Open source urbanism for Amsterdam

Kiyoshi Seikei, world adventurer, uses modern materials such as steel and aluminum to craft Case Study like houses in post-war Japan. Kazuo Shinohara integrates traditional values into abstract concepts in three distinct design phases. Kazuanari Sakamoto designs inside-out, the outside expression results in everyday poetry. Bow-Wow takes an anecdotal approach depicting the smallest and most anecdotal functional mix-up present in Tokyo to inspire his designs.
The four successors of TokyoTech Architecture school develop and refine their dialogue between architecture and the city. Much like a living organism redetermining its contours over time, Tokyo’s hidden order can be read behind its chaotic and addictive appearance. The Asian city based of plot ownership is built from detached buildings shaped by a variety of urban rules such as built surface, floor space index and north side angle. Lets make space for architecture with detached urban planning! In my graduation project I propose extending Amsterdam North with a new approach to urbanism. A 200.000m2 former industrial ground is subdivided by means of a substrate logarithm creating a randomized and spontaneous urban plan. Main arteries are superimposed to the existing context to facilitate accessibility, and variously dense zones are employed next to a sports facility, marina and park. The goal is to create an independent multifunctional extension for Amsterdam that can work on its own.Each plot has to answer a set of urban regulations. In order to illustrate the development, all the built blocks are generated, and a strip of 5 buildings is designed on semi-public space. From right to left: a kindergarden school, an atelier-house, a multifunctional building, parking tower, and retail store.

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