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RED HOOK PUBLIC HOUSING D E S I G N 4 0 1 | F A L L 2 0 17

SITE: RED HOOK, BROOKLYN CRITIC: FREDERICK BIEHLE

TOWER IN THE PARK REDUX INCORPORATES MORE USABLE GREEN SPACE ONTO THE SITE OF AN EXISTING, QUASI-SUBURBAN PUBLIC HOUSING COMPLEX. THIS HELPS TO CREATE A BETTER LIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE INHABITANTS BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY. THE GREEN SPACE AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS ON THE SITE IS UNUSABLE, FENCED OFF, AND MEANT TO ONLY ACT AS A DECORATION. THIS PROPOSAL AIMS TO HAVE IT BE MORE OF AN ACTIVE SPACE. THE GREEN AREAS ARE LIFTED AND COMMUNITY PROGRAM IS PLACED UNDERNEATH IT, ELIMINATING THE PROBLEM OF LACK OF PROGRAM THAT ARISES FROM VAST OPEN SPACES. IN AN EFFORT TO BREAK UP THE SINGULARITY OF THE SITE, NEW HOUSING IS INTRODUCED, WHICH WILL BE AT A DIFFERENT INCOME BRACKET FROM THE EXISTING BUILDINGS. THIS ALLOWS FOR MORE DIVERSITY WITHIN THE COMPLEX, AND WILL HELP TO STIMULATE THE MICRO-ECONOMY.


BUILDING ADDITION

SITE PLAN

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN

SCALE: 1/64”:1’


EXISTING

DEMO//BLOCK ORGANI-

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EXISTING

EXISTING

DEMO//BLOCK ORGANI-

DEMO//BLOCK ORGANI-

APPLICATION OF GREEN

APPLICATION OF GREEN

ADDITIONAL HOUSING

PROGRAM BUILDING AMENITIES | GYM, LAUNDRY,

DEMO//BLOCK ORGANI-

LOUNGE, MAILBOX

APPLICATION OF GREEN

ADDITIONAL HOUSING

COMMUNITY| DAYCARE, RELIGIOUS WORSHIP,

COMMUNITY CENTER COMMERCIAL| GROCERY, RETAIL, COFFEE, POST OFFICE, RECREATION CREATIVE| MAKERHOOD, STUDIO, WORKSHOPS, GALLERY


ADDITIONAL HOUSING

EXISTING PUBLIC HOUSING

OCCUPIABLE GREEN// COMMERCIAL SPACE

BLOCKS

FULLY COMPILED SITE


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GARDEN DORMITORY D E S I G N 3 01 | F A L L 2 016 S I T E : G R A N D AV E N U E A N D M Y R T L E AV E N U E CRITIC: BETH O’NEILL PA R T N E R : S H A U N M E H TA

CONSIDERING THE SITE AS A SOLID, THE CUTS ARE DESIGNED USING SUN RAYS AT SPECIFIC POINTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO CREATE OPTIMAL LIGHT LEADING YOU TOWARDS THE BACKYARD COMMUNITY GARDEN SPACE. COMMUNAL SPACES GATHER AROUND THESE SUN CUTS, ENCOURAGING INTERACTION BETWEEN RESIDENTS IN THIS FRESHMAN DORMITORY. THE MODULAR UNITS REJECT THE SUN USING A PANEL SYSTEM TO BLOCK OUT SUNLIGHT. GREENERY IS PLACED THROUGHOUT THE SPACES TO CREATE BUFFERS BETWEEN THE STUDENTS WITHIN AND THE POLLUTION THAT IS MYRTLE AVENUE


D AVE GRAN

D AVE

E AVE

GRAN

MYRTL

MYRTL

SOUTH

E AVE

NO


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SUN RAYS PIERCE THROUGH SOLID TO CREATE DIRECT SUN ACCES AT SPECIFIC TIMES OF DAY, CUT TING PATHWAYS AS IT GOES.

UP

DN

ECOLOG I C A L C OMMU N I T Y

COMMUNIT Y SPACES GATHER AROUND THE SUN CUTS, WHILE TH UNITS RE JECT THEM AND CLUSTER ON THE OUTER FACADES.

GREENERY HELPS TO CREATE A BUFFER BETWEEN THE USER AND T SURROUNDING CIT Y, PRODUCING CLEANER AIR AND QUIETER, MORE RELAXING SPACES.

