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Children’s Creative Play Center

Thesis Statement: The rise of consumption and direct marking to children has led to detrimental effects on their personal health and psychological well being.

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HYPOTHESIS Non-structured, natural or semi-natural environments are effective for fostering creative, self-directed, spontaneous play among children because they provide an environment where children attach their own meanings to places and objects. Children may form better community and environmental awareness with one another in an environment that facilitates and encourages them to play, learn, and be spontaneous.

Parti Parti Statement: “The path to self exploration and enrichment is influenced by the relationships formed along the way.”

Terms of Criticism Children between the ages of two and seventeen watch an annual average of 15,000 to 18,000 hours of television which is 3,000 more hours than they spend per year in school. (Bagdikian, The Media Monopoly). Average American child watches and estimated 25,000 - 40,000 television commercials a year. Children 12 and under spend more than $11 billion of their own money and influence their family spending decisions worth another $165 billion on food, household items like furniture, electrical appliances and computers, vacations, the family car and other spending. Children are targeted because they essentially represent three markets: children’s market, their parents market and future markets.

1. Does the space incoporate a smaller scaled area where children are able to bond and form realtionships with adults and their peers? 2. Does the space encourage differences and diversity? 3. Does the space support long periods of stay? 4. Does the space provide a natural outdoor enviornment? 5. Does the space provide a quiet area for relaxation? 6. Does the space provide ample room for creative play and personal development? 7. Does the space provide opportunities to learn in an energetic enviornment? 8. Will the space evoke the feeling of being part of a community? 9. Will the space assist its users in forming stronger relationships with family and others? 10. Does the space provide an area to develop teamwork and teambuilding relationships? 11. Does the space create a parent community that helps promote discussions and awareness between children and adults?

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CREATIVITY EXPLORATION CONNECTIONS COMMUNITY

The parti expresses how community support and exploration leads to creativity and connections between individuals.

12. Does the space emphasize the importance of togetherness?

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PROGRAM Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


Badger Rosen Squashbuster Center 795 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA

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Existing Building Plans

Close proximity to elementary educational facilities. The distance to elemantary schools in the area should be no more than a mile. Most schools are within walking distance and provide an afterschool “walking-bus” for the children to the facility.

0.24 mi. 0.27 mi. 0.46 mi. 0.54 mi. 0.65 mi. 0.67 mi. 0.69 mi. 0.76 mi. 0.77 mi. 0.80 mi.

Approx. 3531 students enrolled* Site

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Covered Drop-off/Pick-up area

Residentail neighborhood w/ Police Station

Must have adjacent or close outdoor space This includes nearby parks, playgrounds, or fields.

*Carter Developmental Center data not availalbe

Playgrounds/Fields

Northeastern Univ.

Covered Parking

Uncovered Parking

Residential Area

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Police Station across the street

Schools in Proximity Uphams Corner Charter School [Grades 5-8] Carter Developmental Center [Grades 5-12] Joseph J Hurley [Grades Pre-K, K-7] James P Timilty Middle School [Grades 6-8] Orchard Garden [Grades Pre-K, K-8] Maurice J Tobin [Grades Pre-K, K-8] Paige Academy [Grades Pre-K, K-6] Blackstone [Grades Pre-K, K-5] Olph MIssion Grammar School [Grades Pre-K, K-8] William McKinley [Grades 1-12, Sp. Ed]

Commercial Area

Safe waiting area for children with near site parking or drop-off area

Parking and drop-off areas are important since users may be driving to the center. The site has a covered drive-thru drop-off/pick-up area that is needed for parents and buses.

