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CharlieRhodes MasterofArchitecture


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MUSIC LIBRARY........................... UG2 Winter 2011..... Woodward Ave, Detroit MI...... p4 URBAN INFILL............................. UG1 Fall 2010......... Ypsilanti, MI.......................... p14 LIBESKIND LECTURN...................UG2 Winter 2011..... Ann Arbor, MI........................ p23 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS....UG2 Winter 2011..... Grosse Pointe, MI.................. p29 ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL................UG3 Fall 2011......... Detroit, MI............................. p35 CURRICULUM VITAE.................... .............................. ............................................ p47


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MUSIC LIBRARY (UG2 Winter 2011): Woodward Ave, Detroit MI The youth music library mobilizes Detroit’s younger generation who lack after school activities and youth development space in the city. The 93,000 sqft library uses Wiel Arets’ “Cloud Theory” to encourage security in large masses that hoist impromptu and formal performances above Detroit’s level urban topography. Graded ground systems elevate and direct movement for performers, readers, and listeners. Rifts in the ground make music production visible below reading and performance areas.


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Precedent studies of Wiel Arets ‘floating’ book and reading depots in his Utrecht University Library in Utrecht, Netherlands.


Developing Ground

Sub Floor: practice +production

Main Floor: reading + performance

Red: book stacks + reading/music space


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Youth Development Programs Within Walking Distance: NW OF SITE: Detroit Youth Symphony Orchestra Detroit School of Arts

SE OF SITE: Catholic Youth Organization Health Plan of Michigan Childtime Learning Center YMCA of Metro Detroit Peace for Youth Project SEED Inc Human Resources Etc


light floods performances spaces above and practice spaces below via the lifted wall


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The music library exploits the length of the site by meandering through it, encouraging wandering procession amidst reading and music spaces.


concept renderings of gradual lifting


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URBAN INFILL (UG1 Fall 2010): Ypsilanti, MI The project uses section cutting as a machine for dividing and connecting space. The alley between Cross St. and the farmer’s market in Depot Town, Ypsilanti is the axis on which the program aligns and bisects: theatre and reading spaces are split apart. Circulation through the block is both elevated and depressed, exaggerating the length of the path. Openings organized along the slice highlight the depth of the program spaces while accepting natural light through vertical and horizontal surfaces. The interior spaces are reconnected under the newly carved urban passageway.


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panoramas taken along an imaginary line through Depot Town’s significant landmarks:

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= Site 1 = Train Station 2 = Farmer’s Market 3 = Shopping/Business 4 = Cross St. 5 = Huron River


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Main Floor


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Farmer’s Market

Library

Theatre

Cross St.

Axon

exterior circulation

separated programs

Terrace

interior circulation between programs

Plan


Visual access into both programs puts the user and pedestrian on display in order to highlight movement along the slice.


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the project embraces the human scale of urban users with diverse intentions.


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LIBESKIND LECTURN (UG2 Winter 2011): Ann Arbor, MI Daniel Libeskind’s “Countersign” examines how Libeskind’s architecture is meant to be read like a book. His monographic drawings illustrate parts of a story, however he claims not to work in a strictly linear thinking process, avoiding typical “A-to-B” chronology. Libeskind seeks to imply organization in his chaotic drawings of “little universes”. The project portrays Libeskind’s ironic organization through disorganization by juxtaposing unorganized cladding onto a complex and organized A-to-B linear form. Like a book, this irony can be read from the beginning to the end of the formwork.


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“little universes� have been folded, cut, jumbled and fused onto the lecturn.


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the lecturn is read like the book it holds.


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CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS (UG2 Winter 2011): Grosse Pointe, MI The Grosse Pointe Public Library is a modern architectural masterpiece designed by architect and educator Marcel Breuer in 1953. Thanks to the Modern Architecture Protection Agency and other donors, the public landmark escaped demolition in 2007 and continues to serve its local citizens of Grosse Pointe, MI. Our team of 12 created construction documents from scratch in order to study how the buildings’s internal mechanics have evolved over its lifetime, and to present its potential for future investigations to our undergraduate class of 2012.


