URBAN DESIGN STUDIO II: The Regional Studio Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

URBAN DESIGN STUDIO II: The Regional Studio
[4]PROPOSAL [2010]
[4]Group01 – Manufacturing Deconstruction
[4]Group01 – Manufacturing Deconstruction

In Sunset Park, remnants remain from a now decaying manufacturing industry that once thrived during the forties and fifties.  Though still zoned for manufacturing many seek to change the waterfront site into a luxurious residential area.  There is also a Sanitation Department Building with truck fleet storage on the site.  In New York City, 60% […]

[4]Group02 – In My Backyard New York
[4]Group02 – In My Backyard New York

In order to change the negative perception linked to the Not In My Backyard (NIMBY) mentality, our intervention defines “the backyard” as the shed of our new system, which leverages public and private investment in order to introduce a new way to deal NYC’s organic waste. The collection and composting systems are calibrated depending on […]

[4]Group03 – Automotive Renewal
[4]Group03 – Automotive Renewal

The concept of waste in Sunset Park we have defined by the inefficient use of post- industrial space. This is in part due to the physical, conditional and operational barriers that are characterized respectively by Gowanus Expressway, the temporal nature of the waterfront as well as the economic shifts in the U.S. from mass production […]

[4]Group04 – F.A.R.M.
[4]Group04 – F.A.R.M.

Waste to us is the current food system. We analyzed the entire cycle from production to disposal, and found how it has negative environmental, social and economical impacts. We approach our studies at very di erent scale: the regional, the city and the neighborhood. Our project aims to a decentralization of the food system through […]

[4]Group05 – WE toolbox
[4]Group05 – WE toolbox

There are areas in every city that are left behind or sacri ced as the regional momentum of change pulls the current activity to another area. What happens to the human and spacial resources left behind? Many of the members of these neighborhoods recognize this pontential and are trying hard to improve their neighborhood, but […]

[4]Group06 – Industrial Resolution
[4]Group06 – Industrial Resolution

Waste is not garbage. Waste is anything that is perceived to have unfulfilled potential and can include space, agency, labor, and infrastructure. This project engages the changing industrial sector in NYC, and examines the waste that such changes can generate and consume. The site’s Shed is comprised of land owned by various city agencies, including […]

[4]Group07 – Wasted Public Space Typology
[4]Group07 – Wasted Public Space Typology

The generic NYC’s Towers in the Park have an inefficient, non-active open public space that connects buildings. This physical environment of the tower in the park does not encourage the expression and activation of public spaces for community residents. The environment constantly stays static while demographics are evolving. The open space serves as a pedestrian […]

[4]Group08 – Aqua+Scape
[4]Group08 – Aqua+Scape

New York City evolved from a water city into a city that wastes its maritime infrastructure. This has not only led to the waste of a resource but a waste of its opportunities, a waste of connection, and a waste of its once existing water culture. waste_shed Our waste shed is focused on the East […]

[4]Group09 – Etabolism
[4]Group09 – Etabolism

WASTE Electronics are a commodity; we replace them as frequently as companies generate newer models.  Our attachment to them is temporary, because when they are done serving their purpose we either throw them in a box in our closet or in the nearest trash can. If not properly recycled these items contaminate and damage ecosystems. […]

[4]Group10 – Eat Sh*t
[4]Group10 – Eat Sh*t

To improve the rural-urban nutrient cycling of food and sludge produced in New York state and New York City, the concept of Eat/Sh*t aims to strengthen the regional agricultural and municipal waste management networks within country and city. Through 4 intertwined strategies, we intend to amplify the supply of agricultural products and bio-solids (from eating […]

[4]Group11 – WEEL
[4]Group11 – WEEL

‘Waste’ to ‘Waste- not’ through the changed perception of waste and effective waste management. Our Waste at Sunset Park: 15% of New York City’s Municipal soild waste. Non- organic Municipal Solid waste from all of New York city’s now upgraded waste transfer stations. This waste will be brought into sunset park by the use of […]

[4]Group12 – InBetween Boxes
[4]Group12 – InBetween Boxes

In-between Box(es) is a series of resilient infrastructural and typological modifications in-between the cycle of consumption and the material recovery effort in the urban consumer environment. Habitually empty trucks and consumer vehicles will be equipped and incentivized to backhaul recoverable material from the neighborhood bodegas of Bushwick to the parking lots of the budding ‘Big […]

[4]Group13 – Freight Link
[4]Group13 – Freight Link

FREIGHT LINK is a “freight ferry” system proposal that will fuse NYC’s industrial network, allowing it to work more efficiently and stimulate economic growth by optimizing the waterway in New York Harbor. This mediating infrastructure network will reconfigure the freight supply and distribution system that are currently centralized at major ports and then trucked to […]

[4]Group14 – Saturated Contours
[4]Group14 – Saturated Contours

Waste The water that defines and surrounds New York is polluted due to the City’s constant fluctuation in population and industry coupled with a dated and rigid wastewater infrasturcture. A striking and visible portion of this pollution (“Waste”) is due to Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), which is the willful pol- lution of bodies of water […]