4 Minutes City 3.0 - Housing Detail

4 Minutes City 3.0 - Housing Detail

MA Research & Design Studio, Spring Semester 2012, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft (NL)

This studio zooms into the architecture of a city that is built upon speed and direct accessibility. What kind of architecture can accommodate speed and performance of high speed vehicles? How is organization and apartment layout change according to the different vehicles used? This studio is a negotiation between the time needed to travel and space occupied by structure and infrastructure. Using the data produced on the previous 4 Minutes City studios, a selection was made to scale the data of Rotterdam into a 250 people apartment block. The model developed generates and evaluates different options that optimize either the time needed to travel or the volume occupied by the program. The students were asked to minimize the time needed to travel, minimize the space occupied by structure (closest to neighbor) and infrastructure and to create door-to-door accessibility for all inhabitants and users. For the initial model the scenario of leaving your house towards an exit point is used.

Guest Critics: Prof. Winy Maas, Ben Immers, Huib Plomp, Sander Mulders, Elmer Van Grondelle

Participants: Athanasiadou Lila, Czynczyk Pola, Harrex Joshua, Nguyen Hanh, Pieters Sean, Stöbe Kaspar, Tegkelidis Adamantios, Van Gool Daan, Verkerk Teun + 29 students from the Automotive Design Minor, IO Faculty, TU Delft


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