THESIS STATEMENT/CONCEPT
For more than half a century, it’s been the “American Dream”
to move out of the city, buy a plot ...
METHODOLOGY
DEFINING WHAT SUBURBAN AND URBAN•
MEAN
COLLECTING A CATALOG OF IMAGES•
THAT DESCRIBE THE DEFINITIONS
COLLAGING...
URBAN - WHERE SOMEONE COULD LIVE AND ACCESS MOST OF
THEIR DAILY NEEDS AND WANTS WITHOUT THE NEED FOR A CAR
(NOT TO SAY THA...
TERMS OF CRITICISM
IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES?•
DOES IT PROVIDE MOST (IF NOT ALL) AMENITIES THAT THE SUBURB...
SITE
MAJOR HIGHWAYS
DOWNTOWN CENTER
SCIOTO RIVER
PROJECT SITE
SITE
FIGURE GROUND DIAGRAM OF SITE AND
IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS
DIAGRAM OF ADJACENT ACTIVITIES/ ATTRACTIONS/ AMENI-
TIES (GREEN = 5 MIN WALK, YELLOW = 10 MINUTE WALK,
RED = 25 MINUTE WAL...
SITE
CONTEXT AROUND SITE
DENSITY
BORNEO SPORENBURG, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
CREATES COMMUNITY THROUGH
CLOSENESS
“THE DEVELOPMENT DEMON-
STRATES THAT FAMILY ...
BORNEO SPORENBURG, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
‘8’ HOUSE, BIG ARCHITECTS
MASTER PLANNING
TRANSITION STUDIES
SECTION STUDIES
CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
CHARETTE #3 - PATH TO THE PARK
CHARETTE #3 - PATH TO THE PARK
CHARETTE #3 - PATH TO THE PARK
CHARETTE #3 - PATH TO THE PARK
CHARETTE #3 - PATH TO THE PARK
OVERALL DESIGN - INTEGRATING DETAILS WITH BIG PICTURE
OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
Thesis, Final Design Review
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  1. 1. THESIS STATEMENT/CONCEPT For more than half a century, it’s been the “American Dream” to move out of the city, buy a plot of land to call your own, and build a place to raise a family - to set down roots. Over the years, this ideal has become blurred to the point where the suburbs cannot sustain the spread of the population. Traffic has become a huge problem as suburban residents commute to the downtown, and people are feeling less connected to the city - get in the car in your garage, drive on the interstate to the downtown parking lot near your office, work all day, get back in the car, back into the garage at home - never really connect to anything but the bucket seat of the SUV. Through this daily exodus, cities are suffering by becoming ghost towns after the 9-to-5 crowd heads home in the evenings, leading to an increasingly less vital downtown area. By introducing mixed use neighborhoods to parts of the city that are somewhat disconnected, a sense of livability can be reintroduced to the city, making it a vibrant and active area, encouraging people to move back downtown, helping the city become a place where people can feel at home.
