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timothy boreas Masters in Architecture | Kansas State University | Comprehensive Thesis Project


comprehensive thesis


timothy boreas tmboreas@gmail.com 913.529.9262

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Aging in Place

Timber in the City

Timber in the City


aging in place Multi-Family Housing | Zurich Switzerland |5|


PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT

Healthy Living Through Involutary Exercise

Connectivity Through Unit Materials

Security Through Natural Visual Barriers

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT

Within the next decade, the world will see the highest percentage of elderly population due to the aging Post-War generation. This rise brings with it new and unique views to how one should live as they age. This project is intended to develop a solution for a future that responds creatively to the needs of traditional and non-traditional populations; including singles, pairs, single parents, families with children, and groups of friends. Sensitive and meaningful integration of elders is of particular concern toward the goal of creating a state of the art proposal for this kind of living environment.

Challenges related to aging include reduced vision and hearing, decreased muscle strength, risk of illness, etc. The aging-in-place model looks to accommodate these changes by implementing aspects relating to health, convenience, security, connectivity, education and entertainment into the design of the environment. This integrated approach, which not only provides support to the elderly but to persons of all ages, allows the home to be characterized as a home health and service platform thus creating an adaptive and personalized environment. This project will serve to explore a building model that has the ability to adjust to the needs of the occupant. 5th Year Studio Fall 2012 |7|


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healthy Living Through Solar Exposure

Connectivity Through Centralized Circulation

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Convenience Through Various Unit Types

Longitudinal Building Section

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timber in the city Multi-Family High Rise Housing | Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York |13|


Manufacturing vs. Residential

The Timber in the City competition challenges participants to design a mid-rise, mixed-use complex with affordable housing units, a job training/educational facility, a center for innovative manufacturing of wood technology, and a distribution center. The project site is in Red Hook, Brooklyn a neighborhood in some flux, cut off from much of Brooklyn geographically, yet increasingly vibrant. Aspiring to regenerate a dissipating urban manufacturing sector and address the housing needs of New York City, the design is a place for the creation of originative vocational opportunities embracing new wood technology. The main goal was to implement a construction system that draw

Provide Node at Street Level

Maintain Street Edge

optimally on the performance characteristics of a variety of wood technologies. The challenge to interpret, invent, and deploy numerous methods of building systems, with a focus on innovations in wood design on a real site promoted the exploration of a new construction method within the United States. For thousands of years, solid wood has been used as a building material. Timber is an ideal green building material: it is well suited for a broad range of structural and aesthetic applications, it offers high performance characteristics; and wood is an economic driver to maintain forests and protect jobs in our communities. 5th Year Studio Spring 2013 |15|


Courtyard to Provide a Public Amenity

Morph Form to Allow Greater Solar Access

Bike Path to Residential Levels

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Courtyard Integrated with Street Context

Elevation Gradient for Solar Gain to Interior

Street / Courtyard Connection

Fitness Ring as a Buffer Between Mixed Use

Exterior Unit Circulation

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timber in the city Multi-Family High Rise Housing | Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York |21|


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Location of Red Hook

Surrounding Green Spaces and Public Parks

By relating to the knowledge gained from researching european construction practices and utilitizing in-person exposure to swiss methods of wood construction, the proposal provides a new standard for high-rise construction within the United States throught the use of CLT panels. CLT panels are created by laminating thin layers of wood together with the grain alternating at ninety degrees for each layer. Alternating the grain pattern provides omnidirectional load-bearing and transfer capabilities, along with dimensional stability and accuracy. It is also six times lighter than concrete construction. By using this layering veneer technique, the material is strengthened, allowing

Surrounding Bike Paths

it to be used for complete floors, walls, and roofs without reinforcement. The design also focuses on providing a living environment for people of all abilities and ages by following the standards set forth by universal design. Universal design in the simplest terms is described as architectural design that offers the maximum opportunity and choice for all users throughout their lives and strategy for improving the quality of people’s lives. The implementation of design strategies related to accessibility, adaptability, aesthetics, and affordability allow for people of all ages and physical abilities to live in physical environments that are functional, pleasing and safe. 5th Year Studio Spirng 2013 |23|


Maufacturing vs. Residential

Raised Community Space

Various Community Functions

Street Connection Through Site

Street Edge vs. Entrances

Loading Dock Circulation

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Exterior Cafe

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Bike Share

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Wood Manufacturing Offices

Residential Lobby

Exterior Resident Public Space and Amenities

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timothy boreas tmboreas@gmail.com | 913.529.9262


Timothy Boreas - Thesis Portfolio