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CULINARY INSTITUTE OF NOL A
TOWARDS A NEW AGRICULTURE
CULINARY INSTITUTE OF NOL A
The Desire area of NOLA is still a neighborhood of blight, in need of an urban renewal. In my urban proposal I have utilized the theory of urban accupuncture and have proposed an artistâ€™s community. The â€œaccupunctureâ€? for the building will be in programs incoporated into the culinary school. There is also a community garden on the grounds where neighborhood residents may rent raised bed garden plots and grow their own food. Additionally, the building invites the community into the space with the open courtyard area where movies may be played on the LED tower or lecturers may speak. As another attempt to embrace the community, there is a series of sculptural graffiti walls which invite street artists to tag the wall, making their art more permanent.
Reinforce primary human values within the context of the modern city as a human living environment.
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Sculpture park + green spaces Childrenâ€™s art academy CulinArt student housing/CO-OP Performing arts center CulinArt + community garden YMCA Mixed use: artistâ€™s studios, gallery space, condos
Educational buildings should, whilst supporting the pedagogic mission of the particular institute, provide both exemplary physical and civic environments. Whilst providing for the needs of the individual they must also help cultivate a special sense of community. As natural centres of society educational buildings need to be both engaging and inviting. -- Behnisch Architekten
Site Plan 1. Living Greenhouse 2. Graffiti Wall 3. Community Courtyard 4. Rain Xchange 5. Greenhouse
1st Floor Level One Student 1. Fine Dining Restaurant Faculty/Administration 2. Lobby/Reception Public Space/Mixed Use Room 3. Event Circulation/Mechanical
2nd Floor Student Faculty/Administration Level Two (typical) Public Space/Mixed1.UseCulinary Labs + Kitchens Circulation/Mechanical 2. Culinary Classrooms 3. Administrative Offices
Design Intent:: Establish the Tampa Waterfront as a liesure and entertainment destination for tourists and locals by connecting the waterfront to thoughtfully placed nodes of sustainable amusement attractions in the downtown area.
The Waterfrontâ€™s New Image:: The waterfront will be active throughout the day and night with attractions featuring an iconic pedestrian bridge with bars and restaurants and an expandable floating platform for performances and festivals which floats on the Hillsboro River between Kiley Park and the University of Tampaâ€™s Grounds.
Cities are an everyday invention. They are informed and imagined by many people at a time. There are as many interpretations of cities as there are people. -- Petra Kempf
Tampa ReStitched:: Masterplan Waterfront developments, amusement attractions, and residential communities connected by revitalized streets.
The following pages contain a selection of undergraduate architecture works ranging in scale and scope as well as graphic design work.
NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S ROCKING CHAIR:: SCAD SIDEWALK ARTS FESTIVAL
This collaborative project was designed specifically for the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival. The design was inspired by rethinking the appearance and function of a traditional rocking chair. Each “chair” is composed of 56 plywood pieces cut using water jets and assembled by students and professors.
VERTICAL VINEYARD:: This model was built for a vertical vineyard project in Asheville, NC. The form of the building reacts to sun patterns for optimum vine growth, and utilizes the champagne-making practice of racking as a conceptual form driver. The building not only creates a new archetype, but a new terroir for viticulture.
STUDENT DORMITORY:: The student dormitory is an adaptive resuse of Savannahâ€™s Oglethorpe House, home to many Savannah College of Art and Design students. The project explored design derived from human proportions and gesture.
Our mission is to raise exceptional beef and pork without sacrificing the land, animals, or workers during production.
Royalton s Farm Royalton
Our farms are family owned and operated. We work with our animals and on our land everyday. Our farms collaborate with local schools and farms in order to enhance and expand our local farming community.
www.royaltonfarms.com PO Box 10 South Royalton, VT 05068 802.763.2333
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BRANDING + DEVELOPMENT::
Marketing materials and logo development created for an agritourism venture specializing in artisan products. A series of architectural visualizations for a proposed visitor lodge/ welcome center.
An agriculture heritage center in South Royalton, Vermont will serve as an educational resource for the community and tourists alike as well as a model of modern farming that is rooted in tradition. This project attempts to enhance the local economy and community through a connection to nature. The idea of biophlic design, the mutual respect between the natural world and manmade was instrumental in design development.
TOWARDS A NEW AGRICULTURE
The Natural. The Unnatural. The Conductor. An exploration of objective chance and genius loci.
COMMUNICATIVE ART:: These communicative art pieces were created while conceptually developing the program of the thesis. These pieces explore the ideas of objective chance, surrealism, and biophilia in relationship to the site, program, and user experience.
Mountain Fractals=Form Generation
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Solar Thermal Units Hot Water Storage
Living Machine Tanks
Rainwater Cistern + RainXchange System (primarily for garden) Garden
Stormwater Wastewater Domestic Hot Water
Grey Water Storage
Primary Treatment Tank
Biology Pool ntion ente Bior Area
Filter + Information Kiosk
Illustrates use of locally sourced and reused materials. Conceptual diagram illustrating natureâ€™s continuous relationship with the building.
View inside vertical herb garden stair tower
Exhibit space and herb garden stair tower
Agriculture exhibit space
THE DESIGN PROCESS, AT ITS BEST, INTEGRATES THE ASPIRATIONS OF ART, SCIENCE + CULTURE.