+ Playground + Baseball Fields + Tennis Courts + Basketball Court + Picnic Tables + Green ways

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Picnic area and playground

Playground

Tennis Courts and Basketball Court

Scale 1’-0” = 1/16”

SITE Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


Performance / Exhibit Space Inspiration

Area Allocations

Floor 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 1&2 1&2 ANY ANY 3 1 2 2 2 2 2

INDOOR Area Allocations Quantity Area Sq. Ft. Total Sq. Ft Lobby / Reception 1 500 500 Community Room 1 600 600 Recreation Room 1 900 900 Performance Hall 1 2000 2000 Café 1 1500 1500 Coat Room 1 100 100 Children's Restroom 1 100 100 Restrooms 2 200 400 Storage 2 100 200 Offices 4 100 400 Director's Office 1 150 150 Classroom 4 400 1600 Library 1 800 800 Construction Zone 1 500 500 Motion Room 1 500 500 Music Room 1 300 300 Dance Studio 1 400 400 Arts & Crafts Studio 2 400 800 Program Total 11000 40% Circulation Space 4400 Total Square Footage 15400 OUTDOOR Area Allocation Playground Commons Basketball Court Skate Park Nature Walk

6750

3400

1500

Quantity Area Sq. Ft. Total Sq. Ft. 1 3000 3000 1 1000 1000 1 4700 4700 1 2000 2000 1 5000 5000 Program Total 15700

Classroom

Office

Classroom

Classroom Children’s Restroom

Classroom

Director’s Office

Performance Center

Arts & Crafts Studio

Storage

Storage

Office

Cafe Library

Comminuty Room

Playground

Motion Room

Coat Room

Dance Studio

Restrooms

Office Reception Lobby

Office &

M u s i c Room

Recreation Room

Connect Create Explore

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SCHEMATIC CONCEPTS Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


EGRESS

COMMUNITY

OFFICE

LIBRARY

LOBBY

EGRESS

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1ST LEVEL PLAN | RCP Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


PLAYEGRESS

OPEN TO ABOVE

ARTS & CRAFTS OF-

OFMOTION ROOM

DANCE STUDIO OPEN TO BELOW

9’-0” AFF 11’-10” 10’-2” AFF AFF

10’-1” AFF

MUSIC

11’-9” AFF 11’-3” AFF

10’-9” AFF

REC. AREA 10’-4”AFF

PERFORMANCE CENTER / EXHIBIT SPACE

OPEN TO ABOVE

11’-3” AFF 10’-3” AFF

EGRESS STORAGE

11’-3” AFF

MEN’S

CAFE

WOMEN’S

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2ND LEVEL PLAN | RCP Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


OPEN TO BELOW

EGRESS

MTG. RM CLASSROOM

OFFICE

CLASSROOM

OPEN ARTS & CRAFTS

HIDEAWAY

CLASSROOM

OPEN TO BELOW

EGRESS

MEN’S READING AREA

WOMEN’S

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OPEN TO BELOW

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3RD LEVEL PLAN | RCP Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


EGRESS

MECH./ HVAC STRG.

FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

COOKING CLASS

GREENHOUSE

OFFICE OPEN TO BELOW

EGRESS

GARDEN

FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

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ROOF LEVEL PLAN | RCP Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


Explore

Entry View from Vestibule 3rd Level Stair to Roof

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PERSPECTIVES Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


Connect

CLASSROOMS STORY TIME

Connection Space: 2ND Level

Connection Space: 3RD Level

Connection Space: Rooftop Greenhouse

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PERSPECTIVES Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


Create

Create: Elevator View of Gallery Space

Create: Performance Center

D A N C E

Create: Walk from Art Rm to Dance Studio

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PERSPECTIVES Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


SOCIALIZATION ZONES CREATE CONNECT EXPLORE

West Section: Scale: NTS CREATE CONNECT EXPLORE

Front Section: Scale: NTS

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SECTIONS Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


CONNECT AREAS SEATING

CAFE AREA SEATING

LIGHTING FIXTURES

MATERIALS

Modular Arts Custom Block Panels

Vibrasto Acoustical Wall Panel by Texaa

CLASSROOMS

3Form: Pressed Glass Safety Glass Performance

Skyfold Wall

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Lama Concept LED Carpet Strips

Chalkboard Paint

FURNITURE & FINISHES Reya Duenas | Thesis Design | Spring 2011 | The New England School of Art & Design | Prof.: A. Gitelman & K. Clarke | Adviser: B. Robillard


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