Kathryn Little
Envisioning Hudson Square
Post Flood: Restitching the Urban Fabric
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PORTFOLIO 2009



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Envisioning Hudson Square

3 Weeks

Spring 2008

Hudson Sqaure, NYC

Professor: Lisa Iulo

Partner: Robbie Tunon
Glo...
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ENVISIONING HUDSON SQUARE
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Post Flood: Restiching the Urban

Fabric
3 Weeks

Spring 2008

Hudson Square

New York City, NY
Through proposed mul...
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    The Urban Grid
    Greenwich St.




    Eco-boulevard
    reconnecting the urban grid
    addressing networks



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                    Site Relationships




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Urban Planning Analysis
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THE URBAN GRID




ECO-BOULEVARD
WETLAND




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HIGHLINE PARK




HUDSON RIVER
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                                                     Outdoor Gathering Space
Tussey Mountain Ski Lodge

8 Weeks

Fa...
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TUSSEY MOUNTAIN SKI LODGE




                                  First Floor Plan




                            Longi...
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                  State College Bus Station

                  State College, Pa

                  Fall ‘06

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STATE COLLEGE BUS STATION
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Structural Diagram   Third Floor Plan   Basement Plan
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Architectural Anal

San Nicola in Carcere

Rome, Italy

Fall ‘07
Construction of plans elevation and section throug...
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ARCHITECTURAL ANALYTIQUE
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Wood Framing

Lee Tree House

Joseph Lim

Fall ‘06

Reconstruction model of a tree
house in Singapore wherein a
steel-f...
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LEE TREE HOUSE
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Suburban Retrofit: Growth through Accretion

5th Year Thesis

Fall 2008

Completion Date: May 2009

Georgetown Sout...
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SUBURBAN RETROFIT: GROWTH THROUGH ACCRETION




Second Floor Plan                                                     ...
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Georgetown South is a community in Manassas, VA composed of approximately 800 town
homes. Of those, about 300 are v...
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     Elevated Walkway Connecting Community Center Functions
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Architectural Analysis

