Author Archives: Amy Shieh

P1 Final Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5cGF-axCv53OU9sUWZPbXV4bEU/view?usp=sharing

Diagram: Greenspaces

Greenspace

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Smart Location and Linkage: Where to Build

  1. SMART LOCATIONS
    • Build on, or “redeveloping,” previously developed site, and “infill” sites as a growth strategy.
    • Points are awarded for cleaning up and redeveloping contaminated sites.
  2. DESIGN WITH NATURE
    • Locating development in a way that is sensitive to its natural setting to protect local environmental quality.
  3. CONNECTED NEIGHBORHOOD
    • Frequent street connections and pathways to surrounding areas.
  4. PUBLIC TRANSIT
    • Encourage people to use more sustainable and environmentally friendly modes of transportation.

 

Neighborhood Pattern and Design: What to Build

  1. NEIGHBORHOODS THAT USE LAND EFFICENTLY
    • Helps control the spread of suburban sprawl.
  2. DIVERSE AND CONVENIENT NEIGHBORHOODS
    • Blended neighborhoods tend to support each other and reinforce a sense of neighborhood character.
    • A wide range of housing types and sizes supports diversity.
    • Points are awarded to neighborhoods that are designed for a variety of ages and abilities.
  3. WALKABLE STREETS
    • Include features that ensure that a street is comfortable, safe, and inviting for pedestrians.
  4. REDUCED PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION DEMAND
    • Large surface parking lots discourage pedestrian access.
    • Reduce the need for car ownership.
  5. BICYCLE-FRIENDLY DESIGN
    • A bicycle network must consist of continuous off-street paths, on-street lanes, or bicycle-friendly low-speed streets.
  6. MIXED USES AND COMMUNITY SPACES
    • Mixed-use commercial and residential buildings create a more assessable and diverse environment.
    • Parks, open spaces, gardens, and ecological areas are particularly important for urban environments where green space and places of refuge can be in short supply.

 

 

 

Green Infrastructure and Buildings: How to Manage Environmental Impacts

  1. GREEN BUILDINGS
    • Buildings that emphasize environmental excellence and sensitivity in design.
  2. REUSING OLDER BUILDINGS
  3. REDUCING POLLUTION
    • Points are awarded for preventing pollution during construction.
    • Reducing contaminated stormwater.
    • Reducing light pollution.
  4. KEEPING THINGS COOL
    • Preventing “heat islands”
  5. NEIGHBORHOOD-WIDE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
    • The initial layout and orientation of a neighborhood can affect its ability to use solar energy both actively and passively.
    • Installing renewable energy sources and distribution systems at a neighborhood scale is also energy efficient.
  6. REUSE AND RECYCLING
    • There are often opportunities to use recycled material for new infrastructure.
    • Reusing wastewater from buildings reduces overall wateruse.

Research: Urban Field Theory & Object to Field

A_Ten_Point_Guide_to_Urban_Field_Theory.docx

Allen, Stan_ Object to Field

 

Midterm

MingTerm

E4

E2: Space Syntax

 

Trancosco Bus Terminal

http://jnpalbuquerque.blogspot.com/2010/07/trancoso-bus-terminal.html

 

 

E1B

Wet Grid

First I constructed an outline of the site using bass wood. Then I selected and connected points pertaining to different neighborhood and building types. Major corridors were also woven together with thread to find possible relationships throughout.