Studio III Portfolio


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Studio III Portfolio

  1. 1. Woody Hanson Studio III Portfolio - University of Minnesota
  2. 2. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio University of Minnesota Table of Contents Precedent Study: Ruins District 0 1-4 1000 feet Scale = 1:5000 UMore Park Downtown District Redesign 5-10 Precedent Study: Live/Work Spaces 11-14 Cottonhouse: Artist’s Live/Work Spaces 15-20
  3. 3. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio 1 University of Minnesota 2 Precedent Study: Mill Ruins District Photographs showing the Mill District in Minneapolis Duration: 0 250 feet 500 feet Scale = 1:1500 1000 feet 0 250 feet 500 feet Scale = 1:1500 1000 feet 1 weeks Location: Mill District in Minneapolis 0 1000 feet Scale = 1:5000 As a preemptive exercise to planning the Downtown District at the UMore park, I chose to study the Mill Ruins District of Minneapolis as a precedent for how an urban core can relate to a large site of ruins and parkways. Through a series of diagrams, I analyzed the site’s shift in historical significance, Diagrams explaining the transformation of the Mill District in Minneapolis change in building height with density, system of greenways, and land use. A deeper understanding of these factors and how the site has developed into a center of arts and culture in downtown Minneapolis over the past few decades heavily influenced my design of the UMore Downtown. 0 250 feet 500 feet 1000 feet Sketches of area surrounding the Mill District Section cutting from the IDS Tower in downtown Minneapolis to the Mississsippi River through the Mill District showing change in building height Scale = 1:1500
  4. 4. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio 3 University of Minnesota 4 Diagrams of downtown Minneapolis showing land use Site Plan of the Mill District in Minneapolis showing land use 0 100 feet 250 feet 0 250 feet 500 feet 1000 feet 0 250 feet 500 feet 1000 feet Buildings Car Park/Walkways Roads Open Space Public Industrial Cultural Office Residential Greenway Roadway Industrial Cultural Office Residential Vehicle Traffic Green Space Scale = 1:1500 Scale = 1:1500 Scale = 1:400 0 50 feet 100 feet 250 feet Section cutting from the “Washburn A” Mill to the Mississippi River through the Ruins Park Scale = 1:500
  5. 5. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio 5 University of Minnesota 6 UMore Park Downtown District Site Redesign Photographs of an abstract site model representing my first impressions of the UMore Park Duration: 3 week Location: UMore Park; Rosemount, Minnesota Through a series of models and site plan studies, I redeveloped the concept master plan of the Downtown District at UMore Park. My initial Site plans representing my first impressions of the UMore Park reactions to our site visit revolved entirely around the existing infrastructure of the streets and the location of the ruins in relationship to the agricultural or forested land. The unique beauty of this landscape, formerly owned by the Gopher Ordinance Works smokeless gunpowder plant, fascinated me and influenced the entirety of my design. Following a series of iterations, I left the entirety of the ruins site in the southeast portion of the downtown as a ruins park while supplementing a higher density downtown commercial district along the light rail line, which will act as the connection between the ruins park and the downtown area to the greater Metropolitan area. With a School of Arts and Theater, a high school, and future artists housing, I developed this plan in an attempt to foster an arts and culture district that blended well into the surrounding greenways and districts while placing parks at the areas of forested concentration and maintaining the entire existing infrastructure on the site. Sketches of Gopher Ordinance Works ruins at UMore Park Photograph of site model representing the UMore Park Concept Master Plan (Photography by Davidson Ward, model by all students in Studio III)
  6. 6. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio 7 University of Minnesota 8 Photographs showing the downtown district within the class site model (model by myself, Davidson, Kris, and Nora) Progression of conceptual sketches during design development of the downtown district of the UMore Park District III Downtown Ruins Parkway Section cutting from the Ruins Park to District III through the Downtown District showing change in building height
  7. 7. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio 9 University of Minnesota 10 0 1/4 Mile 1/2 Mile Scale : 4 in = 1 mi Final site plan of the Downtown District of UMore Park Series of site plans and models representing a previous scheme of the Downtown District of UMore Park
