Archinect - The Vacuum 2022-08-08T20:54:32-04:00 Vertical Mental Map - 3D Mental Map using Big Data RUBEN CABANILLAS RAMOS 2017-06-23T18:06:00-04:00 >2020-11-03T10:31:06-05:00 <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p> </p><p><strong>Placemaking In Vertical Communities</strong><br></p> <p>If we better understand the association of towers to their surrounding urban context, macro and micro scale, we can improve the continuity of urban communities and public spaces in both horizontal and vertical planes.</p> <p>Placemaking is the act to create an urban landscape that fosters pride and ownership of the physical (Lynch) and psychological (Whyte) environment. Using it as a hands-on tool could help improve a neighborhood and how a community creates a city and linkages. Most recent examples of this investigation, such as the work of Project for Public Spaces and the mental mapping of Lynch, focus on horizontal spaces.</p> <p><em>Could we bring these concepts to vertical public spaces and create a new relation between the urban fabric (horizontal) and a tower (vertical community)?</em></p> <p>Continuing with the analysis of Prof. Al-Kodmany, Univ. of Illinois, by considering the four factors of P;acemaking within a tall building&mdash;imaginability, human scale, socioeconom...</p> Sharing Manhattanism RUBEN CABANILLAS RAMOS 2017-02-25T09:34:22-05:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>If we examine the significance and terminologies associated with <strong>Housing Typologies\Units</strong>, we found that in urban scales (micro unit\block\neighborhood\community) and after understanding and analyzing the social, economic, sustainable and demographic significances , the minimum requisite space possible, the public spaces within the unit and their interaction with each other defines what is the minimum units sizes, how is the boundary between Public\private and the most important thing, <em>the way newyorkers interact with each other, how it is their life style based upon sharing\individualism terms.</em></p><p>Considering a multi-scalar understanding and putting special importance on how the program (<em>Interface</em>) of the units has changed from the 20th century to now, where technology (including social media), the economy (especially after the financial crisis of 2008), and employment (co-working setups)- defines or reprogram the units of the next generation.</p><p>Nowadays the globalization\interconnection ...</p>