Architecture portfolio

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Architecture Portfolio By Bronte Araghi

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Portmanteau

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Above Finished Floor

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Boneless House

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Vernon City Hall Complex

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The FIt-Out

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Portmanteau

Studio 122, Fall 2016 Instructor: Kati Barkan Part 1: From 1 to 2

This project began with a milk carton as the parent object. My partner and I were interested in the spouts of the cartons. We overlaid the spouts of a carton that had never been used with a series of heavily used spouts in order to produce two additional objects.

Through rotations, we generated objects A and B from the parent object.

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Portmanteau

Part 2: From 2 to 1 Dormitory And Theater

This project required me to bring togeth-

er two incompatible parts to produce a new whole.

We were to design a theater school composed of a performance space and dormitories. The theater is given to the designer as a predesigned volume, already introducing an architectural problem that the designer is forced to work with and requires us to take a position on the part to whole relationship.

My position on the part to whole relationship

is to eliminate the hierarchy. In order to maintain a

project without hierarchy, the theater was set in be-

tween the living units to create a level of congruence.

The bars produce three faces from the rear elevation that highlight the relationships they share with each other.

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Above Finished Floor

Part 1: Filling Technology III, Spring 2016 Instructor: Gabriel Friesbriggs

Section Cut

This project began with rocks that I strategically placed into a 10x10 glass box. I then 3d modeled the object using Rhino and ended up with a high fidelity digital model. The goal was to find a strategy of filling or stacking the model with units. From there, I abstracted the object and contoured it to create this final project.

Worm’s Eye Axonometric

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Above Finished Floor

Part 2: Framing

For part 2, I wanted to emphasize the curves at certain turning points of the original form. I began using a hyperbolic technique to frame the major arc around the whole object and from there started subtracting with triangulation to highlight the sharp and curvy form simultaneously. This project works to combine flat, rigid surfaces with doubly curves surfaces in order to exaggerate a successful transition of the contrasting surfaces with only framing materials. The triangles served as apertures while the hyperbolas as surfaces. By using these techniques, the form alternates between curved and sharp angles at different vantage points, producing more than one effect throughout the project.

Unrolled Surface Drawaing

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Above Finished Floor

Part 3: Finishing

Filling, framing, and finishing combine to describe an interior figure. The previous project contained planar and doubly curved elements. With part 3, since the doubly curved elements could not be produced with flat surfaces, they were left open, and the impossible geometries are registered as voids. These removed surfaces allow for views of the interior. The selection of flooring works to create continuity where surfaces could not. The marble veins follow the surfaces of the exterior, exaggerating flow from surface to surface. While the image flows freely on the interior, the framing emphasizes the limits of each plane. The framed triangles structurally support and connect the planes, while inscribing their boundaries. Some triangles connect from one point to the next point, stable only through tension between the different surfaces and the framing pieces. Each element, flooring, filling and framing are used in combination to contrast continuous materiality, filled surfaces, and structural limits.Â

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Boneless House

Technology II, Winter 2017 Instructor: Andrew Kovacs

Design Village Competition The Essence of Shelter: In the Past, architects have used inflatables to critique the rigidity and uncompromising forms of Modern Architecture. Both Ant Farm and Coop-Himmelblau have produced inflatables with this same intent, yeth their projects were both amorphous, resembling a more balloon-like shape. Our project, the Boneless House, offers a contrast to these precedents because we used seams intentionally to create a more identifiable form.

Despite its lack of structural elements, the inflatable resembles a Rambler House due to its shape and applied elements such as the door, windows, and shingles.

Precedents Coop Himmelblau-Restless Sphere

Ant Farm-The Inflatables

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Materials

The process of production begins with cutting the pattern out of the plastic and then applying the design elements onto each wall with an iron. Once each surface is assembled, we then create the seams by ironing the surfaces together to produce the shape of the house.

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Vernon City Hall Complex: Studio 123, Spring 2017 Instructor: Jimenez Lai

Unit Types

Part 1: Precedent Study

This project started with a precedent study. My assigned Habitat 67 by Moshe Safde, in which my partner and

building was

I 3d modeled the existing building and then derived diagrams and a render. The diagram shows the prefabricated units and the different unit types included in the building.

Private Space Public Space Private Space

Exploded Construction Axonometric

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Vernon City Hall Complex: Studio 123, Spring 2017 Instructor: Jimenez Lai

Part 2: House for the Mayor “As Normal As Possible”

For part 2, we were to establish a “normal” that is seen in My partner and I decided that Framing is normal. The studio’s goal was to design a complex in Vernon, CA which included many different programs of the city into one building. The different programs included a Fire Station, Police Station, City Hall, School, Offices, Mall, Market, and Housing. The idea was that the building and city could be self sufficient within this one building. There are three types of frames within the building that act as tools for surveillance. Small frames are windows, medium frames are terraces, and large frames are the voids within the mass of the building. The studio required us to create a film to explain the project more visually. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru_29IFGY-4 architecture.

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The Fit Out:

Studio 121, Winter 2016 Instructor: Erin Besler Part 1: Base Building- Typical Plan

This project is initially driven by the Typical Plan. The core offers a shared space, whereas the offices are divided by demising walls to create more privacy and less freedom for the future designers of the interior space.

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is that every level’s demising walls vary in length, so that in section the walls are caving inward to the point that they no longer exist on the ground floor.

By doing this, the higher the level, the more

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The Fit Out:

Studio 121, Winter 2016 Instructor: Erin Besler Part 2: The Fit Out

For part 2, we were placed into groups and chose a bulding that a classmate had designed for part out of the floors.

1, and were to design the fitMy partner and i designed an

unsructured open plan for our three assigned floors to keep open work-flow for the occupants.

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Thank you! Bronte95@ucla.edu (310)409-7221

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