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ACADEMIC //THESIS: URBAN ACUPUNCTURE|48222

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//TRANSIT ORIENTED DETROIT

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//REFRACT LOFTS

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//LIVE.WORK.DANCE HOUSE

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//BAKERY.PIRATE RADIO

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PROFESSIONAL //ST. JOSEPH RECOVERY CENTER

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//COFFEE AND END TABLE

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//THESIS: URBAN ACUPUNCTURE|48222

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INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT HUB AT JEFFERSON AVENUE


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ISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT THERE ARE MOMENTS IN TIME WHEN A PRODUCT, SERVICE OR MOVEMENT CROSSES A THRESHOLD AND GROWS EXPONENTIALLY, LIKE A CONTAGIOUS EPIDEMIC, FROM THE SMALLEST YET VASTLY IMPORTANT OF INFLUENCES OR EVENTS. SIMILARLY, CITIES EXPERIENCE A PARALLEL PROCESS. IN THE MANNER THAT AN OUTBREAK CAN RAPIDLY EXPAND INTO PROSPERITY, ITS DECLINE CAN TREND SIMILARLY AND IN SOME CASES TAKE AN EVEN FASTER PATH INTO DEPRIVATION. THROUGHOUT EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES, CITIES ONCE DOMINATED BY MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION HAVE BECOME RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR UNUSUAL URBAN FABRIC DUE TO DEINDUSTRIALIZATION AND SUBURBAN SPRAWL. MORE NOTABLY, CITIES IN THE RUST BELT REGION OF AMERICA EXPERIENCED MASSIVE GROWTH IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY FOLLOWED BY RAPID POPULATION REDUCTIONS AND URBAN DEPLETION SINCE THE 1950’S. THE CAUSE OF THESE TRENDS TEND TO BE INTANGIBLE, ROOTED IN COMMUNICATION, CULTURAL, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES, WHILE THE IMPACT IS TYPICALLY REFLECTED IN THE PHYSICAL SURROUNDINGS, VIS-A-VIS DECAYING ARCHITECTURE, INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE MODERN CITY. ARGUABLY, DETROIT HAS EXPERIENCED THESE PROBLEMS THE HARDEST.

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IN HIS BOOK TIPPING POINT, MALCOLM GLADWELL GOES INTO GREAT DETAIL TO EXPLAIN HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN PROVIDE HUGE EPIDEMICS (BOTH GOOD AND BAD) ON SOCIAL BEHAVIORS AND PREFERENCES. THE CONCEPT OF SMALL INFLUENCES HAVING LARGE, BENEFICIAL IMPACTS IS SUGGESTIVE TO ACUPUNCTURAL HEALING TECHNIQUES. BY METAPHORICALLY ADOPTING THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ACUPUNCTURE AND APPLYING IT TO THE CITY AND ITS INFRASTRUCTURE, SMALL, PRECISE INTERVENTIONS IN THE URBAN BODY COULD POTENTIALLY REVIVE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DETROIT AND WINDSOR AND ITS SOCIAL DISCONNECTION.

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AERIAL

BUS

FIGURE

RAIL

GREEN

LAYERS


3390 FEET 2370 FEET

SITE SELECTION

284 FEET

1242 FEET

1340 FEET

OVERALL SPAN: 2866 FEET

INTERVENTION

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INTERMODAL FUNITEL|M1|BUS TRANSIT PROGRAM FUNITEL LOADING STATION FUNITEL SERVICE MEZZANINE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS AND DUTIES TICKET KIOSKS

FUNITEL|HOTEL (detroit river)

LIGHT RAIL PLATFORM (DET) VERTICAL RIVERWALK COMPONENT (DET) SMALL SCALE RETAIL AND RESTAURANT (WIN) COVERED LOADING PLATFORM FOR BUS TRAFFIC (WIN)

FUNITEL LOADING PLATFORM FUNITEL SERVICE MEZZANINE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES TICKET KIOSK BOUTIQUE HOTEL RESIDENCIES HOTEL LOBBY RESTAURANT AND HOSPITALITY SOCIAL RECREATION SPACE BOAT DOCKING

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During development, issues of span arose. how many intermediate stations would be needed from Detroit to Windsor while accommodating the 180’ minimum clearance for shipping lanes? Around the same time, information surfaced that the Detroit River is recognized by the federal government as a post office with the area code 48222. Its purpose? Deliver mail to large freight ships as they pass through the Detroit river.

