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CONTENTS

THE MITIGATOR

FREE AS FORM

BUSTLING VACANCY

STUDIO 8: RESILENCE & SUSTAINBILITY

STUDIO 6 : THEATER DESIGN

MODULAR EVACUATION PLAN

PARAMETRIC DESIGN SUSTAINABILITY MODULAR DISASTERS

WATER FRONT DESIGN THIN SHELL STRUCTURE

DESIGN W/ DATA MODULAR TAXONOMY HYBRID

Vinegar Hill, NY

Coney Island, NY

Battery Park, NY

P6-15

P16-21

P22-31


ACADEMIC

PROFESSIONAL

MATHEMATICAL TOPOLOGIES

OBJECT SPECULATIONS

BIO-CATENARIA PAVILION

MATHEMATICAL TOPOLOGIES

SCIENCE CITY EGYPT

CITY OF DREAMS 2017 COMPETITION

NEH RESEARCH MOBIUS STRIP GYROID 3D PRINTING

SPECULATIONS MUSEUM EXHIBITS ARCHITECTURAL HYBRIDS

CATENARY DESIGN MATERIAL EXPERIMENTATION HABITAT

NYCCT

EGYPT

Governors Island, NY

P32-35

P36-45

P46-53


These projects share my theoretical ideas behind Architecture developed during my undergraduate studies.


THE MITIGATOR

Advisors: Professor Illya Azaroff Dean Kevin Hom

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THE MITIGATOR In my final studio, our site was Vinegar HIll Con-Ed distribution site on Jay street waterfront. It has a great frontage on the east river facing Manhattan, close to mass transit in an iconic area of Brooklyn. The project requires 2.0 FAR site development for community use, access to waterfront, and interaction with the building. The risks, hazards and environmental determinants will illicit various design and technical responses. A response is mixed vertical use, creating maximum land access for the public to enjoy the waterfront. FEMA predicts 16ft sea level rises within 500 years. Raising the site 16ft would make this building sustainable for 5 decades. With these site parameters designing an adaptable building to various natural conditions, as well as a form that responds to environmental predictions as well as an iconic image on the waterfront.

MANHATTAN

EAST RIVER

VINEGAR HILL

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SITE ANALYSIS

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Left: 500 year Flood level prediction data Right: Wind direction

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THE MITIGATOR MODULAR SYSTEM The parametric modular system was used to create metbolismic units of living spaces. It’s porous sponge facade captures moments of natural resources like water, solar, and wind and bifurcate to the building system. The modular living units are parametrically connected to allow the building to grow vertically. Duplex and triplex layouts are connected to the core hallway that connects circulation onto the elevator core. The monumental architecture can give back to the community by absorbing the natural energy. The site has Geo thermal systems for natural heating/cooling. Since it is next to the water, there is a Hydrothermal system energy resource under the landscape (mitigating system). Mitigating sea level rises on site would require a sinkable garage and a harvesting tank which are designed under the landscape. By implementing a sponge characteristic tower to mitigate the water through the land and act as a protective barrier for Vinegar Hill.

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CONCEPTUAL PROCESS

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Porus massing models Concept mass 3D scanned Digital massing with Grasshopper East & North Elevation drawings Facade renders N E S W Powder printed model and CNC milled wood site base

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THE MITIGATOR PROGRAM DESIGN The residential apartments are split in modules that connect to the core. The modular living units are parametrically connected to allow the building to grow veritically. Base level is 2 story floodable garage. Above this is commercial units. The towers for 10 floors are also commercial units. Following duplex and triplex residential layouts all connected to a core hallway that connects to the vertical circulation core.

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CIRCULATION CORE


DISTURBANCE AS DESIGN DETERMINANT

Site plan and elevation section drawings

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THE MITIGATOR The modular units create intresting floor plan layouts. Its jagged surface behaves as a mechanism to capture natural resources of water, solar, and wind and bifurcate to the building system. Crystal line glass system for customized windows for each module. For the large panes a solar collecting glass with zero balance solar, and sensors that open and close according to optimal solar glare. The unusual form does create some unusable spaces, which are transformed into mechanical, shelter spaces, or hybrid service areas. Such spaces like a energy generator room which powers the building in the winter. Creating a balance of systems rather than harvesting where the entire site and the surrounding neighborhood makes this site entirely ISLANDABLE.