  8. 8. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio 11 University of Minnesota 12 Precedent Study: Live/Work Spaces Diagram of the site as it relates to the grided landscape and topography of San Francisco, CA Duration: 1 week Location: 18th & Arkansas; San Francisco, California Facade photographs (David Baker Architects) I began to look at artist’s housing schemes, and even spoke with Artspace Project Inc., who is the nation’s leading non-profit artists housing developer and often renovates old warehouses with existing framework into housing. However, working with the developer would have made the task of producing visual information about the product extremely difficult. I found the 18th and Arkansas project by David Baker & Partner Architects in San Francisco from 1994 and appreciated its central focus on Artist’s housing. The facades of the complex related directly to the vernacular and industrial façade conditions which were drastically different on each side of the street through materiality and built form. The Live/Work units made up only a small portion of the total complex square footage, but it was placed at a central point within the courtyard of the space with an outdoor amphitheater facing it. The focus of the design on these subsidized units, which would Photographs of a model representing the Live/Work units and the atrium space connecting them take in the least amount of profit for the developer, was proof enough that it was the vibrancy of the artists with the courtyard that made the entire complex valuable. Within the artist’s area was a well lit community atrium flanked by individual units. The units had an open plan with a lofted sleeping space and condensed service space. The efficiency of these units as well as the use of quality day lighting from large openings, skylights, and a sloped ceiling created a great starting point for my design of Live/Work spaces. Diagram of the facade conditions relating to the Section cutting through two Live/Work units and the adjacent atrium space vernacular of the different streetscapes
  9. 9. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio 13 University of Minnesota 14 Hand-drawn plan of Live/Work units (24”X32”) Hand-drawn site plan (24”X40”)
  10. 10. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio 15 University of Minnesota 16 Cottonhouse: The Pioneer Artisan Live/Work Space Massing models during design development of building Duration: 6 weeks Location: Downtown District - UMore Park; Rosemount, Minnesota The arts and culture district of UMore Park requires artist’s needs to be at the forefront of its development. I began to pursue on the foundation of the former “Cottonhouse” foundation ruins at the northern end of the former GOW lines. At the center of the Downtown District at the Light Rail Rendering of the courtyard area between north and south units stop, pioneer artists would find inexpensive living space from which the downtown arts and culture vibrancy would grow. The relationship towards the LIVE/WORK UNITS urban core and the ruins park would be addressed differently by building height, mixed use, and materiality. The units themselves are flanking a large central courtyard that could be used as extra studio space, community space, or public display THEATER space. Within the units, I kept an extremely compact plan RESTROOMS while allowing the work space to be expansive within 850 s.f, spilling onto the courtyard by a large access door. I stacked the living spaces to include an upper floor balcony adjacent to a bedroom space above a series of utility space where the plumbing is focused on the common ATRIUM/GALLERY ARTIST’S COURTYARD wall with neighboring units, separating live and work space by a hallway. The ceiling height in the work space would vary from 12’ to 16’ and would be lit by north-facing openings to allow evenly distributed ambient light throughout the day. The space would be well ventilated form the large openings in the living spaces of each unit through COMMERCIAL the access doors in the rear of the workspace. CMU and wood framed construction with shared resources between adjacent units would keep the prices extremely inexpensive for artists in housing EATERY that would relate directly between the ruin’s park and future development of the downtown arts district. Sketches of unit and building layout concepts Overall building layout LIVE/WORK UNITS
  11. 11. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio 17 University of Minnesota 18 Photographs of final (south) unit model (1/4” = 1’-0”) Axonometric diagram of the construction process for each unit Typical first and second floor plans of North and South units
  12. 12. Woody Hanson Undergraduate Portfolio 19 University of Minnesota 20 Photographs of final massing model on the site model (1/16” = 1’-0”) Aerial photograph of the final site plan (1/16” = 1’-0”) Photograph of final building model on the site plan (1/16” = 1’-0”) Section cutting through both typical Live/Work units and courtyard lookng west Photograph from south of final building model (1/16” = 1’-0”) Photograph from north of final building model (1/16” = 1’-0”)