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ACADEMIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO AMANDA CLAY PASADENA CITY COLLEGE SPRING 2009 - SPRING 2011


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JOURNALISM SCHOOL PASADENA CITY COLLEGE ARCH 20B PROFESSOR GRIFFITH STUDENT AMANDA CLAY

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RELATION TO FEDERAL BUILDING Connections On Site

Project description: Create a journalism school building with a working newsroom and media

20B Site

publication aspect. building must also have a wikileaks information drop off location .

20A Site

Project concept: Create an interaction between new media and old media types of publication and

Wilshire Blvd Main Axis

ways of delivering news. Building should relate to protest square across the street and the protest marches which will pass by the building.

Program: Building should have a functioning journalism school with classrooms, library, lecture hall,

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lab spaces, as well as including the wikileak drop off and the newsroom and TV news broadcasting.

Secondary Axes

Federal Building

VIEW TO FEDERAL BUILDING FROM NEWSROOM NORMAL FOOTPRINT CONDITION

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Direct relationship

Action

Indirect relationship

Reaction

Concepts: Direct/Indirect relationships Action/Reaction Hierarchy Dynamic/Static

Dynamic output = static Static output = dynamic Indirect relationship becomes direct relationship Dynamic action does not change as it reaches static. Static can’t act without dynamic action first. Static reaction changes states as it reaches dynamic. Amanda Clay Arch 20B

VERTICAL CIRCULATION WITHIN BUILDING

PROGRAM TO CIRCULATION

VOIDS WITIN BUILDING

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SCHOOL NEWSROOM WIKI LINKS FACILITIES LIBRARY VERTICAL CIRCULATION

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vertical circulation

INTERIOR VOID ATRIUM VOID

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PROGRAM

SYSTEM DIAGRAM

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SCHOOL WIKI LINKS NEWSROOM

SYSTEM DIAGRAM

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SHORT SECTION A-A SCALE 1/8” = 1’0”

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SHORT SECTION B-B SCALE 1/8” = 1’0”

STORAGE

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RESTROOM

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STORAGE

LIBRARY

NEWSROOM

LARGE LECTURE HALL BALCONY

STORAGE AND DELIVERY

TV STATION

DIGITAL NEWS HUB AND WIKILINKS PICK UP / DROP OFF

SERVER STORAGE LARGE LECTURE HALL

CLASSROOM/ SMALL LECTURE ROOM

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First Floor Plan

FIRST FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1/8” = 1’0” AMANDA CLAY ARCH 20B

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SECOND FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1/8” = 1’0” AMANDA CLAY ARCH 20B

Elevation from Galey Ave ELEVATION FROM GAYLEY AVE

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MECHANICAL

RESTROOM

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MEDIA VIEWING LEVEL/ ROOFTOP GARDEN/ STUDENT LOUNGE

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THIRD FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1/8” = 1’0” AMANDA CLAY ARCH 20B

MECHANICAL

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CLASSROOM/ MEETING ROOM

CLASSROOM/ MEETING ROOM

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ELEVATION FROM GAYLEY AVE SCALE 1/8” = 1’0”

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THIRD FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1/8” = 1’0” AMANDA CLAY ARCH 20B

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MINIMAL SURFACES PASADENA CITY COLLEGE ARCH 12B PROFESSOR BAIR STUDENT AMANDA CLAY

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TETRAHEDRON LINE FROM MIDPOINT TO MIDPOINT TO TOPOINT BACK TO ENDPOINT SPHERE INTERSECTING SURFACE RADIUS FROM QUARTERPOINT TO MIDPOINT SPHERE INTERSECTING SURFACE RADIUS FROM ENDPOINT TO ENDPOINT THREE DEGREE CURVE FROM ENDPOINT TO MIDPOINT TO MIDPOINT TO ENDPOINT BOUNDRY LOFT

Project description: Create an art pavilion using built minimal surfaces in the footprint of the Villa

Process of creating manta minimal surface object from original minimal surface.

NM building that was studied in a previous project.

Project concept: Take designed minimal surface shape which has been created from original

minimal surface and use to create enclosure for building in a way that creates a usable and pleasing form while following programatic constraints.

Program: Building should have a reception area, artwork viewing areas and enclosed spaces for storing artwork.

MIRROR WING AT SHORT END (LEFT)

COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (FRONT) ROTATE 3D AT 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (LOWER RIGHT)

COPY IN PLACE TWO WINGS ROTATE 3D AT 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS

ROTATE CUBE SO THAT RIGHT SIDE BECOMES TOP SIDE

The original minimal construction object is used to create the walls of the house by ROTATE CUBE SO THAT RIGHT SIDE using it as a modular element on different BECOMES FRONT SIDE scales.

COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (TOP) ROTATE 3D 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (RIGHT)

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COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (FRONT) ROTATE 3D 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (RIGHT)

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For the lowest floor a single unit is used for each wall. The unit is stretched in one direction to become the length of the wall and the width of the unit is halved to allow walking space inside.

COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (TOP) ROTATE 3D AT 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (FOREGROUND)

For the lowest floor a single unit is used for each wall. The unit is streached in one direction to become the length of the wall and the width of the unit is halfed to allow walking space inside the room.

The original minimal construction object is used to create the walls of the house by using it as a modular element on different scales.

Placement of minimal surfaces within the original Villa NM footprint to create walls.

ROTATE CUBE SO THAT TOP SIDE BECOMES LEFT SIDE

For the lowest floor a single unit is used for each wall. The unit is streached in one direction to become the length of the wall and the width of the unit is halfed to allow walking space inside the room.

4 In the middle level the cube’s dimensions stay in their original porportions for the length, and two reflected units are used5for each wall. The width of the units on this level are also halved to allow for more room on the interior.

7 In the middle level the cube’s dimensions stay in their original porportions for the length, and two reflected units are used for each wall. The width of the units on this level are also halved to allow for more room on the interior.

4 On the upper floor a block of eight units creates the long walls, stacked in two rows of four on top of 5 original width of the each other. Each of the units is reflected to create the others. In this levelthe units is kept to provide variation in the interior experience.


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MIRROR WING AT SHORT END (LEFT)

COPY IN PLACE TWO WINGS ROTATE 3D AT 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS

ROTATE CUBE SO THAT TOP SIDE BECOMES LEFT SIDE

COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (TOP) ROTATE 3D AT 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (FOREGROUND)

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COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (FRONT) ROTATE 3D AT 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (LOWER RIGHT)

ROTATE CUBE SO THAT RIGHT SIDE BECOMES TOP SIDE

COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (TOP) ROTATE 3D 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (RIGHT)

ROTATE CUBE SO THAT RIGHT SIDE BECOMES FRONT SIDE

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COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (FRONT) ROTATE 3D AT 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (LOWER RIGHT)

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AS ROTATION AXIS (RIGHT) ROTATE CUBEEDGE SO THAT RIGHT SIDE BECOMES FRONT SIDE

COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (TOP) ROTATE 3D 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (RIGHT)

COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (FRONT) ROTATE 3D 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (RIGHT)

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COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (FRONT) ROTATE 3D AT 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (LOWER RIGHT)

ROTATE CUBE SO THAT RIGHT SIDE BECOMES TOP SIDE

COPY IN PLACE LATEST TWO WINGS (TOP) ROTATE 3D 180 DEGREES USING WING EDGE AS ROTATION AXIS (RIGHT)

ROTATE CUBE SO THAT RIGHT SIDE BECOMES FRONT SIDE

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CUBE PROJECT PASADENA CITY COLLEGE ARCH 10B PROFESSOR COLEMAN GRIFFITH FALL 2009

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Project description: Find an area of unplanned space and create a photo collage of the volumes of space it encompases. Take the volumes and manipulate them inside of a box to create negative volumes. Finally, split both the combined manipulated volumes and the differenced box into layers to create a working template.

Concept: take found shapes and using a 3D modeling program, distort the shapes to create unique

volumes. Utilize these volumes to explore the idea of negative space within a cube. Work to create interesting experiential spaces within a simple cube while learning to use a modeling program and learning to set up lazercutting templates. Shapes start out roughly rectilinear and become more dynamic and curved throughout the manipulation proccess.

Found space between houses

Amanda Clay Arch 10B 10/7/09 Found Space Collage

Found volumes within space before alteration

Amanda Clay Arch 10B 10/7/09 Found Space Collage Geometry

ASSEMBLED SHAPES VIEW 1

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Found shapes altered from original form and combined to create unique volumes ASSEMBLED SHAPES VIEW 2


Found shapes altered further and placed inside cube

Found shapes cut by cube bounding box and split into layers

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differenced cube

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altered shapes cut by cube bounding box


FABRIC FORMWORK PASADENA CITY COLLEGE ARCH 14 PROFESSORS COLEMAN GRIFFITH AND DIONICIO VALDEZ SPRING 2010 GROUP PROJECT

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Project Goal: Learn the properties of fabric casting and how this mode of casting cement can influence

Study Models and Design Proccess

the project as opposed to the traditional formwork casting. Create a system which supports itself and plant life in an interrelated system.

Project Description: This was a group project with six students working together. We decided to

create a modular system using the fabric casting method. One of the main goals of the project was to figure out how we could show the attributes of fabric in the final cement model, and utilize these attributes to influence the creation and design of the project.

This model was originally a sphere, with four arms, but when it broke it inspired our design in unforseen ways. This sketch came from the disscusion about the sphere arms and how they could be used to create a repetitive system utilizing both sides of the curve, as well as the hanging aspect of fabric and how it could be used to collect either plants or water.

