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Getting Started: High-rise Neighborhood 2020

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So far, we have begun our high-rise design process with the following steps:

1.  Researched examples of high-rise design (T/Th let’s get your images posted on wall in studio asap).
2.  Divided up into high-rise groups of 3 or 2 students each.
3.  Discussion about how you can offer new planning ideas for high-rise neighborhoods.
4.  Research that you are finishing now about your international city (project location).

You are about to be given a site and a basic program (building requirements). Read this entire post carefully please –


DUE BEGINNING OF CLASS this TUES/WED:
5.  11×17 pages for your end-of-semester Appendix (printed out before class!)

6.  Please plan on discussing what your “Other” program components will also be due on Tuesday/Wednesday by the last hour of class.  You have been asked to show progress as a group in exploring what a “Neighborhood-In-The-Sky” could be.
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NEXT:

7. Information that your group should develop this week are:
HAND-WRITTEN PROGRAM – list of what is included in your building(s) -include size/SF
+
SKETCHES:

– Rough-Sketched, to scale: Views A and/or ViewB
OR
– Rough-Sketched Building Section(s) or Elevation(s), to scale, (Multiple radicals please!)
– Rough-Sketched single-line Plan Diagrams, to scale, exploring what program elements are where.
SEE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR EXAMPLES OF WHAT THESE DRAWINGS SHOULD LOOK LIKE.

8.  HERE’S YOUR PROGRAM FOR THE HOUSING:
SiteMJ
See our shared High-Rise class-folder here.
Print out the 3d view and the 2 site plan diagrams right away to get started
(site plans are 1″ = 200 and 1″ = 40 scale).
PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING SCALES FOR ALL SKETCHES FOR NOW.
1″=200′ and 1″=40′

A. Site / property:
Your buildable area is 220′ x 220′.  Remember: DO NOT design right to the edge of this buildable area – leave yourself 5′ or 10′ minimum on every side.

B. Housing
– Approximately 300 residential “units.”
– Maximum building height. 600′ (changed 7April)
– Floor to floor MINIMUM 12′

Each unit should be approximately 20’deep x 50’long.  Do not design the residences (rooms) please.  Just show a rectangle 20×50 for units.
Your housing will need elevators and fire-stairs as discussed in class.
NOTE: High-rise housing typically does not begin on the ground floor.

B.  “Other” program
– This comes from your group and is your idea for how you can add value to the urban area and your building with other program elements.  This should be a minimum of an additional 20% total project volume.
Note:  Commercial space is much taller than residential space !   Walk into any mall or retail store to check it out.  Typically 16′ floor to floor or more.

C.  Parking Structure massing.
– Size of parking structure (# cars) is based on your research and interpretation of how many cars you will need per household unit + your “Other” program (guests / visitors?).   Diagram your parking structure as taught in class.
–  Include separate parking structure system of elevators and fire-stairs (not connected to housing elevators / stairs).

D.  Ground Floor program:
– Loading docks (2) to accommodate full-size moving vans. within building setbacks.
– Trash/recycle space: design to accommodate multiple dumpsters connected to trash chutes.  Plan for trash truck access and operation.
– Space for Main Electric Room, Main Water Room, Tranformer Room.
– Lobby / Entrance to your neighborhood and support spaces.  Make it a great space, be generous.  Think vertically – not just in plan.

DUE this Friday 12noon Exhibit BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR SPRING BREAK:
Preliminary Design sketches (plan diagrams and elevation diagrams / or / plan-oblique drawings.. See the following MULTIPLE-PAGE EXAMPLE PROJECT BELOW.

CAUTION:  THE EXAMPLES BELOW ARE NOT THE SAME PROJECT AS THE ONE WE ARE DOING !   PLEASE LOOK THRU ONLY FOR HOW TO DIAGRAM AND HOW TO SKETCH AT THIS STAGE.

sketch
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Written by Gregory Brooks

March 9, 2020 at 8:26 pm

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