Urban Design Study
Advanced Computational Design Lab at AHO, Oslo, Norway
This Project aims for re-conception of the urban plan at the island Ormoya in the Oslo Fjord.
It focuses on dichotomies such as public/private, relationship between environment and object and object and object. Another issue addressed is the use of very private spaces in the public domain and their need for the society.
To address the local urban issues, this project proposes a series of private spaces in the public domain - or the other way around - a public space for private use. This is achieved through reduction of the unit size, shortterm program (temporary programs) and intensification of the relation man-nature.
The process is initiated with evaluation of the slope of the natural landscape. This evaluation serves further as a map for distribution of volumes, associated with that
typology. To those volumes a growth algorithm (L-System) is applied, which parameters are in correspondance with the natural terrain. Afterwards the resulting general field is further differentiated and evaluated on a series of objectives concerning an objects relationship with its surrounding (sunlight and wind) and its immediate neighbours. Result is a differentiated and optimized field.
AHO Works 2014
Excellence in architectural comuter graphics award nominee, AHO, Graphisoft
Excellence in urban design and planning award nominee, AHO, Plan- og bygningsetaten
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