Palazzo Valmarana

Spring 2008

Vicenza, Italy

Architectural Drawing and Sketching
This in...
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ARCHITECTURAL ANALYSIS
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  1. 1. Kathryn Little Envisioning Hudson Square Post Flood: Restitching the Urban Fabric student works Tussey Mountain Ski Lodge State College Bus Station Architectural Analytique: San Nicola in Carcere Lee Tree House Suburban Retrofit: Growth through Accretion Architectural Analysis: Palazzo Valmarana P E N N S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y
  2. 2. PORTFOLIO 2009 1-2 3-10 11-12 13-16 17-18 19-20 21-24
  3. 3. 1 Envisioning Hudson Square 3 Weeks Spring 2008 Hudson Sqaure, NYC Professor: Lisa Iulo Partner: Robbie Tunon Global warming threatens the community of Hudson Square with coastal storms and a rising tide. Located at one of the lowest points on the island, Hudson Square needed a response to ensure that the ecological systems at stake are no longer in danger of destroying one another (i.e. Humans would no longer be able to inhabit flooded zones and the Hudson would be contaminated by human waste products). We are rising to meet the challenges posed by climate change and its impact on the urban environment by taking the threat of sea-level rise and turning it into a generator for positive site renewal and a way to improve the community’s relationship to their habitat . Our vision for Hudson Square is that it can be a model for redeveloping the Manhattan shoreline by regenerating the soft-edge condition.
  4. 4. 2 ENVISIONING HUDSON SQUARE
  5. 5. 3 Post Flood: Restiching the Urban Fabric 3 Weeks Spring 2008 Hudson Square New York City, NY Through proposed multi-use, mixed density residential, this project seeks to generate a community awareness of the environmental and climate change issues on the urban environment, as a result of human impact. It reconnects the urban with the organic through a relational architecture that allows both to co-exist and respond to the other’s needs.
  6. 6. 4 The Urban Grid Greenwich St. Eco-boulevard reconnecting the urban grid addressing networks The Wetland opportunity for regeneration Circulation Node gather and distribute POST FLOOD: RESTITCHING THE URBAN FABRIC * Highline Park addressing networks The River Research and Education sustaining existence continuity beyond the grid
  7. 7. 5 Site Relationships 40’-0” 30’-0” 20’-0” ANALYSIS Predicted 5m Sea Level Rise Average High Tide Predicted 3m Sea Level Rise 10’-0” Average Tide Average Low Tide Sea Level 0’-0” Hudson River Manhattan Island Sea Level Rise
  8. 8. 6 Urban Planning Analysis
  9. 9. 7 “The settlement is good which enhances the continuity of a culture and survival of its people, increases a sense of connection in time and space, and permits or spurs individual growth development, within continuity, via openness and connection.” – Kevin Lynch Based on the premise of sea level rise affecting cities across the globe, this project recognizes the neighborhood of Hudson Square as part of a larger ecosystem. The proposed wetland within the master planning scheme is used as a termination of the eco-boulevard. My proposed site is the empty lot next to the St. Johns Building which was manifested as the wetland in the urban planning scheme. It suggests taking over empty sites for bioremediation and wetland restoration to allow for the regeneration of the natural landscape. The proposed architecture seeks to structure the urban environment while allowing a natural landscape to flow underneath. With the isolation of building elements within a flowing landscape, the issue of how to reconnect the city grid is also important and was addressed in this project. CO-E XISTENCE External Forces
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  13. 13. THE URBAN GRID ECO-BOULEVARD
  14. 14. WETLAND * HIGHLINE PARK HUDSON RIVER
  15. 15. 11 Outdoor Gathering Space Tussey Mountain Ski Lodge 8 Weeks Fall 2005 Boalsburg, PA The ski lodge design enhances the levels of circulation of the ski slopes to allow the users to be participators as well as observers. The Lodge and the ski lift are the two most interesting points of observation; so combining these two programs brings together the observers and participators and allows them to interchange in succession with the uses of the building. Ski Lodge Perspective
  16. 16. 12 TUSSEY MOUNTAIN SKI LODGE First Floor Plan Longitudinal Section
  17. 17. 13 State College Bus Station State College, Pa Fall ‘06 The State College bus station contains a large and complex programming of a bus station for the town of State College, commercial space, and the housing of offices for the Human Resources and Faculty Services departments for the campus. The bus station’s site is on the path of an old railway that used to connect State College to other important resources. It is also along a major pedestrian route to the growing west side of campus. The project is based on this conception and occupation of the axis. It is at once rooted in the ground and also part of an infinitely continuous space. East Elevation Structural Detail
  18. 18. 14 STATE COLLEGE BUS STATION
  19. 19. 15 Structural Diagram Third Floor Plan Basement Plan
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  21. 21. 17 Architectural Anal San Nicola in Carcere Rome, Italy Fall ‘07 Construction of plans elevation and section through site analysis and drawing. Utilizing the columns and foundation of three pagan temples, San Nicola is a representation of modern, Baroque, and ancient Rome. The analysis examines the co-existence of these three spaces in the modern structure. Temple of Spes Temple of Juno Temple of Janus San Nicola in Carcere
  22. 22. 18 ARCHITECTURAL ANALYTIQUE
  23. 23. 19 Wood Framing Lee Tree House Joseph Lim Fall ‘06 Reconstruction model of a tree house in Singapore wherein a steel-framed, multi-level timber- slatted house and a tree are allowed to co-exist, without impinging on the other in any way.
  24. 24. 20 LEE TREE HOUSE
  25. 25. 21 Suburban Retrofit: Growth through Accretion 5th Year Thesis Fall 2008 Completion Date: May 2009 Georgetown South Manassas, Virginia Library Section
  26. 26. 22 SUBURBAN RETROFIT: GROWTH THROUGH ACCRETION Second Floor Plan First Floor Plan The recent foreclosure crisis brings awareness to many architectural issues that are pertinent to the way we practice architecture and interact with our built environment. My thesis explores opportunities for growth and accretion in the suburban environment. Urban development and the growth of cities is said to be a gradual accretion over time as opposed to instantaneous change or development. Failing communities across the country are in need of redevelopment; therefore it is my goal to define how this re-development can begin to take place in the suburban context as a gradual growth, using the resources already in place. The strategy is to minimize impact through a gradual, rather than sudden growth. My project couples social programming with repurposed senior citizen residences as a way to rehabilitate communities while they un- dergo the process of growth or change. The housing foreclosures are an opportunity to regenerate communities, however their dispersed nature makes it difficult to interact with a single architectural element. As an alternative to most senior care facilities, the program elements are dispersed widely across the community, in which my project is sited, planting smaller social structures around the area. Library Facade Elevation
  27. 27. 23 Georgetown South is a community in Manassas, VA composed of approximately 800 town homes. Of those, about 300 are vacant or foreclosed. The negative impacts inflicted on the surrounding community are numerous, and the goal is to seek to create an architecture that might improve this condition and strengthen the community. The program seeks to break down the highly privatized boundaries of this landscape, and create more of a sense of interdependence and community awareness. Deconstruction, materiality and aging, and the power of landscape are each important in the expression of architecture in the suburban environment. The exploration for the fall semester involved proper siting of the building and opportunities for public interaction within the highly dispersed and privatized landscape. “Flex Space” Paired with Senior Residential Units Senior Care Pods/Vistor Housing
  28. 28. 24 Elevated Walkway Connecting Community Center Functions
  29. 29. 25 Architectural Analysis Palazzo Valmarana Spring 2008 Vicenza, Italy Architectural Drawing and Sketching This investigative analysis facilitated a greater understanding that traditional drawing is a way to represent, visualize and communicate architecture. Through reading architectural images and ideas produced by others, this work enabled a greater sensitivity towards architectural space, form, proportion, texture, matriality, and the effects of light, shade and shadow. The course instruction included an in depth understanding of Sciagraphy, rendering techniques in a variety of media, perspective architectural drawing, paraline drawing, and traditional ortho- graphics.
  30. 30. 26 ARCHITECTURAL ANALYSIS

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