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adam m e i s Yale School of Architecture Portfolio Spring 2018


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ysoa studio projects

Fall 2017 Miami Plazas

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Spring 2017 Flood Waters

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Spring 2016 Inhabit Building a Core Building Project Built Project

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Fall 2015 Study for Light Fractured Seed Continuous Library Fall 2016 Lifted Strongbox

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ysoa elective classes

Ornament Formal Analysis Systems Integration Not So Primitive Hut Design and Construction Visualization I-IV

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adam meis architecture portfolio summer 2015

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spring 2018

Masters of Architecture Yale School of Architecture

Table of Contents 3

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Interior Corridor Render 4


[Miami Plazas] italian piazzas in modern miami fall 2017 critics

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fifth semester

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emre arolat

gonca paĹ&#x;olar

public space inside the city miami beach

Miami Plazas is an urban masterplan and building design for a twenty-one acre ocean front site in Miami Beach, Florida. The city around the site has become enclosed by fences, gates, and other restrictions; in that way it has become almost like medieval Italian cities. Similar to the Italian plazas and piazzas, this project seeks to carve out a public space within the city. Miami Plazas creates a gathering spot within the city next to the public beach, ringed by 230,000 sf

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florida

of retail and set above a public garage with 650 parking spots. A 120 room luxury hotel and 1.25 million sf of luxury condos are supported by 134,000 sf of amenities. The plazas are shaped by the surrounding buildings, but are opened to the ocean by lifting the building on the east side to allow views and access to the water. Five luxury towers are then set on top of the plaza buildings, remaining a part of the development but also separate.

Interior Render | Concept Model 5


Site Plan 6


Studio Site Model 7


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Courtyard Render 9


Second Floor Plan 10


First Floor Plan 11


Four-Bedroom Plan 12


One and Two-Bedroom Plan 13


Top: N-S Section 14


Bottom: E-W Section 15


Tower Elevation 16


Sample Tower Plan 17


Tower Render | Massing Model 18


Render from Beach 19


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Courtyard Render Towards Ocean 21


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Model 23


Process Models 24


Model Top View 25


Project Shadow Studies 26


[Flood Waters] creating a floodable city with phineas taylor spring 2017

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critic

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-webb

fourth semester ed mitchell

an urban typology for climate change lowell

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Floor waters is a urban masterplan for a fifty-five acre site adjacent to downtown in Lowell, Massachusetts. The city was founded on a textile mill industry; the site lies within this district which dug a system of canals to power the mills. Some of the mills still stand and have been converted for modern uses; Flood Waters utilizes both of these aspects to create an undulating landscape that responds

to the changes in the flood levels. As the site floods areas shift in response to the alteration, constricting or expanding the public spaces and large mill-like buildings retain the character of the district while allowing for extremely flexible spaces to inhabit the structures over time. The rows of buildings are set perpendicular to the passage through the site; setting a rhythm of expansion and constriction.

Building Concept Model 27


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Districts of Lowell, MA Districts shown clockwise from 12 noon: U. Mass Lowell, Civic Center, Downtown Back Central, Lower Highland and The Arce

Districts of Lowell 28

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Ground Floor Axon 29


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Ground Floor Plan 31


Axonometric Buildup 32


Axonometric Buildup 33


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Transverse Section 35


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Flooded Transverse Section 37


Rising Floods Diagrams 38


Model Views 39


Ground Floor Plan 40


[Inhabit]

compressed living in a small space spring 2016 critic

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second semester

andrew benner x

20’

Inhabit is a study of the compression of space; shrinking the space required for three individuals down to two thousand cubic feet. The project is a fourteen-foot square box elevated ten feet into the air, the sides are opaque and light can only enter through the ceiling. The three individuals each require a

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separate sleeping space, a common kitchen and living space, and a bathroom. Inhabit condenses the private spaces into a tetris-like block that fits together, optimizing space and not allowing any to go unused. This allows for the common space to be maximized, creating a comfortable living arrangement.

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Section Render 43


Structure The framework defines the modularity of the home, confining the space both vertically and horizontally. It provides little horizontal support, instead the truss walls make up the linear support system.

