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Analaura Almeida Texas Tech University
Structural Aquatic Center Studio
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This project concentrates on redesigning the existing roof structure of the Texas Tech University Aquatic Center. A new structural roof was to be designed using different construction techniques and materials. This new design was inspired by the shape and movement of a fish. The outer shape and continuous movement can be seen throughout the interior and exterior of the structure. There is a primary, secondary, and tertiary structure system. Using a thin membrane which lets natural light inside the space and louvers in the exterior of the structure will let natural ventilation weave through the structure and an open glass surrounding the building to let natural light in the space.
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Perspective Section A
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METI School Precedent Study Studio
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The METI School project was chosen by myself and four other classmates to be fully analyzed both in design and structure. As a group we were to reproduce drawings and a full scaled physical model of the entire project. The proposal for this existing project was to give the rural population a new perspectives of construction, to teach the children how to develop self confidence, and to reinforce their sense of identity. Project Information: Architects Anna Heringer & Eike Roswag Client Society Village Dev. Location Rudrapur, Bangladesh Built Area 325 Square Meters
CORRUGATED RON I PANEL ROOF (ZINC COATED)
HEAT GAIN THROUGH CORRUGATED RON I ROOF
STEEL PINS AND NYLON LASHING ON N OF O DIRECTION LO OW OW WIND FLOW
PIPINGROM F OLD WELLS
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PREFABRI CATED BAMBOO FRAMES LIME
SHADE LOWER FLOOR ISCOOLER
Climate Response Diagram
CLAY-EARTH PLASTER SAND BRICK WOODEN “WELLER” MI XTURE (EARTH, SAN D,W ATER) PLANK DOOR PLASTERED WITH CEMENT
Structural Components Diagram
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RAISED LOOR F TO PREVENT FLOODING
Transverse Section A
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Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Group Members: Analaura Almeida, Garrett Hull, Morgan Scott, Cecilia Stewart, Julio Valdez, and Jose Villanueva.
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Representational physical model of the METI School. Some of the materials used were small bamboo sticks, thread, paper mache, cardboard, and clay. This section model represents one of the three main classrooms. First and second floor are shown as well as how the materials are placed throughout the building.
Verona Lab Studio
Revealing the hidden is a concept depicting the unseen of the city into the movement of an acting school. Inspiring the students to project their work into the world, performance spaces are contained throughout the site inviting the public to see and feel the energy of the students. There is a sense of openness and introspection both inside and outside of the building, engaging students with the city and merging the hidden with shown, old with new, and viewer with performance. Project was done in collaboration with Valeira Sierra.
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Roman Cardo/Decumano Hidden Elements Creation of Space
The vertical lines help emphasis and define the vertical circulation throughout the building. The lines then extend to the site creating urban furniture for the public
Openings are introduced in order to reveal the hidden elements inside the building
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Art . Library . Exhibit Studio
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An geometric facility that sustains an artistic environment. This building brings in te concept of transparency, natural light, and elevated landforms. The meaning of transparency is to create a diversion of relations and trying to organize components in a clear way. Spaces are very open to let natural light in. Landforms evolving around the building begin to apply movement throughout the site and create an atmosphere for the people. Both the building and landforms help shape each other. The building is made up of different elevations to define the spaces and let natural light in. There is also the idea of outdoor art display on the landforms. A courtyard is generated between two main buildings (library and gallery), in which there is a specific moment where the two buildings almost come together but are separated by a thin line.
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Programmatic/Conceptual/Ordering System Diagrams
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Periodicals -Recent Books Media RM.
Librarian Office Dock
C Computer Catalog
E Study RM.
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0’ 2’ 4’
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Wall Section A
0' - 5"
Cap Concrete Tile
2' - 5"
Air Space WaterProofing Insulation Structural Tile
2' - 6 5/8"
Finished Concrete WaterProofing
15' - 7 1/4"
19' - 2"
Drain Tube Access Flooring
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Top of Concrete Tile
Steel End of Concrete Tile Teflon Slip Pad
Top of Concrete Tile Steel
Teflon Slip Pad End of Concrete Slab
Load Transfer Block
Concrete Slab Drain Tube Gravel Sealant Metal Slit Air Duct
Glazing Gaskets Mullion Structural Silicone Sealant
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BIT: Building Infor mation Tech.
In Building Information Technology, we were to reproduce an existing building in Revit. The existing building is located in Lubbock, Texas. With thorough knowledge of the site and building, we were to reproduce detailed drawings. This helped us learn the program Revit and exceed its requirements.
Deans Cup Competition Prize
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First and foremost, this is an ideas competition. There are no pre-conceived notions of what ideas on a site-less landscape is, or will produce. Notions of site are typically considered as a-priori conditions within the standard building/site relationship. This relationship suppose a dependency of architecture on a landscape condition. This competitions asks that you question the notion of architectures and design exploration as a process dependent on a given site condition.
Design Process 14’
[rebellious nomad] Basic Grid Outline
Perspective of Grid
Outside View of Rebellious Nomad before usage
Perspective Section A
Tube Details 3”
Clear tube using LED lighting at the tip which uses less power consumption and heat dissipation.
Perspective Section B. The creation of a space showing how the tubes are lit up when being pushed in order to create a state of relaxation.
View of the Rebellious Nomad being placed in a city, showing its uniqueness to the world.
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