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  1. 1. Living Over the Store Mixed use row housing at Carlsberg Assignment 1 Faculty: Henning Thomsen “For the sake of our cities and the cultures they represent, there is no more pressing task than the clarification of the conditions under which communicative space can be re-imagined (...) Connective elements discover correspondences between inside and outside spaces. They also set the stage for spatial communication.” David Leatherbarrow, The Sacrifice of Space, in Common Ground - a critical reader, ed. David Chipperfield et. al., 2012
  2. 2. DIS Architecture + Design Fall 2013 Assignment 1: Living Over the Store The Theme In the first assignment we will invesitgate the Danish housing tradition through the development of an urban typology, the shop/house. Some scholars claim this could be the missing link in todays search for livable, sustainable, mixed-use neighborhoods. American scholar Howard Davis, from Eugene, Oregon, describes the typology thus: “The shop/house is not defineable as a singular architectural type - a building configuration clearly defined in function or geometry. But they do exhibit common ideas. They are located in places where densities allow for commercial activity. They put commercial activity on the ground floor level, prioritize it over domestic functions, and ensure the privacy of family life relative to the public realm. They support the diversity of urban neighborhoods. And they exhibit flexibility of use over time. (...) They include buildings in which the family that works in the shop also lives in the building, and other buildings in which the dwellings are independent of the shops.” The Commission The task is to design a single shop/house prototype, which when multiplied, can constitute a streetfront/courtyard structure. In general terms, the prototype will consist of a ground floor for commercial activities, and two further floors for residential activities. The basic plot dimensions will be 8 meters wide by 10 meters deep. The commercial spaces on the ground floor can be extended a further 4 meters on the courtyard side, creating the opportunity for a rooftop terrace in conncection with the residential activities above. This extension to the courtyard side can only take place every three basic modules, and when not carried out creates a back yard space on the ground floor of 4 by 10 meters for every basic module. The commercial activities on the ground floor can extend up to three modules in width (3 x 8 meters) as a maximum.The gound floor height must be 4-4.5 meters, while the residential floors must be 3-3.5 meters. All of this will be explained further in studio. The Site The foundations of Carlsberg A/S - one of the world’s largest brewery groups - were laid in 1847 when brewer J C Jacobsen moved from his brewery in inner city Copenhagen to Valby Hill to start modern beer production there. The main advantage of the new location was that there was plenty of good water and that the storage cellars, which were a prerequisite for the making of the new beer type, dark lager, could be dug into the sloping side of Valby Hill. After close to 160 years of activity on the site, the Carlsberg Group in the beginning of the 2000’s decided to move the production out of the city and away from Copenhagen. The site, almost 33 hectars of land, was to be transformed and developed into a new part of Copenhagen. The ambition was to create a dense, sustainable and livable neighborhood. A masterplan competition was announced, that attracted 221 entries from all over the world. The winner turned out to be a local Copenhagen absed office, Entasis, who have since been responsible for the masterplan and the proces to create localplans for the future development of the site. The Plot The site as a whole is divided into 20 zones that structure both the future use as well as the scale and character of the new buildings being added to the site over time. Zone #13 is the plot for our assignment. It is one of the perimeter zones and is situated closest to the very coherent and sensitive neighborhood of Humleby (humle in english is hops, i.e. what you use to brew beer). Humleby was constructed from 1885-91 to designs by Frederik Bøttger, who also is responsible for the design of Kartoffelrækkerne. It is a highly sought after neighborhood now populated by middle to high income creative class families. When built, the three-storey row houses where for rental, but today they are all privately owned and quite expensive. One of the challenges of the assignment will be how to construct new row houses next to this very sensitive neighborhood and how to connect to the urban structure of Humleby. Carlsberg, overview from masterplan proposal, Entasis Carlsberg, View from Humleby, rendering, Entasis Carlsberg, overview of area
