Boulevard Inverted urban performance module 1.0
The city is a living system. A new idea must be inserted into the system to achieve a â€œGreenâ€? city of global innovation. Boulevard Inverted is a symbiotic module integrating urbanism, architecure, and mobile-infrastructure. Inserted into the existing urban grid as a comprehensive, high-performance network The dominance of the car must be inverted to create dynamic, livable communities and reactivate public space.
Urban Re: Interventions AIA San Francisco Fall 2008
Boulevard Inverted: Urban Performance Module Jef Biesinger Conceptual Craft firstname.lastname@example.org
Adds the Car
Access The dominance of the car is inverted to create acarfree street as a dynamic Social Space.
by removing the car from other choices to exist.
19c Leisure Culture
20c Cruising Culture
21c Aesthetic Culture
The new Paris boulevards allowed the emerging bourgeois to indulge in leisure activities as spectacle events.
The car obsession and its “freedom” has dominated the American culture and economy at the detriment
The “Green” movement is the evolution of capitalism, reversing the previous generations “progress” and seeking transformational and aesthetic lifestyles.
social isolation, and environmental destruction.
Module A simple module integrating all of the global-efficient innovations of urbanism, architecture, and mobile-infrastructure.
Public Space Bike
SuperDense, Vertical, Mix use, Car Free, Architecture
Inserted into the existing urban grid as a comprehensive, high-performance network and
activated as a Social Space.
Performance Network Evolution
Existing Social Spaces
Santa Monica, Ca. Curitiba, Brazil
of the horizontal city, a field condition with no center and no boundary, is an intervention that generates a focus effecting a
network Social Space. Mackinac Island, Mi. San Francisco, Ca.
the Rules Congestion Tax Free Commute
Mixed Up Mess
(London Zone Map)
Car Free Streets
Ultra Performance Principles Luxury Fees
- Private cars pay for public transit. - Reduce inefficient energy consumption. - Motivate lifestyle changes of the individual for the good of society.
- All transportation types need a physically separated lane to operate optimally and safe. - Create pedestrian & bike lanes protected by barriers.
Car Domination Horizontal Segregated Zoning
Commute Dependent Zoning
Vertical Mixed Zoning Live Hotel Exercise Dine Shop
- Forces people out of their car & into mass transit. - Less space = Less consumption. - Short commute distance = less fuel. - Return to hybrid zoning for diverse neighborhoods. - Smart growth is Vertical towers on transit network .
- Express buses make the car, with the increasing traffic, obsolete at the city scale. - Once you increase transit speed and reliability with the car free blvd., people can rely on transit.