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TECHNOLOGY

Left: Systems Right: Floor Plans and Modular Design

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FREE AS FORM

Advisor: Professor Phillip Anzalone

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THEATER DESIGN Theater design for Coney Island Beach front. Performance Hall 7000 sq ft, Back Stage space dependent on theater type 2,000-4,000 sq ft, Light and Sound Booths, Dressing Rooms 3,000 sq ft, Performer Bathrooms, Offices, Lobby/entrance including ticketing, coat room, Bar/CafĂŠ and Kitchen, Public Restrooms, Truck Dock/Receiving Area 1,500 sf, and a Dropoff Area. Total 20,000 - 25,000 sq ft. The site receives visitors from the wide street, and would return same or continue to the boardwalk to leave the site. Focusing on performance the design is based on two programs, sales and performance. Separating the executive and performance work spaces can eliminate accustical issues from the theater. Leaving the performance space to be enjoyed independently.

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FREE FORM

Seating Offices

Stage

Lobby

Performer Spaces

Lobby

Left: Site rendering, Massing model prototypes Right: section drawing & structural diagram

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THEATER DESIGN During the schematic design, the thin shell concrete structure was potentially the best product for such a abstract shell. Both lobbies and performer spaces and offices are on the first floor.

Offices Sales

Lobby Offices

Stage

Performer Spaces

Seating

Seating Lobby

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INTERIOR

Left: Elevation Drawing, Floor Plans Right: Lobby Drawing

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BUSTLING VACANCY

Advisors: Professor Loukia Tsafoulia Professor Severino Dunn

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BUSTLING VACANCY Mapping Building Element Cartography Behavioral Patterns involves 3 process stages; Alphabet, Data Syntax, and Reconstruction. The “Alphabet” study involves the creation of a design dictionary of three architectural elements: stair, wall and atrium. The “Data” section involves the study of New York City using data analysis in order to identify and map “behavioral” city patterns. During the “Syntax” cleanup a set of extraction rules implemented as parameters.

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THE ALPHABET

9 definitions of atriums, partitions and stairs in plan, render and section

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BUSTLING VACANCY Using FEMA 100 yr flood zone prediction data, coupled with building footprint data starting midtown and below Manhattan, the filter system down to the most effected buildings based on sea level rise.

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DECONSTRUCTING THE DATA

Left: All data used on midtown Manhattan

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BUSTLING VACANCY Reconstruction stage allows to converge into the architectural partitions, atrium, and stairs components as assembly pieces ultimately building upon a formal space. Using building elevations data in the Z axis and 3D populating the Alphabet elements creates a harmony of architectural elements. Since the module is based on a spherical mathematical surface, cellular growing can occur.

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RECONSTRUCTING EXPANDABLE MODULES

Left: Alphabet elements, 3D Data distribution along Z axis Right: Rendered hybrid model

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BUSTLING VACANCY

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MATHEMATICAL APPROACH TO CREATING 3D-PRINTED TOPOLOGIES

Advisors: Professor Anne Leonhardt Professor Satyanand Singh My Team Members: Marco Dwyer Heraldo Sadmojo Xiaoneng Tang

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TOPOLOGICAL RESULTS Architects and designers typically have an incomplete knowledge of the mathematics behind the 3D computer graphics that are used to create their designs. At the same time, however, an understanding of key concept in topological studies that assists in learning of 3d modeling of forms that are of interest for architecture/design. Beginning from the mathematics software, Wolfram Mathematica, the project sought to create a number of 3D printed studies based on forms commonly studied in topology. Examining the intrinsic and extrinsic condition of a 2D surface or 3D shape to inquire the nature of certain equations. Originating from 2D functions, the output is important in the creation of complex 3D models in architecture, including in studies of optimization, as well as their fabrication. Generating complex equations visually was impossible before the evolution computer generated outputs (CAD). The objective of this research is using topological studies and its metrics to study patterns of closeness and location. I defined geometry using mathematical equations to get a meshed mathematical form (through the Mathematica program), and added more functions to create more complex topological 3D printed representations. I also powder and PLA printed my models to analysis the phyisical form.

Cos[x] Sin[y] + Cos[y] Sin[z] + Cos[z] Sin[x] == 0, {x, -1 \[π], 1 \[π]}, {y, -1 \[π], 1 \[π]}, {z, -1 \[π], 1 \[π]}

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ARCHITECTURAL FORM

Left: Gyhroid and Mobius Equation Results Right: Mobius Model in Architectural scale

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OBJECT SPECULATIONS

My collaboration with : SU11 Architecture + Design; Hart Marlow Ferda Kolatan Erich Schoenenberger

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OBJECT SPECULATIONS Part 1: This project focuses on the development of new building organization systems through the study of object packing. A building boundary (in yellow) with a collective amount of 3d volumetric shapes (in orange), and the intersecting pochete spaces are equally considered during the design phase.

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BUILDING PACKING

Left: Exterior view packing result Right: Section Elevations

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OBJECT SPECULATIONS, Science City Cairo Competiton Entry, 2018 Part II: I developed the following models in collaboration with SU11 Architecture + Design firm’s Erich Schoenenberger, Ferda Kolatan and Hart Marlow for Science City Cairo Competiton. My role as design team member during design development was creating architectural objects as a method to discover new formal and non hierarchical program organization. The hybrid models explain speculations of relationships between program, architectural form & mechanical objects. First studies are focusing on circulation/ stairs & exhibit spaces.

