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Park Avenue
Infrastructural Infill

Park Avenue

Infrastructural Infill is a reaction to the increasing realization that the city cannot continue to sprawl for the reasons that the quality, specificity, and contrast of the city would be sacrificed in favor of a market-driven, limitless, and homogeneous territory. Capturing population growth in a dense urban environment is essential for the long-term global competitiveness of the city as a built ecology of living, working, creation, socializing, transport, and culture. This research was conducted in hopes that there are alternative models for meeting and exceeding the projected demands of the future city.

Looking specifically at New York City as a case study of a global city in which the creation, affordability, and diversity of new housing is key to its long-term prosperity, the proposed architecture is a strategy born from an investigation of the DNA of the city fabric instead of being an applied model.

Unlike existing proposals for multiple new satellite centers scattered across all of New York’s five boroughs, Infrastructural Infill discovers unused and over-looked space in the heart of Manhattan that can match the largest of these satellite projects, while also providing new affordable forms of housing, working, and transportation.

Seeing Park Avenue as an oversized and underutilized zone that connects four vibrant neighborhoods from 42nd Street to 144th Street, Infrastructural Infill is a study testing the potential to locate a combination of mixed-use housing and transportation in the residual spaces caused by urban infrastructure. This discovered insertion can support one of the highest new densities in the city.

The discussion surrounding the affordable housing shortage, now and in the future, is a subject of extreme tension and is obviously not without conflicting interests from all parties involved. The positions taken and presented here, through Infrastructural Infill, have shown only some of the many possibilities and conclusions that can be found in alternative forms of urban housing.

PROGRAM: Housing Infill, Transportation, Parks, Mixed-use

ORGANIZER: JP Immobilien

YEAR:
2016
NEWS:
Animation of the various plans possible within the zoning setbacks for the ININ infill housing proposalAnimation of the various plans possible within the zoning setbacks for the ININ infill housing proposalAnimation of the various plans possible within the zoning setbacks for the ININ infill housing proposalAnimation of the various plans possible within the zoning setbacks for the ININ infill housing proposal

The discussion surrounding the affordable housing shortage, now and in the future, is a subject of extreme tension and is obviously not without conflicting interests from all parties involved. The positions taken and presented here, through Infrastructural Infill, have shown only some of the many possibilities and conclusions that can be found in alternative forms of urban housing.

