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Portfolio by Aaron Mittman Archtitecture New Orleans’ Culinary Institute URBANbuild 07 Parametric Bus Stop Parametric Sky Bridge

Theory & Visual Arts Architectural Theory Photography Glasswork/Sculpture

Untitled Still-Life. 2’X3’Pencil On Cold Pressed Illustration Board, 1998.


New Orleans’College of Culinary Arts

A strong notion of economic growth and community rebirth in New Orleans is underway. Around the site, the area is populated with many local businesses and churches lining the street, community gardens, a boxing gym and after-school activity centers. New Orleans’ College of Culinary Arts pushes the use of steel through a figural, structural steel-skinned tower, which plays an active role on the stage of the site and rebirth of the area. It ouses meditative space such as lounges, classrooms and a two-story wine room. Its structure penetrates though the single-story restaurant and serves the public at the street edge, while the Culinary Arts School occupies the main six-story tower.


Revit Parametric Bus Stop May, 2012 Team Project Project Members: Aaron Mittman William Nemitoff Devin Reynolds

Concept And Double-Hex Grid By Aaron Mittman Render By William Nemitoff

Render By Devin Reynolds


TECHNICAL_REVIT, RULE-BASED PARAMETRIC SKY BRIDGE

LOCATION: 860 LAKE SHORE DRIVE, CHICAGO

MARCH, 2012

PARAMETERS FLEX

Custom parameters - in the form of mathematical formulas - are used to generate form. In turn, the frames and windows flex as parameters change by the user; this is a snapshot of one design.

TYPE PARAMETERS

Frame - Flat, Triangle-based Rig Frame Width = 6” Frame Depth 1 = 3’-0” Frame Depth 2 = Frame Depth 1 * 1/3 Frame Depth 3 = Frame Depth 1 * 2/3

NESTED FAMILIES

WINDOW HOSTED IN FRAME

FRAME

TYPE PARAMETERS

WINDOW

INSTANCE PARAMETER


URBANbuild Prototype Home Dec, 2011


Theory_Photography_Sculpture

1998-PRESENT INDUSTRIALIZATION BY FORCE. 10”x4’CAST GLASS, SALVAGED LIVE OAK, AND STEEL.

CONCLUSION FROM RESEARCH ENTITLED: Digital Regression: Intuitive Practice and the Future of Architecture (2011).

“Architecture has a long history independent from

computer science; however, digital technology has become imbedded into our contemporary society at a global scale. As a global society, our values are also changing as the degree of separation between computer aided thinking and human thought comes closer together. Digital technology has the capacity to render what were otherwise unattainable ideas into fully realized solutions. Hand-drawing and fast thinking allow for a less fragmented creative process compared to the slow thought necessary to process computer generated ideas quickly.

Our schools are teaching

students to rely upon slow thought technology early during the design process. Computers can process information quickly but they cannot think intuitively and I don’t believe there is a substitution for a human’s ability to create. New generations of architects are being introduced to complex thought-process thinking via digital technology at an increasingly early age. I wonder if this introduction to computers will enable students and practitioners of architecture to design more intuitively in the future. My hope is that students of architecture, and the profession, do not reduce their ability and responsibility to generate ideas using their natural intuition. They are the sources responsible for the generation of ideas. Human intuition continues to guide digital technology and not vice versa.“


Images Of Cuba. Digital Images. 2001.

Spanish, Terracotta Roof View

Quintessential Cuban Photo

Cuban Woman On Balcony

Wooden Truss Support Systems


4011 Rutgers Lane Northbrook, IL 60062 amittman@sbcglobal.net 504-701-5235

Architecture/Design Portfolio for Web  

Portfolio by Aaron Mittman, detailing experience though projects using Revit, CAD, Rhino and the Adobe Suites.