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latent loophole_18 feet_social condenser_manipulating an illegal gray zone to stimulate social exchange_ THESIS DESIGN


EDUCATION LEVELS

53, 00O

x ACCEPTABLE LEVEL

TOXICITYRESOURCES LEVELS TECHNOLOGY

53, 00O

12.4 %

x ACCEPTABLE LEVEL 72.24%

12.4 %

DON’T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

HOUSEHOLD

0.62 %

HAVE A PROFESSIONAL DEGREE

Under 15 28.3%

133, 116 HOUSEHOLDS WITH AVERAGE FAMILY SIZE OF 3.7

25.9%

DON’T HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO A COMPUTER

HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

HOUSEHOLD

HEALTH EDUCATION LEVELS

15 - 65 66.3%

133, 116 HOUSEHOLDS WITH AVERAGE FAMILY SIZE OF 3.7

0.62 %

HAVE A PROFESSIONAL DEGREE Over 65 5.4%

POPULATION

latent loophole_18 feet_social condenser_manipulating an illegal gray zone to stimulate social exchange_ THESIS DESIGN

TOXICITY LEVELS

TECHNOLOGY RE

28.3%

72.24 DON’T HA

DIRECT ACCE A COMPU

Under 15


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bordered conflation_a reintegration of a split u.s./mexico inteligence cooperation_ STUDIO DESIGN


EDUCATION LEVELS

53, 00O

x ACCEPTABLE LEVEL

72.24% DON’T HAVE

12.4 % 0.62 %

HAVE A PROFESSIONAL DEGREE

Under 15 28.3%

133, 116 HOUSEHOLDS WITH AVERAGE FAMILY SIZE OF 3.7

25.9% DON’T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE

DIRECT ACCESS TO A COMPUTER

HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

HOUSEHOLD

HEALTH

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

15 - 65

Over 65

66.3%

5.4%

POPULATION

bordered conflation_a reintegration of a split u.s./mexico inteligence cooperation_ STUDIO DESIGN

TOXICITY LEVELS


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nexus_hybrid densification strand_ BARCELONA STUDIO DESIGN


SITE

POCKET

RESIDEN TIAL

CLUSTER

CLUSTER

COMMERCIAL

AUDITORIUM

CIRCULATION

nexus_hybrid densification strand_ BARCELONA STUDIO DESIGN

EXISTING

EXISTING

DIGITAL LIBRARY

PUBLIC SPACE

PUBLIC SPACE

COMMERCIAL GALLERY | INTERA ACTIVE MUSEUM

OFFICE

RESIDENTIAL

EXISTING

PUBLIC SPACE


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network library_amalgamated strands_ STUDIO DESIGN


network library_amalgamated strands_ STUDIO DESIGN


_ TOTAL _ 29660 SF

_ SOCIAL HALL _ 6370 SF _ OFFICE SPACES/CLASSROOMS _ 5740 SF _ UTILITY SPACES _ 1750 SF _ COUNCIL CHAMBER / HEARING ROOM _ 3800 SF _ EXTERIOR PUBLIC SPACE _ 4225 SF _ ADDITIONAL HYBRID _ 6000 SF

_ DEVELOPMENT OF A HYBRID BUILDING TYPE THAT COMBINES A COMMUNITY CIVIC CENTER WITH A NEW ADDITIONAL PROGRAM ELEMENT DEFINED BY THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS. _ FOCUS IS ON LOCALIZED NOTIONS OF COMMUNITY VS. CENTRALIZED TRADITIONAL GOVERNMENTAL FACILITIES. BREAKDOWN _

_ LIVE ARTS CONCOURSE _ BOYLE HEIGHTS _ CIVIC CENTER

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live arts concourse_boyle heights_civic center_ STUDIO DESIGN


live arts concourse_boyle heights_civic center_ STUDIO DESIGN


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super graphic design_burbank studio lot main theater_corporate logos wall_ WALT DISNEY COMPANY


disney university lasercut character wall_ WALT DISNEY COMPANY


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interior/schematic design for refinishing, restoration, project moves_ WALT DISNEY COMPANY


