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Welcome home: a life/work community in South-East False Creek, Vancouver Muxlow, Robin Lynn 1998

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WELCOME HOME: A LIVE/WORK COMMUNITY IN SOUTH-EAST FALSE CREEK, VANCOUVER  by ROBIN LYNN MUXLOW B.A., The U n i v e r s i t y  of V i c t o r i a ,  1993  A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE  REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE in  THE  FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES School  We a c c e p t  this  of A r c h i t e c t u r e  t h e s i s as c o n f o r m i n g  THE  to the r e q u i r e d  UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA  May 1998 ©  Robin  Lynn Muxlow, 1998  standard  In  presenting  degree at the  this  thesis  in  University of  partial  fulfilment  of  of  department  this thesis for or  by  his  or  requirements  British Columbia, I agree that the  freely available for reference and study. I further copying  the  representatives.  Library shall make it  It  is  granted  by the  understood  that  publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without permission.  Oopartmont of The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada  DE-6 (2/88)  an advanced  agree that permission for extensive  scholarly purposes may be her  for  head of copying  my or  my written  i i ABSTRACT The  project  discover density  and  define  housing  the  that  Both h i s t o r i c a l studied  began w i t h a c o m p r e h e n s i v e i n v e s t i g a t i o n t o  provided  pluralism The  program  one  live/work  for  this  urban  developed  for this  was  i n other  By  f i t i n t o the  side. a set  My of  provides  live  s e n s e of  possibilities  i n dense  which  They  reflects  that  False  the  finer  city  be  used at  slice  grid,  The  the  of  the  critical  the  the  and  w h i c h show t h e  d i v e r s i t y of  the  building itself  flexibility  the  units.  fabric  for  The  the  street/parking  b u i l d i n g was i n the  new  to i t .  adjacencies  inherent  the  of  occur next  are  space w i t h i n  I  some of  distinct  design  fabric  existing  design  new  South-East  the  or  site  a  of  the  and  Creek.  city.  existing grid several  The  began w i t h d e v e l o p i n g  could  of  community  community.  that  of  were  community  living,  s i d e , work s i d e , p a r k s i d e  concern with  community.  were most  a live/work  maintaining  can  buildings:  that  planned  proposal  areas  of V a n c o u v e r ' s  community p l a n  that  South-East  dimensions either  of  f o r one's i n d i v i d u a l i t y .  t h e s i s was  a prototype  grid.  sense  high  Vancouver p r o j e c t s  designs  respect  i s a more i n t i m a t e ,  Vancouver c i t y  in  life.  r e s o l u t i o n of my  Creek or  the  building within  fabric,  rich  frame f o r v a r i a b l e u r b a n  exploration  The housing  of  current  a traditional  a far greater  a strong  and  design  a t t i t u d e t o w a r d community  I found  in preserving  demonstrated  False  and  to determine t h e i r  successful  e l e m e n t s of  foster a strong  precedents  housing s i t u a t i o n s .  the  crucial  to  identify  community as  well  as  fabric, the  iii TABLE OF Title  CONTENTS  Page  i  Abstract Table  i i  of C o n t e n t s  i i i  Acknowl edgement Mt.  Pleasant  Live/Work  iv  Plan  1  Fabric Plan  Underground  Parking  2  Plan  3  Ground  Level  Plan  4  Second  Level  Plan  5  Third  Level  Fourth Roof  Plan  Level  Level  6  Plan  7  Plan  8  Park S i d e  Space D e v e l o p e d S u r f a c e  Exterior  9  Live  Space D e v e l o p e d S u r f a c e  Exterior  10  View:  Side  L i v e Side  Space  11  S e c t i o n Model  12  C o n c e p t u a l Model  13  Community M a s s i n g Model  14  i v ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Thank y o u t o my c o m m i t t e e : Techentin  and A n t e L i u .  Patricia  I am a l s o v e r y  Patkau  (Chair),  much i n d e b t e d  Warren  t o my  mother, L i n d a Muxlow, and my f a t h e r , S t u a r t Muxlow who have encouraged, Switzer, Thakre,  supported,  Julia Sailor  Cooper,  a n d f i n a n c e d my e d u c a t i o n .  Christopher  S c o t t Edwards, L e i g h - A n n e G i l l i s ,  and L u l a a l l d e s e r v e  my t h a n k s as w e l l !  Peeroj  BDEFHB U S B ^ L T H P E ^ L O T H B f f i B L T S !  If ft ( l " T ? P ^ T ^ t J U # ^ f  !  2  WELCOME HOME:  A LIVE/ WORK COMMUNITY Robin Lynn Muxlow  3  ...p..  4  iE=F  m  JLJL3njL  1 X 1  Sal I !  =19 C-tJ #  IK  2i  c o o CO  rp  6  I  V  BiHltxi  kWL s j  <  7  8  CL  T. ; o . o i CC  r"'  > --?.--_v-'.l.liJL...JlJiil.^uLj. ,  J II  iii.LlJ.LLli  _ J  J  9  10  11 f *-  12  13  14  


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