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Urban Fusion

Forming Community Relationships in an Impersonal World

Rebecca Taecker • 2013-2014 Senior Thesis • Sandy Stannard


Urban Fusion

Forming Community Relationships in an Impersonal World

Rebecca Taecker • 2013-2014 Senior Thesis • Sandy Stannard


HOW IT COULD BE Urban Fusion

WHERE IT IS

Overview: San Francisco Site Neighborhood Flora Fauna Demographics Zoning Climate Data Energy Strategies Energy Analysis

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HOW IT CHANGES Physical Exploration Expression Preliminary Design

HOW IT WILL BE

Program Form Process Section Exploration Programmatic Arrangement Environmental Solutions Form and Privacy Connecting

HOW IT ENDS

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Social Bankrupcy Cohousing Cohousing Precedents Economic Limitations Affordability Precedents The Maker Movement Makerspace Precedents

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Modern urban community is fragmented. In theory, cities should be a place of unity. The dense living quarters and nearby varied facilities should initiate a closeness in more than just physical proximity. Ideas, lifestyles, and world views can be shared easily and tighten individual relationships in the process. But cities hold darkness as well. Doors and windows are kept locked or barred in selfprotection. Men walk quickly through the streets as women hold their purses closer. Mothers anxiously wait for their children to come home, if they let them out alone at all. The truth is that cities

breed distrust.

Things weren't always this way. In many cities, urban housing often was more than a place to sleep, eat, and leave your possessions; it was a home. People knew and trusted the people living around them. Rather than fearing a walk to the grocery store or pharmacy, city dwellers felt safe under the watchful eyes of their neighbors.

Without trust there can be no community. Those rose-colored “good ol’ days” seem to have vanished into grandmothers’ stories.


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“Things that people once took for granted – family, community, a sense of belonging – must now be actively sought out.”

Social Bankrupcy

– Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett1


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Beginning in the 1960s, a group of friends in Denmark began planning an escape from this social isolation. Their resulting product was Sættedammen, the first bofællesskaber (literally translated as “living community”). With it the

cohousing movement had been born.1

Cohousing, which has become a popular type of housing across much of western Europe and America, combines the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of community living. Anywhere between 6 and 40 households unite around six principle tenets:2 • Participatory process: Most cohousing communities are created from the ground up by the people who wish to eventually live together. As such, the process itself tends to weld together close relationships. • Neighborhood design: Whereas many housing developments like suburbs are created around use of the car, cohousing sites are planned around people. A pedestrian focus and strong central core encourage interaction with neighbors, by choice and by chance.

• Common facilities: Amenities such as a communal kitchen and dining room, laundry equipment, guest rooms, workshops, and


children’s playrooms supplement private living areas and reduce the size necessary for each individual unit. Most communities meet for shared meals several times a week to mingle and enjoy each others' company.

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• Resident management: Residents manage development and upkeep, making group decisions at community meetings. • Non-hierarchical structure and decision-making: Unlike most secluded communities, cohousing does not rely on a charismatic leader - just a change in how we use our homes. No one member of a cohousing development has any authority over other members.

Cohousing developments have been instigated in locations varying from empty farmland to suburbs to crowded cities. When successful, they provide interaction, common resources, lessened requirements on time and money, and a sense of security for their residents.3

Cohousing

• No shared community economy: Cohousing is not a co-op, but an intentional neighborhood community in which residents maintain complete economic autonomy and do not earn any income from the development.


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Jerngarden, Aarhus, Denmark Units: 8 Completed: 1977-78 Architects: Finn Nørholm and Ole Pedersen Tenure: Private

One of the first notable examples of successful urban cohousing, these rennovated rowhouses in an industrial neighborhood of Aarhus share an open back yard converted from a junkyard. It exemplifies creative use of space in a crowded city and friendly relations with the surrounding larger community.1


Doyle Street, Emeryville, California

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This early precedent for American cohousing was inspired by a deserted redbrick warehouse on a low-desirability street; within a few years it was converted into twelve snug but cozy dwellings and a common house. Unlike Jerngarden, Doyle Street focused heavily on multiple stories and how to make balconies into community space.2

Cohousing Precedents

Units: 12 Completed: 1992 Architects: The CoHousing Company and William F. Olin Tenure: Condominium


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La Querencia, Fresno, California Units: 28 Completed: 2008 Architects: Fresno Cohousing, LLC Tenure: Private

