CART
Cart City
Food Truck Housing

Cart City

Create a multi-use building and space that acts as an attractor for redevelopment in one of New Haven's up-and-coming nine square blocks. Define a work program that requires the response of a new architectural strategy. Insert a live/work housing prototype that adds a vertical profile to downtown while converting an underutilized public path into an urban gesture.

PROGRAM: The introduction of a third food cart zone in New Haven. The site becomes a destination on New Haven’s busiest food streets (Orange St + Crown St) while establishing a new user-base and locale. The linking and fostering of networks becomes a strategy for developing the relationship between LIVING space and WORKING space and also the overlap between units within the building.

MOVING ROOM: Add a shared and negotiated live/work space. Residents would rent and appropriate the space as a means of expanding their environment. This space can be communal if used on the shared floors or private if attached to living units. The greater community sees the space as a spectacle and interfaces with it when it services the park. The position of the room in profile would be synonymous with certain activities. Common living/working clusters can negotiate the borrowing of the room as a shared common space for multiple residents. It becomes a discussion among the complex and its desirability keeps it active.

PROGRAM: Live-work Housing

CRITIC: Joel Sanders

YEAR:
2012
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Site plan diagramming public and private circulation around the alleyway infill site of the CART food cart housing projectSite plan diagramming public and private circulation around the alleyway infill site of the CART food cart housing projectSite plan diagramming public and private circulation around the alleyway infill site of the CART food cart housing projectSite plan diagramming public and private circulation around the alleyway infill site of the CART food cart housing project

SITE: Enhance the energy of the moving room by pulling a diagonal path under the new complex from Chapel Street. Define the park edge with a modified bus stop as an act of enclosing a zone to be serviced by the food tower.

Site plan diagramming public and private circulation around the alleyway infill site of the CART food cart housing project
Site plan diagramming public and private circulation around the alleyway infill site of the CART food cart housing project
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Section sketch of the concept for a moving room that extends the CART shared spaces and links to the park belowSection sketch of the concept for a moving room that extends the CART shared spaces and links to the park belowSection sketch of the concept for a moving room that extends the CART shared spaces and links to the park belowSection sketch of the concept for a moving room that extends the CART shared spaces and links to the park below
Section studies for the interaction of various share spaces for food cart lifestyles in the CART housing projectSection studies for the interaction of various share spaces for food cart lifestyles in the CART housing projectSection studies for the interaction of various share spaces for food cart lifestyles in the CART housing projectSection studies for the interaction of various share spaces for food cart lifestyles in the CART housing project
Site plan diagramming public and private circulation around the alleyway infill site of the CART food cart housing projectSite plan diagramming public and private circulation around the alleyway infill site of the CART food cart housing projectSite plan diagramming public and private circulation around the alleyway infill site of the CART food cart housing projectSite plan diagramming public and private circulation around the alleyway infill site of the CART food cart housing project
Series of sectional sketches looking at the distribution of private and shared spaces in the CART infill towerSeries of sectional sketches looking at the distribution of private and shared spaces in the CART infill towerSeries of sectional sketches looking at the distribution of private and shared spaces in the CART infill towerSeries of sectional sketches looking at the distribution of private and shared spaces in the CART infill tower
Section of the thin 16' alleyway profile infilled by the CART project revealing the relationship to the adjacent rooflinesSection of the thin 16' alleyway profile infilled by the CART project revealing the relationship to the adjacent rooflinesSection of the thin 16' alleyway profile infilled by the CART project revealing the relationship to the adjacent rooflinesSection of the thin 16' alleyway profile infilled by the CART project revealing the relationship to the adjacent rooflines
Plan animation showing the various levels and interactions between various spaces and CART's moving room extension spacePlan animation showing the various levels and interactions between various spaces and CART's moving room extension spacePlan animation showing the various levels and interactions between various spaces and CART's moving room extension spacePlan animation showing the various levels and interactions between various spaces and CART's moving room extension space
Study model of a staggered unit concept for the CART tower weaving shared space and private space for communal cookingStudy model of a staggered unit concept for the CART tower weaving shared space and private space for communal cookingStudy model of a staggered unit concept for the CART tower weaving shared space and private space for communal cookingStudy model of a staggered unit concept for the CART tower weaving shared space and private space for communal cooking
Diagrams of the possible variations of the moving room at various levels of the CART projectDiagrams of the possible variations of the moving room at various levels of the CART projectDiagrams of the possible variations of the moving room at various levels of the CART projectDiagrams of the possible variations of the moving room at various levels of the CART project
Study model of the CART tower with two scales of elevators for moving food carts and people to the communal spacesStudy model of the CART tower with two scales of elevators for moving food carts and people to the communal spacesStudy model of the CART tower with two scales of elevators for moving food carts and people to the communal spacesStudy model of the CART tower with two scales of elevators for moving food carts and people to the communal spaces
Diagram showing the infill site for the CART project within the skyline of New HavenDiagram showing the infill site for the CART project within the skyline of New HavenDiagram showing the infill site for the CART project within the skyline of New HavenDiagram showing the infill site for the CART project within the skyline of New Haven
Section drawing of the CART project showing the housing lifted above the public alleyway and the shared communal spacesSection drawing of the CART project showing the housing lifted above the public alleyway and the shared communal spacesSection drawing of the CART project showing the housing lifted above the public alleyway and the shared communal spacesSection drawing of the CART project showing the housing lifted above the public alleyway and the shared communal spaces
Section perspective diagram of interaction with the CART moving room lift that extends the main living spaceSection perspective diagram of interaction with the CART moving room lift that extends the main living spaceSection perspective diagram of interaction with the CART moving room lift that extends the main living spaceSection perspective diagram of interaction with the CART moving room lift that extends the main living space
Diagram series showing the various functions and spaces connected throughout the CART housing projectDiagram series showing the various functions and spaces connected throughout the CART housing projectDiagram series showing the various functions and spaces connected throughout the CART housing projectDiagram series showing the various functions and spaces connected throughout the CART housing project
Collection of study models for CART looking at variations of shared and private space throughout the towerCollection of study models for CART looking at variations of shared and private space throughout the towerCollection of study models for CART looking at variations of shared and private space throughout the towerCollection of study models for CART looking at variations of shared and private space throughout the tower
CART study model with an angled profile that pulls down to the intersection of the alley and the parkCART study model with an angled profile that pulls down to the intersection of the alley and the parkCART study model with an angled profile that pulls down to the intersection of the alley and the parkCART study model with an angled profile that pulls down to the intersection of the alley and the park
Model images of the CART proposal showing the front and back structures without facades to emphasize the internal functionsModel images of the CART proposal showing the front and back structures without facades to emphasize the internal functionsModel images of the CART proposal showing the front and back structures without facades to emphasize the internal functionsModel images of the CART proposal showing the front and back structures without facades to emphasize the internal functions

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