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San Francisco International Cruise Terminal and Waterfront Development Location : Pier 27-31, San Francisco, CA Master of Architecture Thesis Fal… Read More
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Master of Architecture Thesis Fall 2012
Academy of Art University

Program  : San Francisco International Cruise Terminal and Waterfront Development
Location  : Pier 27- Pier 31, San Francisco, CA
Advisor    : Monica Tiulescu
 
Project Narrative
Global Cruise Route Connection Map
Site Daylight Analysis Diagram
Site Analysis
Site Analysis
Site Surroundings and Programs Analysis Diagram
Programs Scenario
Emergent Programs Diagram
Site Plan
Ground Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan
3rd Floor Plan
Elevations
Sections
Wall Section and Material Details
Spatial and Functional Program Diagram 1 - Ground Floor Level
Spatial and Functional Program Diagram 2 - Second Floor Level
Spatial and Functional Program Diagram 3 - Third Floor Level
ADA Circulation and Details of Accessibility Compliance
ADA Circulation and Emergency Exit at Ground Level
ADA Circulation and Emergency Exit at Second Floor Level
ADA Circulation and Emergency Exit at Third Floor Level
Exterior Perspective - View from Coit Tower
Exterior Perspective - Night Scene
Arrival Passenger Hall 
Departure Passenger Hall
Departure Passenger Waiting Area
Structural System Study Model and Conceptual Study Model
My thesis is utilizing the concept of fluidity as an architectural methodology.
 
     Our modern world is exhibiting changing conditions and dynamic innovations. Contemporary architecture is a response to our modern life-style. The fluidity of architecture is the interaction of multiple elements from the scale of buildings to the scale of the urban construct. I’m interested in creating flexible spaces and flexible programs that are adaptable and spontaneous. The fluidity of my architecture also enhances the circulation and creates the interrelationship of the building to the city.
There are many examples of efficient structural systems. At the scale of the buildings, the infrastructure is one of the great examples of how to connect the people from one city to another. At the scale of the body, the veins convey and exchange of blood for functions. For instances, in medical treatment, the injection is the utmost efficient treatment for diseases.
     
     Therefore, the fluidity of the structural system is my thesis concept. I would like to explore these concepts through my architectural programs, interior spaces, public spaces and the form. The project explores the integration of urban pattern, urban texture and the urban direction.

     My project is a San Francisco International Cruise Terminal and the Waterfront development. The site is located at pier 27-31. The design strategy is based on programs analysis, programs diagram, which extracts and simulates the programs in the city to the site. The parametric procedure is algorithmic mathematic and is used to design the landscape pattern and the architectural form. The landscape pattern will form the building and the building will wrap around the interpenetrated circulation. In between the interpenetration, the spaces create the interaction.  The algorithmic mathematic refers to the predictably changes. The number will change and transform consistently. The changing pattern illustrates and breaks down the solid structural system bonds between the urban territory and the city boundary.