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Yiman Yiman's "Little Megastructure"


"Little Megastructure"

Work by Yiman Yiman (MArch '23)

Completed for Greg Lynn's Spring 2023 Research Studio, examining mixed-use housing for Ontario, California. A core element of their prompt: to frame their research projects within both a MISSION and a VISION statement, or series of vision statements.

Yiman's Mission Statement for "Little Megastructure":

To configure an inclusive community of aggregated spatial prototypes that celebrates social connection and belonging while supporting individuality.

Yiman's Vision Statements for "Little Megastructure":

Modularized Elements
The prototypical forms can be combined and composed in a variety of ways to create a wide range of spaces.

Gathering spaces
Clusters of parks, plazas, courtyards and atriums in between modules throughout the megastructure that foster a sense of community and belonging.

Little Megastructure
With a clear hierarchy of spaces that are designed for different purposes and activities, having all the components of a city creates a sense of urbanism.

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Greg Lynn
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