Living Module

Bedroom Modules

A kitchen, living, and storage system are all combined into a single wall unit, thus maximizing interior space while allowing for a fully functioning home. The narrow module still lets the resident incorporate personal furnishings as well as a dining table that also doubles as a kitchen preparation surface.

Three basic modules are utilized, each one allowing for further alteration and personalization. The bed module sits lower with a headroom of 4' to allow for it to double as a sitting area. The study module, attached to the bed module contains a storage unit along the back wall that incorporates a fold down desk as well as closet space. The final module, the bath module, is altered to function as a toilet, a shower, or a sink module. It's small size allows for varied placement.

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Light

Panels

With only the roof available for light to penetrate into the stucture skylights are a key component of the modular home. Separate skylights for the common space and the stairwell help define the rooms.

In order to allow for an interchangable kit the floor and ceiling systems utilize the same structure. Spanning the full breadth of the home creates greater possibilities in room arrangement.

Stair Module The two stairs function similarly in terms of structure and support, the smaller stair is the larger version foreshortened. By providing the necessary support the stair can be altered to fit the residents' needs.

Modular Components 45


Assembled Model 46


[Building

a

Core]

compact single family home

spring 2016 critic core

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second semester

andrew benner envelope

new haven

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Building a core develops a response to three forces, interior habitation, the envelope, and finally the roof. The envelope is kept simple and rectangular to reduce cost, the roof is articulated as a separate structure to keep the rain out, but alters to allow the core to punch through in order to bring light down.

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The interior habitation is a solid core of the second floor, the center then drops down into the first floor to develop a space for circulation upstairs. On the ground floor it then becomes a core which the rest of the floor orbits centripetally around, allowing the idea of the core to radiate out into the site.

Concept Model 47


Ground Floor Plan 48


Second Floor Plan 49


Top: Longitudinal Section 50


Bottom: Transverse Section 51


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Disassebled Model 53


Model Photo Rear 54


[Building Project] c o m pa c t m u lt i

amanda

home

, daniel fetcho, iglesias, soozie marchelewicz, francesca xaviera spring 2016 | second semester critics | alan organschi, joeb moore |new haven, connecticut

with timon covelli

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ian donaldson

The Jim Vlock Building project is undertaken by the first year graduate class at Yale School of Architecture; it typically is a single family or twofamily home built in a disadvantaged area of New Haven, Connecticut. The first stages are an individual testing of space [Inhabit], the next are to develop an individual project [Building a Core], the next to team up with six others and develop a new theme selected from the individual projects

[Building Project], and the final stage is to make a set of construction documents with the entire class and then construct the winning project in New Haven over the summer. Building Project focuses on the hearth of the home, creating a central space oriented around food, the heart of the house. The bedrooms are projected off the second level, pushed to the edge to create a flexible living space in the middle.

Concept Diagram Model 55


Ground Floor Plan 56


Second Floor Plan 57


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Top: Front Elevation 58


R O P AV E N U E

TION, 1/4”=1’

Bottom: South Elevation 59


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Transverse Sections 60


1 9 6 W I N T H R O P AV E N U E LONGITUDINAL SECTION, 1/4”=1’

Longitudinal | Transverse Sections 61

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Interior Life Renderings 62


Interior Kitchen Photos 63


Front of House 64


[ B u i lt P r o j e c t ] c o m pa c t m u lt i f a m i ly h o m e with ysoa cl ass of 2018 summer 2016 critics

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second semester

adam hopfner

new haven

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Over the summer of our first year at Yale School of Architecture, the entire first year class of fifty-five students participates in the design and build of a single or two-family affordable home in a disadvantaged neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. The school teams up with a local non-profit to partially fund the project and sell the home after completion. Students are responsible for all of the work except the MEP and excavating and pouring

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kyle bradley

connecticut

the concrete for the foundation. The concept of the winning design was a thickened wall that runs between the main house and the rental apartment which contains storage, the kitchens, and much of the mechanical equipment. This design also allowed for the two-family house to easily be converted into a single family home with a ground floor master bedroom by simply opening up a doorway between the two units.

