Containers : project for a new urbanism
Project for a new urbanism
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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This project investigates the possibilities of a new urbanism in vast territories of urban industrial and logistics landscapes, which have become a significant feature of the American city. It is a search for a hybrid typology of habitation and production for these neglected fields. The project starts with a research on urban industrial landscapes of major American cities in order to extract common features, then focuses on Boston industrial area as an example of such condition. It explores patterns with the ability to expand and readapt to different scales and urban conditions. The project concludes with proposing a new typology, which maintains industries on the ground level, adjacent to transportation networks, and proposes a stem structure, which runs through these mega boxes, providing access, infrastructure and service spaces for industries while creating a base for a new linear city on top. mergence of industries and habitation allows new forms of agriculture and energy production, using industrial waste water and waste heat, which this project has tried to address with design solutions.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2011.Pages 68 and 69 are blank. Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 67).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology