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ecomachinic housing development

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startup incubator// new media art space

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bath-house

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urban agriculture center


Working with a partner, (Cotey Anderegg) we were asked to design a large housing complex along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh’s Strip District neighborhood. This building was to perform as a ecologically responsive machine as well. We approached this design problem through research of housing precedents, sustainable building systems, and site data.

ecomachinic housing development

The proposed design is a plug-and-play style field of spaces that are programmed as either public/private or indoor/outdoor units that are organized in response to site conditions. The resulting building from this design strategy creates a dynamic, responsive blend of public and private space.


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courtyard enclosure: in the urban context of rotterdam the courtyard enclosure is meant to provide protection and privacy. But it also blocks sunlight and isolates residents from the surrounding neighborhood

courtyard enclosure: in the pittsburgh model, the buildings on the south and east sides are shortened or removed. this acheives both a continuity of space and increased sunlight into the courtyard

SOLAR ANALYSIS Sun path taken from June 21st and December 21st. Showing sun position at 6 am, 12 pm, and 8 pm

state and city parks TOTAL SOLAR RADIATION JUNE 21 (kWh/M2)

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Pittsburgh, PA USA

5.85.8

2) TOTAL SOLAR RADIATION JUNE 21 (kWh/M Pittsburgh, PA USA

greenway forest

site plan

topography: taking advantage of the open site in the strip, the designers play with the topography. This allows for multiple levels of access, dynamic landscapes, and could be used to minimize building surface on the windward side.

elevated gallery: brinkman intended the elevated gallery to encourage social pedestrian activity on multiple levels. but with limited points of access and no level change it falls short in that regard.

elevated gallery: combined with the morphed topograpghy, the elevated access walkways are pushed and pulled to link them as an extrension of the landscape.

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topography: the flat nature of the netherlands is apparent in this site. The surrounding landscape is mostly residental streets with little grade change

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illuminance

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adapting the typologies

flood risk areas

site axon

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abstract drawing of urban ecological strategy


social gathering

deform grids to create change in section in building and landscape

create connection points between grid to inform structural layout

high density circulation

bioswale storm drainage

carrots

beets

summer squash

pole beans

potatoes

garlic

cabbage

building

SHALLOW (12-18”)

MEDIUM (18”-24”)

DEEP (24”-36”)

winter squash

tomatoes

asparagus

sweet potato

lettuce

chili peppers

bok choy

constructed wetland

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low density circulation

weave deformed grids together to generate figure ground relationship

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establish two grids with varying densities based on ecological or social forces

recreation

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This multi functional building is programmed to serve as a startup office space for small businesses as well as a new media art gallery and cafe. Pittsburghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East Liberty neighborhood has quickly been under development over the last few years and shows promise for office space for young enterprises. This design imagines a combination of shared office space with public ammenities under the same roof. A trail of large light tunnels and a winding pink stair guide public users to public space.

startup incubator// new media art space


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section through stair and gallery

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section through offices and cafe


Located on the hills adjacent to Saco Lake in New Hampshire, this bath-house is intended to serve day tourists and hikers from the nearby trails. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parti is two perpendicular prisms laying one on top of the other. A stepped landscape guides water and bath users from the changing rooms above to the baths in the greenhouse-like lower building.

bath-house


Saco Lake Bathhouse 2nd Year Spring Ryan Smith

site layout and elevations


section through entry/changing area and plans of both levels


section through bath area and collages


The Urban Agriculture Center project was a collabration with Grow Pittsburgh, a nonprofit concerned with bringing agricultural practice into urban communities in Pittsburgh. The program called for a community outreach center that would supply resources to the community, a seasonal market area, growing space, and an urban barn.

urban agriculture center


JIHOON PARK RYAN SMITH SCARLET TONG

LOCAL ECONOMY

SELENA ZHEN YISHUN ZHOU

STADIUMS & SPORTS ONE PA CALL

RAIN GARDEN

EDIBLE GARDEN

FLOWER GARDEN

ONE PA CALL

1 1

1 PNC PARK

LICENSE APPROVED

LICENSE APPROVED

2 HEINZ FIELD

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ADOPT-A-LOT LEASE [SHORT-TERM]

ADOPT-A-LOT LICENSE [LONG-TERM]

PRESENTATIONS, ZONING APPROVAL, AND BUILDING PERMITS

Stadiums have a pivotal effect in the area, bringing in tourism, employment and sports culture to the North Side.

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INTAKE FORM

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1 MATTRESS FACTORY

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ENY ALLEGH L CENTRA

ENY ALLEGH WEST

2 CHILDRENS MUSEUM

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3 ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM

VACANT LOT

Local Museums are involved in both the display of art and local events. They play increasingly important roles in the general upkeep of the area as well as working as an intelectual think tank.