FIRST FLOOR

SECOND FLOOR

THIRD FLOOR

FOURTH FLOOR

FIFTH FLOOR

ELEVATOR COVERING

ENERGY RECOVERY UNIT

UNITS FITNESS COMMUNITY PRODUCTIVITY

SIXTH FLOOR

SEVENTH FLOOR

EIGHTH FLOOR

ROOF

VERTICAL REINFORCEMENTS

HORIZONTAL REINFO

ENERGY RECO

KITCHEN EXH

OUTSIDE AIR

BATHROOM E DUCTS

HOT WATER SUPPLY RAIN WATER FROM GREEN ROOF

FAN COIL UN

COLD WATER SUPPLY GREY WATER TO BE USED IN TOILETS BLACK WATER TO BE CLEANED BY LIVING MACHINE

GEO-EXCHAN

GEO-EXCHAN


ORCEMENTS

ELEVATOR COVERING

ENERGY RECOVERY UNIT

UNITS FITNESS COMMUNITY PRODUCTIVITY

SIXTH FLOOR

SEVENTH FLOOR

EIGHTH FLOOR

FIFTH FLOOR

ROOF

SIXTH FLOOR

ENERGY RECOVERY UNIT KITCHEN EXHAUST

OUTSIDE AIR EXHAUST BATHROOM EXHAUST DUCTS

FAN COIL UNIT

HOT WATER SUPPLY RAIN WATER FROM GREEN ROOF

COLD WATER SUPPLY GEO-EXCHANGE RETURN

GREY WATER TO BE USED IN TOILETS

GEO-EXCHANGE SUPPLY

BLACK WATER TO BE CLEANED BY LIVING MACHINE

RAIN WATER FROM TERRACES COLUMN WELLS

CLEAN WATER FROM LIVING MACHINE

PURIFIER LIVING MACHINE TANK

TRUSS SYSTEM

OVERFLOW TO STREET WATER SUPPLY FROM STREET

RAIN W GREY WATER STORAGE TO BE USED IN TOILETS BOILER METER

RA

CLEAN WAT

VERTICAL REINFORCEMENTS

HORIZONTAL REINFORCEMENTS

TRUSS SYSTEM

W


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FLUID BOATHOUSE D E S I G N 3 0 2 | S P R I N G 2 0 17 S I T E : I N W O O D PA R K , M A N H AT TA N CRITIC: JANE LEA PA R T N E R : J E N N I F E R K AY N E

THE DESIGN ACTS TO SOFTEN THE HARD BOUNDARIES BETWEEN COLUMBIA STUDENTS AND THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD. IT INCORPORATES PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT DIFFERENT SCALES THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY INTERACT WITH THE PRIVATE NECESSARY PROGRAMS OF THE STUDENTS. THE EXISTING SITE WAS FOUND TO HAVE MULTIPLE AREAS OF GRADIENT SPACE, IN WHICH SPECIFIC BOUNDARIES WERE NOT CLEARLY DEFINED. THIS INSPIRED THE CONCEPTUAL BACKING OF THE DESIGN, WHICH DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY HARSH BARRIERS AND INSTEAD AIMS TO CREATE A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT THROUGH THE USE OF ELONGATED THRESHOLDS. D’

Section BB’//1/8:1//

A’

C’

B’

C

A

D

Section CC’//1/8:1//

B


Gym/Erg Training

Locker Room

Rowing Tank

Locker Room

Lounge

Coach Office

Trainers’ Space

SECOND FLOOR PLAN // 1/8:1

Offices

Membership Office

Boat Storage

Public Locker Room

Electrical Room

Coffee Shop

Bathroom

Classroom

FIRST FLOOR PLAN // 1/8:1


ROWI N G TA N K

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Site Section // 1/16:1 //

ERG TRAINING

S ’ LOC K E R OM S

COACH O FFICE

WE I GHT ROOM

R EST R O O MS

ROWE RS LO UN GE MEMB ERSHI P OFFI CE

PUBLIC LOCKER ROOMS

OBS ERVAT I ON

ADM I NISTR ATIV E O FFICES

OAT STO R AGE

LO BBY V ID E O R OOM & LO U N GE

COFFEE/ SM OOTHI E B A R

C L ASS R OOM

Fluid Transformations The design acts to soften the hard line between Columbia University students and the surrounding community. The existing buildings and site organization create harsh boundaries that inhibit interactions between the two groups. In order to create a more inviting transition between spaces, and interior to exterior, we smoothed harsh transitions. Through site analysis, we found there was a gradient space where the public was unsure about their boundaries of access, even though the waterfront is not Columbia owned. We incorporated a larger public program in to the design, separating them from the Columbia students at specific points, and combining them together at others. While there are no traditional doors, there are specific spaces where, based on the elongation of the threshold, the public is inclined to not enter. Section AA’//1/8:1//


Approach //


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MUTATED ECOLOGIES D E S I G N 2 0 2 | S P R I N G 2 016 S I T E : WAV E H I L L CRITIC: ENRIQUE LIMON

