Revisiting parking structures



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ABSTRACT The automobile industry has constantly adjusted to our culture's needs over time, which contrasts with the design profession's attitude toward parking structures. In order to accommodate the capabilities of contemporary automobiles, the design profession must create a digitally-inspired parking structure type that responds directly to the needs of dhvers in the digital age in which we live. This can be derived from Anthony Vidler's approach to architectural type in the digital realm. Project Scope This project wiil consist of a hybhd parking project located in the Downtown Dallas Central Business District. The facility will address the pragmatic concerns that accompany parking structures and the theoretical aspects of what a parking solution should address in our contemporary culture. This proposal will aim at creating a parking solution that is much more than a utilitahan storage space. Context Statement Dallas's Central Business District is in need of more centrally located daytime parking. A higher level of nighttime safety and secuhty is also needed and can be accomplished by enhancing the nighttime street activity. The location for this project is at the corner of St. Paul and Live Oak Streets in the Central Business District of Downtown Dallas, Texas. What is currently several separately owned surface parking lots will become the site of a multilevel parking structure with multiple integrated uses.



Architecture, Parking garages -- Design., Virtual reality in architecture., Dallas (Tex.)