Environmental Planning and Design Studio III

To plan and design Oh-okayama station and the nearby space better, we went through the following three steps: graspanalyzepresent.


1. In the first step: grasp, I took the pictures of the space in front of Oh-okayama station and drew the plans and elevations into the A2-size board. This step is followed by an analyzing step.
Koki Nagano, Nov 2010



2. In the second step: analyze, I investigated a land-use zoning and a floor-area ration of Oh-okayama area, and then created architectural models to demonstrate how the architectures possible to be built within the current city planning law would affect the scenery of the space in front of Oh-okayama station. This analyzing step included several times studies and reviews under advisers. This step is followed by a presentation step.
Koki Nagano, Dec 2010


3. In the last step: present, I and three my colleagues became a team and designed a new space in front of Oh-okayama station, and then presented it.

We realized connection between existing shopping streets. We planned the streets to be connected each other to enable easier flow of people. Also, we designed the gradient of the ground so as to use the space effectively, which realized an open space in front of the station and an open cafe.

Finally, however, we could not finish it before the deadline.We continued to design until the last moment of the deadline to make it better, but eventually could not be successful on the last presentation. This experience taught me “sometimes it is better to have an answer that will be 70% effective and on time than an answer that is 100% effective and late.” 
Koki Nagano, Aya Takigawa, Reiya Ishikawa, Reo Yamahiro, Jan 2011


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