Located only a short walk away from an elementary school, a park, and popular retail areas, La Querencia openly encourages the surrounding community to gather and interact. They offer a communal kitchen, a pool and spa, a gym, various workshops, a crafts room, children's play areas, and a community garden to all who are interested, residents and neighbors alike.1


WindSong, Langley, British Columbia, Canada

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When future residents of WindSong bought their 5-acre site, the government declared that they would be allowed to build on only a quarter of the lush natural forest grounds. The design takes advantage of this decree by using the density and a glass-covered street to simultaneously strenghten the community and shelter residents from the harsh northern weather.2

Cohousing Precedents (Con't)

Units: 34 Completed: 1996 Tenure: Private and Rental


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Cohousing may be an admirable model, but it is typically only available in suburbs, and then to tenants who are financially able to buy their own homes.1 An entire demographic of city dwellers remains that still needs housing. In order to quantify demand, the government uses a household's area median income (AMI), or the median group income from the area, to determine what level of affordability is available to them.2 For households at or below 50% of the AMI, very-low income housing is an option. Further up the economic spectrum is low-income housing, which is accessible to households that bring in 80% of the AMI or less.3 In the middle one can find below market rate (BMR) housing for those who earn between 55% and 120% of the AMI. All typically fall under the category of affordable housing, in which no more than 30% of household income goes towards housing expenses.4

Many different approaches have been taken on the subject of affordable housing. One popular approach is mixed-income housing developments, which blend low-income and high-income residents.5 Theoretically, this intermingling gives new opportunities to poorer tenants and improves quality of life for all.


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Clipper Residence, San Francisco, California Completed: 2006 Architects: Lorax Development Tenure: Private

Created with the Seussian mission to build environmentally responsible homes, the Clipper Residence has been dubbed the "greenest home in San Francisco." Its solar power collection system, extensive rainwater harvesting, reclaimed materials, and extremely energy efficient systems are anticipated to save more than 10 times the cost of initial investment over the building's lifetime.1


4800 Third Street, San Francisco, California

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Third Street in San Francisco is transforming into a highly desirable pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, and this four-story Below Market Rate (BMR) development helps first-time home buyers afford the prime real estate. All units have windows on at least two sides for cross-ventilation, daylight, and vibrant views of the city.2

Affordability Precedents

Units: 18 Completed: 2013 Architects: Van Meter Williams Pollak and San Francisco Housing Development Corp Tenure: BMR Condominium, Retail


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Mark Rothko Apartments, Portland, Oregon Completed: In Progress Architects: Randy Rapaport and Steve Van Eck Tenure: Low-Income Rental

Winner of the 2009 AIA Design Award, this highdensity building cantilevers half of its structure over a transfer floor, which is also used as a greenspace and community room. The resulting layout maximizes space and allows more efficent and economical units. A faรงade of concrete panels gently bends and curves to create larger or smaller windows based on interior use of the space.1


Grow Community, Bainbridge Island, Washington

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Grow Community focuses on environmental sustainability at low cost. All of the houses and townhouses are powered entirely by solar energy and provided with water from rain barrels. Shared solar-powered electric cars and organic gardens add to the small-town neighborhood feel.2

Affordability Precedents (Con't)

Units: 29 Completed: 2013 Architects: Davis Studio Architecture + Design, LLC and Cutler Anderson Architects Tenure: Private and Rental


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Community requires more than a place to reside in order to thrive; it needs opportunities for people to live, explore, and connect. Few strategies capture this goal better than the recently-popular Maker Movement. Allegedly originating in 2005 with the publication of MAKE Magazine, the "maker culture" behind the movement is a contemporary, technologybased extension of the "do-it-yourself" (DIY) subculture. It emphasises learning-through-doing in a social environment; informal, networked, peer-led, and shared learning; invention and prototyping; and motivation through fun and selffulfilment.1 At its core, the Maker Movement is about empowerment: its members value skill over money, building over buying, and creation over consumption.2

Many self-named Makers extend the movement's social mantra by creating gathering places called makerspaces. They can take the form of looselyorganized individuals sharing space and tools, for-profit companies, non-profit corporations, organizations affiliated with schools, universities or libraries, and more. All provide access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.3


The Maker Movement

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Columbus Idea Foundry, Columbus, Ohio Established: 2009 Square Footage: 25,000 sf Founder: Alexander R. Bandar

