2nd Edition, June 2011 Copyright (c) 2011 by Daniel Dolan All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used without the authorâ€™s permission, unless for educational purposes. For all inquiries, contact Daniel Dolan
By Daniel Patrick-Ryan Dolan
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . (01-04)
Site Analysis . . . . . (33-40)
Abstract . . . . . . . . (05-12) Thesis Statement . . . . 09
Site Photos . . . . . . (41-54)
Adaptive Reuses . #1 . . . . . . . . . #2 . . . . . . . . . #3 . . . . . . . . . #4 . . . . . . . . . #6 . . . . . . . . .
Project . . . . . . . . . (55-88) Process . . . . . . . . . 57 Master Plan. . . . . . . 59 Program . . . . . . . . 61 Material Reuse . . . . . 63 First Floor Plan . . . . . 65 Second Floor Plan . . . . 67 Third Floor Plan . . . . . 69 Elevations . . . . . . . 71 Section . . . . . . . . . 73 Details . . . . . . . . . 75 Kinetic Wall . . . . . . . 77 Perspectives . . . . . . 79 Model Photos . . . . . . 85
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. (13-24) . 15 . 17 . 19 . 21 . 23
Precedents . . . . . (25-32)
References / Works Cited . . (89-90)
INSPIRE CREATIVITY INTERACTION COLLABORATION
Hidden within Forgotten Space is potential transformation. This potential lies in discarded materials. Adaptive Reuse of reclaimed material revives space. Instead of wasteful occupation, an imaginative creation occurs. Like a rose growing from the cold concrete, the right patch of dirt can harness life, beauty and inspiration.
Abstract People are the life force of Buildings. Without humans, building would be nothing more than raw materials, waiting to be transformed. A buildingâ€™s identity is created through its interaction with its occupants. The relationship between function and space is dynamic between people and buildings. Without humans, buildings become stagnant.
Architecture is much more than a building, it is life harnessing space. It is an entity that not only affects its inhabitants, but also its entire surroundings. A direct connection exits between site and architecture; it is paramount that the two form a symbiotic relationship, one in which both nature and architecture donâ€™t just coexist, but rather benefit from one another. Buildings have an obligation to their inhabitants as well. The must promote good health and overall well being, while maintaining order. When buildings maintain their symbiotic relationship, a community thrives. This is architectureâ€™s responsibility to society.
All over the world spaces exist with remarkable potential, waiting to be unleashed. An abandoned warehouse stands motionless and quite, forgotten, begging for transformation. Imagine inside a Living Gallery:
Living Gallery: A niche of creativity that thrives on itself, turning open space, people, and process into art.
Vacant spaces should attract designers, developers, and ideas rather than the usual crime and blight. Forgotten space can be reclaimed and through successful interactions, derelict space can be recharacterized, reversing the downturn of a neighborhood and creating excitement in the community.
Thesis Statement One abandoned building, skillfully selected, renovated under sustainable and regenerative ideals, and re purposed as a low-cost, mixed-use Living Gallery has the ability to re-establish culture, pride and ownership while revitalizing the area and encouraging responsible gentrification.
Adaptive Reuse brings new life to forgotten materials. Worthy materials exist, waiting to be reclaimed, reused or disassembled to be reconfigured and recycled. Only Imagination limits the possibilities changing abandoned space into a creative place.
Art becomes the nucleus and final creation of this emergent system.
Transforming a â€œforgottenâ€? space is an opportunity to positively impact and reshape a community. Artists are the perfect occupants because if wealthier tenants displace them, they are not ruined. Instead, they move on to another low-rent district and begin the cycle anew.
Gentrification: The process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents
This building will become the artistic center of a cultural awakening. Artisans create culture and exposure, drawing the attention of investors. Art, as a final piece and during production, creates connections through the bond of fabrication, interpretation, appreciation, and fascination. Connections create community. Community forms culture. Culture molds community. Community establishes connections. The three: community, culture, and connections, propagate each other. Art becomes the nucleus and final creation of this emergent system. This Living Gallery will produce an artistic overflow that will inspire interaction and collaboration and anchor for future adaptive reuses in the area.
