Town of Waterford </li></ul>Location
  • 6. Site PROPERTY LINES Harkness Memorial State Park <ul><li>125 acres </li></ul><ul><li>History : summer home for Edward & Mary Harkness – purchased 1907. Awarded to the state 1950 </li></ul><ul><li>Site features : ornamental gardens, nature preserves, 42 room mansion – circa. 1906 </li></ul><ul><li>Estate name : Eolia - Greek goddess of the winds. </li></ul>
  • 7. Site PROPERTY LINES Camp Harkness <ul><li>102 acres </li></ul><ul><li>Program : specific for persons with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Wheel chair accessible recreational facility </li></ul>
  • 8. Site SITE HISTORY - Landuse <ul><li>Bluffs – Rock Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Upland forest </li></ul><ul><li>Meadow </li></ul><ul><li>Turf – Passive Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Land </li></ul><ul><li>Preserves </li></ul><ul><li>Ornamental Gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Sand Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Emergent Wetland </li></ul>* Wetland dominated by erect, rooted, herbaceous hydrophytes - Ralph W.Tiner
  • 9. Site SITE HISTORY - Existing Structure <ul><li>Cabins, Recreational facilities </li></ul><ul><li>A.D.A. accessible playscape, parking lot & facilities area </li></ul>CAMP HARKNESS
  • 10. Site HARKNESS MEMORIAL STATE PARK SITE HISTORY - Existing Structure <ul><li>Mansion </li></ul><ul><li>Water tower </li></ul><ul><li>Green houses </li></ul><ul><li>Parking lot </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Caretaker </li></ul>
  • 11. Site TOPOGRAPHY
  • 12. Site WETLAND DELINIATION Estuary Deepwater Fresh water forest/PFO Estuary Wetland Map Sources: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wetlands Index Connecticut
  • 13. Site HYDRIC SOIL Map Sources: U.S. Soil Survey Map New London county Hydric Soil - Soil that has standing water for significant periods and/or saturated at or near the surface for extended periods during the growing season. Wetland Indicator: A Guide to Wetland Identification, Delineation, Classification, and Mapping Ralph W. Tiner
  • 14. Site WETLAND SOIL Map Sources: U.S. Soil Survey Map New London county Floodplain soil
  • 15. Site SOIL TYPE Map Sources: U.S. Soil Survey Map New London county Walpole Sandy Loam- Poorly drained sandy soil. Permeability moderately rapid within surface layers. Wetland Indicator: A Guide to Wetland Identification, Delineation, Classification, and Mapping Ralph W. Tiner
  • 16. BUILDABLE /UNBUILDABLE Site
  • 17. Site OPPORTUNITIES / CONSTRAINTS <ul><li>Sensitive ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive parking lots, roads </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive maintenance facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Preserved historic landscape </li></ul>Constraints :
  • 18. Site OPPORTUNITIES / CONSTRAINTS Opportunity : <ul><li>Buildable land with views </li></ul><ul><li>Established vegetation </li></ul>
  • 19. Site Forces <ul><li>Predominant winds from the east, south, and west </li></ul><ul><li>Mean wind speed: </li></ul><ul><li>10.65 – 13.4 mph </li></ul><ul><li>Speed(ª) m/s = Wind power density </li></ul><ul><li>@ 10 m (33ft.) </li></ul><ul><li>9.8 + 11.5 /2 = 10.65 mph </li></ul><ul><li>@ 50 m (164 ft.) </li></ul><ul><li>12.5 +14.3 /2= 13.4 mph </li></ul>WIND Renewable Resource Data Center http://rredc.nrel.gov
  • 20. Programmatic Design Elements
  • 21. <ul><li>500,000 sq. ft. of building footprint </li></ul><ul><li>200 parking spaces </li></ul><ul><li>1 or 2 buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Loading dock for ea. building </li></ul>Clients Needs
  • 22. Theme : Watershed Drainage Basins
  • 23. Long Island Sound drainage basins Southeastern Drainage Basin Harkness Memorial S.P.
  • 24. Contextual water courses
  • 25. Users of Programmatic Design Concept <ul><li>Non-for-Profits </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Space </li></ul><ul><li>Facility for persons with disabilities – Camp Harkness </li></ul><ul><li>Research Station </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer Center: radiation/chemotherapy treatment </li></ul>
  • 26. <ul><ul><li>Structural Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>& Landscape Elements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minimize structural exposure to the site elements </li></ul><ul><li>Camouflage exposed structure with native plants indicative of the site </li></ul><ul><li>Use new window technology to reflect and display site landscape elements </li></ul><ul><li>Use low-impact design techniques for surrounding site landscape features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rain gardens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Porous pavers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retention ponds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uncompetitive intervention within the existing landscape fabric </li></ul>
  • 27. Inspiration - Structure
  • 28. Inspiration – Architectural Style : Deconstruction Philip Johnson’s - Glass House New Canaan, CT Baird House Baton Rouge, Louisiana Ivy, Hedera spp., covers the cinder block structure
  • 29. Inspiration - Windows Amsterdam, Holland
  • 30. Inspiration - Billboards Billboard illuminated at night Billboards during the day time Material : vinyl banners Baird House Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 31. See hardcopy master plan, sections, & models

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