GPOL THESIS

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GRANULATED PATTERNS OF LIVING: HABITAT 67 (PRECEDENT) IS KNOWN FOR ITS OPEN AIR SPACES AND STACKED RESIDENCES. HOWEVER, ITS STACKED RESIDENCES SHOULD BE CONFIGURED IN A WAY TO BETTER ORGANIZE OPEN AIR SPACES FOR MORE IDENTIFIABLE AREAS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY TO ACCOMMODATE MULTIPLE OUTDOOR ORDERS OF SCALE.

IN MY THESIS, ALL THE UNITS HAVE A PRIVATE BALCONY AND ARE STACKED IN A DIAMOND CONFIGURATION TO CREATE AN OPEN AIR SPACE WITHIN, WHICH CREATES AN OUTDOOR SET OF TIERS IDENTIFIABLE TO THAT BLOCK. THIS IS ACHIEVED THROUGH A COLUMN AND BEAM STRUCTURE VERSUS THE POST-TENSIONED STRUCTURE OF HABITAT 67 WHICH LIMITS THE HEIGHT OF THE COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY TIERS ARE THEN CREATED TO WEAVE THROUGH ALL THE BLOCKS FOR COMMUNAL PEDESTRIAN STREETSCAPES AND RECREATIONAL AREAS IDENTIFIABLE TO THREE SEPARATE AREAS BUT STILL AVAILABLE TO ALL THE RESIDENTS. THE MAIN CIRCULATION IS LOCATED WITHIN THE LAYERS OF BLOCKS AND CONNECT TO THE BLOCK TIERS TO CREATE EASY ACCESS TO EACH UNIT. THESE ORDERS OF IDENTIFIABLE SCALE CAN TRANSFORM AN IMPERSONAL SPACE TO A PLETHORA OF IDENTITY.

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