Assignment 06A: Project 01 Midterm

Please post as [06A Project 1 Midterm] for Thursday, July 14, 2016.



Please use the template on the Google Drive folder “04 IN DESIGN TEMPLATES” and the outline below.   The pages are Supersquare 8.5 x 8.5 (8.75 x 8.75 for full bleed trimming in Lulu).  Although we will print full breed please keep important content 1/2″ away from the 8.5 x 8.5 edge. 

For the final we will make a folder on our GoogleDrive server space with your group name (ex.Gatzke+White) with subfolders:

  • GH (GH, Rhino, CSV, OSM, etc);
  • In-Design (In-Design File, PDF, Package);
  • JPG (each page for Weblog and upload please)      Please package HIGH resolution artwork 300dpi.

The below outline is just that.  Ask me about variations. Otherwise trust your instincts but do think about how traditional planning people and architects will understand the work.

Please use Salvador Rueda’s BCNecologia_Presentacio Superilles.



Page 1 (left page, 8.5″ x 8.5″) Title and Authors

  • Title: two words
  • Authors
  • Icon/Image (later)

Page 2 (right page) INTRODUCTION: Purpose to Problem (thesis),

INTRODUCTION: Context, Problem and Purpose

  • Title: Two-word title
  • Purpose Statement as typed paragraph: What is the problem, how is it applied to Superillas and social interaction? Who is affected (be as specific as possible); Why is it important, including social value? (highlight key words)
  • Social Interaction and Cohesion Tool Diagram with highlighted primary (Social Uses, Demographic and Infrastructure) and 2 secondary categories. List urban qualities and indicate if each is a physical urban characteristic or a an urban phenomena.
  • Qualitative Images: Small thumbnail pictures and/or narrow texture of swatch of qualitative image/material perhaps hinting at final programming / human experience output. Example: seating, play, eating. Graphic hints: set the tone for the unit and highlight color here

Hult Presentation 91

Parametric Places_Kiesler + Mai_002Slide10



Page 3 (left page)  

BACKGROUND: Contextualization

  • Outline: Diagram and or Google Sheet of Purpose / Primary and Secondary categories  / Qualities / Indicators (history) / On-site or Off-Site / Fixed or Phenomena
  • Literature Review: (3) 2 paragraphs of theory / reading (Password: Barcelona), specific then general.  Specific Paragraph 1  (hour glass): 1) idea; 2) citation; 3) further idea. General Paragraph 2: 3 sentences explaining how this applies to your project.  **Address ideas from the reading that include: downtown urbanism; Latour’s idea of attachment; Morales’s ideas on how the Eixample Plan Cerda works; Corner’s idea of adaptability with specificity; Jacob’s idea of unpredictability; Schartz’s idea of scenarios; Guallart’s idea of self-sufficiency (post); Jan Gehl’s ideas of walkability (post); or other ideas from the readings.
  • Research 22@ / Barcelona problems: 1- 3 recent articles as quotations or informational statistics (El Periodico, El Pais, other) (FYI, City of Barcelona is Ajuntament de Barcelona; Catalan Government is Generalitat). Consider Interboro graphics with thought bubbles and stakeholders, 2nd image from top.
  • Comparative Statistics: Infographics to set a quantitative baseline big picture to small picture indicators to follow. 

Page 4  (right page)

BACKGROUND: Quantitative and Qualitative Baseline (statistics and info-graphics)