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ARCHITECTURAL OBJECTS: STAIRS

Left & Right: Staircase + accuator & exhibit area

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OBJECT SPECULATIONS These systems will also seek to propose integrated facade and site conditions, like the solar energy from the roof is feed into a reactor which is connected to an accuator. These objects also acts as lobby, exhibit space, or circualtion paths. The accuator core creates a double interior and exterior exhibit space on its shell/wall and a mechanical energy resource within to harvest the buildings solar energy.

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ACCUMULATOR HYBRIDS

Right & Left: Reactor & Circular Main exhibit

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OBJECT SPECULATIONS The reactor is the component between the solar paneled roof and the battery source. This mechanical system has sockets for wires and mechanical spaces.

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REACTOR + ACCUMULATOR HYBRIDS

Left: Rectangular Main exhibit top and axon view Right: Hybrid render

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bio-CATENARIA, City of Dreams Pavilion Competition Entry, 2018 My collaboration with Loukia Tsafoulia Severino Dunn Allon Morgan

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bio-CATENARIA Pavilion During the summer months, Governors Island becomes the bucolic green environment that New Yorkers dream about the rest of the year. Our proposal for The City of Dreams, bio-CATENARIA, is a “melting pot� full of local insects and vegetation. The team was a collaboration with Loukia Tsafoulia, Severino Dunn, Allon Morgan. My main role in the design development was to test the structrual integrity of the wires, and provide various densities in casted bioplastics. The pavilion becomes part of the animal and flora that surrounds it. Following the catenary principle, a series of inverted domes serve as both pockets of living organisms and as a gathering space. The hanging skin of the catenary is composed by a bioplastics mix including different seeds and natural smells attracting birds, moths, insects and bugs of all kinds. The visitors will be immersed in an experience full of color, odors and tactility as they discover a world of everchanging natural surprises. The proposal therefore assists as a park activator bringing people and insects together. A suspended cocoon with a skin full of flora, colors, smells and textures attracting all beings as they wander towards its mysterious inner core. During sunrise the space will serve as a living screen and an inverted planetarium, exhibiting the moving shades of the flying creatures, especially the moth population existing in the island.

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LIVING ORGANISM

Left: Exploded diagram Right: Site plan

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bio-CATENARIA Pavilion

Assembly: The installation is designed with the ability to be easily and quickly assembled and disassemble on site leaving zero ground traces. The pavilion will be constructed in pieces delivering to local mixed compost that will later be transported and delivered tosoil the site for garden in the city into 3 months direct mounting and installation. This strategy will reduce onsite installation and mounting time concerns. Fabrication Process: In the workshop space, the hangers will then be unbent to a continuous linear wire thread, cut into a soil set of calculated dimensions and bent again into the designed dome modules with the help of bending machines. Each of these modules will incorporate connection details that will allow for the interlocking with other ones. In parallel [iii], the homemade bioplastic mix will be applied onto a geotextile to make it stronger and add color, tactile and olfactory qualities. The textile will be then attached directly to the wireframe. will allow formix thehas interlocking locked will intobeposition. After the dried, the sectional modules stored Ultimately, the project’s overall construction in a dry and fresh environment waiting for transportation. omemade bioplastic mix will be process relays on a simple aggregation method of small Ultimately, the project’s overall construction process relays prefabricated shell pieces into a large three-dimensional catenary stronger and add color, tactile on a simple aggregation method of small prefabricated shell pieces into a large three-dimensional catenary puzzle. puzzle. ill be then attached directly to Educational Components & Collaborations: The pavilion ed, the sectional modules will be Bio-CATENARIA recreates invokes the design of a community. / Sustainability / Project Re-use [v] a habitat people come in secondAfterlife in the hierarchical t waiting forwhere transportation. organization, an environment where the realm of thewill insects The project be dismantled entirely. Each of the two components dictates human gathering and behavior.

already on site [iv], the h the preparation and work hanging between will cover the wires when e sure that the trees are not module will be hanged and

that make for the installation will be treated to ensure that their impact to the environment is minimal. The bioplastic mix plus the biodegradable geotextile material will be turned into compost in one of the local community gardens in Brooklyn. The wires will be carefully stored and delivered to Allocco Recycling (http://www. alloccorecycling.com) for a potential reimbursement in exchange.

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MOCKUPS

Left: Test of seeds embedded into the casted sacks Right: Test of cheese cloth casting

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bio-CATENARIA Pavilion iv.

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SITE RENDER

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