Air Handler

r Handler

Plenum Chamber

supply ducts

return ducts

Plenum Chamber

supply ducts

return ducts

supply fan

supply fan

Central forced air systems aim to create efficient heating in Michigan’s cold winters due to limited insulation in the monolith brick structure. Floor heating runs along a 75ft long span of double-storie windows, where heating is most necessary.

Grosse Pointe Public Library 10 Kercheval Avenue Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan architect: Marcel Breuer constructed: 1953

Plan - Second Floor HVAC Drawn by: Charlie Rhodes Scale: 1’=1/8” 0’

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supply supply ducts

return

return ducts

vertica

vertical chase

Grosse Pointe Public Library 10 Kercheval Avenue Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan architect: Marcel Breuer constructed: 1953

Plan - First Floor HVAC Drawn by: Charlie Rhodes Scale: 1’=1/8”

supply ducts 0’

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25ft tall girders permit northern reading light to shower the main double-height reading room.


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ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (UG3 Fall 2011): Detroit, MI This two-person assignment combines school functions with community engagement from the “Sugarhill� district of Detroit, MI. The 82,000 sqft project activates the territory between the high-traffic zone of Woodward Ave and low-traffic zone of John R St, allowing for pedestrian access through as well as under the project without entering it. The 550 person school creates entry conditions and exterior relationships with existing buildings on the site, including the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MOCAD) as a hinge from which three interior typologies of space connect: school, rehearsal and performance, and library.


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Precedent Organigram: New Vista High School in Boulder, CO

STA HIGH SCHOOL

NALYSIS CH432_F11

DIVERSITY COLLABORATION

SELF-ADVOCACY

lls, identifying lents, selfrsonal skills, on, respect, derstanding, nd endless

VALUES TALENT

RESPECT AMOUNT OF SOCRATIC SUPERVISION

PEDAGOGY

class

L

community

+

M

CLASS EXPERIENCE

community service

= workshop

L

community gathering

group size

type of experience

scale of supervision

rehearsal activities sporting event

R T

student-prepared lessons

L/R

L

ensemble

T

recital

mini lesson

mented through n of exposure to per activities in Students are able al interests while velop theirs.

GROUPINGS/FLEXIBILITY

S

M +

sporting event

L +

shadowing/work experience

US

advisory check-in

?

facilitated discussion getting coached

research military

volunteering

EXHIBITION EXPERIENCE

limented in an old that had completely ons and organizastead of separating oupings like the other strategy all activities promote collabora-

study abroad

internship

COMMUNITY

(student takes on Socratic role)

culminating project/presenting artifacts

ate in community g, internship, apwork experience dit. Students make community at a and international ernet, libraries, mentioned above.

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

TECHNOLOGY (RESOURCES)

(socrates = employer/employee/volunteer)

d sparingly while nd artifacts that ty libraries and as primary rea offers a wide ed technology’

ORGANIZATION

H

exhibition

+

M

(socrates = instructor/coach/conductor)

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ns between the ity, and the stuvidual, small, and under various upervision. Stuged to seek motivathrough their ad-

MORE LESS

CHOICES

CONFLICT

ors, and coaches t role in ducation while ems, and volunteers t role in ducation. scussion and gathteamwork and indi-

TYPOLOGIES

CO

New Vista High School Boulder

2000

2010: pop > 97,000

1967: U.S. Highway 36 1952: Denver-Boulder Turnpike 1940: economic decline, mining vs clean

HISTORY/CONTEXT GOVERNMENT

CLIMATE

EDUCATION

Boulder is a Home Rule Municipality, meaning it is self-governing. It is one of the most democratic and liberal cities

In the hotter months, Boulder CIty is hot and dry. Mountains shield the city from precipitation but it does rain infre-

Schools in Boulder operate under the Boulder Valley School District. New Vista High School is the smallest of three high


located mainly on 2nd level for student research, studying CLASSROOMS and learning. located mainly on 2nd level for student research, studying ATHLETICS POSITION gymn and andexcercise learning. facility are shared between students ATHLETICS and public. gymn and excercise facility are shared between students ADVISORY and public. student/public adminisS P tration: employee hospi tality, career centers, ADVISORY visitors centers, guardian/teacher rela -adminisstudent/public tration: employee hospi tionships and volunteer ing. tality, career centers, visitors centers, guardian/teacher rela tionships and volunteer ing.

