Yishui Fang (Issey)
China

Vertical Street-001

Dissertation title
Scale of Periodic Architecture

USER MANUAL: VERTICAL STREET-001

Please read the following instructions carefully before installing.

Background:
This system can be used by a skyscraper designer to introduce urban street life into a high-rise living or work environment. It is recommended for buildings over 20 floors, and is suitable for residents and workers of all ages.

Research and Analysis:
Despite a new generation of high-rise buildings and elevated public spaces appearing in cities, vertical transportation continues to be restricted to elevators and staircases. The Vertical Street-001 aims to save occupiers from queuing and spending time in suffocating lift cabs and monotonous staircases. The system provides a lively street experience at the same time as the functions of transportation and vertical commercial and community life. It takes the horizontal urban public realm into the vertical.

Components:
Amenity Unit
Spiral Pavements
Setbacks, Piazzas and Alleys
H-Train
Light Shaft Core

Functions and Capabilities:
1. Powered by electricity, the system is a non-stop conveyer that transports all kinds of public amenities, such as shops, bars, church and gallery through the building. Moving at a speed of 4 centimetres per second, a complete loop takes 24 hours. Users can step in and out amenity units from a spiral ramp, the Pavement. The units can be rented and renovated, and combined for a larger continuous space.

2. Twin spiral pavements surround the units and connect all the floors from the ground to the top of the high-rise.

3. An outer layer of set-backs is a transition between public and private space — a leisure zone for residents to watch life on the street, or break-out from the private office or residential space.

4. The H-Train hangs beneath the pavement provideing residents with a faster route up the tower.

5. A Light Shaft distributes natural light through the core of the spiral.


Keywords: Public Space, High Street, Skyscraper, Vertical Village
Download:
Interior_urbanism_Fang_Yishui_pptx.pdf

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