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Program Distribution The original program of the Magnolia Projects was composed of 1400 residential units in flat vertical buildings: 400 X 1 bdr (360sqf), 400 X 2bdr (480sqf), 200 X 2 bdr (540sqf), 40 X 2 bdr (600sqf), 40 X 3 bdr (720sqf), 200 X triplex 2 bdr (600sqf),80 duplex X 2 bdr (600sqf), 40 […]
Walmart World Map The world map charts insolation levels, annual precipitation, cultural protectionism, economic freedom, anti-globalization, and four climatic case studies: Stockholm, Sweden, New Jersey, Cairo, Egypt, and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
New Orleans Vernacular The dominant housing typology is the so called “shotgun house.” It exists in a great variety – from single shotgun, to double, to camelback. TITLE: Shotgun Typology Observations: -people live on the street due to climate condition -the shotgun house works in relationship with the street -the porch is the threshold between […]
Flat Horizontal Mechanical System The Flat Horizontal is a victim of its own success. In order to accomodate a wide range of events, it depends heavily on systems of mechanical control. Today over half of the building’s annual operating costs are committed to heating and cooling alone. 1/3 of construction costs are committed to temperature […]
The paradigm of the decorated shed is turned inward to reconsider the possibilities of the ground plane and ceiling canopy. The flat horizontal envelope offers the opportunity to supplant mechanical systems and produce architectural effects through its construction of interior climates. Design guidelines for new public buildings explicitly divorice environmental contral from both architecture and […]
The construction of a conditioned interior space for a variety of recreation, assembly and performance programs under could operate under one roof. Combined requirements result in nested envelopes. Diagram explores the organizational potention of the circle as an omni-directional part: radiated organizations, bi-directional organizations, multi-directional organizations, hierarchical whole, non-hierarchical whole, ambiguous whole.
Roof Elements: Drain (catchment, number of panels, orientation), PV (coverage, panel size, orientation), Skylight (spacing, size, rotation, differentiation), Green (ratio and planting type), Paint (finish, hue shade warm/cool). Section: 1. Extensive Green Roof Subsoil Composite 2. Seasonal Grass Planting by Location 3. Aluminum Flashing 4. 1″ sq. Batten 5. 1″ Rigid Board Insulation 6. Batt […]
Floor Area = Roof Area Availability of Overhead Light: The envelope is deployed as a tunable mechanism of light control capable of regulating direct sunlight to meet a wide range of specific requirements.
Hurricane Kartina (2005) left New Orleans in a major lack of housing solutions due to the vast damage created by the storm. One of the results of the hurricane was the rise of real estate values causing the exclusion of a large part of the community, mainly the black, poor part, from the city center. […]