Goals<br />The research/design project looks at urban design to enhance communities with an emphasis on parks and planting...
City Image<br />Late 19th century New York City<br />Post WWII Suburban Paradigm<br />Strong connection with nature<br />S...
Which one?<br />Source: Flickr<br />
How Nature Affects Us<br />Nature increases attention, memory, and uplifts mood (Marc Berman, University of Michigan)<br /...
Surgery patients have less complains, pain medications, and faster heeling </li></li></ul><li>How Nature Affects Us<br />C...
Site Analysis<br />Macro<br />Population<br />Income<br />Zoning<br />Traffic Flow<br />Pedestrian Connections<br />Transi...
Inspirations<br /><ul><li>2007 Architecture Review Award for Emerging Architecture winner Taketo Shimohigoshi
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman</li></ul>Takeo Shimagoshi<br />
Nature   Suburban   Urban<br />Not to scale section of Nu’uanu to Downtown<br />
Enveloping the City<br />
Terraces <br />
Green Facade<br />
Pali and Vineyard Intersection<br />
Vineyard Street<br />
North West CornerTerraces and farming areas<br />
North East CornerShallow pools, water fountain, & water falls<br />
Along Pali HighwayTerraces and stone steps<br />
Along Fort Street<br />
Conclusion<br />Nature can revitalize the city’s image.  <br />The research confirms the benefits of incorporating nature ...
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Final defense

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  2. 2. Goals<br />The research/design project looks at urban design to enhance communities with an emphasis on parks and plantings. <br />Nature can play a role in revitalizing the city’s image.<br />
  3. 3. City Image<br />Late 19th century New York City<br />Post WWII Suburban Paradigm<br />Strong connection with nature<br />Separating uses, car-oriented<br />Main street to malls<br />Not sustainable<br />Smart Growth<br />Compact, mixed-use neighborhoods<br />Strong pedestrian connections<br />Vertically incorporating nature<br />Green=nature=sustainability= The City<br />
  4. 4. Which one?<br />Source: Flickr<br />
  5. 5. How Nature Affects Us<br />Nature increases attention, memory, and uplifts mood (Marc Berman, University of Michigan)<br />Increased job satisfaction (Dr. Tina Marie Cade, Department of Agriculture at Texas State University)<br /><ul><li>Less domestic disturbances
  6. 6. Surgery patients have less complains, pain medications, and faster heeling </li></li></ul><li>How Nature Affects Us<br />Cleans the air (NASA study)<br />Benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene <br />Removes dust (Lohr and Peason-Mims 2003)<br />As much as 20% reduction of particulate matter<br />Prevents soil erosion, reduces rainwater runoff, keeps area cool<br />Green Facades <br />LEED points for:<br />Reducing heat islanding (1point)<br />Water efficient landscaping (1-2 points)<br />Innovative wastewater technologies (1 point)<br />Optimize energy performance (1 to 10 points)<br />Innovation in design (1-4 points)<br />
  7. 7. Site Analysis<br />Macro<br />Population<br />Income<br />Zoning<br />Traffic Flow<br />Pedestrian Connections<br />Transit Connections<br />Site History<br />Micro<br />Surrounding uses<br />Districts<br />Urban character <br />Transportation connections<br />Street safety<br />Nu’uanu<br />
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  10. 10. Inspirations<br /><ul><li>2007 Architecture Review Award for Emerging Architecture winner Taketo Shimohigoshi
  11. 11. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman</li></ul>Takeo Shimagoshi<br />
  12. 12. Nature Suburban Urban<br />Not to scale section of Nu’uanu to Downtown<br />
  13. 13. Enveloping the City<br />
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  16. 16. Terraces <br />
  17. 17. Green Facade<br />
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  24. 24. Pali and Vineyard Intersection<br />
  25. 25. Vineyard Street<br />
  26. 26. North West CornerTerraces and farming areas<br />
  27. 27. North East CornerShallow pools, water fountain, & water falls<br />
  28. 28. Along Pali HighwayTerraces and stone steps<br />
  29. 29. Along Fort Street<br />
  30. 30. Conclusion<br />Nature can revitalize the city’s image. <br />The research confirms the benefits of incorporating nature in urban spaces. <br /> The design serves as an example of what can be achieved with keeping nature in mind.<br />
  31. 31. Thank you<br />

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