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1 / 14 Emmanouil Saratsis: prototypical adjacencies

Responsive Urban Code | 麻省理工大学波士顿滨水区改造参数化城市设计工作坊

Type | 类型: parametric model for Boston Waterfront development | 波士顿滨水区改造参数化城市设计
year | 年份: 2013
Host | 地点: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA | 美国麻省理工学院
Duration | 时间: 3 weeks | 3星期
Students | 学生: Chaewon Ahn, George Holton Beane, David Porter Birge, Agustina Gonzalez Cid, Gabriel Kozlowski Maia, Wenji Ma, Ariel Noyman, Caner Oktem, Emmanouil Saratsis, Kairav Rajiv Shroff, Difei Xu, Nai Chun Chen
Instructor | 教师: Nicola Saladino
Course tutor | 教师: Miho Mazareeuw 02 - saratsis.jpg
2 / 14 Emmanouil Saratsis: site analysis

This workshop was our second experience at MIT, collaborating with the introductory urban design studio. For the second time we worked on Boston Waterfront, taking advantage of the previous research to achieve perhaps more ambitious goals.
In this occasion we analysed more in depth the socio-economic drivers of the development and explored multiple future scenarios for the harbour and the adjacent urban fabric, considering alternative evolutions of the local and global economy and how these could affect the urban morphology.


这次我们更深入地分析了发展的社会因素,并探索了港湾及周围市区的潜在的发展模式。我们考虑了地方性与全球性经济的非传统演变模式,以及其对于城市形态的影响。 03 - saratsis.jpg
3 / 14 Emmanouil Saratsis: primary spine and urban cells

Students developed a parametric model of the area that could adapt to quite different spatial conditions through multiple typological deformations at different scales. The model was then tested in its ability to address changes on the macro structure, shifting the overall functional balance to make the future development match new economic targets.
In this sense, parametric tools were used both for their ability to generate flexible and yet specific formal outputs and at the same time for their efficiency in dealing with large databases, establishing complex relationships between multiple layers of information.

学生所开发的针对当地的参数化模型能够以多尺度的多种形变来适应于较为不同的空间状况。我们随后测试了该模型指导宏观结构变化的能力,使其总体的功能平衡发生转变,以便将来的发展模式能够适应新的经济目标。因此,参数化工具的最大用处在于其既能够长生灵活而具体的形式结果,又能够高效地处理大量的数据、建立多种信息图层之间的复杂关系。 04 - saratsis.jpg
4 / 14 Emmanouil Saratsis: indexing and functional distribution

Day 1
- General introduction to Parametric Design
- Lecture: AA Landscape Urbanism
- Introduction to urban prototypes
- Initial definition of the prototype (relevant variables and basic behavior)

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5 / 14 Emmanouil Saratsis: prototype layers

Day 3
What are the drivers of the design?
- Introduction to Indexing
Day 5
- Indexing: shared layers amongst groups


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6 / 14 Gabriel Kozlowski Maia: logic of the system (macro)

Day 8
- Prototype: relevant case studies
How does the prototype react to the different conditions?
Which geometric organization can better frame our design goals?
Day 10
- Indexing development (specific to each prototype)
- Prototype development: static model


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7 / 14 Gabriel Kozlowski Maia: logic of the system (micro)

Day 12-15
- Prototype development: parametric model
Day 17
- Final prototypes catalogue
- Definition of different testing scenarios


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8 / 14 Gabriel Kozlowski Maia: development timeline and economic scenarios

Day 19
- Proliferation and assessment
Day 24
Final Review


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9 / 14 Gabriel Kozlowski Maia: scenario 3A - real estate crisis; predominance of harbour activities 10 - gabrielk.jpg
10 / 14 Gabriel Kozlowski Maia: scenario 3B - real estate boom; predominance of office and residential activities 11 - gabrielk.gif
11 / 14 Gabriel Kozlowski Maia: two scenarios for the same urban block 12 - dpbirge.jpg
12 / 14 David Porter Birge: prototypes of industrial blocks 13 - dpbirge.jpg
13 / 14 David Porter Birge: proliferation and evaluation of the system 14 - dpbirge.jpg
14 / 14 David Porter Birge: system resilience - different scenarios