Concept Model 65


Interior Photos 66


Rear of House with Rental Unit 67


Stereoscopic Light Studies 68


[Study

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a personal study for light fall 2015 critic

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first semester

trattie davies

mediating light for display

Study for Light is a project investigating how to alter and change light from a singular moving source: the sun. A thick concrete lid is placed on a barrel-shaped study room, the lid is then penetrated by angled holes with mirrors and lens; as the sun travels throughout the day light

is cast in all directions; projecting, intersecting, overlapping. An individual enters the barrel and experiences the changes in light as it is mediated through the lid; while the woven woodwork on the exterior showcases the project as an object in the landscape.

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Ground Floor Plan 70


Ground Floor Plan 71


Site Model 72


[Fractured Seed] y a l e s c i e n c e h i l l s e e d v a u lt fall 2015 critic

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first semester

trattie davies

new haven

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Fractured seed is a seed vault for the Science Hill quad at Yale University. It’s driving concept is a seed planted into the earth, perhaps in a crack in the sidewalk or between a few rocks, that when it grows erupts from the ground fracturing the rock through which it penetrates. A slash through the

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project allows for a bridge and an underpass; create a divergent path for two separate paths but a unique intersection. The massive rocks the have been thrust up by the power of the seed contain a research laboratory, a lecture hall, classrooms, and an exhibition space.

Diagrammatic Model 73


Site Plan 74


Axon View | Floor Plan 75


Section Render | Exterior Renders 76


Section of Bridge Model | Site Model 77


Model 78


[Continuous Library] bushwick branch library

fall 2015 critic

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first semester

trattie davies

books across the dewey system brooklyn

Continuous Library is a new branch library in the Bushwick neighborhood of Queens, New York. The concept is based off of the library cataloging system, the idea that the system organizes books from a beginning to an end in a linear fashion. However, this project allows for the methodology to also organize the library by transforming the line into the loop to represent the continuation of

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new york

knowledge and intellectual heritage. The loop then shapes the wide programmatic uses within the library while giving a strong form to the somewhat demoralized institution and creating many quiet spaces to be explored by the users. A theater is visually connected to the library while retaining its own separate circulation to open the library up to the public in a variety of performances.

Concept Model 79


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Longitudinal Section 81


Ground Floor

Ground Floor Plan 82


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Third Floor Plan 83


Model Photos 84


Process Models 85


Ground Floor Plan 86


[Lifted Strongbox] emergency management center fall 2016 critic

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third semester martin finio

cruciform emergency operation room brooklyn

Lifted strongbox is the Office for Emergencty Management in New York City, they manage the 130+ separate entities involved in moderating a crisis in a metropolis. The strongbox houses the secure program while projecting an image of solidarity to the city, an image of “we stand strong� to a city racked by terrorism and nature disasters over the last few decades. The box is then lifted from the groundplane to welcome

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new york

the visitors that come to building to learn about emergencies that they may readily face in the city. Finally, a cruciform shape representing the four different branches of entities housing the emergency operation center is defined by the architectural skylight ceiling. The cruciform is then pressed into the third floor so that the ends are revealed on the sides, organizing the strongbox into four quadrants.

Roof Sunlight Model | Concept Model 87


Organizational Diagrams 88


Sectional Process Model 89


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Section Model 91


Site Plan 92


Ground Floor Plan 93


Second Floor Plan 94


Third Floor Plan 95


Office Space Towards Atrium 96


Interior Render 97


Top: N-S Section 98


Section 1" = 8'

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Bottom: E-W Section 99


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Section Model 101


Emergency Operations Center 102


Daylighting Model 103


Model Photos 104


Model Photos 105


[Elective Courses]

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[Ornament] ornamenting a textile mill

spring 2017

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critic design

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fourth semester kent bloomer

fabrication lowell

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Ornament with Kent Bloomer studies the design and theory of ornament in the modern age; bringing an ancient and human technique into a building industry that has rejected it for a century. My project began with investigating the dyad between order and chaos; how ornament resides on this continuum and not at either pole. Ornament relates to both chaos, the cosmos, and also order, or containing geometry. My

ornament resides on an ordered grid with a slight alteration, a periodic line that creates a system of interlocking chamfered squares and octagons. Floral ornament is then applied to work with the system. Then the ornament was fabricated as a repeating tile by a casting process; and finally developed into a gateway to indicate a passageway through a six hundred foot long converted textile mill building.

