Aaron Guttenplan Architectural Portfolio Syracuse University Class of 2019
Architectural Design Spring 2019 (Thesis) Advisor: Professor Amber Bartosh
My thesis project, entitled “Situation Comedy, Domestic Situation: A Home for Living, a Home for Filming,” was the product of two semesters of research and design. The final design was a proposal for a new typology, a communal television studio where each unit houses a group of filmmakers producing a sitcom within a small television soundstage. The intention was to enhance the portrayal of domesticity on television by producing shows within an environment that the shows’ casts and crews also lived in. I also designed four potential shows and wrote a research paper on how sitcoms present domesticity, which involved interviewing multiple professionals from the field of television production design. Shown here are a perspectival section, floor plans, an exploded isometric, a design for one of the shows, and photographs of a physical model from an earlier phase of design, which featured a similar idea within a single detached unit.
Camera View Plan 3/16”=1’-0”
Camera View Plan 3/16”=1’-0” First Floor Catwalk Level Plan 1/16”=1’-0”
First Floor Main Level Plan 1/16”=1’-0”
2 South-North Perspective Section 1/4”=1’-0”
Show design: Unlikely Mates Camera view plan
Camera view renderings
Camera View Plan 3/16”=1’-0”
Early design model
Architectural Design Spring 2018 Professor Fei Wang
Partner: Spencer Gafa This final project from our comprehensive studio was a design for a materials research lab in China, built around the structural skeleton of an existing building. Included are an interior and exterior rendering, isometric diagrams, an isometric drawing, floor plans, and photgraphs of programmatic and structural models.
Spaces of Exception Spring 2018 Professor Lindsay Harkema
Partner: Harshita Kataria (for final only) This elective course dealt with public spaces and the concept of “exception” in relation to them. The final project was a proposal to replace the Washington Square Arch with a permanent structure of steel with changeable wood and cloth elements, while an earlier project involved analysing and reinterpreting Louis Kahn’s Trenton Bath House in ways that amplified its camp-like and monumental qualities.
Trenton Bath House as Camp
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Trenton Bath House as Monument
Architectural Design Fall 2017 Professor Kyle Miller Workshop Leader Jimenez Lai
Partners: Sarah Beaudoin & Danya Li (Miller), Kokeith Perry II & Sherry Wang (Lai) This semester in the Florence program was structured into smaller projects, three led by Professor Kyle Miller and one in a short workshop led by Jimenez Lai. Miller’s projects used Renaissance Italian architecture to inform abstract designs based on ideas of surface, plan, and volume. Lai’s workshop was based around ideas of narrative and storytelling through architecture, expressing character through both the design itself and the use of the design.
Surface design from Miller’s course
Plan-based designs from Millerâ€™s course
Model and section of volume-based design from Millerâ€™s course
Model from Laiâ€™s workshop
Architectural Design Spring 2017
Professor Davide Sacconi Partners: Rose Maalouf & Mikayla Beckwith During this semester, we redesigned an existing supermarket in London by Grimshaw Architects into a proposed inhabitantmaintained homeless facility. Included are an exterior axonmetric detail of the existing project and a cutaway axonometric showing the new interior and exterior of the new design.
Exterior axonometric detail SURVEY
Miscellaneous Included here are two small non-architectural projects, a logo design for a Syracuse University humor group and a photographic inventory of the belongings of a fictional character, in this case an English professor-turned-folk singer in his early 70s. This latter project was actually part of Professor Britt Eversoleâ€™s Architectural Design course in Fall 2016.
Logo design for Humor Where
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