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STUDY MASSING MODELS

FAMILY URBAN HOUSING Urban sprawl in Austin is rapidly increasing as the city grows. Families move from the city to the suburbs because they are more attractive to parents. However, it is important to keep families within the city. When the number of children decrease in a city, the quality of the schools in the city fall, causing many longterm negative impacts to the quality of life in the city. In order to mitigate urban sprawl, it is pertinant to make city life more appealing to parents. By studying suburban qualities and applying them to a dense, urban setting, families will be more likely to stay in the city. With more urban families in Austin, urban sprawl will dwindle and the quality of education and life within cities will improve.

URBAN PROBLEMS CRIME AND SAFETY PROBLEMS FOR KIDS

SUBURBAN TO URBAN SOLUTIONS IMPROVE SAFETY IN AND AROUND HOUSING COMPLEX

LACK OF NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY

DEVELOP SPATIAL QUALITIES THAT CREATE A NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY

UNSIGHTLY VIEWS AND ARRANGE COMPLEX INNAPROPRIATE IMA- TO HAVE VIEWS OF TREES AND GREENGERTY ERY LITTLE GREEN SPACE FOR KIDS TO RUN AND PLAY

ADD LARGE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL GREEN SPACE

LACK OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

CREATE MULTI-USE COMPLEX WITH A CHILD/FAMILY ORIENTED PROGRAMS

TOO LOUD : NOISY STREET BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC

REDUCE NOISE, PUSH COMPLEX BACK FROM NOISY STREET

MASSING PROCESS

SOUTH LAMAR

SOUTH LAMAR

EXISTING SITE: -CHURCH CHAPEL -CHURCH OFFICES -TREES -FAMILY FRIENDLY

HOUSING PROGRAM: -NEAR TREES -AWAY FROM STREET

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LIBRARY PROGRAM: -CRIME PROTECTION -CHILDREN-FRIENDLY -COMMUNITY SPACE

SOUTH LAMAR

WRAPPING MASSING -CONNECTING LINES -WRAP PROTECTION -PARK AT CENTER -CHAPEL UNTOUCHED

Alena Savera Architecture Portfolio  

The University of Texas School of Architecture UTSOA 2015

Alena Savera Architecture Portfolio  

The University of Texas School of Architecture UTSOA 2015

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