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Old Posted Jan 28, 2014, 7:41 AM
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Silicon Valley tech campuses with highrise housing

The pressures on the housing market caused by tech workers working in Silicon Valley but living in San Francisco is a hot-button issue right now in the Bay Area. Recently, shuttle buses running from SF to the Valley have been a target of protests.

This is an exercise in what it would take to provide housing and urban density on the tech campuses themselves.





more images at https://sites.google.com/site/techcampushousing/

Made with Sketchup, Fotosketcher, and Photoshop.
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2014, 6:34 AM
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Side view showing towers:
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Interesting concept and rooted in a real world problem - housing. For Silicon Valley this would need to be a very high tec, eco friendly and socially considered project, the second image in particular looks pretty dense.
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The Google HQ is especially dense since the main campus is just one of several campuses that make up the HQ.

Newest study - the Facebook campus with 200' wide urban blocks.

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Great idea and very well thought out plan! I really like the designs but I'd like to more diversity to avoid commie block effect. Extra points from presentation, looks very professional.
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The Google HQ looks very Chinese-style, as if the housing problem had to be solved very quickly by constructing many towers of the same type. But probably that was the background of this idea, and at least the towers are distinguished by the Google logo colors
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