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BRITTNEY KAILESE KROON M. ARCH CANDIDATE 2011 RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN ARCHITECTURAL WORK 2008 - 2010


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Within Walls: Advanced Studio Spring 2010

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Cosmic Comics: Advanced Studio Winter 2010

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Urban Design Principles Fall 2009

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Architectural Design Spring 2009

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Design Principles Fall 2008


Maintaining the Material, Modernizing the Method

A competition to reinvigorate the Place Lalla Ydouna, making it more a greater draw for tourists, therefore bringing more revenue into this ancient area of Fes.


Long the site of copper-workshops, current conditions are unhealthy and unsafe. While many of these workshops are moving to a different site, it is imperative that the remaining workshops are brought up to date. Anchoring the north end of this centrally-located plaza, three buildings make up the new copper workshop, containing approximately 150 copper workers. Two newly constructed buildings join one patrimonial building to make a systematized progression of design and fabrication. The ancient craft is maintained, while bringing in modern machinery that will improve productivity and production. Further, the buildings themselves would be constructed of rammed earth, long the local method of building, while incorporating ventilation systems, light and air, that will improve the current working conditions.

Within Walls: Advanced Studio Spring 2010 Critics: Peter Tagiuri and Stephan Rutz


kan ya ma kan there was, and there was not Storytelling is an ancient tradition in Morocco; stories have been handed down for generations, and serve to keep their rich cultural history alive. Indeed, as nearly 30% of Morocco’s population is illiterate, storytelling is a vital tradition to uphold. As technology encroaches on every day life, storytelling is falling out of popularity. We propose to repurpose the 13th century Stanouyine fondouk in Fes as a home for the storyteller. A peaceful respite amidst the hustle and crowds of the narrow Fessian streets, it provides different spaces for different stories, filtered light for reading, as well as the resources to record and store this important cultural heritage. The project was presented as an experiential passage through the space, from the clamor in the streets to the quiet peace on the roof.


Within Walls: Advanced Studio Spring 2010 Critics: Peter Tagiuri and Stephan Rutz


monsoon

autumn


book of hours vrindavan, uttar pradesh, india The sacred meeting place of Lord Krishna and his lover Radha, Vrindavan’s daily life is centered around its riverside ghats, steps that are the site for pujas – daily rituals of worship and offering to deities and the holy river Yamuna itself. It follows the lunar calendar, based in the Hindu and subsequent Indian National Calendar. The six seasons are represented, with each season’s lunar cycles and accompanying festivals, as well as the changing water level. Modeled on the medieval European devotional books that depicted every day life and marked religious holidays, this book presents a model that takes architectural site work beyond the typical conditions of geography to more thoroughly encompass the cultural and quotidian patterns that must inform architectural interventions.

the lunar altitude changing with the six Indian seasons

Cosmic Comics: Advanced Studio Wintersession 2010 Critic: Anthony Acciavatti


An urban dormitory, situated between a commercial street and a residential street, running narrow strip that rolls downhill. Between these two streets travel students on their way to class, neighbors walking to work or to dinner, skateboarders water from rainstorms and natural springs. The building responds to these rapidly moving forces, allowing them to rush past, while serving as a moment of stillness amidst the hustle of art school life: a dormitory as respite.

The simple, compact, well-joind scheme--myself disintegrated, every one disintegrated, yet part of the scheme: The similitudes of the past, and those of the future; The glories strung like beads on my smallest sights and hearings--on the walk in the street, and the passage over the river; The current rushing so swiftly, and swimming with me far away; The others that are to follow me, the ties between me and them; The certainty of others the life, love, sight, hearing of others. Just as you stand and lean on the rail, yet hurry with the swift current, I stood, yet was hurried W Whitman

flow | force


the gravelly sound of skateboards ripping down hill, plastic against pavement; the faint trickle that becomes a rush of water, tires splashing through puddles; the laughing shrieks of co-eds returning home late at night

Urban Design Principles Fall 2009 Critic: Anastasia Congdon


A teaching theatre, to house a program that encompasses theatrical arts from acting to costuming, design to stage management. Because of its expositional nature, this theatre brings the back of house to the front. Pedestrians or theatergoers have the opportunity to walk through the building while walking through the site: a passage that brings the walker past a loading dock, windows into production shops from set to costume construction, culminating with an exposed fly loft above the theatre.

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Architectural Design Spring 2009 Critic: John Hartmann

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a single unit interlocks with another just like it. As the pieces accumulate, the volume grows like a rope that wraps around onto itself, providing a playground for light and air. Chipboard, Fall 2008 Steel, Winter 2009 sixteen units

Design Principles Fall 2008 Critic: Aaron Brode

risd | years 1 - 2  
risd | years 1 - 2  

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