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SEMESTER PORTFOLIO COMPILATION


CONTENTS

Alyx is a masters candidate at Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Miami University.

Sustainability . Vernacular . Scale . Efficiency


Sequence 1: Sequence 2: Sequence 3: Sequence 4: Sequence 5:

Haiku Schematic Haiku Development Tessellation Development Tessellation Development Ceremony House


HAIKU SCHEMATIC


HAIKU DEVELOPMENT

green energy

lighting conditions connection with site

centrality PARAMETER PLAN

materiality

HIERARCHY OF FOCUS I. architecture II. energy balance III. occupancy comfort IV. engineering V. home entertainment VI. hot water VII. affordability VIII. market appeal VIV. appliances X. communication

passive house

C E R E M O NY‘ S S PA C E R I T U A L T H R O U G H N A T U R E ’S E Y E ACCEPTANCE OF ALL


rack mounted solaris solar panels - attached to roof wood roof framing over center space - pine green roofs above alterior spaces

spacia glazing system paired with clear eclipse sliding glazing system (spacia & clear eclipse) aluminum mullions western red cedar sliding louvers insulated polycarbonate panel sliding door system wood roof framing over alterior spaces - pine

sips insulation panels clad in recycled barn wood tongue and groove veneer

ASSEMBLY AXON column system in center space - pine

inset heart of pine wooden tongue and groove floors

concrete slab and spread footing foundation


MODEL PHTOTOS


TESSELLATION SCHEMATIC 1 5. CONNECTION

4. SUPER TRANSPORTATION 3. MOTOR TRANSPORTATION

2. HUMAN PATH 1. NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

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6. ARCHITECTURE THAT FACILITATES INFRASTRUCTURE

CREATES INFRASTRUCTURE

Each layer of this tessellation represents a different transportation building block of infrastructure. Together, these components create an opportunity in precast concrete to morph into any scale or application. Structurally, it can serve as a superstructure to support a trainstation or a micro-structure to create a pourous pavilion. In scale, it can go from a system of pavers, to the overall layout of an infrastructure plan. Aesthetically, it offers a dynamic experience of light as manipulated by the form. In this proposal, all of these applications and scales are represented to explore the properties and potentials of using precast concrete as a building material.

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Layering of infrastructure represented through tessellation at any scale for any application.


TESSELLATION DEVELOPMENT 1

the new bike path gives users a pedestrain friendly experience by separating them from motorized traffic, which is made easier for buses and cars to access the site from 93.

concessions and circulation well restrooms and ADA access on all levels

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ticketing, queue, and loading platform

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bus, bike trail, and employee facilities


Multiple uses of tessellated, precast concrete to create sustainable and aesthetic structures.

Rooted in the hills of Clemson, the precast is allowed to take on organic qualities to give the station a sense of place


CEREMONY HOUSE The house observes, yet dictates. I was originally inspired by my own experiences in the home. Each dweller leads their own life and governs their own differences, yet there is an unchanging acceptance within the home that represents a respect and celebrates both the individuals and their coming together. Such sense of place is strongly rooted for me in the central space of the home. Most family and individual activity take place here, however trivial or cataclysmic, in a sense of grounded ritual. I was inspired by the dynamic connection of ritual and acceptance to create a place of ceremony to hold and drive these interactions through the process of architectural design.


The central space dominates the concept of the project. All actions and processions are centered on this space; the grounding on the site, the removal to a parameter plan, and re-grounding back to the site are also strongly rooted in this idea. I placed my structure at a crossroads in the site. Though pushed remotely in the meadow, it observes the exchange of the paths. On my proposed site there is an unusual tree that majestically stands out from the other foliage. I chose to center the views from the central space on this tree, to represent the acceptance and ceremony of the individual in the home. No circulation is possible to anterior rooms without passing through the hub of the house.


CEREMONY HOUSE

rack mounted solar panels exterior sheathing waterproof membrane

NATURAL VENTILATION

sips insulation panel vapor barrier

SOLAR ROOF

aluminum flashing w/ drain chains tongue and groove recycled wood ceiling cladding wood shim w/ backer rod and sealant aluminum 2” mullion triple pane argon filled glazing

interior finish cladding

green roof

8x8 structural pine column

drainage layer protection mat waterproof membrane sips insulation panel vapor control layer

GREEN ROOF

tongue and groove cladding

interior finish cladding wood 2x6 framing 2x blocking aluminum 2” mullion spacia double glazing finish cladding beyond

MEP

western red cedar sliding louver triple pane argon sliding glass door system

4” tongue and groove heart of pine flooring 1/2” plywood sleeper studs at 1’-6” OC cushion pad vapor barrier concrete slab and spread footing foundation

STRUCTURE

earth

WALL SECTION DETAIL AT 3/4” = 1’-0”

WEST SECTION


INSULATION

WINDOWS

VENTILATION

passive house

AIR BARRIER THERMAL BREAK

is a school of design focusing on 5 principles to achieve net zero energy. It is the world’s highest standard in energy efficient design, completely respecting nature with minimal interference, making it ideal for the Ceremony House. SIPS panels work with triple glazed, argon filled windows and a continous air barrier to create a sealed component. Thermal break design prevents the escaping of heat or cool at any given time. As a passive house only has 0.6 btu air exchanges per hour, natural ventilation is possible with operable glazing, and an ERV system recovers energy while providing fresh air and expelling the southern humidity; this keeps the house at a comfortable 72 degrees at all times. In its ritual of systems, it celebrates the human condition as well as nature.

5 PASSIVE HOUSE STRAGEGIES


ALYX MCCARTHEY


McCarthey Fall Semester Portfolio  

M. Arch II program at Clemson University School of Architecture - Fall Semester Portfolio

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