TYPICAL STREET PATTERN

EXISTING SITE PROFILE

TYPICAL STREET PATTERN W/ ALLEY

EXISITING FIGURE GROUND

PROPOSED FIGURE GROUND

PROPOSED SITE PROFILE NEW STREET LOT + WALKSTREET PATTERN

WALKSTREET INSERTION

PROMENADE CONNECTION PATH

en marSh proposes the following: • A new internally, embedded WALK STREET that combines with a reconceived STREET LOT and zone change recommendations to create a new landscapebuffered residential environment. • Front and rear GREEN ZONES that replace conventional front yard and rear yard setbacks. Pass-thru PROMENADES on each lot connect the pedestrian walk street to the street lot and provide access to each dwelling’s front door between the green zones. • Combined on site and off site PARKING options. At the scale of the neighborhood, a new landscaped “street lot” increases the number of spaces on the current “dingbat-resultant” street by at least 400%. At the scale of the lot itself, mechanically assisted car parking concepts further minimize the usual driveway paving and turning requirements for urban infill. • Urban Villa, Infill Row house, and Courtyard House typologies introduce COLLECTIVE LIVING and SHARED INFRASTRUCTURE options not present in current zoning practice. • A NEW SUBDIVISION STRATEGY expands the traditional SFD or MFD neighborhood density- based zoning by adding new RMS and CPN occupancybased designations. NEW ZONING RECOMMENDATIONS:

NEW STREET LOT

GREEN ZONES W/ LANDSCAPE BUFFER

1. REAR LOT DEDICATION: 4’ dedication by each property owner creates new 8’ programmable public strip. (Walk Street) 2. GREEN ZONES: Front and Rear green strips (6’ min front/ 5’ min rear) 3. PROJECTIONS: Encouraged for expanded environmental performance 4. PARKING: Spaces reduced when near transit, electric car chargers provided, or custom mechanical apparrati) 5. INTEGRATED PARKWAY PLAN: Require a joint car , pedestrian, landscape, utility plan 6. UTILITY ZONES: Front & rear utility zones designated 7. SINGLE CURB CUT: Max. curb cut of 12 feet (single lane) for low & med density 8. CANOPY TREE: Requires one tree per 50 foot lot 9. STORMWATER COLLECTION: On site collection/irrigation requirement

Neighborhood infill for a 21st century pattern of living New urban visions for existing neighborhoods need not necessarily begin with post-apocalyptic scenarios that generate an urban tabula rasa. In fact, viable urban strategies can include more incremental strategies that introduce effective change one lot at a time.

la forum dingbat 2.0 competition_en marsh team_ WORK PLAYS STUDIO ARCHITECTURE

THE DINGBAT Built for a car-centric society, the Dingbat no longer speaks to a 21st century Los Angeles in which the current expansion of mass transit and interest in a cleaner environment continue to push away from a car-based culture. Yet as a prototype for development, it does retain a specific legacy – the dingbat housing type enables a denser form of infill whose variants and multiplication result in a hyper-specific urban patterning.

This project poses a sustainable reconsideration of subdivision patterns, land use policies, occupancy, and infrastructural integration methods whose roots were originally set by the town of Sherman and later fully realized via infill of the “dingbat” type. This proposal examines five key issues (STREET, SITE, CAR, HOUSING TYPOLOGY, AND RESIDENTIAL OCCUPATION) that when addressed together form the basis for a 21st century infill neighborhood. Conventional residential solutions attempt to balance the car, pedestrian and urban image aspirations of a community. Unfortunately, continuous curb cuts are no longer viable and the West Hollywood site precludes known alleybased alternatives. However, rear yard utility easements already in place do provide an opportunity for reconfiguring familiar relationships. Therefore, this proposal inverts existing street usage patterns and suggests that, even in an existing urban context, pedestrian activity can be isolated and imbedded within the housing context itself.

URBAN VILLA / CAR DROP

Medium Density / SFD, MFD, or RMS The 21st Century Urban Villa recognizes the burgeoning eco-farmer interested in growing their own food on site. A “car drop” provides parking for two cars .

