Contextual lines of force
The 15 Minute City is an urban design concept that proposes all daily necessities be located within a 15-minute walk of a resident’s home. This thesis proposes that this concept, applied in conjunction with a close and layered study of a site’s context, can be used to generate architectural designs that address programmatic issues within an urban landscape. Three scales of hierarchy will be used to study context: an immediate site context that defines a site grid for footprint extrusion, medium scale context that suggests where the site will open for circulation, and landmark scale context that informs gestural moves within the overall design. This design methodology expands the application of the 15-minute city model to create dynamic, living and working spaces alongside static urban landscapes.