DESIGN AND RESEARCH: URBAN, TRANSITION AND ERGONOMIC/BEHAVIORAL
A view of downtown Las Vegas, the Manufacturing Main Street District is on the right of the image inside the yellow circles.
An overview of downtown, showing key landmarks, Las Vegas Boulevard, and the Arts District.
Locating the Advanced Manufacturing District. The district sites by the arts district, has a good relation to the interstate, and is by the industrial zone of the downtown.
The location of a case study facility for advanced urban manufacturing.
A view of a potential demonstration site.
A view of a potential design of an advanced urban manufacturing building within the framework of the city's anticipated form-based code.
A view of the building meeting the street - the building should enliven the life of the street by providing easy physical and visual access to a lively first floor that reveals the process and products of advanced urban manufacturing.
A view of the building space on the first floor - the building should enliven the life of the street by providing easy physical and visual access to a lively first floor that reveals the process and products of advanced urban manufacturing. This image shows how the factory floor may have a relationship to the area of the building facing the street.
The factory floor should have good visual access to visitors coming to the facility.
The factory floor should be flexible to allow different configurations for different clients.
Machines such as robot arms may be ceiling mounted to assist with having a flexible floor for different configurations.
The factory floor should be a neutral color - potential advances in technology like Google Glass may help with worker safety by pointing out in color safe zones in the class over the neutral colored areas in the space.
An advanced urban manufacturing facility should have a multipurpose room for design simulations, exhibitions and community events.
Another potential facility design. The skin of the building shields it from the south sun, and then morphs in configuration to shield the west sun. This lowers energy costs, and gives the building even levels of light for safety purposes inside.
A cross section of the building. The building should have an active ground floor, including a space for gathering and display - noted on the right, and should have art, drawn here as a 'robot arm seahorse aquarium, and murals.
A view of the building along its long side - the factory is on the ground floor, with community spaces, a university/college colearning/coworking space above, and offices on the top floor. In the center top, is the design simulation, community event and display space.
The new business type needed a detailed programmatic study to understand how to lay out the building and what spaces were necessary. How big should the spaces be? How should they relate to one another?