Animation of the various plans possible within the zoning setbacks for the ININ infill housing proposal
Animation of the various plans possible within the zoning setbacks for the ININ infill housing proposal
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Axon, zoning and impact data on the proposed ININ infill extension into the Bronx with the possibility of extendingAxon, zoning and impact data on the proposed ININ infill extension into the Bronx with the possibility of extendingAxon, zoning and impact data on the proposed ININ infill extension into the Bronx with the possibility of extendingAxon, zoning and impact data on the proposed ININ infill extension into the Bronx with the possibility of extending
Elevated perspective of Park Avenue ININ infill housing through Harlem creating a vibrantly dense street and raised walkwayElevated perspective of Park Avenue ININ infill housing through Harlem creating a vibrantly dense street and raised walkwayElevated perspective of Park Avenue ININ infill housing through Harlem creating a vibrantly dense street and raised walkwayElevated perspective of Park Avenue ININ infill housing through Harlem creating a vibrantly dense street and raised walkway
Diagram showing the potential ININ infill housing massing along Park Avenue based on the 1916 NYC Zoning ResolutionDiagram showing the potential ININ infill housing massing along Park Avenue based on the 1916 NYC Zoning ResolutionDiagram showing the potential ININ infill housing massing along Park Avenue based on the 1916 NYC Zoning ResolutionDiagram showing the potential ININ infill housing massing along Park Avenue based on the 1916 NYC Zoning Resolution
Urban plan showing the possible underdeveloped sites for housing in Manhattan—adding Park Avenue ININ site as a possibilityUrban plan showing the possible underdeveloped sites for housing in Manhattan—adding Park Avenue ININ site as a possibilityUrban plan showing the possible underdeveloped sites for housing in Manhattan—adding Park Avenue ININ site as a possibilityUrban plan showing the possible underdeveloped sites for housing in Manhattan—adding Park Avenue ININ site as a possibility
Plan drawings of the various functions of the lower floors of the infill ININ proposal along Park Avenue in ManhattanPlan drawings of the various functions of the lower floors of the infill ININ proposal along Park Avenue in ManhattanPlan drawings of the various functions of the lower floors of the infill ININ proposal along Park Avenue in ManhattanPlan drawings of the various functions of the lower floors of the infill ININ proposal along Park Avenue in Manhattan
Infill ININ section through the Bronx showing the possibility of splitting the linear infrastructure into multiple massingsInfill ININ section through the Bronx showing the possibility of splitting the linear infrastructure into multiple massingsInfill ININ section through the Bronx showing the possibility of splitting the linear infrastructure into multiple massingsInfill ININ section through the Bronx showing the possibility of splitting the linear infrastructure into multiple massings
Section drawing illustrating the potential for ININ infill housing above the existing raised rail line through HarlemSection drawing illustrating the potential for ININ infill housing above the existing raised rail line through HarlemSection drawing illustrating the potential for ININ infill housing above the existing raised rail line through HarlemSection drawing illustrating the potential for ININ infill housing above the existing raised rail line through Harlem
Series of varied road sections along Park Avenue with infill ININ housing massings possible under the NYC zoning codeSeries of varied road sections along Park Avenue with infill ININ housing massings possible under the NYC zoning codeSeries of varied road sections along Park Avenue with infill ININ housing massings possible under the NYC zoning codeSeries of varied road sections along Park Avenue with infill ININ housing massings possible under the NYC zoning code
Diagram showing the amount of housing units that would be possible by infilling the Park Avenue median with ININ housingDiagram showing the amount of housing units that would be possible by infilling the Park Avenue median with ININ housingDiagram showing the amount of housing units that would be possible by infilling the Park Avenue median with ININ housingDiagram showing the amount of housing units that would be possible by infilling the Park Avenue median with ININ housing
Sectional drawings of the current infrastructural uses of Park Avenue that result in the underutilized spaces used by ININSectional drawings of the current infrastructural uses of Park Avenue that result in the underutilized spaces used by ININSectional drawings of the current infrastructural uses of Park Avenue that result in the underutilized spaces used by ININSectional drawings of the current infrastructural uses of Park Avenue that result in the underutilized spaces used by ININ
Perspective collage illustrating the relationship between the ININ housing infill with adjacent park and public spacesPerspective collage illustrating the relationship between the ININ housing infill with adjacent park and public spacesPerspective collage illustrating the relationship between the ININ housing infill with adjacent park and public spacesPerspective collage illustrating the relationship between the ININ housing infill with adjacent park and public spaces
Collection of photos along Park Avenue documenting the underutilized spaces that could be used for infill housing via ININCollection of photos along Park Avenue documenting the underutilized spaces that could be used for infill housing via ININCollection of photos along Park Avenue documenting the underutilized spaces that could be used for infill housing via ININCollection of photos along Park Avenue documenting the underutilized spaces that could be used for infill housing via ININ
