After a rough week we all had, I thought I put all my attention to my studio project.
A brief sypnosis on this project: to redesign/replace the newsstand (Out of Town News) at Harvard Square.
There's no restriction to replace or keep the existing subway entrance. However, the subway needs to be there, along with the existing elevator.
Observation: Existing square is unorganized. The flow of pedestrian are occasionally blocked by useless structures, creating a chaotic experience for commuters, tourists and students. There are also a few dead spots (useless space).
Proposal: Create a more useful and organized space for public. More open space for public. Open up a connection between the heart of Harvard to its artery (Harvard Yard.)
Here's a start to my analysis. Any comments are welcome. They may be things I've missed, did not observe, etc, so any comments are helpful. Thanks.
The T stop is the grey dot.
Street axes surrounding Harvard Square.
Harvard Yard pathway axes.
All 5 rotated images are aligned to the 5 existing axes (bold in orange) around the Harvard Square area using the one main axis and pathway axes from Harvard Yard.
Matrix created. Harvard Square and Harvard Yard.
Trails left behind from matrix.
Proposed new entrance of subway, new pathway, green space and new vegetation on the square.