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Sarah Burke

Architecture and GIS Work Samples


Columbia University 2017
This study model was created to represent the concentration gradient of tea, as it steeps
from loose tea leaves and infuses into the hot water; constantly changing shapes in the pro-
cess and weaving through the water in the mug. The wooden boards on top of the model
can rotate around the threaded rod to allow the elastics to fill different amounts of space to
represent multiple stages of the tea as it steeps.

The study model shown above was used to in-


fluence the design of a parklet in front of Kuro
Kuma, a Café in the Upper West Side of Man-
hattan. The purpose of the parklet is to extend
the café seating outside, by taking over one 9’
wide and 18’ deep parking space. The U-shaped
bench inside the bungee chords in the parklet
create a semi-enclosed space- bringing the
comfort of the inside of the café outside- for the
customers to explore.
1a Models 1 and 2 were influenced
by the design of the study model
on the previous page. These two
parklets were disigned to be invit-
ing spaces for people to explore
creatively, as if they were play-
grounds for people of all ages.

1b
1b

1c 1d

2a
The Floating Pavilion was
designed as part of my senior
thesis about resiliency
planning for urban flood
management. This pavilion
would be made out of four
9.5ft x 40ft shipping
containers and would float in
the Hudson River along
Manhattan, NY, between Pier
25 and the North Esplanade.
The Floating Pavilion would
serve as a public space with
exhibits and events in the
shipping containers meant to
catalyze conversations about
Manhattan residents’
connection to the waterfront
in a way that fosters an
energy of excitement and
Floating Pavilion creativity towards
New York City, NY Manhattan’s resiliency
planning.
Sarah Burke 10/26/16

Land Use Around Coney Island- Stillwell Ave. Subway Stop


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0 0.25 0.5 1 Miles °


One and Two Family Buildings Transportation and Utility

Multi Family Walk-Up Buildings Public Facilities and Institutions

Multi Family Elevator Buildings Open Space and Outdoor Recreation

Mixed Residential and Comercial Buildings Parking Facilities

Comercial and Office Buildings Vacant Land

Industrial and Manufacturing

Total population within a 0.5 mi radius


of the Stillwell Ave. Subway Stop = 16163 people

Percentages of Land Use Around Coney Island-Stillwell Ave. Subway Stop


2%
9% 5%
8%
15%

5%
28% 9%

12% 3%
4%

One and Two Family Buildings Multi Family Walk- Up Buildings Multi Family Elevator Buildings
Mixed Residential and Commercial Buildings Commercial and Office Buildings Industrial and Manufacturing
Transportation and Utility Public Facilities and Institutions Open Space and Outdoor Recreation
Parking Facilities Vacant Land

Source: American Cencus Data 2014


Land Use in Coney Island, Brooklyn

0 0.25 0.5 1 Miles


°
Land Use
One & Two Family Buildings Transportation and Utility

Multi - Family Walk- Up Buldings Public Facilities and Institutions

Multi - Family Elevator Buildings Open Space and Outdoor Recreation

Mixed Residential and Commercial Buildings Parking Facilities

Commercial and Office Buildings Vacant Land

Industrial and Manufacturing

Source: NYCDCP.mapPLUTO16v1.

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