The proposal is to reuse one large abandoned building in Berkeley, CA to create an artist’s community. This city is full of artists and deep with cultural character. A “Living Gallery” will breed culture and community alongside art and create a niche for all three to thrive. While the community strengthens, further revitalization will be supported and encouraged. The adaptive reuse of four other buildings on the same city block will occur incrementally as the community succeeds. The master plan will be executed in the following order: 1) 2) 3) 4)
Mixed-use Artist’s community Deli, Retail Restaurant, Private Gallery, Offices Community Theatre, Music Studios, Book Exchange
The 5th and final stage in gentrification and revitalization will be the transformation of the artists community into an art museum. This allows the artists to begin the process elsewhere, while having a home for their art.
Adaptive Reuse is the backbone of cradle to cradle design. Things regarded as trash can be transformed into elegant and functional objects. Materials fill Junk yards and forgotten spaces, where they remain, yearning for a new life.
Adaptive Reuse # 1
A single Skil Saw inspired the creation of place and interaction. Tools allow materials to be transformed through the window of imagination. Once a water bed frame, this benchâ€™s materials were discarded on the side of the road. Now, its adaptive reuse invites social interaction between neighbors, transforming an otherwise uninviting area into life harnessing space.
Dwarf Lemon Tree
Adaptive Reuse # 2
This seat and terraced planter box were once an entertainment center, left on the side of the road as trash. The furnitureâ€™s materials were reclaimed and transformed using attributes of the original form as design elements. What once lay on the side of the road now harnesses life, creates food and constructs positive space. Oregon Giant Peas
ADAPTIVE REUSES Lemon Thyme
Red Giant Mustard
Adaptive Reuse # 3
Adaptive Reuse # 4
Large scale printers produce large quantities of cardboard tubes as waste. This adaptive reuse creates organization, functionally opening space for more beneficial uses.
Adaptive Reuse # 6 All of the materials, aside from the electrical system, have been salvaged In this piece. Discarded wood was reclaimed from a portable building recently deconstructed on Cal Poly campus. A planer restored the beautiful wood grain that was hidden under years of weather damage. The corroded locker facade was recovered from a junk yard in Atascadero. Deep in a pile of scrap, it remained waiting to find its true potential. Individual wood pieces were inlaid into each locker door. These pieces were designed to create a rich surface while utilizing the form of the locker facade to cascade light. All materials have been left in their natural state to demonstrate the raw beauty contained in each found object. Locker Facade Original Condition
Discarded wood from recently de-constructed portable on Cal Poly campus
ADAPTIVE REUSES Final Transformation
Cradle to Cradle Award Winner
Jonathan Segal San Diego, California 2006
Original Use: Textile manufactures union hall Adaptive Reuse:
Two affordable live work lofts and his own architectural office. In addition, two parking lots are now developed to include 13 individual “for rent” sustainable town homes. In addition the architect incorporated spaces used by a convenience store and gas station within the plans
mounted photo voltaic panels and landscaping with drought tolerant plants
Adaptive reuse does not have to look “old” or weathered. Repetition creates harmony.
Center on Halstead Gensler
Chicago, Illinois 2007
Reclaimed brick from the existing building were reused to create a feature wall within the Center. The 135,000 square foot program includes a two-level parking garage, a grocery store on the ground floor, a three-story atrium entrance to the community center. Meeting rooms, a resource center, a computer lab, and offices comprise the second floor, with a gym, a theater and a roof garden on the third floor.
Sustainable Pathways: Leed Silver
Lessons Learned: Lobby space creates an interesting overlap in three programs, grocery, community, and entertainment, while different levels distinctly separate the three.
The Ferry Building SMWM
San Francisco, California 2008
Original Use: Primary point of arrival and departure to and from San Francisco Adaptive Reuse:
The project includes 175,000 square feet (16,258 square meters) of second- and third-floor Class A office space and 65,000 square feet (6,039 square meters) of ground-floor retail space, including a popular Bay Area organic farmers market, open-air cafĂŠs, and restaurants.
Bike locks. Natural lighting, Cross ventilation.
Interesting program relationships and privacy gradients. A successful farmers market leads to a lively environment conducive to revitalization. Not only does a farmers market draw in consumers, but also artist looking to display their works.
