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AMY ANDERSON

GRADUATE PORTFOLIO


[HYPER]STUDIO Smoke: Civic Vessel

HUMAN COMPLEXITY Simple Machines

VERTICAL CITIES ASIA Miami Beach

[HOUSE MATTERS] Pure Contamination Contamination Two Final Contamination

GLOW WORKSHOP Throw*

UCSF

Academic Office Building


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[Hyper] Studio

Smoke:Civic Vessel The Civic Vessel is a proposition for a new cultural district that serves mainly Windsor and Detroit, and travels on the Detroit River, as far north as Port Huron (Michigan), and as far south as Toledo (Ohio) to participate in other regional events. The energy of the project, given that the initial topic of smoke is intrinsically a spectacle, is found through the spectacle of the civic program it contains, and its participation in an event network, a network in spectacle production. The barge contributes a unique stage for Windsor and Detroit events, and provides the opportunity for program that has been depleted by the regional economies.

Left: 9x9x9 Smoke Diagrams Right: Iteration Diagrams of the Civic Vessel

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Dock: Saint Clair Shores, Michigan July 26th: Aqua Fest: Nautical Mile Boat Parade of Lights

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Dock: Amherstburg, Ontario September 6th-9th: The Shores of Erie International Wine Festival

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Dock: Monroe, Michigan September 3rd: River Raisin Jazz Festival Dock: Toledo, Ohio August 3rdt-5th: Smoke on the Water: BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Dock: Detroit, Michigan [Downtown Detroit] January 9th-22nd: International Auto Show February 10th-12th: Motown Winter Blast February 29th-March 3rd: Metro Times Blowout April 30th: Movement: Electronic Music Festival June 21st-24th: Detroit River Days Festival July 4th-6th: Comerica Cityfest August 19th: Woodward Dream Cruise August 31st- September 2nd: Detroit International Jazz Festival November 18th: Christmas Tree Lighting November 22nd: America’s Thanksgiving Parade Anchored: Detroit River [Between Detroit and Windsor] June 2nd-June 3rd: Redbull Air Race June 27th: Fireworks

Dock: Delray, Michigan [DRIC Location] Arrives on the Hour

Dock: Windsor, Ontario [DRIC Location] Arrives Half-Past the Hour

Dock: Windsor, Ontario [Downtown Location] June 8th- 10th: Carrousel by the River June 15th-20th: Summerfest July 7th-8th: Festival Epicure July 11th: Windsor Symphony Summer Series July 14th: BluesFest International July 27th-August 1st: Windsor International Fringe Festival August 15th: Windsor Symphony Summer Series November 7th-10th: Windsor International Film Festival


Left Above: Schedule of the Civic Vessel Left Below: Map of Events Above: Exploded Axonometric of the Civic Vessel

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Left Above: Rendering of Port Huron Left: Rendering of Detroit Above: Sections and Circulation Diagrams

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Human Complexity Simple Machines

The door handle is the mechanism that facilitates the movement between spaces. An initial study of a door knob allowed for consideration of breaking down a simple object into components to be understood more clearly. The ambition of the project is more concretely, to conceive of an ordinary object that would normally be interacted with on a daily basis, while being complex enough to consider manipulations and interactions. It is from this that a series of ordinary products could be conceived of becoming relatable to such a complex problem as the size and scale of the human hand.

Left: Exploded typewriter thingsneatlyorganizedneatly Right: Sections and Circulation Diagrams

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Lever Handle Typical universal design standard Low security Key lock recommended for added security Hand Breadth: First Percentile Women View a: Front elevation

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4.13.9* Door Hardware. Handles, pulls, latches, locks, and other operating devices on accessible doors shall have a shape that is easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. When sliding doors are fully open, operating hardware shall be exposed and usable from both sides. Hardware required for accessible door passage shall be mounted no higher than 48 in (1220 mm) above finished floor.

Left: Diagram of Level Handle Above: Definition of Door Hardware in the IBC Code

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A. Hand Length The distance from the base of the hand at the wrist crease to the tip of the middle finger.

B. Hand Breadth The breadth of the hand, measured across the ends of the metacarpal bones (metacarpalphalangeal joints). C. Hand Circumference The Circumference of the hand, measured around the knuckles (metacarpal-phalangeal joints).

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Left: Parameter Definition Above: Range of Hand Sizes Studied

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Hand Breadth Ninetieth Percentile Men The design of the various door handles is an attempt to evoke a discussion between a simple machine, manipulated (lever door handle) and the complexity of the human hand. The project is a dichotomous interaction between two data sets. The ďŹ rst set is an attempt to describe and catalog a set of door levers that correspond to measurements of the human hand from the smallest hands to largest. The second is an ephemeral complexity that is realized partially due to the fact that the human hand simply cannot be recorded by any 3-Dimensional software accurately and efďŹ ciently. The ďŹ nal work is set out to generate discussion about the complexity of the human body in relationship to space and the range of dimension, movement, and interactions that take place on a daily basis.


