robert carbaugh selected works Academic Portfolio / 2010-2012
brooklyn cultural music center
university of oregon / thesis 2012 The Brooklyn Cultural Music Center is a new institution dedicated to the sharing and preservation of tradition through music. The BCMC serves as a reference point for collective identities, housing archives of recorded material, classrooms, a museum, an instrument library, practice rooms, and a performance hall to be utilized by the ethnic communities in the New York City Metropolitan Area. The building is conceived of as a resonating body â€“ a focus from which the voice of tradition, culture, and heritage can be heard amidst the blur of contemporary society.
Automated exterior sunscreens mitigate sun exposure in afternoons/evenings
Stack effect flushes excess hot air Chilled beams
ECS STRATEGIES Ground source heat pump
Pipes fan out to both floors to moderate temperatures within building
SECOND FLOOR PLAN
JOHN ST. PLAZA
belmont ave. infill community library
university of oregon / spring 2011
The Sunnyside Community Library employs a functional and spatial organization tool embodied by a spine of books running through the center of the building. This creates two conditions: one of openness and ambient daylight, and a contrasting intimate environment enclosed within the book spine. The module of the bookshelf permeates the design and provides a rigid framework and unifying order for the building. Libraries are a place for knowledge and resource, as well as an anchor for the community where meetings and events can be advertised and held. Once in place, the library becomes an integral backbone to the community that it serves. Similarly, knowledge is the backbone to a library.
Offices and Showroom
university of idaho / spring 2010
Research and Development Workshop
elliptigo world hq san diego “Cromoly steel tubing, some skateboard wheels, and wood boards for pedals, Alfa wasn’t much of a looker – but it worked.” -Commentary on the first ElliptiGO prototype The design takes inspiration from a resourcefulness and creative use of materials and components. Like the prototyping exhibited for the first ElliptiGO, the most seemingly mundane components and materials around us can be used in a thoughtful manner to create great enriching environments. Translating this concept to the redesigned headquarters, paint canvases are used to solve issues of lighting within the space in a unique manner.
Lounge R/R Showroom
Test Models Offices
The cloud-like formation consists of painting canvases mounted to track lighting to create a warm diffuse glow throughout the space. Complementing the artificial lighting, vertical baffles are used to create a visual barrier between the showroom and work spaces while bringing valuable daylight to the back. The canvas cloud forms a linear connection throughout the building, dramatically rolling into the showroom to take its place opposite the ElliptiGO bicycle. In doing so, it creates a dialogue between the innovation of ideas, and the finished product on display.
academic + personal / worldwide
photography personal / worldwide