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Aston Yijun

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The marvelous architecture was featured with combination of office and residential condominium towers, with a civic component at the base, which include a 10 story height car park for both commercial and residential zone, and was equipped with a row of commercial shop lots at the back of the building as retail development to the society.
The marvelous architecture was featured with combination of office and residential condominium towers, with a civic component at the base, which include a 10 story height car park for both commercial and residential zone, and was equipped with a row of commercial shop lots at the back of the building as retail development to the society.
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Boston water front - Architecture Development

Sustainable project by Yijun Ooi, climate resilient architecture researcher
Published on May 20, 2018 

ARCHITECTUREDESIGN,  LIVING


The Boston Hive, a waterfront architecture development, located at South Boston Waterfront, an architectural design that strategically built to combat the issue of flood that happened annually at Boston. The entire landscape architecture designed with series of steps and contour heights required to resist to the flood when it happen and do not affect the buildings.

The concept of the architecture was ‘Floating City’, where the entire architecture building was designed to lifted-up from the entire sea level around 20 ft tall so when flood happen, the buildings are offset from the water level.


 
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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Boston, MA, US
My Role: Addressing architectural landscaping to adapt the changing level of sea water rise.

 
To be stably built exact on water front, especially an annual flooding zone region in South Boston area neighborhood, the engineering construction behind the architecture projects was using caisson piling foundation system. The load transferring column method into deep of the ground. Once the caisson foundation is install into the deep ground, the construction then followed by ground surface filling process, and constructed with vertical column, the vertical column then connected to all the...
To be stably built exact on water front, especially an annual flooding zone region in South Boston area neighborhood, the engineering construction behind the architecture projects was using caisson piling foundation system. The load transferring column method into deep of the ground.

Once the caisson foundation is install into the deep ground, the construction then followed by ground surface filling process, and constructed with vertical column, the vertical column then connected to all the horizontal floor surface as monolithic structures as an architectural structure stability component to hold the entire architecture.
Flood adaptive water front architectural landscape - Adapting to the change of Boston sea water level 0 ft water level - The first diagram shows the sea water level at normal height which did not come through the first front layer of the coast and towards the landscape of the site. 5 ft water - Follow by years, the water level will eventually rise, the series of contour steps landscaping design was strategically designed to combat the rise of the water level as a barrier to prevent the water...
Flood adaptive water front architectural landscape - Adapting to the change of Boston sea water level

0 ft water level -
The first diagram shows the sea water level at normal height which did not come through the first front layer of the coast and towards the landscape of the site.

5 ft water -
Follow by years, the water level will eventually rise, the series of contour steps landscaping design was strategically designed to combat the rise of the water level as a barrier to prevent the water to touch the main activity spaces.

12.5 ft water level -
When the rise of water level reached 12.5 ft tall, the landscape and function zone of both commercial and residential area are still flood-adaptive to the incoming of water rise issue. The entire lobby space was designed to prevent flood happen to those important space area.

20 ft water level -
During the worst season of flood and worst storm and when the event occur, the maximum height of water rise-adaptive landscape design can withstand 20 ft tall of water level rise, which designed to keep the main activity spaces clear and safe from the water most of the time.
The residential condominium tower building blocks was featured with series of steps as roof top garden, which also known as sky deck garden for each unit of the residents to enjoy the vertical city as outdoor spaces with a spectacular view towards the South-East Boston.
The residential condominium tower building blocks was featured with series of steps as roof top garden, which also known as sky deck garden for each unit of the residents to enjoy the vertical city as outdoor spaces with a spectacular view towards the South-East Boston.

The architecture between the residential and commercial towers were interlocked with a central multi-story for both zone's of usage areas. The roof top of the car park and roof top of commercial zone / civic component was designed with green roof for people to enjoy the roof-top garden deck as part of landscape architecture as well. It will even be more happening on the green roof garden when there is flood happen down there.
The architecture between the residential and commercial towers were interlocked with a central multi-story for both zone's of usage areas. The roof top of the car park and roof top of commercial zone / civic component was designed with green roof for people to enjoy the roof-top garden deck as part of landscape architecture as well. It will even be more happening on the green roof garden when there is flood happen down there.
 Sustainable project by Yijun Ooi, climate resilient architecture researcher Published on May 20, 2018 ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, LIVING


Sustainable project by Yijun Ooi, climate resilient architecture researcher
Published on May 20, 2018

ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, LIVING