ok trying again. a studio description and link to the studio description
the site is along both River St. and Bay street in the downtown historic district. what makes the project interesting, among other things, is the drastic elevation change from bay street down to river street. the building we design also has to be acessible to both streets. One photo shows the three different elevations down in the site, 2 of which being alleys to serve the bars/restaurants/stores that are there. we have to leave thos intact and build catwalks for people to acess the upper Bay street. We are supposed to follow local historic code, but are allowed to stretch the rules here and there if we have a good reason to. all in all I thin kthis is a really interesting project, with a scope only limited by us. The professor has basically said we can stick to just our site or we could go as far as to redo the riverfront, or even more than that. basically the program is just a starting point not a set point of rules to follow, as it is with a lot of studio projects.