Authors/Contributors

Emmett Walker

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

density, urban, new york, tower in the park, american dream

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Description/Abstract

Optimized densification is the exploitation of under utilized space to create a more dynamic cooperative based density often times adding onto what is already exists. The pursuit of maximizing intelligently can help to relieve socioeconomic exclusivity, create a more ecologically sustainable lifestyle and influence social mixing. Though architecture can only have a limited influence on the social climate of a place like New York City, re-envisioning and optimizing the density of the tower in the park typology can lead to a more harmonious engagement between buildings and their surrounding context or population. Optimizing density could be the modern day American dream by providing affordable and stable living situations to increasingly dense metropolitan areas.

Additional Information

This thesis received Honorable Mention.

Thesis Advisors: Lawrence Davis with Elizabeth Kamell and Timothy Stenson

Source

local input

Creative Commons License

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