Building Process Formwork stretched over ball and base

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Concrete pour bag is inserted into top of formwork

Concrete is poured into formwork and sets

Concrete dries and fabric will be cut off


This was the last of the study models that did not look like our final project. However, from this reworking of the sphere model, we came up with a physical example of how pieces could interlock and work together to create a system. The holes in the pieces are meant to hold the plants, with the roots sticking down through the holes to recieve either water or soil, depending on the method of nutrition used.

In the final design, the method of construction allowed gravity to pull extra concrete down to the legs of the form, buldging at the bottom where it needed the most stability and thinnng at the top where it needed to be thinner.

Variations of stacking

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Bodies and Skins PASADENA CITY COLLEGE ARCH 12B PROFESSOR BAIR FALL 2009

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Project goal: Learn how to manipulate lines and create original surface skins resulting from deliber-

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Project description: Create a skin by deliberatly manipulating lines and lofting them together. With this manipulation, the constructed skins are then used to create volumetric bodies. Process of converting lines to planes to volumes is studied and developed upon.

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4) Each curve 4) Each curve is turned 90 degrees left or right, alterna with each cur with each curve, except for the straight curves.

Also, the curves are enclosed on either end Also, the curves are enclosed on either end create the corners of the box.

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4) Each curve is turned 90 degrees left or right, alternating in direction with each curve, except for the straight curves.

This surface is then mirrored six feet away to create the opposite side of the square.

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Each curve is turned 90 degrees left or right, alternating and straight lines put on either sideht curves.

Next the curves are lofted together to create a planar surface surface Amanda Clay Arch 12B 02.0 bodies and skins

This surface is then mirrored to create the opposite side of the square. This surface is then mirrored six feet away to create the opposite side of the square.

Finally, the existing two sides are copied and rotatedto create the missing sides. Finally, the existing two sides are copied and rotated to create the missing sides and a flat top and bottom are added.

Finally, the existing two sides are copied and rotated to create the missing sides and a flat top and bottom are added.

Amanda Clay Arch 12B 02.0 bodies and skins

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Spatial Sequence Model PASADENA CITY COLLEGE ARCH 10B PROFESSOR GRIFFITH FALL 2009

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Project Goal: Understand volumetric spaces within buildings and how they interact. Learn to build a model out of wood and acrylic, focusing on accuracy and craftsmanship.

Project Description: Take an existing building, the La Baita Lodge, and diagram the spatial

sequences within the building to understand how spaces interact with eachother. After diagraming spaces, SPACE WITHIN create physical wooden model to show circulation, public interlocking spacesA SPACE and private spaces. Each type SPACE WITHIN A SPACE of space is shown with a different material.

ADJACENT SPACES ADJACENT SPACES SPACE WITHIN A SPACE

ADJACENT SPACES

First Floor Plan of La Baita Lodge

CIRCULATION CIRCULATION

INTERLOCKING SPACES SPACE WITHIN A SPACE INTERLOCKING SPACES CIRCULATION

SPACE WITHIN A SPACE SPACE WITHIN A SPACE

CIRCULATION

CIRCULATION CIRCULATION

INTERLOCKING SPACES

INTERLOCKING SPACES CIRCULATION INTERLOCKING SPACES

SPACES LINKED BY A COMMON SPACE SPACES LINKED BY A COMMON ADJACENT SPACESSPACE SPACES INTERLOCKING

SPACES LINKED BY A COMMON SPACE

Amanda Clay Amanda Arch 10B Clay Mr Griffith Arch 10B Mr Griffith Spatial Relationships

SPACE WITHIN SPACE SpatialARelationships

ADJACENT SPACES ADJACENT SPACES

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SPACES LINKED BY A COMMON SPACE SPACES Clay Amanda WITHIN A INTERLOCKING SPACE SPACES LINKED BYSPACE A COMMON SPACE Arch 10B Mr Griffith Spatial Relationships

Hallway

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Amanda Clay Arch 10B Mr Griffith Spatial Relationships

SPACES LINKED BY A COMMON SPACE

SPACES LINKED BY A COMMON SPACE ADJACENT SPACES

Amanda Clay Arch 10B Mr Griffith Amanda Clay Spatial Arch 10B Relationships Mr Griffith Spatial Relationships

Circulation and Public Spaces in Sequence Entry

Second Floor Plan of La Baita Lodge

Amanda Clay Arch 10B Mr Griffith Spatial Relationships

Within Main Public Room

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INTERLOCKING SPACES

SPACES LINKED BY A COMMON SPACE

Amanda Clay Arch 10B Mr Griffith Spatial Relationships

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Elevation of La Baita Lodge

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7.3.2011 architecture portfolio draft  

draft of portfolio for work done at Pasadena City College in the Architecture Program

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