The Columbus Idea Foundry was formed on the motto of "Knowledge, Talent, Mischief." Anyone in the neighborhood can take classes for woodworking, metalworking, welding, blacksmithing, jewelry-smithing, screen printing, glass working, photography, and use of a CNC router, laser cutter, and 3D printer; members have access to all tools and spaces at any time. It prides itself as a supporter of local entrepreneurs.1, 2


Maker Works, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Maker Works is a member-based workshop oriented towards builders, makers, artists, and tinkerers of all skill levels. The organization focuses on providing three specific benefits: access to expensive tools and machinery; space for all kinds of projects; and a vibrant community of likeminded people to interact with, learn from, and enjoy. Their amenities are divited into four areas - metal, circuits, wood, and craft - with different safety restrictions for each zone.3

Makerspace Precedents

Square Footage: 14,000 sf Business Model: For-Profit


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Urban housing needs a revitalization.

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Two facets in particular must be addressed. First, the high cost of city living should not prevent anyone from finding decent accomodations; housing should be affordable to everyone. Secondly, the social bankrupcy of modern cities must be reversed with community living. By reaching for both goals simultaneously, we can create a synthesis that will benefit everyone involved. A first step will be a mixed-income

Community can be difficult to create and maintain, but it shouldn't have to be. All it needs is an invitation to be made strong again.

backgrounds will have a place to form open relationships with each other and rediscover trust. The first floor will be a complex of varied makerspaces for the extended neighborhood to use for creating, building, mending, and exploring, culminating in a cafe to serve as the neighborhood's open living room; on higher levels, residents will enjoy benefits such as open gardens, common living space, laundry facilities, guest rooms, and a community kitchen and dining room.

Urban Fusion

residential development and makerspace. Residents of all economic


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In San Francisco, California, a longstanding housing crisis makes finding accomodations of any kind difficult. As mentioned before, affordable housing is federally defined as requiring no more than 30% of household income towards housing expenses; however, 40% of Bay Area renters pay at least 30% of their income for rent.1 The National Low Income Housing Coalition ranks San Francisco as the nation's second least affordable city, bordered by the first (San Jose) and fourth (Oakland)2. At least 96,000 people cannot afford market rate housing. The main city alone requires an estimated 21,000 new low-income households as a bare minimum.3

A good site to start is the corner of Haight Street and Octavia Boulevard. Bordered by busy Market Street, within sight of the termination of Highway 101, and a stone's throw from the downtown district, this block-long stretch of property is a hub of activity. Add close walking distance to transit stops, jobs, schools, and public parks and you have prime real estate for affordable housing in the City by the Bay.


– Scott Wiener, SF politician4

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neighborhood: (noun) 1. the area or region around or near some place or thing; vicinity 2. a district or locality, often with reference to its character or inhabitants1

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1. a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests, residing in proximity, and perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists2

1. to take or have a part or share, as with others; to partake; to share3

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Daily Life Hospitals & Doctors Pharmacies

SENSORY DIAGRAM: SOUNDS, SMELLS, BREEZES, TRAFFIC (STREET/ PEDESTRIAN), VEGETATION, ETC

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California Poppy Escholzia californica California's state flower, the California poppy has been used traditionally by Native Americans to make medicine from the leaves and cosmetics from the pollen. It is also called the golden poppy, California sunlight, and cup of gold.1

Seaside Daisy Erigeron glaucus These cheerful white and purple flowers can be found on coastal bluffs from the central coast to Oregon. They are well known for attracting butterflies.2

Purple Needle Grass Nasella pulchra

Found wild across western California, needle grass is valuable as erosion control and forage. It is the larval food plant for the California ringlet butterfly.3


Western Sword Fern Polystichum munitum

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An evergreen fern native to western North America, where it is one of the most abundant ferns. It can be found along the Pacific coast from southwest Washington to southern California, and also inland east to southeastern British Columbia, northern Idaho and western Montana.4

Coastal Sagebrush Artemisia californica Valued today for its pleasing smell, the coastal sagebrush was one of the most important of the medicinal plants for local Native Americans. Depending on preparation, it could be used to treat toothache, coughs, asthma, rheumatic pains, stomachaches, burns and wounds, fever, or menstrual cramping.5

Coast live oaks thrive in coastal environments and can live past 250 years old, growing trunk diameters up to 12 feet. Its acorns are highly nutritious and were a dietary staple of at least twelve distinct cultures of Native Americans.6

Flora

Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia


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California Ground Squirrel Spermophilus beecheyi California ground squirrels are extremely adaptable; the only habitat type they do not use is deserts. They live in burrow systems that can house many generations, forming a sort of colony. Each individual has its own entrance that it uses exclusively.1