Ornament Design 109


Plaster Cast Tiles 110


Gateway Render 111


Gate Detail 112


Process Casts in Plaster 113


Bramante 114


[Formal Analysis] formal analysis of renaissance buildings fall 2015 critic

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first semester

peter eisenman

understanding architecture and space

Formal Analysis with Peter Eisenman studies the creation of architecture and space; understanding how architectural moves impact the way the interior is used and experienced. It also investigates the build-up of Italian Renaissance buildings; the way that they

express their identity and convey their creation of space. A system of conveying the information embedded with the formal analysis of a structure is deployed to articulate an individual argument for each of ten buildings analyzed over the course.

Alberti 115


Borromini 116


Bernini and Rinaldi 117


LAMINATED GLASS SHEET METAL CAP FIRESTOPPING INSULATED SPANDREL PANEL ROLLAR SHADE SPRAY-APPLIED FIREPROOFING W24X76 FRAMING CURVED SHEET METAL DROPPED CEILING GREEN ROOF CASSETTE

STONE FACADE, HUNG FROM SLAB

EPDM ROOFING MEMBRANE 4 MIL MOISTURE BARRIER

LAMINATED GLASS

FORMED ROOFING INSULATION SLAB POUR STOP STONE FACADE, HUNG FROM SLAB INSULATED PANEL GREENSPANDREL ROOF CASSETTE ROLLAR SHADE EPDM ROOFING MEMBRANE 4 MIL MOISTURE BARRIER TOP CHORD OF TRUSS FORMED ROOFING INSULATION SPRAY-APPLIED FIREPROOFING SLAB POUR STOP W36X135 FRAMING STONE FACADE, HUNG FROM SLAB CURVED SHEET METAL DROPPED CEILING INSULATED SPANDREL PANEL CURTAIN WALL MULLION ROLLAR SHADE TOP CHORD OF TRUSS SPRAY-APPLIED FIREPROOFING GYPSUM WRAPPED COLUMN, BEYOND W36X135 FRAMING LAMINATED GLASS CURVED SHEET METAL DROPPED CEILING CURTAIN WALL MULLION

GYPSUM WRAPPED COLUMN, BEYOND LAMINATED GLASS

LAMINATED GLASS GYPSUM WRAPPED COLUMN, BEYOND STONE FACADE, HUNG FROM SLAB GUSSET PLATE TRUSS WEB LAMINATED GLASS FLUSH MOUNT HEAT REGISTER GYPSUM WRAPPED COLUMN, BEYOND PEDESTAL STONE FACADE, HUNG FROM SLAB FIRESTOPPING GUSSET PLATE INSULATED SPANDREL PANEL TRUSS WEB SHEET METAL CAP BOTTOM CHORD OF TRUSS FLUSH MOUNT HEAT REGISTER SPRAY-APPLIED FIREPROOFING PEDESTAL W36X135 FRAMING FIRESTOPPING INSULATED SPANDREL PANEL SHEET METAL CAP BOTTOM CHORD OF TRUSS SPRAY-APPLIED FIREPROOFING RIGID INSULATION W36X135 FRAMING CURTAIN WALL MULLION PAINTED METAL

RIGID INSULATION CURTAIN WALL MULLION PAINTED METAL

LAMINATED GLASS STONE FACADE, HUNG FROM SLAB STONE PAVERS PERIMETER DRAIN GRAVEL DRAINAGE FILL 4 MIL MOISTURE BARRIER RIGID INSULATION

CONCRETE TWO-WAY SLAB

LAMINATED GLASS

GYPSUM WRAPPED COLUMN, BEYOND EXPANSION PADSTONE FACADE, HUNG FROM SLAB GUSSET PLATE 24" SQUARE CONCRETE COLUMN

FLUSH MOUNT HEAT REGISTER PEDESTAL LAMINATED GLASS

SHEET METAL CAP GYPSUM WRAPPED COLUMN, BEYOND FIRESTOPPING STONE FACADE, HUNG FROM SLAB GUSSET PLATE INSULATED SPANDREL PANEL FLUSH MOUNT HEAT REGISTER ROLLAR SHADE PEDESTAL 24" SQUARE CONCRETE COLUMN