  3. 3. DIS Architecture + Design Fall 2013 Assignment 1: Living Over the Store Readings Howard Davis: Introduction - a quintessential urban building (pp. 1-11), in Living Over the Store - Architecture and Local Urban Life, 2012 Dalibor Vesely: Ch. 1 Modernity, Fredom, and Destiny (pp. 11-43), in Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation, 2004 Jan Gehl: Ch. 3.1 The lively city (pp. 63-91) + The city at eye level: designing the ground floor (pp. 240-241), in Cities for People, Washington 2010 Ginetta Vedrickas: What’s it like living above the shop?, in The Independent (UK newspaper), May 23, 1998 William JR Curtis: On Architectural Pedagogy, (Ideas of architecture and architectural ideas), from Architectural Review, 23 November 2012 Program Requirements There will be only indicatory program requirements. The sizes and scale must be worked out during the process. Commercial floor: Simple layout for a basic commercial activity such as a small bar, restaurant, coffee shop, fashion shop, bicycle repair shop or the like. Residential floors: Stairs, entrance, toilet(s), kitchen, living room(s), bed room(s), storage Additional program on the site Rooftop terrace, back yard space for commercial activity/residential activity Process Assignment 1 is subdivided into two phases referred to as: concept development and architectural development. Throughout the project, working with analytical diagrams, sketch models and 3D representations will be emphasized. Please observe that there will be no on-screen/laptop reviews. All things you want to/need to discuss must be based on print-outs created before studio. Consideration of the following should be included in the studies: Space: Detail: • Thematic reflections • Tectonics • Architectural idea • Facade • Programmatic and spatial organization • Materials and surfaces • Structural principles • Daylight and artificial light • Composition and scale • Circulation Final Presentation Requirements: Context map 1:1000 Architectural idea Inspirational material and reference photos Diagrams Site plan 1:200 Floor plans 1:50 Sections and elevations 1:50 Model 1:50 3D representations, interior and exterior Slip House, London, UK, by Carl Turner, 2013 Ground floor shops Ground floor shop Newhall Be, Harlow, UK, by Alison Brooks Architects 2013
  4. 4. DIS Architecture + Design Fall 2013 Assignment 1: Living Over the Store The White Building, Phnom Penh, Cambodia St Johns Bar and Restaurant, London, UK Presentation Format Final drawings are to be presented on a DIS board, 120 cm x 120 cm. A name tag, provided by the AD office, must be placed along the top edge of the board for the submission to be counted as on time. All materials are due on Dec 11 at 22:00. A digital presentation is acceptable if material is uploaded to the server by submission deadline. If presenting digitally, the student must at least provide b/w prints of the scheme on board; projector requests must be made in the AD-office one week prior to the submission deadline. Submission of Assignments All presentation material must be supplemented with a digital submission of the presentation boards including photos of physical models. This requirement is necessary for grading and archival purposes for DIS, as well as documentation you will need for your own portfolio. Digital submission of this material must be uploaded to Blackboard before the final project deadline (typically 10:00 pm the night before presentations). Plotting To avoid plotter backup and breakdowns, we offer to plot your boards for you (anything larger than A3). If you would like the AD staff to plot your board, please submit it to AD Documents by 09:00 the day before the first day of presentations! Submit to the folder: AD_Documents>To_AD_Department>FA11>Asn1_Plot_ Submissions> AD_Documents can be accessed in the following computer labs: V10-B35 F24-406 File Size No file over 10 megabytes will be plotted! Files MUST be in PDF format! Please be aware that the maximum plot size 105cm x 150cm. Make sure your file size fits within these dimensions! Keep in mind the boards we provide for pin-up are 120cm x 120cm. File Naming for Submission All files submitted to DIS Forum or AD_Documents MUST follow the AD file naming system: Lastname_Firstname_COURSE_Content_SEMESTER ex. Brugmann_Dustin_AD_Asn2_FA11 or Johnson_Matt_IA_Asn2_FA11 Plotting on your own You are welcomg to plot on your own anytime before the 09:00 deadline. If you miss the 09:00 deadline or if you choose to plot on your own, please be patient and wait for the submitted plots to finish printing before you begin. Evaluation Evaluation is based on daily work in studio (process) 40% and final presentation (completion of assignment goals including: concept, context, function, completeness and presentation) 60%. Overall Schedule Fr Aug 23 13.15-17.00 Intro Assignment 1 Tu Aug 27 13.15-17.00 Studio - concept development Fr Aug 30 13.15-17.00 Studio - concept development finalized Tu Sep 3 13.15-17.00 Studio - architectural development Tu Sep 10 13.15-17.00 Studio - architectural development Fr Sep 13 13.15-17.00 Studio - architectural development finalized Mo Sep 16 09.00 Plot submissions 22.00 Project due Tu Sep 17 9.15-17.00 Final Presentation We Sep 18 9.15-17.00 Final Presentation 555 Hudson Street, New York - home to Jane Jacobs