Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • NODE- a point at which lines or pathways intersect or branch; a central or connecting point.
  • SMOKE CURTAIN- A barrier that restricts the spread of smoke.
  • GRANDFATHERED- a provision in which an old rule continues to apply to some existing situations while a new rule will apply to all future cases.
  • VARIANCE- the state, quality, or fact of being variable,divergent, different, or anomalous.

Analysis By Rosemarie Castillo



This maps help to analyze the site that is being used for this project. There are many positive things about this site starting with great access to public transportation, along with a lot of residential homes surrounding the site which means people will want amenities that are within the community. However, there are also commercial spaces not too far away which means people that work can also access this gym before or after their shifts are done, another plus to this site. To add on there are about three nearby parks but they do not consist of what the gym can offer and people might pass by on their walk or run and decide the gym would be a better option for the cold winter days arriving. I conclude that the location of the site adequate.

Vocabulary Words

                                                                                                                                           September 9,2016

Rosemarie Castillo

Vocabulary Words

Zoning: refers to the study used for DOB permit.

Circulation: refers to the way people move through and interact with a building. It can also relate to the flow of the building and paths people have to take to get places within the building.

Vegetation: refers to plants. They are important to a site because it creates privacy in a way to separate public from more intimate places outside the building. Also, it adds shade to the location it is placed it. Vegetation is a positive things because it can also be used to grow crops.