BASED ON A STUDY OF A SCHOOL OF FISH, THIS PROJECT IS MEANT TO HOUSE A LAB FOR THE STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF THE POLLUTION IN THE HUDSON RIVER AND HOW THIS CAN MUTATE THE FISH LIVING THERE. THE STUDIES GENERATED A SERIES OF FIELD CONDITION DRAWINGS THAT INFORMED BOTH THE SITE MANIPULATION AND THE FORM OF THE BUILDING ITSELF. THE STUDIES ALSO GAVE FORM TO A COMPONENT THAT CREATED STRUCTURE FOR THE ENCLOSURE. THE SCIENTISTS AND THE PUBLIC ARE SEPERATED AT ALL INSTANCES, THE AUDITORIUM BRIDGES THEM TOGETHER. THE CIRCULATION IS DEFINED BY WATER AND CREATES SPACE FOR WATCHING LEARNING AND REFLECTING.

CELLS STRETCH AND COMPRESS TO TOUCH EACHOTHER, FOLLOWING OR REJECTING THE RULES OF THE SWARM, MUTATING AS IT GOES. THE CELL BECOMES THE SPACE. THE COMPONENT CREATES ENCLOSURE. TWO DISTINCT SPACES, BRIDGED TOGETHER BY A GATHERING PLACE; THE SCIENTIST STUDIES MUTATIONS OF LOCAL HUDSON RIVER FISH. THE GUEST RELAXES AND REFLECTS AT THE MAIN TANK. THE LECTURE HALL IS WHERE THEY MEET. THE CIRCULATION IS DEFINED BY WATER AND CREATES SPACE FOR WATCHING, LEARNING, AND REFLECTING. CANOPY SPACES FLOWER OUT, CREATING PLACES OF REST.

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LECTURE HALL


PAVED ROADS

UNPAVED TRAILS

Overview: 8 AM

Advantages:

SUMMER 12 PM

4 PM

-Numbers range from a handful to a few thousand -Self organizing system without a singular guide or pacemaker -”Selfish swarm”

-”Safety in numbers” -Easier to find food -Mating

FALL/SPRING

8 AM

12 PM

4 PM

Disadvantages:

Rules: 1. Stay as close to your neighbor as possible. 2. Avoid all collisions.

-If the size gets too big, competition for food increases.

WINTER

8 AM

12 PM

4 PM

PAVED ROADS

UNPAVED TRAILS

Overview:

Advantages:

-Numbers range from a handful to a few thousand -Self organizing system without a singular guide or pacemaker -”Selfish swarm”

-”Safety in numbers” -Easier to find food -Mating Disadvantages:

Rules: 1. Stay as close to your neighbor as possible. 2. Avoid all collisions.

-If the size gets too big, competition for food increases.

Diagram of the function of the relationship between attraction and repulsion factors in a school of fish.

Diagram of the function of the relationship between attraction and repulsion factors in a school of fish.


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SWA R M F I E L D CONDITIONS A SIMPLE CELL IS REPEATED OVER THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE SITE, STRETCHING AND REJECTING EACHOTHER ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF T H E SWA R M , CREATING MUTATIONS FOR EACH CELL AS IT GOES.


S KI N AND FORMAL STUD I ES


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GEOMETRIC EXPERIMENTATION F O R M A N D S P A C E | F A L L 2 0 17

CRITIC: JOHN GULLIFORD

STUDY OF PURE GEOMETRICAL FORMS THROUGH RHINO MODELING AND GRASSHOPPER SCRIPTING. MANIPULATING THESE FORMS IN ORDER TO INVENT NEW GEOMETRY THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR BOTH LARGE AND SMALL SCALE BUILDING APPLICATIONS.

TILE TYPE A 4 SIDED

TILE TYPE B 4 SIDED

TILED METABALL

TILE TYPE C 5 SIDED

NEOVIOUS METABALL


ORIGINAL CUBE UNRELAXED TILE

MORPHED CUBE RELAXED TILE

UNRELAXED MORPHED SURFACE

NEOVIOUS GENUS 14 SURFACE NEOVIOUS RING

TILED SURFACE

RELAXED MORPHED SURFACE

ORIGINAL CUBE

MORPHED CUBE

MORPHED SURFACE

NEOVIOUS SPHERE

TILED CUBES


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CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY LIBRARY D E S I G N 2 0 1 | F A L L 2 015 S I T E : C H R Y ST I E A N D G R A N D ST R E E T, B O W E R Y CRITIC: SCOT T RUFF

