Urban Design Studio I: Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University


REDESIGNING THE TYPOLOGY OF PUBLIC HOUSING

Category : 2012 · No Comments · by September 22, 2012
REDESIGNING THE TYPOLOGY OF PUBLIC HOUSING

Manhattan / Two Bridges Lilly Djaniants / Mahrad Shahbazi / Amritha Mahesh   The demand for public housing is constant. …

Consolidating Edison For A Tech Waterfront

Category : 2012 · No Comments · by September 22, 2012
Consolidating Edison For A Tech Waterfront

Brooklyn / Dumbo Noor Makkiya / Wilbur Lee / Elaheh Kerachian Located at the Northwest of Brooklyn in New York…

MX Urbanism

Category : 2012 · No Comments · by September 22, 2012
MX Urbanism

Queens / Ravenswood Kevin Le / Ruexui Jia / Samarth Das Ravenswood is a community East of Roosevelt Island in…

The SPONGE

Category : 2012 · No Comments · by September 22, 2012
The SPONGE

Manhattan / Two Bridges Sagi Golan / Janice Tan / Li Yang A VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERED ON K-TO-GREY LEARNING AT…

Activating Staten Island | Increasing the Porosity of New Brighton’s Waterfront Edge

Category : 2012 · No Comments · by September 22, 2012
Activating Staten Island | Increasing the Porosity of New Brighton’s Waterfront Edge

Staten Island / New Brighton Thom Allen / Yuan Ma New Brighton’s waterfront edge is currently inaccessible, contributing to many…

Exit Strategy

Category : 2012 · No Comments · by September 22, 2012

Brooklyn / Dumbo
Xiaokang He / Alan Enriquez / Kristina Ricco

CONDITION: 
NYCHA’s developments have become both physical and social dead-ends.
NYCHA’s character and potential as a “social agency” has been largely unrecognized, overshadowed by its specialized housing mission.

STRATEGY: 
This project creates A SYSTEM TO PROMOTE RESIDENTS FROM THE PUBLIC HOUSING “DEAD-END” by monetizing underdeveloped landholdings by creating new commercial spaces including small-scale, low-barrier entrepreneurial opportunities for residents paired with market-rate office and retail spaces.

TACTIC: 
In the specific case of the Farragut Housing project in Brooklyn, the surrounding context of the Brooklyn Tech Tri- angle (Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO and the Brooklyn Navy Yard) is an opportunity to address a growing demand for commercial space. Market-rate office and retail spaces are built to offset the cost of creating “incubators,” rent-subsi- dized ground-floor spaces for entrepreneurial businesses.

PHASING
: PRIME FOR DEVELOPMENT
Address issues of porosity by bringing in new circulation strategies- dividing the super block.
BRING OUTSIDERS IN AND INSIDERS OUT
Use corners as an opportunity to add new free public utili- ties and retail amenities.
INCUBATE:
Create spaces which foster partnerships between small- scale entrepreneurial ventures by residents, with the stability of larger, more established ventures from the surrounding community. Subsidized rent structures for the incubators are offset by market-rate spaces above them.
DEVELOP: 
As these businesses mature and leave the incubators, cre- ate spaces for them to move in to. These local businesses should stay local, and help strengthen the community they grew up in. Residents with successful businesses, or em- ployed by these businesses, become empowered to move out of the NYCHA system.

R.A.P.I.D

Category : 2012 · No Comments · by September 22, 2012
R.A.P.I.D

Queens / Ravenswood Elena / Ryan / Sun

On Track to Sustainability

Category : 2012 · No Comments · by September 22, 2012
On Track to Sustainability

Bronx / Port Morris Celine Armstrong / Dan Dobson / Jason Guo Through participating in a GSAPP-facilitated charrette, we learned…

Retrofiting Futures Past

Category : 2012 · No Comments · by September 22, 2012
Retrofiting Futures Past

Queens / Ravenswood Andrew Leung / Antonio Gabriele / Eiman Alskha

[EMPOWER LIVES] INITIATE CHANGE

Category : 2012 · No Comments · by September 22, 2012
[EMPOWER LIVES] INITIATE CHANGE

Staten Island / New Brighton Devanshi Purohit / Xiaoyun Mao / Zalina Sapie [EMPOWER LIVES] INITIATE CHANGE Social equity implies…