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Allison Burrell


Table of Contents Allison Burrell M Arch Applicant 3649 Wards Point Orchard Lake, MI 48324

Urban Context Axial Estrangement - Detroit, MI Media Lab - Ypsilanti, MI

Abstract Representation Exactitude Alphabet in Shadows

Analysis Live/Work Barn - Ann Arbor, MI Exploited Detroit

Spatial Studies Indefinite Void Suspension

Altered Landscape [micro] Libraries - Detroit, MI

Installation Squat Hotel - Rotterdam, NL


Urban Context Axial Estrangement - Detroit, MI Media Lab - Ypsilanti, MI


Axial Estrangement

Arch 432_Design Studio 3 Keith Mitnick - Fall 2011 Detroit, Michigan Set adjacent to the abandoned Michigan Central Station, this project responds to the train station’s axis, while creating a new one. The building is set on it’s own axis to counteract the inherent axis from the train station. The train stations axis is brought to the interior through a view cut through the building. The interior axis is extended to the train station through a red projected cut on the landscape and the built structure.


Photo-construct illustrating estrangement

Interior estrangement conceptual model


North - South Section


Model illustrating estranged axis projection


Diagram of estranged axis versus building circulation


Estranged axis interior view

Circulation confusion


Axis within the interior office space


First Floor Plan


Second Floor Plan


Media Lab

Arch 312_Design Studio 1 Joshua Bard - Fall 2010 Ypsilanti, Michigan This Media Lab for the research and creation of new forms of media interaction achieves more public engagement with the research. The organization of the design is centered around a public circulation that allows Ypsilanti residents to experience old innovations in a new way through advances in technology. The circulation has immersive environments that allow for more normative human interactions with the technology.


Circulation diagram of interactive environments


First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan

Fourth Floor Plan


Section model studying the continuous circulation


Section illustrating immersive environments


Abstract Representation Exactitude Alphabet in Shadows


Exactitude

Arch 218_Visual Studies Dawn Gilpin - Fall 2009 Based on the memo “Exactitude� from The Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino, the Fibonacci sequence is used to create an architectural space. The surrounding ground is a burrowed space which is carried into the structure, forcing the inhabitant to crawl through it.


Alphabet in Shadows

Arch 212_Understanding Architecture Melissa Harris - Winter 2009 This project focuses on the use of shadows to create letters in the alphabet. Photos are taken around the University of Michigan Central Campus. The project forces the observer to include shadow in their read of the image.


Analysis Live/Work Barn - Ann Arbor, MI Exploited Detroit


Live/Work Barn

Arch 317_Construction Ellen Donnelly - Fall 2010 Ann Arbor, Michigan This Live/Work barn is sited in Ann Arbor and serves as a case study of construction methods. Through the use of a cut away model, construction techniques are explored while staying true to the nature of the barn. Work on this model was done in conjunction with two other students, Owen Maher and Arthur Ferris. Drawings shown are examples of drawings which I red-lined as project manager. The drawings were completed by Owen Maher and Alexis Galinis.


Exposed structural roof rafter

Unfinished attic

Cutaway wall detail North Elevation Finished living space

Concrete block foundation

South Elevation


Exploited Detroit Fall 2011

Detroit, Michigan Images of destruction in Detroit are exploited through photographic manipulation. Either through surface manipulation or construction in 3-D space, the inherent properties of the photographs are exaggerated.


Spatial Studies Indefinite Void Suspension


Indefinite Void

Arch 312_Design Studio 1 Joshua Bard - Fall 2010 A spatial binary is explored through video, modeling and drawing. Solid and void space is relative to the frame of reference. Only with a clear reference frame can the void be definite, otherwise the perceived void space is ambiguous. Through the model definite frames on the exterior lead to unknown interior voids.


Model illustrating the definite exterior and indefinite interior


Conceptual drawing of reference frame in relation to perceived void space


Indefinite void axon


Indefinite void sections


Suspension

Arch 322_Design Studio 2 David Moon - Winter 2011 Different scales of photography are exploited to create a photo from which to build an abstract structure. The photos taken focus on the idea of structural suspension, which is carried through in the model. The basswood structure is built to appear random, but is composed of a structure of differing size rectangular frames. The whole structure is suspended from two points at the top of the construct.


Suspension Model


Altered Landscape [micro] Libraries - Detroit, MI


[micro] Libraries

Arch 322_Design Studio 2 David Moon - Winter 2011 Detroit, Michigan The neighborhood of Brush Park provides a context of flat open land in an urban setting. The library is fragmented with green-space dividing it into three micro libraries, while still keeping the appearance of one large monumental library. Apertures are focused on capturing views of the surrounding green-space, anticipating the positive re-growth to happen in that space. The landscape is carved to promote interaction between the occupants of the different libraries.


North - South event space section

Site analysis of vacant land Vacant land Developed land


Family Library

Library model illustrating micro libraries

Youth Library

Event Space


East - West Section


Library model entrance photos


First Floor Plan


Initial folding study model

Construction methods section


Installation Squat Hotel - Rotterdam, NL


Squat Hotel

Arch 409_Post Squat: NL David Moon - Spring 2011 Rotterdam, Holland This proposal has been chosen to be continued into an installation at the 2012 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. In this summer independent research course, modular systems are used in empty office space to create a hotel run by squatters. The integration of squat and hotel space provides a way to fund the squatters lifestyle and change the public image of squatters over time


Initial module schematic diagrams


Second iteration of hotel modules

Interior section perspectives of hotel rooms


Interior perspective of the squat hotel


Hotel section illustrating the gradient of squat space to hotel space


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