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus Mule deer are a remarkably versatile species: of at least sixty types of natural vegetation in the western United States, they have (or do) occupy all but two or three. The expansive hunting economy built around them brings significant annual revenue to nearby towns and cities.2

California Quail Callipepla californica

California Quail are quite social and travel in small groups, ranging from 25 to 40 birds; however, coveys in excess of 1000 birds have been reported. They prefer living in open woodlands, bushy foothills, valleys with streams, and suburbs.3


Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

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Gopher snakes are indispensible in controlling the populations of small mammals, birds, lizards, smaller snakes, and insects. Since they have no venom, they kill their prey through constriction; however, to discourage predators, they mimic rattlesnakes when threatened.4

Western Bumble Bee Bombus occidentalis Western bumble bee workers have three main color variations: Californian ones have distinctive yellow and reddish brown hair across their bodies. Because they do not depend on any one flower type, bumble bees are considered to be superior pollinators to honey bees.5

Once the source of a prosperous Californian fishing industry, anchovies are now used primarily as bait and feed for farmed fish. They provide a critical source of food for a great variety of organisms, such as larger fish, marine mammals, and marine birds.6

Fauna

Northern Anchovy Engraulis mordax


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2010 Census Block Data 1 Dot = 1 Person White Black Asian Hispanic Other Race / Native American / Multi-racial

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Under 5 years 5 to 17 years 18 to 64 years 65 years and over

Age in San Francisco1 9.0% 4.4%

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Race and Ethnicity in San Francisco3 41.9% 3.2% 0.3% 0.4% 0.2%

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Less than 9th grade 9th to 12th grade, no diploma High school graduate, GED, or alternative Some college, no degree Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree

Educational Achievement in San Francisco2


STREET TREES FLOOR AREA RATIO (FAR) OFF-STREET PARKING, COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL PERMISSIBLE RETAIL SALES AND SERVICES

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Full-service restaurant, small self-service restaurant, financial service, personal service, business or professional service, trade shop No residential density limit by lot area

RESIDENTIAL DENSITY BY DWELLING UNITS USABLE OPEN 100 square feet if common SPACE (PER UNIT)

Zoning

HEIGHT LIMIT STREET FRONTAGE

Moderate Scale Neighborhood 1 Commercial Transit District (NCT-3) 85’ maximum height Transparent windows and doors must cover no less than 60% of the ground floor; ground floor minimum floorto-floor height of 14’ Required 3.6 to 1

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Southward-facing glazing will capture the most amount of light and warmth from winter sun as possible. To prevent overheating, however, overhangs should be designed to fully shade in summer.

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Double pane high performance glazing (Low-E) should be installed on the west, north, and east sides of the building, with clear glazing to the south for maximum passive solar gain.

Heat gain from equipment, lights, and occupants will increase heating needs during the summer, but will also help offset heating costs in winter.

Energy Strategies

Organizing the floorplan around solar orientation will let users enjoy natural sunlight at different stages of the day and diminish the need for expensive additional heating.


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Assumptions: Wall: R19 Floor: R19 Roof: R 38 Windows: U = .40 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: .35 [double pane, low E]

Energy Use Intensity Electricity EUI: Fuel EUI: Total EUI:

Renewable Energy Potential

Roof Mounted PV System (Low Efficiency): Roof Mounted PV System (Medium Efficiency): Roof Mounted PV System (High Efficiency):

10kWh/sf/yr 41 kBtu/sf/yr 75 kBtu/sf/yr

178,838kWh/yr 357,677 kWh/yr 536,515 kWh/yr

*PV efficiencies are assumed to be 5%, 10%, and 15% for low, medium, and high efficiency systems


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What is community? Is it possible to define and understand through physical form? In order to do so for the Vellum Furniture Competition, an exploration was necessary to see community as abstract ideas.

Coziness

Security

COMMUNITY Comfort

Inclusion

Relationships

It became clear that a chair would be an ideal piece: supportive, casual, and personal. A chair can embrace the person sitting in it; that person can feel immersed in a place so comfortable and homey that they'd never want to leave.

Ultimately the concept that best embodied this envelopment was the term "hyggeligt." A uniquely Dutch word, hyggeligt can be defined as many things. It is the comfort of a blanket and a hot cup of tea. It is a good, heartfelt conversation with a friend. It is the dim light of a winter afternoon and a candle on the table. It is a morning spent looking through a photo album with grandparents. Hyggeligt is exactly the kind of intangibility to use as a springboard into physical community.