In progress massing study of the inserted infill ININ massing along the dense Harlem neighborhoods with elevated railIn progress massing study of the inserted infill ININ massing along the dense Harlem neighborhoods with elevated railIn progress massing study of the inserted infill ININ massing along the dense Harlem neighborhoods with elevated railIn progress massing study of the inserted infill ININ massing along the dense Harlem neighborhoods with elevated rail
Data, section, and axon drawings for the proposed ININ infill massing inserted along throughout Park Avenue on the Upper EastData, section, and axon drawings for the proposed ININ infill massing inserted along throughout Park Avenue on the Upper EastData, section, and axon drawings for the proposed ININ infill massing inserted along throughout Park Avenue on the Upper EastData, section, and axon drawings for the proposed ININ infill massing inserted along throughout Park Avenue on the Upper East
Sequence of drawings proposing that hybrid ININ housing infrastructure be made for the demand of the people of the citySequence of drawings proposing that hybrid ININ housing infrastructure be made for the demand of the people of the citySequence of drawings proposing that hybrid ININ housing infrastructure be made for the demand of the people of the citySequence of drawings proposing that hybrid ININ housing infrastructure be made for the demand of the people of the city
Section of the ININ housing infill illustrating the potential to add connections and links to adjacent public spacesSection of the ININ housing infill illustrating the potential to add connections and links to adjacent public spacesSection of the ININ housing infill illustrating the potential to add connections and links to adjacent public spacesSection of the ININ housing infill illustrating the potential to add connections and links to adjacent public spaces
Perspective of Park Avenue at Midtown with ININ infill housing massing located within the center medianPerspective of Park Avenue at Midtown with ININ infill housing massing located within the center medianPerspective of Park Avenue at Midtown with ININ infill housing massing located within the center medianPerspective of Park Avenue at Midtown with ININ infill housing massing located within the center median
Axon and statistics on the potential for ININ infill housing infrastructure along the Park Avenue midtown Manhattan zoneAxon and statistics on the potential for ININ infill housing infrastructure along the Park Avenue midtown Manhattan zoneAxon and statistics on the potential for ININ infill housing infrastructure along the Park Avenue midtown Manhattan zoneAxon and statistics on the potential for ININ infill housing infrastructure along the Park Avenue midtown Manhattan zone
Aerial perspective showing the ININ infill massing along Park Avenue on Manhattan as a reaction to housing needsAerial perspective showing the ININ infill massing along Park Avenue on Manhattan as a reaction to housing needsAerial perspective showing the ININ infill massing along Park Avenue on Manhattan as a reaction to housing needsAerial perspective showing the ININ infill massing along Park Avenue on Manhattan as a reaction to housing needs
Perspective showing the splitting of the ININ housing bar into separate projects with captured landscape opportunitiesPerspective showing the splitting of the ININ housing bar into separate projects with captured landscape opportunitiesPerspective showing the splitting of the ININ housing bar into separate projects with captured landscape opportunitiesPerspective showing the splitting of the ININ housing bar into separate projects with captured landscape opportunities
Urban masterplan diagram showing the zones within Park Avenue that could be used for housing ININ infillUrban masterplan diagram showing the zones within Park Avenue that could be used for housing ININ infillUrban masterplan diagram showing the zones within Park Avenue that could be used for housing ININ infillUrban masterplan diagram showing the zones within Park Avenue that could be used for housing ININ infill
Section drawing of the potential for ININ infill and transport infrastructure above the unused median of Park AvenueSection drawing of the potential for ININ infill and transport infrastructure above the unused median of Park AvenueSection drawing of the potential for ININ infill and transport infrastructure above the unused median of Park AvenueSection drawing of the potential for ININ infill and transport infrastructure above the unused median of Park Avenue
Axon, zoning section and data on the potential benefits of the ININ infill housing above the rail on Park AvenueAxon, zoning section and data on the potential benefits of the ININ infill housing above the rail on Park AvenueAxon, zoning section and data on the potential benefits of the ININ infill housing above the rail on Park AvenueAxon, zoning section and data on the potential benefits of the ININ infill housing above the rail on Park Avenue
Animation of the various plans possible within the zoning setbacks for the ININ infill housing proposalAnimation of the various plans possible within the zoning setbacks for the ININ infill housing proposalAnimation of the various plans possible within the zoning setbacks for the ININ infill housing proposalAnimation of the various plans possible within the zoning setbacks for the ININ infill housing proposal
Set of plan drawings of the housing floor plans within the zoning setbacks on Park Avenue for the ININ infill proposalSet of plan drawings of the housing floor plans within the zoning setbacks on Park Avenue for the ININ infill proposalSet of plan drawings of the housing floor plans within the zoning setbacks on Park Avenue for the ININ infill proposalSet of plan drawings of the housing floor plans within the zoning setbacks on Park Avenue for the ININ infill proposal

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