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Habitable Edge: Architecture for Contemporary Lifestyle at Historical Wangfujing Area, Beijing

Stephanie Jahja 2010280248 School of Architecture EMPA Program, Tsinghua University Thesis Advisor: Prof. Brian Zhang Li May 29th , 2012


ARCHITECTURAL INTERACTION AT HUMAN SCALE Learning from micro scale: Hutong’s daily activities Subject: Beijing’s urban public space Outcome: Habitable Edge universal place making for daily human pattern in Beijing


INTRODUCTION

Statement of Intent

Proposal Target Group ISSUES AND ANALYSIS Current Condition of Public Space in Beijing Public Space in Other Asian Cities Micro Scale: The forgotten Pattern precedent studies: Bernard Tschumi Manhattan Transcripts Gordon Matta- Clark Conical Intersect Micro Scale Contribution in Western and Asian Cities THESIS DESIGN

Site Analysis: Introduction to Beijing Wangfujing Micro Site Analysis Macro Site Analysis Architectural Strategy: Micro urbanism Hutong Architectural Intervention: Habitable Edge Concept Public Zone 1 Public Zone 1I

CONCLUSION


INTRODUCTION Humans do not appear in depictions of urban life Alternative mindset: interpretation of human activities Monumentality to accommodate density Lijnbaan Street, 1953 Introduction

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Target Group


RETHINKING INTERNAL ORDER Studio Mumbai, 2010 “The origin of modern architecture is essentially in functionalism” Zevi Introduction

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RETHINKING URBANISM The techniques for planning still in conjunction with our everyday life? Introduction

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Occupying Sprawl! New York, 2011 Introduction

Tokyo By- Product, 2003 Statement of Intent

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Horizontal wall of hutongs

PROPOSAL Wangfujing Street as a Monolith City improve experience in micro scale through the implementation of Habitable Edge Introduction

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Children

Man

Woman

Elderly

Tourist

TARGET GROUP Introduction

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Local


INTRODUCTION

Statement of Intent

Proposal Target Group ISSUES AND ANALYSIS Current Condition of Public Space in Beijing Public Space in Other Asian Cities Micro Scale: The forgotten Pattern precedent studies: Bernard Tschumi Manhattan Transcripts Gordon Matta- Clark Conical Intersect Micro Scale Contribution in Western and Asian Cities THESIS DESIGN

Site Analysis: Introduction to Beijing Wangfujing Micro Site Analysis Macro Site Analysis Architectural Strategy: Micro urbanism Hutong Architectural Intervention: Habitable Edge Concept Public Zone 1 Public Zone 1I

CONCLUSION


ZHONGSHAN PARK Inserting object prove a place is public? P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


± 880 M

TIANANMEN SQUARE The square’s inefficient openness? P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


NANLUOGUXIANG STREET

2 M 4.5 M

2M

Architecture and activities interwoven - can this bring a new idea for Beijing? P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


5M

10 M

5M

WANGFUJING STREET If malls and tower blocks are unavoidable, anything architecture could do for sufficient outdoor space? P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


URBAN BLOCKING Wangfujing’s Street Issues P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


CULTURAL CONVENTION OF PUBLIC SPACE Wangfujing’s Street Issues P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


DILEMMA OF HERITAGE Wangfujing’s Street Issues P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


THE NEW PROPOSAL FOR WANGFUJING STREET Wangfujing’s Street Issues P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


Âą 400 M

THE CITY OF TRANSFORMATION Bundaran Hotel Indonesia, Jakarta P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

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M.S. in Western/Asian


THE CITY OF SENSE Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, HK P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

±2M ±6M ±2M Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


THE CITY WITH BALANCE

±3M

± 15 M

±3M

Food Center, Singapore P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

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M.S. in Western/Asian


Overpower big buildings and squares Dilemma of keeping or destroying old historical space P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

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M.S. in Western/Asian


MICRO SCALE:THE FORGOTTEN PATTERN P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


NEW PROPOSED LATITUDE STUDIO WITH BIAD’S BUILDING “…to create an interior space, a surprising interior world that would become an extension of the existing urban scenario…a system of void spaces…brings daylight into the cube…not only give an outstanding commercial solution, but creating a real hutongs icon in Wangfujing street.” ArchShowCase, 2011 P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


MANHATTAN TRANSCRIPTS, 1981

Benard Tschumi catalyst of activities Applying to Beijing: how can architecture be generator instead of just indoor building? P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


CONICAL INTERSECT, 1975 Gordon Matta- Clark Applying to Beijing: If destroying is unavoidable, can the process be demolishing but creating a space in a meanwhile? P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

Precedent Studies

M.S. in Western/Asian


±5M

MINIMUM PUBLIC ZONE Times Square, New York P.S. in Beijing

P.S. in Other Asian Cities M.S. : Forgotten Pattern

± 24 M

± 17 M Precedent Studies

±5M

± 12 M M.S. in Western/Asian


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