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 Orleansâ€™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 Orleansâ€™ 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
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.
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
WINDOW HOSTED IN FRAME
URBANbuild Prototype Home Dec, 2011
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
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