  • Qualitative media: picture (zoomed in) of your urban design characteristics (criteria)
  • Abstract scientific data: measurement of basic relationships, statistics related to measure quality (ex. 6:1 water to urban farming recommendation). Abstract and Baseline models.  Ex. Cost of water Barcelona / Granada. Ex. Overnight temperature difference, humidity, income per capita, etc. 
  • Policy Context: Catalan/Barcelona/ 22@ 10/10/10, BCNecologia_Presentacio Superilles,  Patrimonio (Generalitat/Ajuntament) vs comparative city such as Portland, Madrid, EU. Can you find relevant law or ordinances in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain or the EU
  • Planning Diagrams: visualize/organize relationships of your ideas in degrees of time, material, space and real-time data
  • Ecology: Bar charts and graphs may also be helpful, especially for quantitative contextualization and possibly comparison.
  • 05C Landscape Catalog: Revise. More line drawings. Smaller or more isolated material swatches.
  • GH Plugins: What additional advanced GH plugins would be helpful (show their icon)? Ex. Ladybug, Firefly.
  • Sensors (on-site): What sensors might be helpful? +Find online an example with script and prototype diagram. Reference it. ++Inventory what you will need.
  • Real-time Data (off-site): What databases exist?
  • Methodology Diagram:

    Figure 3

    Figure above, Stephen Maher’s Diagram for Elephant tool and Food Cart / Food Truck Study Portland and New York.

    Data dimension: accessing urbandata and making it accessible, bottom of page 69.

    Figure above, MIT SenseABLE Cities lab



Page 5 (left page)  and Page 6 (right page)


  • Workflow Diagram : Categories, Qualities (evolution), Indicators, +Data Dictionary Descriptions, +Numerical Coding, Impact, Measurement, Thumbnail Diagram and or Icon.


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Page 7 (left page)  

Parametric Places_Kiesler + Mai_008

(*control edges, consider raster background image at special areas in the neighborhood plan such as waterfront, green spaces or other spaces related to your Purpose Statement). Consider highlighting the Barcelona Superilla plan.

  • Unit Module Diagram: Street / Intersection and Point Location at Sidewalk Unit (axonometric or plan) (Example, water catchment, air quality area, zoning use, street-level shop use, street trees, shrubs, running paths, exercise space, etc.)

.Page 8 (right page)

GRANADA Comparison, Insert 05A GRX – Urban Qualities



Individual Qualities / Indicators Layers: Unit Diagrams and Plan / Aerial / Axonometric



Page 9 (left page)

  • Parameter 1
  • Parameter 2

Page 10 (right page)

  • Parameter 3
  • Parameter 4

Page 11 (left page)

  • Parameter 5
  • Parameter 6

Page 12 (right page)

  • Parameter 7
  • Parameter 8



Page 13 (left page)

Circle Diagram/s of Selected Superilla and Streets

Chamfer Block_Ring Diagram_Generative Diagram

Chamfer Block_Ring Diagram_Summary Rating_Block

Chamfer Block_Ring Diagram_Summary Rating_Block

Final Exploded Ring Diagram

Page 14 (right page)

Baseline Comparison Area

  • Data Collection and diagrams for Exemplary Baseline Comparison areas in Barcelona and off-site in Granada (Examples from 1. Maritime Metropolis, 2. Modernisme, 3. Granada Cultural Comparison, 4. Pluralisme, see Google My Maps)
  • Explain why important. Comparative circle diagrams and highlight differences with images and programming text.







Page 15-16   COMPOSITE DRAWING: compose various scales of previous drawings including Superilla, street, point data sidewalk diagram, abstract diagrams, timelines, material swatches.



Page 17-18 (right page) URBAN DESIGN INTERVENTION 

  • Street Level Perspective of Human Experience: Initial surreal collage highlighting the urban phenomena
  • Design Strategy Description: Findings from Sentence and or bullet points
  • Measured Drawings: 2D plan, section, detail (see  Jesus Arcos)



final pdf individual pages14 final pdf individual pages15 REVISED DRAWING-01 final pdf individual pages16

include data visualization…composite all drawings!

  • Mobile or Situated Information Technology (+OPTIONAL): Identify a dataset (could be live data like 01b Diagramming); include GH GIS mapping analysis image (z-line, circles, color blend) at the unit street / intersection and superilla; timeline; and physical situated technology design as kiosk (slab, post or other), lights in ground, etc.
    • Dynamics: What is the timeline of the information update?
    • Persona: Identify and describe users



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