CONTEXT SITE AREA
: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT : MASTERâ€™S DESIGN PROJECT : ROYAL DOCKS SITE LOCATION : LONDON, ENGLAND
MASTER PLAN A SEGEMENT OF AREA FROM THE STRATEGIC PLAN, SHOWING VARIOUS DESIGN ELEMENTS ON THE SITE. 3. OPEN SPACES 3.1.LEISURE PUBLIC SPACES
biodiversity parks pocket parks green belt
3.2.COMMUNITY SPACES community gardens community hard paved areas
3.3.PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPE fields
2.ROUTES DLR main road (19m) secondary streets (15m) pedestrian routes
SITE SECTION MEADOWS
THE GREEN BELT
FIELDS PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES BETWEEN BUILDINGS
INTRODUCTION TO SITE AND DESIGN
RECYCLING SYSTEMS reference image: SYDNEY UNDERGROUND BINS
COMMUNITY GARDEN reference image: PASADENA COMMUNITY GARDENS
PROMENADE IMAGE: OWN RENDER
Natural reserve reference image: Natural reserve, Edinburgh
SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS reference image: CITY OF MELBOURNE, CANADA
BIOSWALES reference image: REGO PARK, NYC
WIND TURBINES Reference image: LAGI-FELIX CHEONG OSCILLATING PLATFORMS
current street section
photograph of current street
proposed street section
render of proposed street railway park/ green corridor Reference image: NAERHEDEN, Copenhagen
STREET VIEW Reference image: NAERHEDEN STREET, COPENHAGUEN
water energy PERMEABLE PAVEMENTS IN PLAZAS Reference image: BUHL COMMUNITY PARK
the water captative systems on the roof tops along with the brown roofs.
air VILLAS Reference image: NAERHEDEN STREET, COPENHAGUEN
A VIEWING PAVILION AT THE END OF THE PROMENADE THAT DOUBLES AS A SHELTER AND A VIEWING POINT FROM THE HIGHEST AREA OF THE SITE.
POROUS LIVING FENCES BETWEEN TERRACED HOUSING BIO SWALES USED ON EITHER SIDES OF THE ROAD TO CATCH WATER.
OPEN EATING AREAS.
A COMBINATION OF BIOSWALES AND FRENCH DRAINS TO MINIMIZE THE WATER RUN OFF
SHARED SURFACE LIVING FENCES ZOOMED IN DETAIL OF THE SPACES BETWEEN VILLAS
FENCING TYPOLOGY TO PROMOTE A FEELING OF COMMUNITY BETWEEN RESIDENCES.
GREEN PUBLIC SPACES
ZOOMED IN DETAIL VAST GREEN SPACE BETWEEN TERRACED HOUSES AND THE SHARED SURFACES BETWEEN RESIDENTIAL UNITS.
ZOOMED IN DETAIL OF THE SLOPED SOFTSCAPE SPACES BETWEEN THE PROMENADE AND THE RESIDENTIAL UNITS.
VARIOUS WAYS TO USE THE SEATING
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SEATING
INTRODUCTION TO SITE AND DESIGN This social housing project is first of its kind in the newly formed capital of Vijayawada. With 11 towers towering too heights of 45 meters, it was a challenge working on providing clean design with good ventilation along with the vastu as one of the primary concerns of the client. To give the relief for such towering building the complete ground level is elevated to form a podium with double and triple height spaces at the entrances of each tower. 11.3% of total site area is green at ground level. As much as 25.8% of the total site area is green podium. The built footprint occupies 26.6% of the total site area. Approximately 1/5th the total paved area is permeable the impermeable pavement will drain excess run-off into ground water recharge pits. With 37.1% of site area being green there will be a significant reduction in urban heat island effect. Water is retained indirectly from 55.2% of the total site area. 16.2% of the total site area is permeable at ground level; therefore, it directly recharges the ground water. The podium helps create safe and sustainable landscape typology for various kinds of developments.
the advantage of introducing a podium is that it provides a lung space to the entire development, the space also enhances the lifestyle of the community inhabiting it. the podium also allows segregating of parking spaces, thereby creating shaded parking areas.
the provision of podium level significantly increases the percentage of overall green landscaped areas without compromising on the required parking and service related spaces. the podium can accommodate multiple layers of vegetation i.e. lawns, groundcovers, shrubs and trees thereby making it naturally lush green vegetated area.
THE SITE RECEIVES 29.79 MILLION LITRES OF RAINFALL ANNUALLY. SYSTEMATICALLY CHANNELISING THE RAINWATER, RUN-OFF AND RECYCLED GREY WATER THE VEGETATION CAN BE IRRIGATED BY REDUCING PRESSURE ON THE WATER REQUIREMENT.
podium also does not let the grey water directly percolate into the ground. the systematic channelising of water also allows for a proper filtration system
THE ILLUSTRATION HIGHLIGHTS THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A GREEN PODIUM SEGREGATED FROM THE GROUND LEVEL, WHICH INCORPORATED THE VEHICULAR MOVEMENT. THE PODIUM ALSO ACTS AS A CATALYST TO CREATE A LIFESTYLE FOR THE INHABITANTS.
RECYCLED WATER FROM KITCHENS, BATHROOMS AND FLUSH TANKS IS PASSED THROUGH AS FILTRATION SYSTEM UNIT, AND THEN IS USED TO WATER THE PLANTS, GROUNDCOVER AND TREES AT THE PODIUM LEVEL. THE WATER CANNOT BE LET TO DIRECTLY SEEPS INTO THE GROUND AS THIS MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR THE WATER TABLE. HOWEVER, THIS WATER IS OF GREAT BENEFIT FOR THE PLANTS GROWTH.
the excess water is which overflows is sent to ground-water recharge soak-pits. the plants and trees and podium bioremediation the water, and therefore the water is now safe to percolate into ground cover. second level of filtration as water percolates into the ground
The completion was taken part in groups of 4. Clearing multiple levels of juryâ€™s internally in the college, the design was chosen to represent SPA, Hyderabad at the NASA convention at Ahmedabad in 2012 The design was a result of multiple researches done keeping in mind the glorious history of Hyderabad and the Nizams. The competition brief spoke about the revival of the dying past. Hyderabad being one of Indiaâ€™s heritage city, was the perfect location for the selection of site. The site was chosen right next to the very Musi river which gave birth to the city of Hyderabad, also known as the Bhagyanagar, the city of gardens. A tourism park with shopping and dining was proposed. Keeping in mind the Nizami style of Indo-Islamic architecture and culture, the project was carried out. Minarets, fountains and other water bodies were used in the design to help control the microclimate of the place.
Published on Mar 12, 2018