SPRAY-APPLIED FIREPROOFING SHEET METAL CAP W24X76 FRAMING FIRESTOPPING

CURVED SHEET METAL DROPPED INSULATED SPANDRELCEILING PANEL 60" PILE CAP FOUNDATION PERIMETER WALLSTONE FACADE, HUNG FROM SLAB ROLLAR SHADE LAMINATED GLASS SPRAY-APPLIED FIREPROOFING W24X76 FRAMING CURVED SHEET METAL DROPPED CEILING DRIVEN STEEL PILES, TO BEDROCK STONE FACADE, HUNG FROM SLAB LAMINATED GLASS

Facade Section

Wall Section Partial Wall Section 118


[Systems Integration] emergency management center design development

-webb and christian golden spring 2017 | fourth semester | kevin schorn, victoria ponce de leon, larry brooklyn, new york

with phineas taylor c o n s u lt a n ts

al Scheme:

ncer Fried

Systems Integration is a course that combines intensive Revit training and an understanding of the systems that buildings require, and how they affect the design of a project. Groups of three students take the schematic design of a building and develop it further with three consultants to assist in planning the systems. The class requires tackling the

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structural system, the HVAC distribution system and ductwork, the building envelope, fire and egress code requirements, and the construction sequence from excavation to completion. This building featured a 120 foot cantilever supported by four 24 foot tall trusses, which required a thorough understanding of the structure to support.

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CURVED SHEET METAL DROPPED CEIL

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GYPSUM WRAPPED COLUMN, BEYO

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Exterior Render

Exterior Render 119

LAMINATED GL

GYPSUM WRAPPED COLUMN, BEYO

STONE FACADE, HUNG FROM S

GUSSET PL TRUSS

FLUSH MOUNT HEAT REGIS

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Exterior View 120


[Not So Primitive Hut] laugiers primitive hut reimagined summer 2015 boulder

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I designed and built Not So Primitive Hut as an exercise exploring what the idea Laugier’s primitive hut becomes if it is transported from its original woodland location to an urban site. The materials, instead of coming from the woods, are foraged from urban construction waste, a transformation of the branches and trees Laugier utilizes. The shape and form of the house comes from both Laugier’s image of

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the primitive hut as “four poles with a triangle above” and the fundamental image of the house across cultures and continents as the square with a door and window and pitched roof. Using construction waste requires new methods of building, for example cast-off concrete formwork was salvaged for the walls and floor, requiring slightly different ways of connecting pieces.

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Mountain Cabin | Modular Bookcase 122


[Design + Construction] mountain cabin and furniture

2008, 2010, 2017

This mountain cabin is constructed in the rural woods of Colorado, set on a mountainside a little bit beneath a giant rock outcrop. The rustic cabin provides a place of refuge for spending the night, it comfortably fits a queen bed while the front has large windows to let plenty of light into the living space of the cabin. With a thick layer of insulation, the little structure will stay warm even during cold days with a bit of heat or strong sunlight.

The red square bookshelves are stackable in order to allow for multiple configurations, while the contrast of the natural wood slats and the deep red paint creates visual interest. The legs for a coffee table are below, it was constructed from solid maple and comes apart so that it can even fit inside a carry-on suitcase. Other projects I have designed and built include two pendent lamps, a desk, a drafting table, and wall hooks.

Base of Coffee Table 123


Ground Floor Plan 124


[Visualization

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visualization techniques

summer 2015 - 2016 critics

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george knight

kent bloomer

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first year

trattie davies

john eberhart

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sunil bald

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john blood

handdrawing architecture and space

The four-part visualization series at Yale School of Architecture is a course sequence to develop an understanding of how to use representation as a tool that emphasizes the argument or concept of the project. The first part of the sequence emphasizes representational techniques, particularly hand-drawing. The second develops an ability to represent complex imagery through hand-drawing, the

third explores physical models and innovative, new representational techniques, and the fourth and final builds on the previous three to further refine how to make a visual argument through movies, hand-drawing, and computer renders. All the work shown here is drawn by hand with a few exceptions which incorporate the use of digital drawing as a method to build complexity more easily.

Kahn Stair Axon | Tiled Surfaces Sketch 125


Unity Temple Interior-Exterior 126


GPSCY Spacial Study 127


Yale Portal Section 128


Yale Portal Elevation 129


Beinecke Tiling Study 130


Compound Surfaces 131


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