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SF Bay project: Program elements

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San Francisco Bay project: Program elements
6 October:  Preliminary list for each village:

URBAN CONCEPT:
All neighborhoods are intended to be small self-sufficient cities-within-a-city.

HOMES:
City homes = stacked houses and smaller spaces / apartments, studios. – no individual homes on individual lots.
Ideas:  Houses need private green space and shared green spaces / playgrounds

SCHOOLS:
can be in a mixed-use structure, and can be horizontal or vertical.
– Pre-School
– Primary
– Secondary
NOTE:  We will discuss the idea of a College / University in class – more on that soon.

PARKS:
Each neighborhood needs a continuous single public park which is equal to 4 squares in original plan.  Include gym(s) and public swimming pool.

SHOPPING / COMMERCIAL:
All boulevards and river walks should be lined with ground level commercial.
Feel free to explore the idea of vertical shopping if you like.

MEDICAL CENTER:
Include a medium sized hospital.

OFFICE SPACE:
We are assuming that office space will evolve to shared spaces and some larger offices with employees living nearby.

TRANSIT STATION:
The equivalent of 1 full square in original diagram – this is access to below-level transportation systems.

SETBACKS:
You must keep a minimum 20′ setback from any road / path (riverwalk).

PROPORTIONS OF HOUSING TO COMMERCIAL TO RETAIL, ETC…
To be discussed and determined by the class in each group.

FORM LANGUAGE:
Residential and Schools to be Rectilinear.
All else to be subtle angular form (origami).

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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 6, 2015 at 6:40 pm

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