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Vertical Cities Asia Miami Beach

The Vertical Cities Asia is a proposition and consideration for the high density cities and aging population. Considerations for residential towers with variable unit types provided the opportunity to rethink community spaces and neighbors not just horizontally, but vertically in space. The location of Miami Beach in a larger master plan drew from the proximity of the project to a newly constructed park, and brought the environmental and natural aspect up through the towers to create an environment of community and green spaces at the plinth level through the towers.

VOID Institutional Program

SOLID VOID Commercial Program

OPAQUE PROGRAM Left: Images of Iconic City Grids Superimposed on Site Right: Program Diagrams

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ONE BEDROOM TWO BEDROOM THREE BEDROOM SUSTAINABLE PROGRAM/ LANDSCAPE COMMERCIAL PROGRAM

Left: Physical Models of the Unit and Building Above: Elevation Diagrams with Distribution of Units

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VOID PROGRAM COMMERCIAL PROGRAM SUSTAINABLE PROGRAM/ LANDSCAPE PRIVATE PROGRAM

Left Above: Renderings from the Balcony Left:Ground Level Above: Axonometric of Program Distribution

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Left Above: Renderings from Bridge Towards the Park Left: Rendering from the Park Above: Axonometric Diagram of Sustainable Program

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Pure

The initial project in the House Matters studio, started as an investigation of materiality and making. Pure is a production of an inhabitable-space that provides the most basic needs of a shelter, while being constructed of only one material. The form and materiality of the project took a secondary role only to the details and joinery of the material.

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Left: Interior of One Material Sketch Model Right: Diagrams of Vinyl Lacing Strategies

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Contamination The contamination project built off of pure as a way to either add another material or contaminate, while using Le Corbusier’s Cabanon as a programmatic model. Instead of continuing with the same Vinyl tubing and lacing, Contamination led more to an investigation of contaminating space, while working on a container versus interior condition, and how the threshold of the container would be breached and altered.


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Left: Sketches of Contamination Strategy Right: Contamination Section Diagrams

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Contamination Two Contamination two, continued with the idea of a container and a contaminating material, while introducing the program and ideologies of a precedent study, Jacob’s House by Frank Lloyd Wright. The introduction of another material, gypsum, became the contaminator in a plywood framework. The program of the Jacob’s house was reconsidered and rearranged to allow for some recognition and ghosting of the home, while constructing a new take with new materials.


Left Above: Jacob’s House Precedent Left Below: Material and Frame Studies Right: Section Diagrams of the Rigidity Versus Flexibility of the Materials.

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Left Above: Plan and Interior Sketches Left:Gypsum & Frame Model Right: Contamination Two Plans, Introducing Precedent Program

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Final Contamination The ďŹ nal contamination was an investigation of a plywood framework that would outline the precedent program, only then to be pushed and pulled to create a new space. The gypsum material was then applied to the framework in degrees of opacity to allow for light to penetrate the space.


Left Above: ProďŹ le Sketch Model Left: Phasing Model Right: Framework/Sections of the Final Contamination

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Left: Framework Model and Full Material Model Right: Elevations

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Left Above: View Into the Dinning Room Left: View From the Side Yard Right: Contamination Plan

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Left Above: View of Living Room Left: View From Living Room Down the Main Hallway Right: Contamination Sections

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Glow Workshop Throw*

Throw re-imagines “streetlights� in the context of the peculiarities and darkness within the city of Detroit. With the intention to resonate with and obscure the context, these lights do not provide for the missing illumination or exist only for function, instead, they are to alter the space, comment on the condition, and devise something different. The shape of the modular is a commentary to the rigor of the Brewster Douglass complex. The materials promote glow, darkness, scalar shifts, and imagination.

All: Test Groupings of Painted, Translucent, and Mirrored Acrylic with LED lights.

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All: Test Groupings of Painted, Translucent, and Mirrored Acrylic with LED lights.

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UCSF

Academic Office Building In a competition for the UCSF Academic Office Building,Valerio Dewalt Train Associates and STUDIOS Architecture teamed up with Webcor Builders to provide the University with a new Academic Office Building that would provide durable, environmental, efficient, high performing work and learning spaces. Planning and Design Criteria, as well as, Technical Performance Criteria developed by the University was precisely followed and developed into a building information modeled design.

Left: Rendering at Night into the Atrium Right: Concept Sketches by J. Valerio

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Left Above: Rendering from 16th Street Left: Rendering from 4th Street Right: Axonometric Diagram of 60’x60’ Typical Floor Modular

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MEN'S TOILET 228SF

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Left: Rendering Section through Atrium Right: First Floor Plan

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STAIR 296SF

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IDF 218SF

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Left: Interior Renderings Right: Typical Floor Plan

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Amy Anderson 2222 Fuller Court Ann Arbor, MI, 48105 (231) 675- 4602 anderamy@umich.edu


Graduate Portfolio  

This porfolio is a brief look into the work and projects designed by Amy Anderson at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning...

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