  2. 2. METHODOLOGY DEFINING WHAT SUBURBAN AND URBAN• MEAN COLLECTING A CATALOG OF IMAGES• THAT DESCRIBE THE DEFINITIONS COLLAGING IMAGES TO ILLUSTRATE• IDEAS START TO WORK ON SCHEMES THAT• INCORPORATE THE SPATIAL IDEAS COLLAGE OVER THE SCHEMES• PRECEDENT ANALYSIS REVISITATION• WORK IN DIFFERENT SCALES (MASTER-• PLAN, PUBLIC SPACE OF NEIGHBOR- HOOD, UNIT)
  3. 3. URBAN - WHERE SOMEONE COULD LIVE AND ACCESS MOST OF THEIR DAILY NEEDS AND WANTS WITHOUT THE NEED FOR A CAR (NOT TO SAY THAT CARS ARE NOT ALLOWED OR ACCOUNTED FOR, JUST NOT NECESSARY). AN URBAN AREA DOES NOT NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE A MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREA IF IT MEETS THE RE- QUIREMENT ABOVE. SUBURBAN - LESS CENTRALIZED PLACES WHERE A CAR IS NECES- SARY FOR DAILY FUNCTIONS - VERY FEW THINGS ARE ACCESSIBLE BY WALKING. HOUSING IS USUSALLY SINGLE-FAMILY STYLE, DE- TATCHED HOMES. BY THE HOMES BEING DETACHED, PEOPLE HAVE AN IMPRESSION THAT THEY HAVE MORE PERSONAL SPACE. NEIGHBORHOOD - A MIX OF URBAN AND SUBURBAN; COMBINING THE WALKABILITY OF THE CITY WITH THE MORE INDIVIDUAL SPA- TIAL FEATURES OF THE SUBURB. INCLUDES RESIDENTIAL AREAS, RETAIL, COMMERCIAL, SERVICE AMENITIES, COMMUNITY SPACES, ETC. ALL WITHIN A CITY LOCATION. LEXICON
  4. 4. TERMS OF CRITICISM IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES?• DOES IT PROVIDE MOST (IF NOT ALL) AMENITIES THAT THE SUBURB PROVIDES?• DOES IT PRESERVE THE CHARACTER OF DOWNTOWN BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE CONTEXT• OF THE EXISTING URBAN FABRIC DOES IT ALLOW FOR RESIDENTS FLEXIBILITY/CHANGE AND GROWTH?• DOES IT ALLOW FOR MULTIPLE METHODS OF INTERACTION BETWEEN RESIDENTS?• DOES IT PROVIDE OUTDOOR SPACES THAT ARE ACCEPTABLE PLAY/RECREATION/• RELAXATION SPACES? DOES THE PLACE AND SPACES CREATED BY THE DESIGN ENCOURAGE AN AFFIRMATIVE• ANSWER TO THE QUESTION, “WOULD YOU LIVE DOWNTOWN IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE HERE?”
  5. 5. SITE MAJOR HIGHWAYS DOWNTOWN CENTER SCIOTO RIVER PROJECT SITE
  6. 6. SITE FIGURE GROUND DIAGRAM OF SITE AND IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS
  7. 7. DIAGRAM OF ADJACENT ACTIVITIES/ ATTRACTIONS/ AMENI- TIES (GREEN = 5 MIN WALK, YELLOW = 10 MINUTE WALK, RED = 25 MINUTE WALK) SITE
  8. 8. SITE CONTEXT AROUND SITE
  9. 9. DENSITY
  10. 10. BORNEO SPORENBURG, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS CREATES COMMUNITY THROUGH CLOSENESS “THE DEVELOPMENT DEMON- STRATES THAT FAMILY HOUSING IS NOT INCOMPATIBLE WITH DENSE URBAN AREAS.”1 1 - http://www.cabe.org.uk/case-studies/ borneo-sporenburg
  11. 11. BORNEO SPORENBURG, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
  12. 12. ‘8’ HOUSE, BIG ARCHITECTS
  13. 13. MASTER PLANNING
  14. 14. TRANSITION STUDIES
  15. 15. SECTION STUDIES
  16. 16. CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
  17. 17. CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
  18. 18. CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
  19. 19. CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
  20. 20. CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
  21. 21. CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
  22. 22. CHARETTE #1 - BBQ, BIRTHDAY, BLOCK PARTY
  23. 23. CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
  24. 24. CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
  25. 25. CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
  26. 26. CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
  27. 27. CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
  28. 28. CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
  29. 29. CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
  30. 30. CHARETTE #2 - PARKING GARAGE RENOVATION
  31. 31. CHARETTE #3 - PATH TO THE PARK
  32. 32. CHARETTE #3 - PATH TO THE PARK
  33. 33. CHARETTE #3 - PATH TO THE PARK
  34. 34. CHARETTE #3 - PATH TO THE PARK
  35. 35. CHARETTE #3 - PATH TO THE PARK
  36. 36. OVERALL DESIGN - INTEGRATING DETAILS WITH BIG PICTURE
  37. 37. OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
  38. 38. OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
  39. 39. OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
  40. 40. OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
  41. 41. OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
  42. 42. OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
  43. 43. OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES
  44. 44. OVERALL DESIGN - VIGNETTES

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