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"The Walnut" does far more than a traditional

chair form: it reaches out from every angle to hold you close, personifying a hyggeligt embrace. Its curved glu-lam wooden ribs create a "half-shell" cavity that allows the user to roll about freely. At its structural focal points, two steel gussets bolted to the ribs keep the tension in check; inside, wooden slats form the protective edges of a nest. To personalize the experience, a cushion is composed from old clothes: shirts, sweaters, pajamas, dresses, memories, stories, and dreams are all bundled up into a surrounding cloud. One person can sit and remember, or two people can sit and share; either way, a form of community is found.


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Escaping

Returning

Inviting

Leaving

Relaxing

Selling Shopping Working Embracing Smiling Laughing Encouraging Loving Caring

Gaming

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Relating Belonging

Feeling Worrying

Studying Running

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Prompt: "Climate Response" Buildings in San Francisco rarely need to be cooled; the famously foggy skies make the challenge a matter of heating and daylighting. This quick model was centered around how to reflect sunlight into deeper recesses.

Prompt: "Interconnectedness" Connection is a key concept behind this project. In order to find ways for inhabitants to relate to each other intangibly, I tried a shape that provided a number of ways to cross paths physically.

Rather than try to visually emulate the shape of something from nature, I pursued the concept behind many local animals' survival strategy: strength in numbers. Like a school of anchovies or flock of quail, the posts support each other to become a conhesive unit.

Preliminary Design

Prompt: "Biomimicry"


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Dwellings

Living/Dining Area

Bedrooms

Bathrooms Circulation/ Storage

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• Bedrooms - 115 + 15 sf (closet) = 130 sf each • Living/Dining - 150 sf • Kitchen - 100 sf • Bathrooms - 60 sf each • Circulation/Storage - 60 sf

13 units (7) 1-bedroom, 1 bath (4) 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath (2) 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath

TOTAL: 11,000 sf Courtyard Patio Outdoor Seating

TOTAL: 4,000 sf

Gardens

Parking 2,400 sf

• First Floor Cafe - 1500 sf • Kitchen/Dining - 1300 sf • Lounge/Flex Space - 1000 sf • Guest Room - 400 sf • Bathrooms - 200 sf • Laundry - 100 sf • Circulation/Mechanics - 500 sf

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Woodworking Area - 4000 sf Metalworking Area - 3800 sf Craft/Flex Area- 2000 sf Bathrooms - 200 sf Circulation/Mechanics - 1000 sf

TOTAL: 10,000 sf

Makerspace Woodworking Metalworking Circulation/ Mechanics

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TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE: 32,400 sf

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1. Zoning maximum (85' tall, to edge of lot), footprint of ~12,500 sf

2. V-shaped dwelling layout with narrow courtyard, northern common house to street level 3. Stepped apartments, southern common house and parking

4. Townhouse layout, centralized common house


5. Courtyard protected from Octavia Blvd., Northern common house and parking

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6. Angled townhouses for southern light, minimal first floor

8. Apartment/ townhouse combo with courtyard and southern common house to street level

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Due to the site's slope and angled tip, structure and floor levels needed to be accounted for as early as possible. Creating both a digital and physical model of the southern end in the preliminary phases of design helped to determine what would and would not work structurally, spacially, and tectonically.

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San Francisco gets an average of 20.78 inches of rain every year.1 Very little of it is collected for pragmatic use.

With the main face of the site almost due west, the challenge is how to bring in maximum light while shielding residents from the harsh heat of western glazing. Most of the units' natural light comes from sloping skylights which double as rain collectors. Harvested rainwater is used to irrigate a series of planters that serve to protect against overheating; to keep the roofs cool; and to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs according to the residents' choice.


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1. Zoning maximum (85' tall, to edge of lot)

2. Stepped downward to maximize southern exposure

3. Stepped inward for circulation

4. Rooflines altered for better access to sunlight and rainwater collection

Whenever the concept of community is pursued, it is important to also consider privacy. In this complex the program spaces are carefully arranged to encourage planned and spontaneous connection such as gathering in the common dining hall or chatting with a neighbor through their kitchen window - while leaving space away from the main thoroughfare for personal privacy.


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Connecting

Ultimately, this thesis is about connection and a place to allow it. Dwellings, gardens, common areas, and makerspaces are all tools to raise San Francisco from its social bankrupcy, one neighborhood and one community at a time.

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