Abstract Title

Bosco Verticale's Social Ecology

Abstract

As cities develop, so too does the landscape within the city. Bosco Verticale, a residential tower in Milan Italy, seeks to challenge the notion of landscape within a city by creating a vertical forest. In this vertical forest the premise is to create a social ecology that allows a community to engage vegetation in unique ways to offer a relationship with nature that facilitates exchange with neighbors. We ask the question, how does the building account for these engagements with vegetation and is social exchange created? To understand these questions we use the concept of proxemics, developed by Edward Hall in his book, The Hidden Dimension to examine the quantitative distances and qualitative perimeters to investigate four types of space; Intimate, Personal, Social, Public. Our methods include dimensional dissection and photographic representation in computer aided drawing and digital illustration. In addition, we will be cataloguing materials for supportive sensory experience. Presented here are the findings that describe the “hidden dimensions” expressed in this structure of the Bosco Verticale. We discuss applications of farther living architecture.

Modified Abstract

As cities develop, so too does the landscape within the city. Bosco Verticale, a residential tower in Milan, Italy, seeks to create a vertical forest in the city. This project creates a social ecology that allows a community to engage vegetation in unique ways to offer a relationship with nature that facilitates exchange with neighbors. We ask the question, how does the building account for these engagements with vegetation and is social exchange created? To understand these questions. we use the concept of proxemics, developed by Edward Hall in his book, The Hidden Dimension to examine the quantitative distances and qualitative perimeters to investigate four types of social space. Our methods include dimensional dissection and photographic representation in computer aided drawing and digital illustration.

Research Category

Architecture

Primary Author's Major

Architecture

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Reid Coffman

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Civic and Community Engagement | Environmental Design | Human Ecology | Landscape Architecture

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Bosco Verticale's Social Ecology

As cities develop, so too does the landscape within the city. Bosco Verticale, a residential tower in Milan Italy, seeks to challenge the notion of landscape within a city by creating a vertical forest. In this vertical forest the premise is to create a social ecology that allows a community to engage vegetation in unique ways to offer a relationship with nature that facilitates exchange with neighbors. We ask the question, how does the building account for these engagements with vegetation and is social exchange created? To understand these questions we use the concept of proxemics, developed by Edward Hall in his book, The Hidden Dimension to examine the quantitative distances and qualitative perimeters to investigate four types of space; Intimate, Personal, Social, Public. Our methods include dimensional dissection and photographic representation in computer aided drawing and digital illustration. In addition, we will be cataloguing materials for supportive sensory experience. Presented here are the findings that describe the “hidden dimensions” expressed in this structure of the Bosco Verticale. We discuss applications of farther living architecture.