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Tower Two Contextual Analysis

Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods

Land Use

Competing Uses

Building Heights

Circulation

Hotel Amenities in Sequence

Continuous Atrium

Land Use

Contextual Analysis

Project Two Duration: 10 weeks.

Site marks the crossroads to there neighborhoods. It is adjacent to the Business district Competing Uses to the north. Residential South End and Bay restaurant Village.

Building Heights

Circulation

The Sequence begins with an outdoor plaza. A featured entrance would lead to the fitness center. Atrium at the fitness center connects to the business center and meeting rooms, ending at the restaurant as a grand seating platforms with city views.

Site marks the crossroads to there neighborhoods. It is adjacent to the Business district to the north. Residential South End and Bay Village.

The high spine of Boston’s business district to the north of the side is opposed by row houses of South End.

The high spine of Boston’s business district to the north of the side is opposed by row houses of South End.

I thought that it was important for a hotel to expose it’s assets in order to attract the visitor. Grouping and linking these assets had allow me to generate a continuous activity as these move up to the restaurant, being the final amenity destination.

Similar program should be identified in order to offer services that would not compete with other providers.

Similar program should be identified in order to offer services that would not compete with other providers.

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Parcel 16, Boston, MA, Bounded by: Columbus Ave, Clarendon Street and the Mass Pike

fitness center plaza

This project began with the analyses of Backbay Village and it’s surrounding neighborhoods. I was given a site and a program requirements to design a hotel, residential complex and hotel amenity spaces such as a restaurant, fitness center and event spaces. The site and it’s immidiate context had gratly influenced on the way the towers were situated in order to minimize the impact of this large structure as it shaped nessesary edjes in order to maintain existing transit nodes and the links to three surronding neighborohoods. 124 116 Site Analysis

Concept

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Adjacent Uses

Wiving the urban fabric can be done at many different scales. I have chosen to

maintain the visual corridor that currently frame the link between Bay Village and one of the major transit nodes of Back Bay. I have

I have assigned the uses of the residential and a hotel tower based on the adjacent uses and building scale.

Adjacent Uses

Plaza at Portal

Hotel Entry

Parking Entrance

I have assigned the uses of the residential and a hotel tower based on the adjacent uses and building scale.

By raising the program upward I was able to expand the link at street level. I have allocated this as a public space that can become an outdoor lobby for both towers.

I have located the hotel lobby of the commercial street. This was done by lifting a portion of the plaza to create an entrance into the lobby.

The parking entry is located off Columbus Ave. as it’s the only two-way street. This was done by lifting the portion of the residential tower.

decided to maintain this link by dividing the program into a hotel and a residential tower. The restaurant acts as a link that ties the towers through common program. The idea is to allow the structure to become a portal to these areas.

Site Edges

Land Use

Building Heights

Circulation

Competing Uses

This is an interesting site that is adjacent to the Mass Highway on one side and bounded by two commercial street. Nearby street level uses consist of restaurants offices and space for retail. It is in close proximity to the Back Bay transit station; a node attracts a large volume of pedestrian traffic. Site Edges respond to the existing ground uses There are three access points allowing for a link to the business district, Bay village and South End.

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Reaching Out

Double Wall Facade Strategy

It the portal the walls of the facade become less uniform as the pattern of the facade begin to step in and out creating balconies for both the hotel tower and the residences.

I have introduced a shading system that can filter the light and provide shade. Offsetting the screen from the glass curtain wall had created a cavity that allows for air circulation as well as minimized the rate of heat transfer. The screen unifies the facade by screening the operable windows. A uniform facade had allowed me to emphasise the amenity spaces that are exposed on the exterior.

TheMassing high spine of Boston’s Strategy business district to the north The size of the hotel tower impacts the nearby areas of the sidetheis opposed as it shades norther portion of theby site. I have to minimize the impact by thinning out the rowtried houses of South End. mass and by feathering out the corners and the base

Reaching out idea - the two towers lean towards the center. This idea is reinforced through use of balconies that allow the users to have a shared experience.

Similar program should be identified in order to offer services that would not compete with other providers.

of the tower to allow more light at the plaza level.

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It the portal the walls of the facade become less uniform as the pattern of the facade begin to step in and out creating balconies for both the hotel tower and the residences.

I have introduced a shading system that can filter the light and provide shade. Offsetting the screen from the glass curtain wall had created a cavity that allows for air circulation as well as minimized the rate of heat transfer. The screen unifies the facade by screening the operable windows. A uniform facade had allowed me to emphasise the amenity spaces that are exposed on the exterior.

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Reaching Out

Double Wall Facade Strategy

plaza

Reaching out idea - the two towers lean towards the center. This idea is reinforced through use of balconies that allow the users to have a shared experience.

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Diagram shows a building envelope that is unfolded around west elevation.

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Images show the gradual distortion of a plane.

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Diagram shows a building envelope that is unfolded around west elevation.

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Circulation

Building Heights

Competing Uses North Elevation

The high spine of Boston’s business district to the north of the side is opposed by row houses of South End.

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Similar program should be identified in order to offer services that would not comb pete with other a providers.

West Elevation

South Elevation

East Elevation

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• Hotel rooms o 70 % Double-doubles o 30% Business Kings o Presidential Suite Hotel Circulation • Restaurant & Bar o Seats 80 including 16 at bar. o Mixture of deuces (tables for two) and tables for four. o Commercial kitchen. • Fitness Center o Reception o Locker / toilet area

Egress stairs

• Business Center o Reception / help desk o 4 Meetings Rooms for 8 people each. o 2 Conference Rooms for 16 people each.

Ground Floor

• Condominiums (6 units) o Two bedrooms (master and secondary) o 2 baths o Living / Dining

Egress stairs

• Parking o Two subgrade levels.

Condominium Lobby Hotel Lobby

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Building Heights

Garage Entry

Competing Uses Model

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The high spine of Boston’s business district to the north of the side is opposed by row houses of South End.

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Similar program should be identified in order to offer services that would not compete with other providers.

View of Plaza

Section A

View of Hotel Loby

Section B

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View of Business Center

Section C

View of Restaurant Seating

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View of West Elevation View of North Elevation 138

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