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ARCH 402 : Competition Project

ARCH 401 : Comprehensive Project

ARCH 302 : Mixed-Use Building

ARCH 301 : Visitor Center


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SHUTES FOLLY ISLAND: CHARLESTON, SC


REIMAGINE CASTLE PINCKNEY DESIGN COMPETITION

REVEAL

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Design for this competition was based off the underlying idea that the city of Charelston, SC presents itself in an unbalanced mannor. The goal of this project was to reveal the historical presence of charelston and show both sides of the city's history while preserving castle and connecting it to the city.

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Research Sustainable

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The most provocative action at Shute's Folly would be to reveal Charleston as this bias city. Exploration into the imbalances found within Charleston informs the design of the pedestrian bridge and castle. Through tectonic and program an experimental strategy for the design of the bridge and renovated Castle Pinckney attempts to reveal the imbalances. By showing both sides of the issues present the users are allowed to experience the imbalance on their own and are allowed to develop their own opinion on what truly formed the city, as opposed to only revealing one side. The renovated Castle Pinckney's program is a museum, with a second level suspended by a system of cables from multiple spires along the island. The design of the museum takes into account the fact that the castle is sinking into the land, and is being stabilized with tension by a series of cables from the bridge. Cables from the bridge also connect to a cross-braced steel wrap-around system on the castle. As one walks around the bridge and travels around Castle Pinckney the experience of seeing the other forts across the harbor standing tall against the castle being stabilized reveals the preservation imbalance towards the confederate forts. The suspended museum furthers the imbalance of the castle sinking by revealing the polar opposite space, floating.


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Suspended rods structure the cables that hold up the bridge

Wake created by cargo ships enter Charleston Harbor creates more destructive waves

Cargo Ships

Tapered Spires provide the primary structure


People can Picnic on the ground People watching the Regada

Rubber Bumper Wood Decking Steel Frame EPS Foam Shipping Barrel Galvanized Steel Cable Steel Rod

Wake created by schooners is less disruptive

Schooners

Cables that suspend the bridge are held from a suspended rod

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Through a direct connection of tectonic and programmatic imbalance many goals are achieved. This includes stabilization and preservation of the historic Castle Pinckney, access and appreciation of Shute's Folley, and a new vantage point to view Charleston and its historic harbor, and opportunity to experience different imbalances through architecture.

The steel spire structure of the island pathway reduces the footprint on the barrier island, helping to slow down the erosion process while suspending the entire bridge over the land. Steel cables span over the depth of the island At the old castle groups of steel rods extend from one spire to another and attach to multiple points of the suspended steel structure.


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Series of Tapered rods stabilize suspended museum

Sustainability diagram solar panels rain water collection ventilation

Steel sleves clamp rods together


The tectonic system clamps around the edges of the wall of the castle and keeps the brick attached together as one unit.

Artifacts on the island preserved in the open air

Wood Decking Steel plates Threaded steel rod Threaded Steel Block Steel Connector Block Cross Bracing

Solar Panels Artifacts inside fort preserved in the place found to represent its time period

Steel tension techtonic system

Post-1880 1864-1880 1860-1864 1809-1860

1780-1809

1711-1780


First Floor

Cistern Artifacts found within Castle Visitor and Tourist Center Artifacts found outside castle Solar Panels

Second Floor


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JOHNSTON ST & UNIVERSITY AVE: LAFAYETTE, LA


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This project encompasses the entire architectural design process inculding site analysis, schem atic design, design development, model exploration, sustainable Design (based off LEED) and working construction documents.

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Within an urban city, through variegated dimensions of solid and porous materials, and layers of filtered light and shadows, architecture will create a dynamic urban wall condition as well as enhance the spatial quality of the interior. Changing heights and distances between solids and apertures dictates the privacy of the space, hints at the program, and directs the quantity of light able to penetrate into the interior.


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tall obstructive solid

porous

Height of a solid creates a sense of elevated space.

Solids create alleys between themselves to create an enclosed space.

solid

interjecting vegetation

Solid Vegetation Spacial condition

Western Elevation

One or more trees interject between two solids.


Vegetation ceiling

Vegetation create a spatial enclosure overhead with the canopy.

porous vegetation

undulating vegetation

Vegetation that are separated to create a space that is navigatable between them.

Series of vegetation placed within a space in an undulating fashion. Southern Elevation

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First Floor

Third Floor

Second Floor

Fourth Floor

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JOHNSTON ST & GENERAL MOUTON: LAFAYETTE, LA


U r b a n

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The purpose of the project was to design a mixeduse mid-rise building that will become the catalyst to begin urbanizing Lafayette's downtown area. An

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the project was placed on Facade development & a Smart Skin System that interacts with the elements to provide noise cancelation, sun shade, and direct wind ventilation.


An urban master plan was designed as a group to develop and urbanize the downtown-freetown area. Located on the corner of Johnston St. and General Mouton Ave, 1103 Johnston St. has a commercial program on the ground floor to support the urban wall condition. A plaza space connects the public to the building while creating an atmosphere that encourages engagement of the community.


The materiality and rhythm of the materials used in the building were influenced by the site's jazz history.

Johnston

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The program of the top floor is a jazz bar, that promotes the public and residents to enjoy the space together and connect. The primary structural system is hss steel with lightgauge steel stud construction. The smart screen system adjusts to outside conditions. When the sun is out cloth screens are activated by a computer system and run along a steel track to cover the space. When the screens are out and windows are open the screen directs ventilation into the space.


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UNIVERSITY AVE & HEBRARD BLVD: LAFAYETTE, LA


Visitor Center + Pedestrian Bridge Exposed Structure & Connectivity Proposed to be built in 2032 following Lafayette's 20 year Urbanization plan, the purpose of the project was to design a Pedestrian Bridge that connects a more urbanized Lafayette to ULL Campus. The designed visitor center along the street edge informs prospective students about campus life. Design was primarily through Physical Modeling while investigating craft and materiality. A final 3-Dimensional computer model was created to graphically show the essence of the project.

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Elevator Circulation Closet Display Counter


The bridge crosses over University Avenue while enhancing the flow of pesdestrian traffic to and from campus without disrupting traffic on Johnston Street. The idea behind the design of the bridge and visitor center was to inform the user of the beauty of exposed structure as opposed to just covering up the structure.

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The interior of the ULL Visitor Center introduces students to the university and student life. Architecturally, the interior of the building exposes the aesthetically pleasing steel structure of the building.

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undergraduate degree: university of louisiana at lafayette adamdenais@bellsouth.net issuu.com/adamdenais

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hand drawing/ Drafting photography wood working metal shop -basic model making

S O F T W A R E AutoCAD Sketchup Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Revit Maxwell Rendering Rhinoceros 3D Microsoft Office Vector Works


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