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Portfolio Agnes Dang


Design Foundation Portfolio 2010 DFN 1001 and 1002 Color observations 4-5 Texture comparison 6-7 Material Calisthenics 8-9 Operational Media and Spatial Mapping 10-11 Texture studies 12-21 DFN 2003 and 2004 Saltzman House 22-23 Folding Architecture 24-25 Single Family House 26-31 Bus Stop Project 32-37 Buford Highway Restaurant 38-49 Design Communication II : Project one 50-53 Project two 54-59



Color observations : pastel drawing of mold on concrete and color tones 08



Texture comparison : charcoal, pen and ink, and pastel 08



Material Calisthenics : small models, final model and phenomenal study 08


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Operational Media and Spatial Mapping : first hand drafts and mix media 08


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Texture studies : final model 08


My entire spectrum of optical was opened and brought to a deeper understanding of apperceptions. Close up of the things around us, by focusing on hidden details of familiar objects, by exploring common place under the ingenious guidance of the camera. There is an imaginary path followed by the eye and the varying perception that depends on how it appears to the eye. Evidently a different nature opens itself to the naked eye after the process of this project was finished. Space is substituted for a space consciously explored by man.

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Texture studies : Tree bark in pen and ink 08


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Texture studies : first small models 08


Defuse light appears to the eye under reduce illumination.

The color and tone changes in the model depending on the angular projection.

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Texture studies : final design analyses 08


2 dimension to 3 dimension


Projective: If the study can be expanded more

Light studies diagrams


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Project One : ‘Saltzman House’ by Richard Meier 09


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Project Two : folding architecture 09

FOLDING IN ARCHITECTURE My design embodying ideas of geometric folds and creases to generate 3-dimensional forms, volumes, and space without the use of much cutting and glue then, generating the design strategies into a weaving techniques. I then form spaces to give a notion of scale, spatial relationship and bodily movement. Applying and articulation of folding strategies such as ; fold, rotate, pleat, twist, crease, turn, weave, press, wrap, collapse, enfold, balance, cut, pierce, and unfold.



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In the beginning, our team was asked to design the Singles Family house in the Marietta Square that would promote our individual study with our group collaboration. Taking into consideration the area’s proposed functionality and the surrounding environment, we found that it was appropriate to design a house that fits into the surroundings. The concept of my house is centered on the library. My family often occupies a reading area as a place for individual study, group work, and place to entertaining guest. Because my client is an English teacher I saw the library as an opportunity to design the house to have similar functionality. It concluded that the family needs areas to read on their own as well as with two or more people. Both these aspects often leave the family in need of a place to work and relax. From this, I decided that the house will focus on these three ideas of family gathering, individual study, and leisure. With the users in mind, which in this case are the Dewitt’s, a family of three, 28-year-old father Ben, 27-year-old mother Jennifer, and 2-year-old little Dru Dewitt, I set off to define the features of the single house. To best portray the user-centered aspects of the house, I build a physical model. This model encompasses all aspects of my house design in a 1/16” scale. The house’s datum and design DNA consist of a 10 feet grid system, one parallel to the North and South Pole axis, the other parallel to the railroad system located at the Square. Curve wall located on the left side of the house was added to incorporate symmetry to the railroad system. The model can visually display how family can utilize the house performing the functionalities that I proposed. The idea of the single family was born from the proposal of the Marietta Square lot located beside the Marietta Cobb Art Museum.


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Project Three : single family house 09


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Project Three : single family house 09



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As an architectural and structural unit, it helps to complete the physical and imaginary construct of the urban fabric. The design also fits with in the reality of public projects,

using durable and affordable materials as well as simple methods of construction. This design helps to reintroduce an idea that is often overlooked or forgotten throughout regular Architectural practices of community service. The idea that designers and Architects can have a positive impact on a community through good design.

- Jose Minguell


“Designing an archetypal Bus-Stop along the suburban strip of Cobb Parkway, using a prefabricated kit-of parts. CCT (Cobb County Transit). “

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Bus Stop Project : context studies , gesture models and final model 10


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Bus Stop Project: hand-drawn drafts with rapidograph pens10

The bus stop is along the suburban strip of Cobb Parkway and CCT (Cobb County Transit). My design a reliable set of connections to the community using gesture models and studies to develop the final design idea. The design provides shelter, seating, and serve as billboards for advertisement. It also includes a handicap accessible area that wasn’t provided in the previous design.



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Buford Highway is not so much a melting pot as it is a unique ribbon of mixed-ethnicity neighborhoods and international businesses. Most large cities, have large ethnic communities settled in pockets old distinct populations such as Chinatown, Koreatown, and Little Italy, built over decades as settlers from different parts of the worlds build their own communities together shared a language and culture. Buford Highway on the other hand is different. With the highest concentration of ethnic-owned business in the southeast. It is a jumble of cultural fusion. The design idea is modeled after the experience of the infusion of ribbon culture and businesses. The restaurant will incorporate the dynamic of the immigrants communities, the concept of ribbons will connects to various parts of Buford and Clairmont making the restaurant the center of a gregarious gathering, ceremonial event, hosing weekend farmers’ market and varied forms of socialization while eating experience.


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Buford Highway Restaurant : context studies, time line, and photo collage 10


Explorations sketches 43 42

Buford Highway Restaurant : sketches and gesture models 10


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Buford Highway Restaurant : hand-drawn drafts plans and sections, study models 10


Activities yellow/orange: dinning, purple: cooking, red: movement, green: farming

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Buford Highway Restaurant : sketches and study models 10


Made by metal and wood

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Buford Highway Restaurant : hand-drawn plans, section, and final model 10


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Design Communication II : project one hand-drawn and photoshop


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DYMAXION HOUSE Design Communication II : project two



DYMAXION HOUSE In 1929, Buckminster Fuller came up with a model of one-story hexagonal house, including living space, services and parking space, which was accessible by a triangular elevator in central mast for transporting the dwellers up to the main volume. Waldo Warren, after a long way conversation with Fuller, picked out the key words dynamic, maximum, and tension then the word Dymaxion was born. May 1929 was the time he presented the Dymaxion House model and employed materials at the Harvard Society for Contemporary Art.

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Design Communication II : hand-drawn plans, elevation, and sectional axon


Bird eye perspective

Perspective eye level

North elevation

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Design Communication II : hand-drawn formulation diagrams and renderings with Form Z

East elevation

Section A

Section B




2nd year port

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