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Anthony Mull Architecture

Who the _____ is Anthony Mull? Through the diversity of my experiences in architecture, my interests are twofold; firstly, in the history and theory of practice, and secondly in future applications of architecture such as computational methodologies and digital fabrication processes. The dichotomy of interests was derived while studying parametric architecture abroad in the city of Rome. The contrast in studies that took place in parallel with one another gave me insight into the past, present, and future of architecture.

01_ALPHA BRIGADE Future Firestations

02_VANTAGE POINT Kinetic Pavilion


A Collection of 3D Wall Tiles

04_SIFF 1344

A Mobile Pop Up Shop

05_20 HOUSES

Multi-Scale Approach to Medium Density Housing






01_ALPHA BRIGADE Instructors_Amin Espendiari Location_San Diego, California Date_Winter 2015

01_Eye Level Perspective Illustration


Required Program Breakdown_02 Program Diagram Demonstrating Cluster Organization and Scale in 2D and 3D_03



Description_The conceptualization of the fire station revolves initially, around the breakdown of the central spaces of operation and their relationships with one another due to the broad range of the program a fire station encompasses. The program was broken into quadrants: working, living, resting, and training. This separation of program into distinct branches or clusters creates a dichotomy between the overall functions of the station as a whole and the autonomous functions of the individual branches. The spaces are able to hold both positions because as the branches stem towards their ideal orientations and the pressure lines of the site, they still maintain a centralized connection to a core of circulation. By developing the project around the core nucleus, it allows for the shortest distance of travel from any location in the station to the apparatus room, ultimately improving the performance and ease of use.


04_Parti Diagram 05_Process of Translating Parti to Architecture Diagram 04_

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_Program Clusters

_Cluster Application to Architecture

_Orientation Analysis

_Orientation Optimization

_Pressure Lines

_Secondary Subdivisions and Structure Using Pressure Lines

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07_Ground Floor Plan Showing the Interrelationship of Program Branches 07_


3D Printed Section Models Showing Connection Points Between Program Branches_08 08_




09_Detailed Perspective of 3D Model 09_




Instructors_Arturo Tedeschi, Chris Mackey, Mostafa Rabea,and Maurizio Degni Collaborators_ Alejandro Pacheco, Marco Micheli Location_Rome, Italy Date_Summer 2015

Publication_Newschool Symposium: Practice Responsibilities_Computational design of facade system and fabrication of kinetic model.

01_Eye Level Rendered Persective 02_Map of Rome and Primary Viewing Locations

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Description_Vantage Point is kinetic pavilion that represents the work done during a month long study abroad program in Rome, Italy through Trialogue Summer Schools. The program focused on parametric and kinetic architecture using Grasshopper3D, Ladybug and Honeybee, and Arduino. During the final week, students were asked to design, script, and build a kinetic pavilion and prototype model of the system. The form was derived from the predominate form of the circle in Rome while the faรงade acts a facilitator for optimal viewing by tracing and responding to sun paths to maximize views and shade. By using a digital process of tracing the sun path, the model is capable of responding to the data in the physical world. Link to video:

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01 _Base Concept

02 _Large Public Courtyard

03 _Roofscape and Verticality

04 _Spirally Circulation


04_Floor Plan Showing Circulation Routes and Site Relationships

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Timelapse of Sun and Shadow Study_05 Solar Comfort Level Studies of Interior Space - Before & After_06 Detailed Perspective of Kinetic Model_07

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01_Perspectives of Panel Types in Application 02_Detail Images of Different Fabrication Techniques

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Description_The collection of work assembled into the group 3D Panels, is the culmination of a six-month period of personal investigation into digital fabrication technologies, parametric design, custom CNC toolpaths, and 3D molding techniques. A secondary focus was placed on aggregation strategies and how edges met with their counterparts. We followed three different schools of thought for each panel type; a square grid, a voronoi grid, and a custom tri-branch grid. The diversity in both factors of the project created a unique challenge from piece to piece and developed a much more powerful collection because of the variety in solutions.

03_3D PANELS Instructors_Philip Bosshart Collaborator_Brian Gardarian Date_Spring 2016 - Summer 2016

Competition_RBT National Lighting Competition (03_01) Awards_3rd Place


Plan, Elevation, Sections of Panel Types_03 03_

04_Detailed Perspectives of Fabricated Prototypes 04_



04_SIFF 1344 Location_San Diego, California Date_Fall 2015 Size_120 SF

Competition_Downtown San Diego Partnership Mobile Pop Up Shop Awards_1st Place Status_Under Construction

01_Perspective Night Render of Built Model 02_Process of Expansion of Working Model

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Description_SIFF 1344, is a design concept for a mobile pop up shop in the heart of Downtown San Diego. The concept focuses on the functionality and ease of use of the system by creating a light weight and expandable design. The abbreviation ‘SIFF’ stands for ‘solid difference,’ a digital modeling action which uses one geometry to subtract from the other. This was the defining tool in generating the perforations of the façade to increase the interior lighting and significantly reduce the weight of the frame. Similarly, the tool was used again to split the mass and allow access to a kinetic system. When open, the shop facilities a large space for open and active retail on the street; and when closed, it acts as a security detail for the merchandise.

Transformational Process Diagram_03

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04_Floor Plan (open) 05_Explosion Diagram of ‘Solid Difference’ 06_Unrolled Facade

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05_20 HOUSES Instructors_Andrew Duncan Location_San Diego, California Size_20,000 SF Date_Spring 2015

01_Detailed Perspective Showing Unit Roof Terraces 02_Form Generation Diagram

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Description_20 Houses is a medium rise housing project developed around the theme of a literal multi-scale approach towards design. By allowing the individual unit layout to be generated simultaneously with the form of the architecture, the two act in a cohesive dance of give and take in producing a final solution that maintains a constant relationship within each scale. The result is an aggregation of 20 units, organized around terraces, primary views, and responses to adjacencies that generates a dynamic silhouette that transforms as you turn each corner. Diversity was introduced to the units after the development of the overall form using the same logic of give and take. Neighboring units have the ability trade space by giving or taking a secondary bedroom, creating a flexible plan that can meet the needs of a wider range of habitants.

_Buildable Area

_Orientation Based On Views

_Responding to Adjacencies

_Cascading Roof Terraces

_Shifting Faces for Privacy and Deeper Light

Unit Types Compared with Potential Family Types_03 Individual Unit Diagrams_04 Unit Floor Plan_05 Unit Sections_06 04_

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_Unit Terrace

_Wet Wall


_Public and Private


07_Floor Plan Diagrams 2-4 08_Building Diagrams 09_Ground Floor Plan Showing Site Relationship

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_Unit Distribution


_Outdoor Spaces


10_Building Sections Showing Terracing and Unit Distribution


01_Exterior Perspective Showing the Cascading of Units towards the Streetscape


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