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GALZIGBAHN FUNITEL STATION, ST. ANTON & ARLEBERG, AUSTRIA


INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT HUB AT RIVERSIDE DRIVE

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SPATIAL ORGANIZATION

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W HOTEL AND RESIDENCES AT THE DETROIT RIVER


LOADING ZONE TO WINDSOR

LOADING ZONE TO DETROIT

FUNITEL LOADING PLATFORM

RESTROOM

RESTROOM

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4’

8’

LOUNGE

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES FRONT DESK

OPEN TO LEVEL BELOW

UPPER LOBBY  AND  OFFICES

RESIDENTIAL UNIT TYPE 1

4’

8’

RESIDENTIAL UNIT TYPE 1

LIVING SPACE

LIVING SPACE

BATH BEDROOM

1’ 2’

BEDROOM

BEDROOM

BATH

BATH

BEDROOM

BATH

BATH

BATH

BEDROOM

RESIDENTIAL UNIT TYPE 2

BEDROOM

RESIDENTIAL UNIT TYPE 2

TYPICAL HOTEL  RESIDENTIAL  PLAN

ROOM TYPE ONE

ROOM TYPE TWO

ROOM TYPE TWO

ROOM TYPE TWO

ROOM TYPE TWO

ROOM TYPE ONE

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ROOM TYPE ONE

ROOM TYPE TWO

ROOM TYPE TWO

ROOM TYPE TWO

ROOM TYPE TWO

ROOM TYPE ONE

011 TYPICAL HOTEL  FLOOR  PLAN

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W HOTEL AND RESIDENCES FROM RIVERSIDE PARK

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HOTEL LOBBY, BAR AND LOUNGE AT W HOTEL

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//TRANSIT ORIENTED DETROIT

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SITE ANALYSIS AND SELECTION

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DETROIT RAPID TRANSIT STATION AT MCS

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DETROIT RAPID TRANSIT PLATFORM AT NIGHT


CCS SCHOOL OF FILM AND ART

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MICHIGAN STATE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE


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VEILING EFFECT CREATED THROUGH DAILY CYCLE OF USE


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STEEL GRATED PLATFORM “S” LINE INFORMATION MATCH BOOK TRANSLUCENT ACRYLIC BLOCK WALL STEEL FRAMING

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CONSTRUCTED WALL AND PLATFORM


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1894 SURVEY MAP

2007 AERIAL MAP

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SKETCH MODELS AND FINAL MODEL

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SITE VOLUME

ENTRANCE AT HISTORIC RAIL PATHS

ADJACENT PARK EXPANSION

237, 600 SQFT.

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//LIVE.WORK.DANCE HOUSE

CIRCULATION DIAGRAM

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The space was developed for two professional dancers; one with modern dance training from alvin ailey and the other with classical training from twyla tharp. as part of the design process, investigate the two contrasting dance styles of both performers and use that to inform the final design of the house. consideration of surrounding context should be inherent and integrated into final proposal.

FINAL MODEL AND CIRCULATION STUDIES


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8. DINING ROOM 9. KITCHEN 10. PANTRY 11. LIVING ROOM 6. BEDROOM

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FLOOR 2 1. PERFORMANCE SPACE 2. CHANGING ROOM 3. GARAGE 4. UTILITY/MUD ROOM 5. LOUNGE 6. PATIO 7. RESTROOM

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VIEW FROM FOREST AVENUE AND 3RD


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SITE AND EXISTING ALONG MICHIGAN AVENUE

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METAL SMITH POTTER BAKER

dearborn MICHIGAN AVENUE

downtown detroit

WOOD WORKER PALLET MAKER GLASS SCULPTOR CANDLESTICK MAKER

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FIRST, SECOND AND LOFT FLOOR PLANS

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CAFE HARDSCAPE WITH RADIO INFILL

COOLING TUNNEL AND VENTILATION

RESIDENTIAL LOFT

BAKERY FACILITY

MAIN ENTRY

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//COFFEE AND END TABLE

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