ISSUE

STRATEGY

Merges Sugar Hill District audiences: students, artists, residents, visitors.

bus stops, methods of passage through the site, parking, schools/ P S RESIDENTS universities, hospitals, businesses, and residences ISSUE ISSUE

P

P

S

P

S

P

Micro-Midtown

leisure, and agriculture observation.

STEP 4 ANALYSIS CHARLIE RHODES, ZAINAB ALARADI RESIDENTIAL

PERFORMING ARTS large hall/stage as well P

student/artist work and promote public the entry, as Designing encounter between the MARKET/OPEN as well as form group AUDITORIUM spaces and people of Detroit will ento demonstrate meetingused spaces. hance urban life work and give student/artist and Detroit a promote public entry, as unique identity. as well as form group meeting spaces.

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ISSUE

Micro-Midtown Micro-Midtown

ANALYSIS 3 ANALYSIS LIBRARYSTEP 3STEP open to students and POSITION POSITION CHARLIE CHARLIE RHODES, RHODES, ZAINAB ZAINAB ALARADI ALARADI public for research, POSITION

ISSUE

dormitory-style living for students, families, faculty

MARKET/OPEN AUDITORIUM POSITION POSITION used to demonstrate

Detroit features the combination of available space along with talented, interested people. The two elements have a disengaged relationship which is seen as a major tool in revitalizing the city in a unique way.

ISSUE

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as two smaller ones in MOCAD and market.

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P

S S STRATEGY STRATEGY P

S

RESIDENTS

Merges Merges Sugar Hill Sugar District Hill District audiences: audiences: students, students, artists, artists, residents, residents, visitors. visitors.

MIXED

RESIDENTS

RESIDEN

dormitory-style dormitor living dormitory-style living for students, for families stud faculty for students, families, faculty faculty

PUBLIC

CLASSROOMS

PERFORMING ARTS PERFORM

open toopen students to students and and large hall/stage large as ha we ARTS located PERFORMING mainly on VS public public for research, for research, as two smalleras ones two in s large hall/stage as well 2nd the level for student Designing theagriculture Designing encounter the between encounter the ones Detroit features Detroit the combination features the ofcombination availof availleisure, leisure, and agriculture and asbetween two smaller in MOCAD and market. MOCAD an research, studying Designing encounter between the observation. observation. Detroit features the combination availspaces and people spaces of and Detroit people will of enDetroit will enable spaceof along able with space talented, along with interested talented, the interested dormitory-style dormitory-style living living and learning. MOCAD and market. spaces people of Detroit ablestudents, space along with talented, interested hance will urbanenlife hance andurban give life Detroit and agive Detroit a people. The two people. elements The have two elements a disengaged haveand a disengaged for students, for families, families, urban life tool and give Detroit a unique people. The two elements have a disengaged unique identity. identity. facultyfaculty relationship which relationship is seen which as a major is hance seen tool as a major RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL ATHLETICS lofts and lofts apartment and and apartment unique gymn excercise relationship which is seen as a majorin tool in revitalizing the revitalizing city in a the unique city way. in aidentity. unique way. ART STUDIO/BUSINESSES buildings buildings located located near near facility are sharein revitalizing the city in a unique way. promoting new businesses PERFORMING PERFORMING ARTS ARTS atrium/cafe atrium/cafe library. andstudents library. dand between to movehall/stage here large hall/stage large as and wellpar as well and public. with- in school as two ticipate as smaller two smaller ones ones in businesses and work MOCAD and MOCAD market. and market. experience.