COURTYARD HOUSE/ CAR LOT

INFILL ROW HOUSE / CAR CAROUSEL

Medium Density / SFD, MFD, or RMS The Infill Row House/ Car Carousel create small footprints and efficient site planning for self-sustaining power generation. Car carousels allow narrowed driveway surfacing.

Medium Density / SFD, MFD, or RMS Courtyard housing reinvigorates strong W. Hollywood heritage of outdoor courtyard living. Parking spaces move off site into new car street lot so the site itself is reserved for gardens.

West Hollywood Site (Ogden/Genessee): The history of West Hollywood, like all of Los Angeles, has been chronicled as a history of transit and large transportation systems. Today’s West Hollywood, originally the town of Sherman, grew out of an early 20th century company town of transit workers, shop keepers and working class immigrants. Its location at the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains provides a fertile agricultural base on the one hand while a high water table poses tremendous expense and difficulty for underground construction.

outdoor living

HEALTHY LIVING SUPPORTED BY ECO-FARMING AT THREE VERTICAL LEVELS

SMALL UNIT FOOTPRINT AFFORDS GREATER LANDSCAPE SPACE

SEPARATE OUTDOOR LIVING ROOMS AND DINING SPACES REINFORCE COURTYARD

outdoor dining

NEW ZONING DESIGNATIONS WIND TURBINE TOWER POWERS BACK-UP GENERATOR

West Hollywood codes recognize two single-family or duplex designations (R1 & R2) and three multi-family residential classifications(R3A, B, C & R4) at varying densities and height limitations. en marSh proposes two new zoning concepts.

WIND TURBINE TOWER POWERS BACK-UP GENERATOR

NEW RESIDENTAL DESIGNATION: RMS Residential, Multiple, Single-Family

PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS AT SOUTH FACING ROOF

RMS Zone is not a zone based on density but rather lifestyle and occupancy. It moves past the apartment or condominium as the only choices and instead represents a zone of diverse occupancy choices, either rental or fee simple ownership, that can take on the form of townhouse, row house or urban villa configurations. It is intended to house a more diverse urban “flex zone” that can address new family and lifestyle choices, cooperative social structures, and shared economic strategies. (i.e. gay marriage, domestic partnerships, aging in place, pet ownership, extended family, rental income, etc.)

SPACES EXTEND INDOOR TO OUTDOOR THROUGHOUT THE UNIT

VERTICAL LIVING ENVIRONMENT W/ WALK UP STOOPS

COURTYARD UNITS FULLY SURROUNDED BY NATURE AS PARKING MOVED COMPLETELY OFF SITE INTO STREET LOT

INDOOR ECO-FARMING IN KITCHEN BACKSPLASH SPACE

TWO PARKING SPACES ON SITE VIA MECHANICAL CAR DROP

CAR CAROUSEL PROVIDES TURNING RADIUS FOR NARROWER DRIVEWAY

NEW COMMERCIAL DESIGNATION:

CNP Commercial, Neighborhood Pocket

CP represents a strategic insertion of “walk-up” neighborhood-oriented services within large expanses of medium and high-density, residentially zones parcels. This new zone would appear incrementally along key interior arteries that pass through residential districts and include such uses as: o Recycling Stations o Dog walking Services o Community Gardens o Plant Nurseries o Laundromats o Barber shops o Notary/ Postal Services o Utility Service Substations o Bicycle Shops

GROUND PLANE DEVOTED TO GARDENS, COURTS AND PASSIVE STORMWATER COLLECTION

The en marSh proposal portends a residential future for a city that started as a marsh land. It moves away from the car-centered, Dingbat fabric of Los Angeles and envisions a bookended landscape condition for the housing that places a primacy on light, air and a recaptured ground plane.

Urban Villa

Ground

Level 2

Level 3

Infill Row House

Ground

Level 2

Level 3

Courtyard House

Ground

Level 2

Level 3

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Work Samples  

Selected Professional and Student Work

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