Vertical sprawl - Computationally informed design methods for vertical urbanism flow patterns

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.advisorBorg, Kane
dc.contributor.authorSheng, Tong
dc.contributor.schoolTaiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Arts, Design and Architectureen
dc.contributor.supervisorFricker, Pia
dc.description.abstractUrbanization is strongly connected to the migration of people from rural to urban areas, leaving the rural areas devoid of people and intensifying city centers. With the trend of denser and higher city typology patterns, the challenging and partly negative effects of urbanization are starting to be seen in our current cities. Vertical cities hold the key to solving overpopulation and overcrowding, yet the design idea of high-rise architectural form isn’t changing enough, especially in the area of vertical flow patterns, resulting in the stagnation of the vertical transformation of urban transportation. This master thesis aims for exploring the potential of re-thinking traditional vertical flow patterns, as a pre-emptive response to conventional rapid vertical urbanization and traditional layer-to-layer mobility. This will be done by developing an algorithmic design approach, applying vertical space colonization, inspired by form-finding algorithms for procedural vertical flow generation. The design approach will be implemented in a speculative design proposal that explores the theme of sustainable urban growth and compact green in Helsinki, Kalasatama. The crowd's daily travel preference will be applied to the
dc.programmeMaster’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planningfi
dc.subject.keywordvertical urbanismfi
dc.subject.keywordform-finding modelingfi
dc.subject.keywordflow simulationfi
dc.subject.keywordalgorithm designfi
dc.subject.keywordcompact vertical green cityfi
dc.subject.keywordvertical travel modesfi
dc.titleVertical sprawl - Computationally informed design methods for vertical urbanism flow patternsfi
dc.typeG2 Pro gradu, diplomityöfi
dc.type.ontasotMaster's thesisen
dc.type.ontasotMaisterin opinnäytefi