Author Archives: Prof. Paul King

CUNY SERVICE CORP

I want to encourage each of you to consider getting involved in the colleges Solar Decathlon Effort staring in the Fall of 2014. You can do this as part of the CUNY Service Corp and get paid for your time … Continue reading

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Design Submission Instructions

Please post the following on¬†blackboard¬†¬†for each of your designs: Please be certain you name your files properly. ¬†Include your name and the content of the file. You should include things that you have posted before on OpenLab. Inventory and Analysis … Continue reading

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Materials Connexion

http://library.materialconnexion.com/home.aspx Material ConneXion¬† 121 West 50th street between 6th-7th avenues 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 17th Floor New York, New York 10020 Phone: +1 212-842-2050 Fax: +1 212-842-1090 Email: info@materialconnexion.com Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm, Mon. – Fri. We are to … Continue reading

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Conceptual Models: Post as you go

A reminder to post you conceptual models as you create them so we can all see and comment.  Also remember that our inventory/analysis should be complete by Friday. Please use the category  1.06 Conceptual Models

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Current Assignments & Posting

I have created each of the following categories for you to post your assignments. ¬†All assignments are to be formatted for 11 x 17 horizontal presentation. ¬†Keep them compiled for yourself in a single PDF in chronological order. ¬†If you … Continue reading

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Inventory & Analysis Categories

Please Join Three (3) Groups: Below is the list of categories based on our recent site visit.¬† If you have a suggestion about additional categories please make them.¬† I will ask each of you to join at least three (3) … Continue reading

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Join Circulation

Categories include but are not limited to: Public/Private Subway/Bus Pedestrian Vehicular (Passenger and Commercial) Bicycle Access Routes and Decision Nodes Parking (Cars/Bikes, etc.) Travel Distances / Time  Team Members: Jennifer, Matthew

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Join Climate

Sun Exposure / Shadow Studies Winds Seasonal Variation Daily Variation Micro-climate Team Members: Jennifer

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Join History

History of the Site and the Waterfront Historic Buildings or Uses Historic Materials Team Members: Stephanie

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Join Land Use

Commercial Residential Industrial Where are stores or other community facilities located Team Members: Matthew

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Join Sound & Air Pollution

Sound Pollution Air Pollution Other Team Members: Matthew, Jennifer

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Join OpenSpace

Public Parks Private Parks Plazas Street OpenSpaces Figure/Ground Ground/Figure Team Members: Jay (Jaeyoung)

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Join Photographs

Photographs taken by students should be organized into categories and formatted onto sheets for reference. Team Members: Jay (Jaeyoung)

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Join Site Aspect

Site Aspect is a map that is created on top of the topography.  It shows the Direction (Aspect) that a slope faces.  It is color coded to show if site has North/South/East/West exposures.

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Join Site Furnishings & Materials

Shows the use of site materials and site furniture: Identify by type identify location

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Join Topography

Shows topography of site and surroundings.  A good source of this information is the USGS (US Geological Survey) website.  You can download the quadrangle map for downtown Brooklyn.  The PDF contains topographic information.

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Join Vegetation

Identifies location and type of vegetation: Organize by Type Organize by Location

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Join Views To & From

For the site identify views both to and from site.  Consider both good (asset)  and bad (liability) views. View to the site Views from the site Team Members: Jay (Jaeyoung)

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Join Zoning Analysis

Complete a zoning analysis of the site includes but isnot limited to: Block & Lot, Zoning Map FAR/OSR Setback/ Sky Exposure / Streetwall Ccomplete zoning diagrams including a 3D Massing, sections, etc. showing the sites potential.

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Field Trip is Scheduled for Today – Friday 1/31

Meet Here at 2:30 and please do not arrive late. Come prepared for the field trip. Bring your sketch book and camera/smart phone. Create some base drawings to work on top of so you can mark them up. You will … Continue reading

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Comments & Reminders – Please read

Please categorize all posts: Please be sure to add categories for all of your posts.¬† I created a category for each student – so always select yourself.¬† This first series of posts should be categorized as “My Family”. That would … Continue reading

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Posting your Family as an Image File

Please make sure you post your family as a PDF so it is visible on the site.¬† To do so you can open the PDF and the do a Save_AS and select jpg from the list.¬† Then add this file … Continue reading

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Welcome to Design V

The first assignment will be started in class: Student Groups will divide up and develop a set of 10 interview questions Selection of Family Make-UP Creation of 11 x 17 Family Boards – Posted on OpenLab Q & A Session … Continue reading

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