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LA Cleantech Corridor

LA Cleantech Corridor

SCI-Arc SCIFI Studio, Masters of Design Reserach, Urban Design, Planning + Policy.

PROGRAM_ Speculative Urban Design.
INSTRUCTOR_ Andrew Zago.
TEAM_Tom Ames, Hassan Ismail, Kentaro Nagasawa, Monica McKay,Timothy Turner, Tiantian Sun, Sandy Phoxay.
SOFTWARE_ Rhino. AutoCAD. Adobe Creative Suite.
DESIGN PERIOD_ January- May 2011.

Design studio project to reimagine the urban fabric of Downtown LA’s central manufacturing district into an incubator for green startups and environmentally friendly manufacturing. The studio examined the future of Los Angeles development, reimagining the form of the city on a grand scale. By starting from a blank slate, the team created a new organizational scheme that structured the new development in ways which were previously impossible.
Exhibited at the 2011 Little Tokyo Design Week - Future City.

Existing Street Grid Conditions

Existing Street Grid Conditions

Overlay of Grids influences new organizational scheme

Overlay of Grids influences new organizational scheme

Massing Study - Graphic Pattern influences Building Forms

Massing Study - Graphic Pattern influences Building Forms

Intertwined Systems form a new Sustainable Neighborhood

Intertwined Systems form a new Sustainable Neighborhood

New building fabric allows juxtaposition of uses in novel ways

New building fabric allows juxtaposition of uses in novel ways

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New Urban Fabric

New Urban Fabric

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