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PORTFOLIO

DESIGN IV

Spring 2015

— Saltillo Master Plan.

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ustin's Saltillo District, located just east of downtown across I-35, is a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Historically a shunned, low-income, lowsocioeconomic neighborhood in Austin, the area is undergoing major transformations as development spills over from downtown Austin. Further, the neighborhood is not only culturally divided between the new and historic residents but also physically as the light rail line splits the community in half. As such, this urban plan sets out to achieve two major goals: Reconnect the neighborhood to the rest of Austin and Rebuild the community within while

Taking the original form of a box, each block envelope is then modified to facilitate the creation of wind flow and breezeways.

Next, the envelopes are trimmed according to specified solar angles to guarantee daylight into the street-scape.

ARC H I TECTU RE

Lastly, the envelopes are adjusted for existing and planned capitol view corridors.

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