Aaron T. Trecartin Included Works: Master of Architecture 2010-2012 Kitchen Renovation 2018 Assorted Works and Photography 2008-Present
LANDMARK THEATER At NYCâ€™s High Line Park
Landmark Theater floats above a newly created public space and prominently signals the start of The High Line Park. The 2009 reinterpretation of High Line Park (Scodio + Renfro),originally built in 1929 to protect pedestrians from dangerous freight trains, again concentrates on the pedestrian by providing an escape from the congested city. Similar to the 19th century intention of Central Park, The High Line Park is an oasis within the city fabric. The Park provides a green space for the neighborhood to exercise, relax, and socialize. However, unlike Central Park, one can still engage the surrounding city fabric within The High Line Park.
Adjacent to the new southern entrance of The High Line Park, the project site has to engage with The High Line Park. To the west of the project site is the Hudson River Greenway and then the Hudson River beyond. The nearby Hudson River Greenway, Hudson River, and High Line Park have a dynamic dialogue that should continue onto the project site. The site should also become an extension of the Westbeth Artists Community, which is four blocks to the south, as a venue for the artists to perform and display their works. Landmark Theater at High Line Park introduces an interesting interplay with the surrounding warehouse district of the project site. The theaterâ€™s vertical program creates a landmark for the neighborhood, generates more green space on street level, and engages nearby green spaces in the city . Just as the The High Line Park is an element of the city that now protects green space, the theater arises from the landscape and becomes a vale that protects the green space of the project site. Landmark Theater at High Line Park becomes a performing arts venue for the neighborhood, the Westbeth Artists Community, and small traveling theater groups.
SkyBar Level 7 Galleries Level 6
The High Line Park
Theater Level 3
Lobby Level 2
Theater Render from HL Park
Travis Street Housing Dallas
The design allows the resident to remove themselves from the hustle of the city into secluded private gardens by moving through a progression of green spaces. SITUATED IN A TRANSFORMING NEIGHBORHOOD IN DALLAS, the project calls for 5 housing units. Two 3-bedroom units, two 2-bedroom units, and one 1-bedroom unit introduce multiple demographics to the site and neighborhood. The units are broken into independent structures to mediate the sloping site, and in doing so, create public courtyard entrances into each unit. Semi- private backyard green spaces make use of the top of the parking garage platform. Private green spaces occupy the top level of each unit and become a refuge from the surrounding city. This progression of green spaces creates an interesting experience for the resident and a dialectic with the surrounding urban environment.
Garage Platform Deck
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Federal Courthouse ARCH 5672 Fall 2012 At Dallasâ€™ Klyde Warren Park
[Dallas Federal Courthouse] Aaron Trecartin
A public building that engages with the city and its people while satisfying the federal governmentâ€™s highly specified needs within its walls. The newly-completed Klyde Warren Park in Dallas creates something entirely unfamiliar to the city: dramatic, outdoor public spaces. This new frontage causes the nearby properties to rethink their role in engaging the city and the park itself. Many developers and architects are beginning to use LED lighting as a strategy for their properties to engage the public and gather attention. The interactive LED facade of this federal courthouse allows it to transcend the highly technical program requirements that happen inside into a building that contributes to and creates excitement within the city. Preliminary structural and MPE design, as well as, architectural detailing were considered during this project scope.
Project Parti Diagrams
^ View of media facade from Klyde Warren Park. ^
Media architecture introduces the 4th dimension of time.
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WOODALL RODGERS FREEWAY
SITE PLAN 1” = 100’ - 0”
LOBBY WALL SECTION
1/4" = 1' - 0"
BKRPT COURT KLYDE WARREN PARK
NW-SE LONGITUDINAL SECTION 1/32" = 1' - 0"
Kitchen Renovation (2018) Junius Heights Historic District, Dallas
A thoughtful design that meets the needs of a contemporary family while instilling a sense of nostalgia that appropriately compliments an older home. Although the home was built in 1923, the kitchen and eat-in area were combined and entirely renovated in the 1950s or 1960s. At the time of purchase in 2017, the stick-built cabinets, deteriorating glacier-blue tile countertops and backsplash, and dated tile flooring detracted from the houseâ€™s grandeur and functionality. The renovation in 2018 saw the demolition of the kitchen and eat-in area to the wall studs, floor joists, and ceiling joists. The build-back gracefully accommodates the needs of today while the kitchenâ€™s details and materials imitate aspects of a bygone era. Crackle backsplash tile, period accurate lighting and plumbing fixtures, inset cabinet doors, and cabinet hardware help transform visitors back into the 1920s or 1930s and reject the overused, disingenuous aesthetics that are tirelessly seen in renovated historic properties.
House aerial in 1923, shortly after construction completed.
Please join Architect Mark Gunderson, AIA for
STRETTO HOUSE TOUR Thursday, November 3, 4pm- 5pm
Tour is open to all AIAS Members. Join today at aias.org First 50 Members to Respond. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Attendees arrive at 9839 Rockbrook, Dallas 75220 by 4pm on November 3. Parking is on the empty lot immediately south of the driveway. Tour begins at 4pm, late attendees are not allowed. Photography is permitted. Award-winning, international architect Steven Holl designed the Stretto House, completed in 1993. The following is provided by Steven Hollʼs website: Sited adjacent to three ponds with existing dams, the house projects the character of the site through a series of concrete "spatial dams" with metal framed "aqueous space" flowing through them. Pouring over the dams, like the overlapping stretto in music, water reflects the landscape outside and the spaces overlapping inside. Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste has a materiality in instrumentation which the architecture approaches in light and space. Formed in four sections, the building consists of two modes: heavy orthogonal masonry and light, curvilinear metal. The main house is aqueous space: floor planes pull one space to the next, roof planes pull space over walls and an arched wall pulls light from a skylight. Materials continue the concept in poured concrete, cast glass in fluid shapes, slumped glass and liquid terrazzo.
116,000 sf north plaza south plaza outdoor stage auditorium
private offices upper floors
Programmatic Case Study Renzo Pianoâ€™s Credito Industriale Sardo [Cagliari, Italy]
public spaces (plazas + indoor spaces)
Business Plan for Alliance Architects, 2015
Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo 2012
Essen, Germany 2008
SoHo, NYC 2010
Lincoln Center, NYC 2010
Wyly Theatre, Dallas 2011
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth 2014 Using a modified infrared camera
Arcosanti experimental town, Arizona 2011
Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville 2012
Modern Wing at Art Institue of Chicago 2012
Anthony Chapel, Hot Springs Arkansas 2018
City Square, Sulphur Springs Texas 2018
Statler Hotel, Dallas 2018
- M. Arch. Works - Kitchen Renovation - Assorted Works & Photography