The Green Building (fer) studio LLP
Louisville, Kentucky 2008
A narrow 110 year old former dry goods store
A glass spine that ascends through all three floors. A 15,000 square foot mixed-use facility housing a cafĂŠ, a gallery, event spaces, an indoor-outdoor courtyard, complete with a green wall vertical garden. The second and third floors house offices and studios for local businesses. Throughout the building they left original brick walls and wood beams exposed and re purposed leftover wood into custom furniture and floor materials.
Solar panels, geothermal wells, and an energyrecovery unit that captures hot and cold air to redistribute throughout the facility
Contrast of old and new building materials and techniques creates a desirable aesthetic.
Herzog & de Meuron London, England
Original Use: Power Plant
Adaptive Reuse: Modern art museum “This is a kind of Aikido strategy where you use your enemy’s energy for your own purposes. Instead of fighting it, you take all the energy and shape it in unexpected and new ways.” Sustainable Pathways: Reuse of building materials
Lessons Learned: Tate modern became a symbol of renewal and the beginning of gentrification. A nearby arts center and theatre now draw crowds and there are future plans for more projects in the area. In addition, 2,400 jobs and $80 million annually in income for London were projected.
Sawtooth Studios Francis J. Plym
Original Use: West Coast headquarters for Kawneer storefront manufacturing plant Adaptive Reuse:
1972 the factory was divided into 35 spaces of various sizes, which became filled with artisans, small industries, artists, crafts people, theaters and schools. The building continues to be an integral part of the industrial area and neighborhood that grew up around it, still housing the manufacturing and work spaces for which it was built.
Sustainable Pathways: Reuse of original natural lighting Lessons Learned:
Just a few blocks south of the project site, this artists community serves as a perfect example for 30 years of success. Narrow hallways are not conducive to gathering or creating community.
Flow Existing Flow Diagram
Connection creates Culture through Interaction Traffic Flow
Public Artists Created Culture
Abstract representation of desired Cultural Influence
Responsible Gentrification Gentrification is not always viewed in a positive light. It is associated with the displacement of a culturally rich lower class, largely responsible for the property value increase. Revitalization and Gentrification go hand in hand. A positive gentrification is culturally constructive and happens at a judicious rate. Berkeley has a diverse demographic of sustainably minded individuals ripe for a cultural reawakening. All it would take is a single spark to ignite an artistic wildfire. Homes in 94710 have increased in value more than average homes in Berkeley
Northwest Berkeley is gentrifying. There are laws in place to prevent owners from raising rent rates too abruptly. Gentrification will happen at a reasonable pace, but keeping the movement positive and culturally rich is key. Spengerâ€™s, fresh fish grotto, was a catalyst for this gentrification. The commerce it brings is welcomed, but the Yuppy culture is not true to Berkeleyâ€™s cultural heritage. This building, on this site, will anchor as the cultural yin to the yuppy yang.
Zoning Manufacturing Mixed Use Light Industrial Mixed Use Residential Single Family Residential Two Family Residential Multiple Family Residential West Berkeley Commercial
Spengerâ€™s fresh fish grotto
Average Wind Speeds in Mph
First site visit First impression Man w/ easel : Perfect
Adaptive Reuse: Gallery
4th Street Panorama
Gilman Street Panorama
5th Street Panorama
Camelia Street Panorama
Project Process . . . . . . . . . Master Plan. . . . . . . Program . . . . . . . . Material Reuse . . . . . First Floor Plan . . . . . Second Floor Plan . . . . Third Floor Plan . . . . . Elevations . . . . . . . Section . . . . . . . . . Detail. . . . . . . . . . Kinetic Wall . . . . . . . Perspectives . . . . . . Model Photos . . . . . .
57 59 61 63 65 67 69 71 73 75 77 79 85
57 Preliminary Form Model Iterations
Path View Overlook Exploration
59 Proposed Design Overlaid on Existing Satellite Image
High Volume Traffic H Bus Route
Preliminary Program Iterations
63 Digital Model of Existing Building
Existing Floor Plan
Existing Elevations Existing Drawings provided by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
Material Reuse Reclaimed:
Roof Material Structure Masonry Wall
Lights (50) Corrugated Steel Exterior Windows (9) Solid Core Doors (22) Roll-up Doors (8) Exploded Axonometric of Reused Materials
Steel Beams (1,000+ft.) Corrugated Steel
First Floor Plan 1a. Cafe Intrigue
1,030 sq. ft. 1b. Cafe Community Gallery 450 sq. ft.