H N O RT H S

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

CITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY

CREATIVE LAND REUSE

START HERE BUILDING IN PITTSBURGH

PROJECT REPRESENTATIVE 5 10 11

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4

RELEVANT CITY PERSONNEL

6 DESIGN REVIEW SUBMISSION

APPLICANT 2 3 7 8 13 9 10 11 12

ADMINISTRATION EXCEPTION

7 FLOOD PLAN OVERLAY 8 GATEWAY SIGNAGE 9 GEOTECHNICAL REPORT 10 PLANNING COMMISSION

LANDOWNER 1 10 11

BIKE PARKING CHILDCARE AND ZONING DRIVEWAY CUT REQUIREMENTS DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS

BUILDING IN PITTSBURGH: FORMS

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HOW TO START AN URBAN FARM

OTHER

CITY

PRIVATE

RIGHT-OF-ENTRY APPLICATION SOIL TEST ADOPT-A-LOT LICENSE APPLICATION ADOPT-A-LOT LEASE APPLICATION

ADOPT-A-LOT: FORMS

1 2 3 4 5

MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES 13

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2 PROPOSED SITE VACANT LOTS PARKS PLANNED FUTURE DEVELOPMENT RAILROAD

1 ALLEGHENY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1

2 MARTIN LUTHER KIND JR SCHOOL Allegheny Community College is a relevant and known site for the neighborhood, it is an urban node that keeps the area active.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY SPENDING GOALS, 2015 HISTORIC SITES 1

1 MEXICAN WAR STREETS 2 MANCHESTER ROW HOUSES

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The few remaining historic sites that survived the destruction of the 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maintain a sense of history about the general area. Places such as the Mexican War Streets have become highly valued real estate.

$1.8M $628K $349K $204K $125K

TAXABLE PARCELS

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS BLIGHT REMOVAL PARKS AND REC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

OCCUPIED PARCELS

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ALLEGHENY COMMONS

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NORTH SHORE RIVERFRONT PARK

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR 11

CONTEXTUAL DESIGN ADVISORY PANEL 5 6 12

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION 5 8 10

NOVA PLACE/ALLEGHENY CENTER

APPLICATION DESTINATION

11 SITE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS 12 SITE PLAN SURVEY 13 URBAN AGRICULTURE ZONING

CITY OF PITTSBURGH 7

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Parks such as Allegheny Commons help give the neighborhood both receational and open spaces, helping the development of the arts along with maintaing a good level of greenery in the area.

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78% COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 51% 41% 35% 26% 64% 40%

OWNER RENTER

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NORTH SHORE

PARKS AND RECREATION 1

BLIGHT REMOVAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT SIDEWALKS STREETS AND ALLEYS BUILDING FACADES PARKING STREET LIGHTING HISTORIC PRESERVATION

JOBS PER CAPITA

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ALLEGHENY WEST PRIMARY CONCERNS

39%

69%

NORTH SHORE ALLEGHENY CENTER ALLEGHENY WEST CENTAL NORTHSIDE MANCHESTER

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ALLEGHENY CENTRAL

VALUE OF COMMERCIAL PERMITS, 2010

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79%

ALLEGHENY WEST

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78%

CENTRAL NORTHSIDE

ALLEGHENY WEST $795K

MANCHESTER $736K

CENTRAL NORTHSIDE $4.33M

NORTH SHORE $10.28M

NOVA PLACE/ALLEGHENY CENTER

ZONING OFFICE

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DIVISION OF ZONING 1 2 AND DEVELOPMENT 3 13 REVIEW

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORK

ZONING BOARD OF 11 ADJUSTMENTS

FEDERAL EMERGENCY 7 MANAGEMENT AGENCY

DEPARTMENT OF CITY 5 8 PLAN NING 9

DEPARTMENT OF 3 9 PERMIST, LICENSES AND INSPECTIONS

Nova Place is the new addition to the Allegheny Center Shopping Mall, hoping to ad back more activity into the area with coworking spaces, shops and landscaping. This could prove to be an influential urban node in the future.

POINTS OF INTEREST

81%

81%

ALLEGHENY CENTER $6.31M MANCHESTER

STATISTICS

NEIGHBORHOOD

SAMIHA DAWALBHAKTA ALESSANDRA FLECK HARSHVARDHAN KEIDA

ENVIRONMENT

SKYLER ADAMSKI DAN CASCAVAL DINA CHEN

COMMUNITY

Pittsburgh Department of City Planning Pittsburgh Public GIS data Pittsburgh Zoning Code US Census Bureau

ARTS

DATA SOURCES: Allegheny Council for Economic Development Northside Development Planning Initiative Pittsburgh Adopt-a-Lot Program

MARKET STAND: SELL PRODUCE AND FLOWERS TO THE PUBLIC

CULTURE

AREA OF INFLUENCE


arrangement of program elements based on beneficial adjacencies


section and elevation from west side

roof plan


section and elevation from east side

cut plan

Ryan Smith's Portfolio  

architectural design work from my first 3 years studying at Carnegie Mellon University

Ryan Smith's Portfolio  

architectural design work from my first 3 years studying at Carnegie Mellon University

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