RESIDENTS RESIDENTS

Designing Designing the encounter the encounter betweenbetween the the spaces spaces and people and people of Detroit of Detroit will enwill enhance urban hancelife urban and life give and Detroit give Detroit a a unique unique identity. identity.

DetroitDetroit features features the combination the combination of availof availDETROIT SPACE: 11 interested able space ablealong spacewith along talented, with talented, interested people.people. The twoThe elements two elements have a have disengaged a disengaged 10as atool relationship relationship which is which seenis asseen a major major tool in revitalizing in revitalizing the city the incity a unique in a unique way. way.

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ADVISORY

student/public administration: employee hospi tality, career centers, ART STUDIO/BUSINES ART STU visitors centers, promoting new promotin business guardian/teacher relaSTUDIO/BUSINESSES CLASSROOMS CLASSROOMS ART to move here- and to move par promoting tionships and volunteer locatedlocated mainly mainly on onnew businesses ticipate with- ticipate school to move here- and par ing. 2nd level 2ndfor level student for student businesses andbusiness work ticipate with- school research, research, studying studying experience. experien businesses and work and learning. and learning. PERFORMANCE experience.

MOCAD

displays exhibitions in MicroMidtown, houses artist/student lectures.

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COMMUNITY THE PUBLIC

THE CAR

DETROIT SPACE:DETROIT SPACE:

DETROIT SPACE:

library/

research

SOCIAL IDENTITY

MARKET/OPEN AUDITORIUM

ATHLETICS ATHLETICS used to demonstrate MOCAD MOCAD gymn and gymn excercise and excercise student/artist work- and displays exhibitions displays i facility facility are shareare MOCAD promote public entry, as sharehouses d between d between students students displays exhibitions in MicroMidtown, MicroMid as well as form group COMMUNICATION andspaces. public. and public. artist/studentartist/s lecture MicroMidtown, houses meeting artist/student lectures.

AGRICULTURE research, production and ART STUDIO/BUSINESSES ART STUDIO/BUSINESSES consumption enabled via

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promoting promoting new and businesses new businesses shed spaces - and - and to moveatrium to here move here par par and self-sustained ticipate ticipate with- school with- school technology cafe businesses businesses and work and work experience. experience. TILING loading concept of community fusing with entire block

DETROITDETROIT SPACE: SPACE: PARKING 6 SPACE

EXISTING STRUCTURES

LARGER DETROIT CONTEXT

MOCAD MOCAD

classrooms

studio space w balcony looking into auditorium

performance

SCHOOLS/ UNIVERSITIES SCHOOLS/ UNIVERSITIES

HOSPITALS

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PARKINGPARKING SPACE SPACE

TILING

TILING

indoor athletics

TILINGTILING

conceptconcept of community of communityparent student lounge fusing fusing with entire with entire block block

LARGER LARGER DETROITDETROIT CONTEXTCONTEXT

transition to MOCAD

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DETROIT PEOPLE:

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student/public student/public adminis-adminisSCHOOL PEDAGOGY PROGRAMAGRICUL tration: tration: employee employee hospi hospi AGRICULTURE Students learn by projects, and the gradual increase is distributed tality,tality, career career centers, centers, research, Program production research a of scale and intent of project. between student and com AGRICULTURE visitors visitors centers, centers, for student use or used consumption enabled consumpt vi research, production and guardian/teacher guardian/teacher rela - consumption rela atrium spaces a enabled via atrium and shed tionships tionships and volunteer and volunteer and self atrium and shed spaces and self-sustained ing. ing. and self-sustained

concept of community concept LARGER DETROITLARGER CONTEXT DETROIT CONTEXT TILING EXISTING STRUCTURES EXISTING STRUCTURES PARKING SPACE PARKING SPACE fusing with entire fusing blo w concept of community PARKING SPACE MARKET/OPEN MARKET/OPEN AUDITORIUM AUDITORIUM LARGER DETROIT music CONTEXT spaces used toused demonstrate to demonstratefusing with entire block student/artist student/artist work and work and promotepromote public public entry, entry, as as as wellas aswell formas group form group studios meetingmeeting spaces.spaces.

research, research, production production and and administration consumption consumption enabledenabled via via atrium atrium and shed and spaces shed spaces MOCAD/performance and self-sustained and self-sustained

HOSPITALS

ADVISORY ADVISORY

SCHOOL VALUES

School values are sensitive to the Detroit context and are enforced through a series of projects merging school with community.

music

EXISTING STRUCTURES AGRICULTURE AGRICULTURE

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SCHOOL

displays displays exhibitions exhibitions in in MicroMidtown, MicroMidtown, houses houses artist/student artist/student lectures. lectures.