2a. 4th Street Live/Work Apts
500 sq. ft. 2b. 4th Street Live/Work Studios 225 sq. ft.
3. 4th Street Studios 100 sq. ft.
4. Barrel Vault Loft Studios 150 sq. ft.
5. Barrel Vault Living Gallery 4,150 sq. ft.
6a. Wood shop
2,380 sq. ft.
9. 5th Street Private Galleries 700 sq. ft.
10. Moment Frame Studios 130 sq. ft.
11. Moment Frame Living Gallery 5,970 sq. ft.
12. Multipurpose Space 1,620 sq. ft.
13. Event Space
15,000 sq. ft.
14. Phase 2 Deli 1,770 sq. ft.
15. Phase 2 Retail 2,030 sq. ft.
6b. Wood shop Gallery
16. Phase 3 Restaurant
7. Statue Garden
17. Phase 3 Boiler Room Private Gallery
1,460 sq. ft.
8a. Metal Shop
2,270 sq. ft. 8b. Metal Shop Gallery 1,130 sq. ft.
6,790 sq. ft.
3,100 sq. ft.
18. Phase 4 Book Exchange 4,370 sq. ft.
19. Phase 4 Community Theatre 11,720 sq. ft.
Second Floor Plan 1a. Cafe Interior Balcony
230 sq. ft. 1b. Cafe Exterior Balcony 670 sq. ft.
2a. 4th Street Live/Work Loft Apts 500 sq. ft. 2b. 4th Street Live/Work Studios 225 sq. ft.
3. 4th Street Studios 100 sq. ft.
4. Barrel Vault Loft Studios 120 sq. ft.
5. Barrel Vault Living Gallery 1,970 sq. ft.
6a. Large Finishing Rooms 200 sq. ft. 6b. Small Finishing Room 140 sq. ft. 6c. Finishing Storage 110 sq. ft.
7. Mechanical Room 250 sq. ft.
8a. 5th Street Live/Work Apts
260 sq. ft. 8b. 5th Street Live/Work Studios 100 sq. ft.
9. Moment Frame Studios 130 sq. ft.
10. Moment Frame Living Gallery 4,170 sq. ft.
11. Multipurpose Exterior Space 1,620 sq. ft.
12. Phase 3 Offices 6,790 sq. ft.
Third Floor Plan 1. Finishing Room Exhaust 2. Third Floor Studios 100 sq. ft.
3a. Live/Work Apts
260 sq. ft. 3b. Live/Work Studios 100 sq. ft.
4. Moment Frame Living Gallery 6,330 sq. ft.
5. Community Kitchen 910 sq. ft.
6. South side Studios 110 sq. ft.
7. Existing Rooftop Terrace 6,790 sq. ft.
Section INSPIRE CREATIVITY INTERACTION COLLABORATION
Operable Mechanical Roof Open
Operable Mechanical Roof Closed
PROJECT 9” Wooden Handrail Wooden Baluster 1/2” Metal Wire
Wooden Decking Corrugated Steel Finished Ceiling Moment Frame Steel Column
Steel Truss Existing Asphalt shingles Purlins Wooden Truss Existing Moment Frame Existing Steel Column Anchor Bolt Window Assembly
INTERIOR CMU Wall
Preliminary Kinetic Wall Iterations
Collaboration is the ultimate way to breed connection, community, and culture. This Kinetic Wall is an opportunity for the community to collaborate. Individual elements require different size groups to move. Flipping the walls inside out reveals concealed art and provides pathways into the Living Gallery.
PROJECT Final Photos of Kinetic Wall
The 5th Street Private Galleries, all have individual Kinetic Walls. When Completely opened, these walls create a corridor of art and cultural expression from the sculpture garden to the event space. Each wall provides the comfort of being able to work on it closed after hours, and open it for appreciation during the day.
Living Gallery Barrel Vault
Living 4th Street Live/Work Loft Apts
Living Gallery Moment Frame
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