Amber Holden-Oâ€™Donnell Architecture Portfolio
Contents 1. The Factory College Station, TX 2. Community Learning Center Serenbe, GA 3. Object Relations Conceptual 4. Enclosed Outdoors Austin, TX
The Factory “The Factory” is a twin tower mid-rise landmark building located at the central transportation hub of Texas A&M University. The towers strive to make a statement of energy production and innovative infrastructure as they make a gesture to the axial entrance of campus. The existing site holds one of the campus’ power plants and the antique military sciences building. To contrast with the customary campus style that exists, this intervention reformulates the vision of energy with a transparent structure and visual energy producing system. The existing power plant poses a challenge for new structure intervention because of its existing pipework underground. The new structure aims to disrupt the ground minimally as the skin of the building, made of an algae tube system, aims to create a landmark and a new vision for the campus.
PRODUCTIVE SKIN: ALGAE TUBE SYSTEM UTILIZES SUN TO PRODUCE ENERGY TUBES SPAN VERTICALLY AND CONNECT TO A HORIZONTAL COLLECTION TUBE EVERY STORY
INTERNAL PROGRAM: MONO-FUNCTION VS. 24 HR MIX USE MODULATION FLEXIBILITY TRANSPARENCY
LEAST GROUND DISTURBANCE 2 STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS: -CANTILEVER OVER EXISTING POWER PLANT (LEFT) -STRADDLING SUPERTRUSS WITH EXTENSION TO MILITARY SCIENCE BUILDING (RIGHT)
EXISTING POWER PLANT INFRASTRUCTURE WITH MILITARY SCIENCES BUILDING BEHIND
CENTRAL UTILITY PLANT Texas Ave.
George Bush Drive
Community Learning Center Located in the Chattahoochee Hills of Georgia, in the Serenbe community, this center was designed to accommodate students, businesses, and community members alike with a sustainable, store-front, gable vernacular style. A modernized mixture of ranch and greenhouse characteristics were an inspiration to create a familiar but refreshed environment for the community, along with a visual element of environmental practices.
SERENBE STUDY CENTER FIRST FLOOR PLANS
SERENBE STUDY CENTER THIRD FLOOR PLANS
SERENBE ART FARM
STREET ACCESS ENHANCES COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY
SERENBE FARMS AND COUNTRY STORE
RUNNING TRAIL ACCESS
Studio Seminar Room
Photo Studio Seminar Room
STUDENT HOUSING Faculty Offices
Object Relations This is a study of the evolution of design in objects and the relationships they have to each other. Two types of objects were taken through multiple phases of manipulation in drawing, modeling and software to create a new type of architecture. The objects were finally imagined as buildings that related to each other in concept and image much like a baroque painting.
Enclosed Outdoors Austin, TX is a city that enjoys the outdoors. This hotel and art boutique strives to create an atmosphere where being outdoors is more preferable than being indoors. The structure creates an enclosed space that is shaded yet allows for ventilation, views and many levels of circulation.