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VERTICAL COURTYARD

FRED BELLALOUM


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THE COURTYARD IS A TRADITIONAL CONCEPT EMPLOYED IN HOT ARID REGIONS BECAUSE IT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF COOL DESERT NIGHTS BY AFFORDING THE HOUSE THE ABILITY TO OPEN INTO A SECURE AND PRIVATE SPACE


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COURTYARD TYPOLOGY PROMOTES SOCIAL MODELS BASED ON SHARING CIRCULATION IN COURTYARD TYPOLOGY DEPENDS ON THE EXTERIOR SPACE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS AND CONNECTION TO THE OUTDOORS IS A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF THIS TYPOLOGY


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COURTYARD TYPOLOGY REDUCES SOLAR AND CONDUCTIVE HEAT GAIN, THE CENTRAL COURTYARD ACTS AS A CLIMATIC MODERATOR LETS LIGHT IN FROM THE CORE, MINIMIZING EXTERIOR GLAZING


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COURTYARD TYPOLOGY PROMOTES CROSS VENTILLATION BY STRATEGIC ORIENTATION AND ELONGATION COURTYARD TYPOLOGY PROMOTES PASSIVE COOLING STRATEGIES SUCH AS EVAPORATIVE COOLING


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MODIFICATIONS

TRADITIONAL COURTYARD PLAN

TURN PLAN TO SECTION

(REDUCE FOOTPRINT AND KEEP COURTYARDS)

MAXIMIZE EXPOSURE TO VOLUME RATIO (LEAST SURFACE AREA FOR MAX VOLUME)

REDUCE STRUCTURAL AND THERMAL IMPACTS OF WIND

THE TRADITIONAL COURTYARD TYPOLOGY TENDS TO BE LOW DENSITY AND LARGE FOOTPRINT BUILDINGS LARGE SCALE HIGH DENSITY COURYARD HOUSING TENDS TO LOSE THE SOCIAL BENEFITS OF COURTYARD TYPOLOGY THE GOAL: A COURTYARD MODEL FOR AN URBAN CONTEXT, EFFICIENT IN SCALE DENSITY AND CLIMATE WITHOUT LOOSING THE SOCIAL BENEFITS OF COURTYARD TYPOLOGY


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EASTERN AND WESTERN SUN PROTECTION

OPEN TO NORTH AND SOUTH LIGHT SKINNY PROFILE ALLOWS FOR MAXIMUM CROSS VENTILATION ELEVATED COURTYARD AQUIRES VIEWS AERODYNAMIC PROFILE LESSENS WIND LOADS PROFILE SPHERICAL SHAPE MAXIMIZES VOLUME TO SURFACE AREA REDUCED FOOTPRINT (IF ORIENTATED PROPERLY)


FORM SITE GRAFTING

PROGRAM + EAMES HOUSE MADE OF OFF THE SHELF PARTS LOCATED THE SOUTHWEST LIGHT GAUGE STEEL FRAME

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+ BUCKMINSTER FULLERS US PAVILLION GEODESIC DOME PRE FABRICATED LIGHT GAUGE STEEL CONSTRUCTION EFFICIENT USE OF VOLUME AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE

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GRAFTING WAS DONE TO HELP FURTHER RATIONALIZE THE FORM, GROUND IT INTO THE AMERICAN TRADITION OF PRE FABRICATION AND INDUSTRIALIZATION FRAME AND PANELIZED SYSTEM INCORPORATES MODERN TECHNOLOGY: SOLAR PANELS + LIGHT GAUGE STEEL + SIP PANELS


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GLASS PANELS

COURTYARD

SIP OR SOLAR PANELS LIGHT GAUGE STEEL STRUCTURE FINAL FORM


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SITE IS INFORMED BY THE FORM SINCE THE FORM IS MADE FOR DESERT CLIMATES AND GROUNDED IN UNITED STATES HISTORY IT IS APPROPRIATE TO TEMPE ARIZONA AN URBAN CITY WITH A NEED FOR HIGH DENSITY HOUSING A POSSIBLE LOCATION ALONG THE T.O.D CORRIDOR THE SITE IS LOCATED ON APACHE AND UNA BUTTE IN BETWEEN TWO LIGHT RAIL STOPS SOUTH OF A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE TRANSIT ORIENTED DISTRICT CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY


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PENTHOUSE FLAT

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ROW HOUSE RETAIL

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THE SITE INFORMS THE PROGRAM TO ACTIVATE APACHE BLVD. AND COMPLY WITH THE T.O.D THE PROGRAM BECOMES RETAIL AND MIXED TYPE HOUSING MULTIPLES OF THESE PODS CAN BE ADDED ALONG APACHE BLVD., URBAN INFILL ACTING AS AN ACTIVATOR


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FINAL BUILDING


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