The intent of this Gensler Los Angeles led academic studio was to survey, understand and visualize the dynamic set of infrastructure constraints impacting and contributing to Downtown Los Angeles’ CAPACITY to evolve. The findings uncovered that meeting Downtown Los Angeles' current FAR "constraint" could increase the population of downtown 10-fold from 450,000 people to 4.5 million. Is this physically possible? Can the resources supporting Los Angeles serve a larger population? If so, how large?
As with any city, Los Angeles’ infrastructure exists as both physical and operational systems. Many of these systems remain an enigma, unimaginable and seldom envisioned at their maximum capacity, while others, such as Los Angeles notorious automotive thoroughfares are easily imagined, if not an everyday reality for many Angelenos.
The SLO_GenLA '13 Professional Studio focused on documenting and synthesizing the capacity of Los Angeles’ infrastructure and how the limits of each system may physically impact the future built form of Los Angeles. Once these variables, which include building information and zoning, energy, waste management, and water were universally known and their units of measure understood, scenarios for the future were generated.
For more information on the format or topic of this studio please contact Shawn Gehle or Li Wen at Gensler Los Angeles or engage in the conversation on twitter: #CapacityLA
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The document is customizable, allowing input of individual city rates, resources, and base population.
A LIST OF ASSUMPTIONS, REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL VISUALS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Calpoly San Luis Obispo Students: Derek McFarland, Haley Coughlin,Katherine Quach
Gensler Los Angeles Advisors: Kristen George, Li Wen, Marc Cucco, Shawn Gehle
:: Architectural Site Analysis ::
My focus included capturing the downtown of albuquerque's motion throughout time.
1. Vehicle Transportation Circulation
2. Public Transportation Circulation
3. Pedistrian Circulation
4. Views looking from outside into the site
5. Views looking from inside the site out
6. Shadows and Light
First experience with doing time-lapse photography, so the quality isn't what I would like it to be, but I did learn a lot in the field and plan on doing more with that experience.
-18-105 mm lens
-Neutral Density Filter
-Timelapse Dongle (for D90)
Music Piece 1 - Mac Miller: Best Day Ever
Music Piece 2 - The XX: Intro (Extended)