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Capital Park

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Cinncinati

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Kimbell Art Museum

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Visual Communication

Table of Contents

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THE PROJECT WAS TO

connection from

walking through the

DEISGN A HIGH RISE

capitol park to the

courtyard between

FOR A SPACE LOCATED

alley way behind

the buildings. When

IN DOWNTOWN DETROI,

the site. This

entering the area

MICHIGAN NACROSSED

project relates to

between building

FROM CAPITAL PARK.

the neighboring

there is a sense

THE PROJECT REQUIRED

buildings based

of compression and

FOUR PROGRAMS: CO-

on heights and

slowly it opens to

LIVE SPACE, CO-WORK,

incorporating the

a wide airy space,

CAFE, AND A PROGRAM

already existing

then again it

OF YOUR CHOICE.

horizontality in

compresses slowly

This design is an

the faรงade. These

to the already

example of relating

factors along with

compressed alleyway.

the past and looking

the future proposed

At the point in

toward the future.

capitol park design

which the space

The main intentions

provoked this

feels open, the

of the design vary

faรงade. The angles

building drips down

between relating

of the building

and creates an open

to the neighboring

bring a new style

outdoor space that

buildings and

to the surround

is raised above the

context to angling

area. These angles

ground level by

walls and exploring

reflect and respond

two-stories. This

how those angles

to one another in

gives residents a

compare and

various way. These

more private and

contrast. Another

angled walls give

safer feeling space

key component to

pedestrians a unique

to engage in social

this design is the

experience when

activities.


Capital Park


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First Floor Plan

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Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan

Fourth Floor Plan

Fifth Floor Plan

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Sixth Floor Plan

Seventh Floor Plan

Eighth Floor Plan

Ninth Floor Plan

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Section


Section


Site Plan

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Site Plan


Program Diagram

Circulation Diagram

Parti Diagram

Wall Section

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The project was

buildings themselves

ground below through

to design a

are trying to

long horizontal

double duplex on

stretch closer to

slits cut through

a site located in

the city. To enter

the floor in various

Cincinnati, Ohio.

these building, you

places. Under

The site is situated

must step down into

the cantilevered

on a mountainside

the earth. From

buildings is

with a steep incline

there you will enter

an outdoor

and views to

these buildings

entertainment

downtown Cincinnati.

to a long hallway

space where you

When viewing a city

stretching all the

get a sense of the

skyline there is

way to the back

buildings hanging

a sense to feel

of the buildings

over your head. As

immersed in the

allowing people

people walk down to

city, to get just a

to have gone from

this private space

little closer. These

underground to the

from inside the

buildings give their

sky as their first

duplexes they can

inhibitors the same

sight. As you walk

look to their side

sense as the Willis

down this long

and touch the top of

Tower’s Skydeck in

narrow hallway you

a tree or the bottom

Chicago, Illinois.

get to a large,

of the building.

These buildings

open, and bright

Then they will

extend toward

space with a view.

turn around at the

Cincinnati’s skyline

Cantilevered over a

staircase landing

with long horizontal

twenty foot drop you

to Cincinnati’s

moves that make it

can see the

skyline.

seem like the

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Cincinnati


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First Floor Plan Site Plan

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Diagram

Diagram

Diagram

Section

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Model of one duplex

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Interior Model of one duplex


Model in Site

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assigned a case study to analyze, each person chose a point in the building to examine in detail. I chose the skylight and light fixture in the archways of the Kimbell that created an illuminating effect on the ceiling.

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Kimbell Art Museum


Elevation

Plan

Section

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Model Elevation

Model Plan

Model

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Light Rendering Deatil Section

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Light Rendering Section


Detail Section

Section

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After an analysis and after completing drawings of the detail I chose from the Kimbell Art Museum to study, I modeled that detail. Here is a light model of the light ficture and skylight in the archway. The light enters through the skylight and is reflected off a curved structure that is placed underneath the skylight. This reflects the light onto the ceiling to protect the artwork from direct sunlight.

Pictures from model making process.


Light Model

Light model exposed to light at 12:00pm.

Light model exposed to light at 5:00pm.


To be able to communicate visually is essential in architecture. Here is a collection of work done outside of architectural projects that focuses on improving visual communication skills. The different skills focused on are: perspective, pastel drawing, watercolor painting, hand and digital rendering, hand and digital drafting, collage, and model making,

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Visual Communication


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Pastel

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Pastel

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Water Color and Pastel

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Model with Instrument

This is a “vessel� for a violin. A vessel is similar to a stand, but it is not just meant to hold the instrument but to contain the feelings behind the instrument and embellish them. The vessel is made for acrylic and metal. By bending acrylic and molding it, the vessel gives a sense of the violin floating and bending with the music, while the twisted metal piece that holds up the bow shows the sturdiness

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and strength of the violin.


Plan

Elevation

Section

Hand Drafting and Model Making

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This rendering is of an alleyway near Capital Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The project was to revitalize the alley and make it a welcoming community space. With the use of a multifunctional cube concept, the space incorporated: a stage for performers, a bike rack, seating and tables, and planters to bring some nature into the space.

Digital


Digital Collage


This collage is based off a wearable architecture project. The project was to analyze a body movement and then represent it in a collage, and after to create something that would limit or emphasize this movement. I chose walking. After analyzing, I realized that a person twists when they walk and when you restrain a person from twisting it becomes more apparent.


Portfolio  

University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. Contains work from first two years of architecture school.

Portfolio  

University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. Contains work from first two years of architecture school.

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