Final presentations lxb123530 attempt_2014-05-06-22-47-10_20140506 retrofitting suburban retail final

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Final presentations lxb123530 attempt_2014-05-06-22-47-10_20140506 retrofitting suburban retail final

  1. 1. Retrofitting Suburban Retail Case Study: Alamo Drafthouse By Louis Burns May 8th, 2014
  2. 2. Entry Points? No Savanna Preference No Biophilia Effect or Wabi-Sabi No Defensible Space Poor General Design Principles Fitts’ Law (too dispersed) No Hierarchy Difficult to build a Mental Model of site Difficult Wayfinding
  3. 3. Single use (retail) “Parking Lagoon” ~ 50% vacancy Outdated (built in 1956) Poor Urban Design Principles Designed around cars Low density Feels unsafe at night No green space
  4. 4. Low rise fits context Form Follows Function Consistency Constraint Effective Design Principles Cost-Benefit Modularity Satisficing Scarcity
  5. 5. Standard Urban Infill • Increase density • Mix uses • More walkability • More green spaces
  6. 6. Existing Site
  7. 7. Standard Urban Infill
  8. 8. Standard Urban Infill
  9. 9. Pattern Language Infill • Identifiable Neighborhood • House Cluster • Four-Story Limit • Degrees of Publicness • Promenade • Market of Many Shops • Network of Paths
  10. 10. Pattern Language Infill • Street Café • Main Gateways • Building Complex • Public Outdoor Room • Positive Outdoor Space • Wings of Light • Tree Places
  11. 11. Pattern Language Infill
  12. 12. Pattern Language Infill
  13. 13. Pattern Language Infill
  14. 14. Pattern Language Infill
  15. 15. Infill Comparison
  16. 16. Pattern Language Infill
  17. 17. References • Alexander, Christopher. A Pattern Language. Oxford University Press. 1977. • Bally, Daniel. “Thinking Outside the Blocks – Exploring Alternatives to Traditional Neighborhood Design.” ESRI International User Conference. 7/15/2010. • Ben-Joseph, Eran and David Gordon. “Hexagonal Planning in Theory and Practice”. Journal of Urban Design, Vol. 5, No. 3, 237-265, 2000. • Buckley, Michael. “Urban Infill: Mastering Investment Hurdles and Design Opportunities”. AIA Dallas. Spring 2014. • Dunham-Jones, Ellen and June Williamson. Retrofitting Suburbia. John Wiley & Sons. 2010. • Gresham, Smith and Partners. “Complete Street Design Guidelines” Website: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/bikeped/CompleteStreets.pdf. Retrieved 05/01/2014. • Lidwell, Holden and Butler. Universal Principles of Design . Rockport Publishers. 2003. • Martin, Leslie and Lionel March eds, Urban Space and Structure. “The grid as generator.” Reprinted in Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design. Ed by Donald Watson, Alan Plattus and Robert Shibley. McGraw Hill. 2003. • “Site Design, Parking and Zoning for Shopping Centers”. American Planning Association Website: http://www.planning.org/pas/at60/report59.htm. Retrieved 05/06/2014. • Tachieva, Galina. Sprawl Repair Manual. Island Press. 2010. • Texas Donut Precident. Website: Google Maps. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dallas,+TX/@32.8061244,- 96.7972307,282a,35y,39.41t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x864c19f77b45974b:0xb9ec9ba4f6476 78f?hl=en. Retrieved 05/01/2014. • Xceligent. Website: xceligent.com. Retrieved 04/16/2014.

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