CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT | ARCHITECTURE
off-road biking + smart node + hotel + residential + wind + water
The concept of complete integration was pursed in this cross programming exploration. All elements, including utility, transportation and variable program were strategically placed within the section to advance the capabilities of each element. This strategy aims to create a system that relates and accommodates all modes and elements into a cohesively integrated whole. The two opposing realms to either side of the super structure would support the demand of the variable program including off road biking, smart node, hotel and residential, while the adjacent side would supply the energy and food needed to fuel the site. This system was designed in mind for sites where land usage was limited, or in developed urban environments which would require new infrastructure to be elevated.
vertical farm + farmer's Market + library + hunting recreation + viewing opportunity + smart advertisement
Considering the future relevance and possibilities of the programs given was a major factor in the cross programming exercise, making a full connection between most if not all of the unrelated programs. A central, repetitive system serves as the constant within the project, serving as the source of energy and water for the entire network and individual nodes, as seen and explored in the models. Finally, in order to connect the users and travelers with the program activity occurring in the project, a high degree of visibility, transparency, and engagement was implemented.
GROUP SIX |
merging with the landscape + seamless infrastructure + supression + elevation
Utility lines, transportation networks, urban and suburban infrastructure were strategically placed within the section creating a weaving mix of programs that work with one another. The concept relies on sinking the highway allowing the transition of pedestrians to bridge the corridor with more ease while also improving water collection down below. This tunnel effect that is created will generate drafts that will be able to fuel small wind turbines placed along the highway producing more renewable energy. With the circulation spanning the highway people will now be engaging the rooftops of the building adjacent to the corridor creating a network of park space above that will link the entire city.
group five |
knit + weave + connect
This study is about the ratio of flow and stasis around a highway with nodes of intersection between users: vehicular, rail, and pedestrian. There is an interesting relationship between the speeds of each user, and how to create a connection with one another. One opportunity is by creating Nodes of activity cross programmed with multimodal stops to create an interaction amongst all the users. This diagram attempts to explore options of weaving the different paths, speeds, and activities together.