SITED IN THE CENTER OF THE HISTORIC BOWERY DISTRICT OF MANHATTAN, THE LIBRARY RESPONDS TO BOTH THE HISTORY AND THE PRESENT OF THE SITE. IT CREATES A PATH THROUGHOUT THE STACKS AND STUDY AREAS, EMULATING THE CENTURIES OLD NATIVE AMERICAN PATH THAT HAS SINCE BEEN PAVED OVER. A SUNKEN PLAZA CREATES AN OUTDOOR GATHERING SPACE, INVITING THE PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE. THE STRUCTURE IS BROKEN DOWN INTO TWO PARTS, THAT COME TOGETHER IN A JOINT SYSTEM, USING THE AUDITORIUM AS A KEY AND GESTURING TOWARDS THE PARK ACROSS THE STREET


SCALE 1/32:1

SCALE 1/8:1 SCALE 1/32:1

MASSING

MASSING

STRUCTURE

MASSING

SCALE 1/32:1

SCALE 1/16:1

SCALE 1/16:1 SCALE 1/32:1

SPATIAL

SPATIAL MASSING

SPATIAL

SCALE 1/16:1

SCALE 1/16:1

CIRCULATION

SPATIAL


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FLOOR 4

OFFICES/ CONFERENCE ROOM/ GARDEN/ MECHANICAL

AUDITORIUM/ BACKSTAGE AREA

FLOOR 5

FLOOR 4

OFFICES/ CONFERENCE ROOM/ GARDEN/ MECHANICAL

AUDITORIUM/ BACKSTAGE AREA

FLOOR 3

FLOOR 2

STACKS/ GROUP TABLES/ STUDY CARRELS

BELOW STACKS/ READING NOOK/ BATHROOMS

SCALE 1/16:1

FLOOR 3

FLOOR 2

STACKS/ GROUP TABLES/ STUDY CARRELS

BELOW STACKS/ READING NOOK/ BATHROOMS

FLOOR 3

FLOOR 2

STACKS/ GROUP TABLES/ STUDY CARRELS

BELOW STACKS/ READING NOOK/ BATHROOMS

SPATIAL

CIRCULATION

FLOOR 1 ENTRY/ CIRCULATION DESK

FLOOR 1 ENTRY/ CIRCULATION DESK

FLOOR 1 ENTRY/ CIRCULATION DESK

BASEMENT FLOOR PLAZA/ CAFE/ BATHROOMS/ SUBWAY

D ETA I L O F STAC KS A N D STU DY C A R R EL S SCALE 1/8:1

BASEMENT FLOOR


CI RCUL ATI ON STUDY OF MANHAT TAN

1:20,000

1:10,000

1:20,000

MODES OF CIRCULATION

1:10,000

MODES OF CIRCULATION

1:20,000

1:10,000

1:20,000

DIRECTION OF FLOW

DIRECTION OF FLOW

1:10,000

SCALE 1/8:1


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PRAT T TOWNHOUSE D E S I G N 1 0 2 | S P R I N G 2 0 15 SITE: PRAT T INSTITUTE CAMPUS CRITIC: ROBERT BRACKETT /|\

THE PROJECT IS A STUDY OF THE OCCUPANTS, AND IS BASED SOLELY ON WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE, AND HOW THESE NEEDS INTERACT. THE DESIGN FOR PROGRAM COMES FROM THE PERSONALITIES OF THE OCCUPANTS. THE FORM COMES FROM A STUDY OF BODY MOTIONS AND A SOLID VOID STUDY THAT COME TOGETHER IN A HYBRIDIZED FINAL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS FOR BOTH USERS TO BE CONTENT WITH THE SPACES.


SITE ANALYSIS

TRIMMING

CONSOLIDATION

EXTRUSION

COMBINATION

SUBTRACTION

DESIGN PROCESS A

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

HYBRIDIZATION

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FINAL PRODUCT

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  

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 

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 

 Circulation of Occupant A and B Circulation of Occupant A, only Circulation of Occupant B, only Circulation of Occupant B and Guests


   

 


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UNCOMFORTABLE FOLLY D E S I G N 1 0 1 | F A L L 2 0 14 SITE: NONE CRITIC: CHIFAN WONG

BEGINNING WITH A GRID STUDY, LATTICES ARE EXTRUDED. THIS SAME GRID ALLOWS FOR A FOLDING MECHANISM, THAT THEN OFFSETS INTO SOLIDS. THESE TWO GEOMETRIES ARE MASHED TOGETHER AND HYBRIDIZED TO CREATE A FOLLY THAT IS MEANT TO CREATE UNCOMFORTABLE SPACES, FORCING THE USER TO FIND COMFORT IN A PROCESSION OF SPACE.


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