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Group 8: Tactical Design Precedents

Lent Space

Interboro Makeka (Lower Manhattan,New York)

 

The agents and intended audience:

Lent Space was commissioned by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council New York. And it was designed by Interboro Partners in 2008 and 2009. It was a temporary activity to animate an empty place awaiting renewal, and it aims to serve for office workers and pedestrians.

 

The long-term purpose of the project:

The Lent Space occupies an entire city block of 0.5 acre, which is aimed to offer a space for rotating exhibitions of contemporary art complemented by various public programs.

 

Tactical operation:

The LentSpace includes a tree nursery and an operable fence. The moveable planters in the nursery can provides shade for the office workers nearby. The fence acts both exhibit panels and benches in the site. Except the role as a surface for the display of art, the fence can change the openness of space by the users rotating it, which creates closed, semi-open and open three space statuses. When people adjust some fence for resting and talking, the shortcuts across the site is created as well. If all fences are opened, the edge between sculpture park and Duarte Square is blurring too.

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Overview of the Project

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Site Plan

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Structure Analyze

References:

http://architizer.com/projects/lentspace/

http://www.interboropartners.com/projects/lentspace/

 

 

The Slovo Park Project 2012

1 to 1 Agency of Engagement (Johannesburg)

 

The agents and intended audience:

1 to 1 Agency of Engagement (Johannesburg) organized student group of Bennett, Casson, Fillipe, Hattingh and Makgabutlane, began the project with the residents in Slovo Park community, along with Federation of The Urban Poor (FEDUP) and C.O.R.C.

 

The long-term purpose of the project:

The project is based on the former 2010 project and accommodate new needs of community such as providing more occasions of community gathering. The long-term purpose is to attain and define a vision of community upliftment, self-sustainability, and development.

 

Tactical operation:

Firstly, the project is based on researching. Using photographs and notes to observe and document the first impressions of this site; Attending community meeting and doing some interview. Then analysing the information into an organogram to visually organize social complexity.

Secondly, determining the key research themes related sub-research categories through mapping exercise. Discussing with Business Forum members to determine urban framework strategies: a sustainable economy, an access to public amenities and opportunity for partnership.

Thirdly, determining the framework, adopting the concept of implementing strategies in 4 stages: upgrading infrastructure and street; developing economic opportunities; developing meeting spaces and recreational areas relating to business activity; building infrastructure.

Then, the students found it necessary to address some of the current problems through the conference and participation of residents. They discovered some of the current problems and decided to focus on raising the roof, which was strongly proposed by residents.

Finally, with the help of students from different majors, community members and residents, finishing the upgrade of Slovo Hall in two weeks.

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Researching & Analysing

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Design Strategies

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Practice Work

Reference:

http://slovo-park.blogspot.co.uk/p/slovo-park-project-2012.html?nsukey=lj3aybGLiUpEiIkTWOHyCFwLNRi9Da175XDU%2FLyQbqt%2Fq2isw1Ri9b17RVxwT9oP2Xh6UGoPYa4WvXOwD9l4FyruHQtMna4Wq%2FvJzjWGFl%2BFT%2Brhh3J%2BRQF4Xm6O%2B%2B0BHzhn%2FgGhCgenEg3X4%2FX1QCuoGbWTUH0Z8fcAvmx%2BrC%2F5uF1Gal2D3jZ2e4e2BSkA

 

 

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