DETROIT PEOPLE:

STUDENTS

LIBRARY LIBRARY

S

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EXISTING EXISTING STRUCTURES STRUCTURES

Merges Sugar Hill Merges Distr Su residents, visitors. residents Merges Sugar Hill District audiences: students lofts and apartment residents, buildings located near visitors.

S S P atrium/cafe and library.

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DETROIT PEOPLE: DETROIT PEOPLE:

2 FLOOR 1

DETROITDETROIT PEOPLE:PEOPLE:

FLOOR 2

gymnasium

research

studio space

BUS STOPS

BUS STOPS BUS STOPS

FLOOR 1

PARKING ON GROUND PARKING/ Activity) PARKING STRUCTURE 1 Leasable (Community Space

2 Parents Student Lounge 3 School Administration 4 Performance Space 5 Theatre auditorium 6 Music space and Reception 7 Cafe 8 Loading Dock 9 Kitchen 10 Tech space 11 Offices and Computer Lab 12 Library

PARKINGPARKING ON GROUND ON GROUND PARKING/ PARKING/ PARKINGPARKING STRUCTURE STRUCTURE

residential

cafe

MOCAD

kitchen RESIDENCES

community space, SCHOOLS/ UNIVERSITIES school administration, parent student lounge

SECTION 2

SECTION 1 BUS STOPS

RESIDENCES RESIDENCES

BUS STOPS

outdoor walkway

HOSPITALS MOCAD: auditorium/school business

SECTION 3

BUS STOPS PARKING PARKING PARKING RESIDENCES ON GROUND PARKING/ ON GROUND PARKING PARKING/ STRUCTURE PARKING STRUCTURE ON GROUND PARKING/ PARKING STRUCTURE

SCHOOLS/ SCHOOLS/ UNIVERSITIES UNIVERSITIES

HOSPITALS HOSPITALS

RESIDENCES

RESIDENCES


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RESIDENCE

ART GALLERY/ RESIDENCE

ART GALLERY/ RESIDENCE MOCAD

WOODWARD AVE.

PERFORMANCE, SCHOOL, AND LIBRARY ALL SHARE THE ELEMENT OF STAGE.

JOHN R ST.

RESIDENCE

PROGRAM OVERLAP

GARFIELD ST.

JOHN DINGELL VA MEDICAL CENTER

RESIDENCE

THE WHITNEY RESTAURANT

MIDTOWN CAFE

CANFIELD ST.

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WSU

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WSU

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PARKING STRUCTURE

ENTRANCE CONDITIONS CREATE PERSPECTIVE PROGRESSIONS INTO THE BUILDING

WSU

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The vierendeel structural system responds to changes in program typologies, from playful classroom organization to rythmic, sweeping library spaces.

AXONOMETRIC:

STRUCTURAL, LIGHTING, AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

FORM DEVEL


MICROMIDTOWN COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE SPACE

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Left: MOCAD enhances new circulation and formal entry conditions. Right: A central column of administration and counseling increases student and public accessibility to academic and career advising.

SECOND FLOORPLAN MOMENTS:

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR

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D: NORTHEAST

SCALE: 1’ = 1/16”

B/D:SOUTHWEST SCALE: 1’ = 1/16”


The site takes ownership of the project via a municipal library that connects in mid-air to a descending school library space.


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T h a n k Y o u

M.Arch Application Portfolio 2012  

summary of my undergraduate work from the University of Michigan

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