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INTERSPERSE

a scattered approach for a natural park

Cheng Jia Ariel Rose Mucasey Ryan Pietrowski James Thoreen


to preserve the sense of the dense vegetative surroundings, small activity nodes are interspersed throughout the park

SITE SITE

PROPOSED PROPOSED

5,040 SF

SITE SITE 1.4 1.4 MILLION million SF SF

PROPOSED PROPOSED 5,040 5,040 SFSF meeting lodge

ENTRY BUILDING bayou overlook BAYOU shadedPAVILION trellis TRELLIS REST STOPS lake veranda LAKE PAVILION outdoor classroom OUTDOOR CLASS watersport rental KAYAK water STORAGE rest stops dog / REST bikeSTROPS shower WATER observation tower DOG/BIKE WASH VIEWING TOWER

2,304 SF 720 SF 704 SF 384 SF 384 SF 288 SF 128 SF 64 SF 64 SF


interspersed scales of activity - DEPENDENT MODULE SYSTEM with INDEPENDENT APPLICATION

TOTAL BUILT AREA

EXTRA LARGE

LARGE

SMALL MEDIUM

SMALL scale - < 80 SF FOOTPRINT MEDIUM scale - 80 to 400 SF FOOTPRINT LARGE scale - 400 TO 800 SF FOOTPRINT EXTRA LARGE scale - 800 TO 2,400 SF FOOTPRINT


trail development

site contours


trail development

100 year floor plain - highest ground


trail development

main trails


trail development

trail network


program interspersed in the park

1 - meeting lodge 4

2 - bayou overlook

1

3 - lake veranda 3

4 - watersport rental 5 - dog / bike shower 2

6 - shaded trellis

8 6

7 - observation tower 8 - outdoor classroom

7

9 - water rest stop 10 - pedestrian bridge

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9

10

site plan

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MEETING LODGE

EXTRA LARGE scale activity 2,304 SF FOOTPRINT


WATERSPORT RENTAL

MEDIUM scale activity 288 SF FOOTPRINT


stabilized banks create scattered paths along the bayou and the freshwater lake


LAKE VERANDA

MEDIUM scale activity 384 SF FOOTPRINT


BAYOU OVERLOOK

LARGE scale activity 720 SF FOOTPRINT


OBSERVATION TOWER

MEDIUM scale activity 128 SF FOOTPRINT


DOG / BIKE WASH

SMALL scale activity 64 SF FOOTPRINT


WATER REST STOP

SMALL scale activity 64 SF FOOTPRINT each


a light, airy bridge connects the park to the neighborhood


a landscaped bridge access point becomes a neighborhood meeting point

bridge concept diagram

bridge plan

bridge section

bridge meeting point at post oak timber dr.


small branches turn the long, neighborhood bridge into a series of interspersed meeting spaces


activities scattered throughout a range of elevations

typical site sections


Gensler Houston Summer 2013 Intern Small Group: Intersperse