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JENTZ ZIRBEL

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO Selected Projects 2014-2017


JENTZ ZIRBEL

jentzirbel@gmail.com

jentz-zirbel.com

Rhode Island School of Design

BFA / B.Arch. 2017 RISD Merit Scholarship

Brown University

2016 Courses in Literary Arts and History

California College of the Arts

2011 Pre-College Study in Painting/Drawing and Sculpture Scholarship Award for Future Study

E. L. Cord Museum School

Collaborative Studio Work and Independent Classes 2010-2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Studio AI Architects, Architectural Intern

New York, NY, Summer 2016 Drafted construction documents for three apartment renovations and residential projects within the New York and Brooklyn region. Designed display systems for Eberjey retail stores in Miami, Los Angeles and New York. Assisted in the schematic design phase for a museum competition in Lima, Peru. Designed and modeled furniture at the studio's wood shop in Industry City and made regular visits to construction sites.

Dennis E. Zirbel Architects, Architectural Intern

Northern California, Summer 2013, 2015 Produced conceptual drawings in design schematics for a new residential construction in Northern California. Drafted revisions and expansions to existing homes. Wrote and published advertising articles for the firm.

EXPERIENCE

RISD Architecture + RISD Illustration, Teaching Assistant

Providence, RI, Spring 2017; Wintersession 2016 Architectural Analysis course taught by Chelsea Limbird and coordinated by Gabriel Feld. Assisted students in representational techniques, conceptual development and presentation skills.

RISD Architecture, Gallery Installation and Fabrication Providence, RI, Spring 2016, 2017 Gallery installations of Michael Maltzan and Nader Tehrani.

RISD, Gallery Monitor

Providence, RI, 2017 Woods Gerry, Sol Koffler and Gelman Galleries.

RISD Second Life, Co-Club Director

Providence, RI, 2013 - 2016 Second Life is a material recycling center for the RISD Community with a storefront location in Downtown Providence. I helped foster community participation as a club leader and managed the material gathering and selling within the store. 1 of 2


JENTZ ZIRBEL

jentzirbel@gmail.com

SKILLS

Digital

Sketchup Adobe Suite HTML, CSS PythonScript Maxwell, V-ray

Pen Plotters Vacuum Former CNC Laser Cutter DIVA

Analog

Resin Foam Small Metal Papers/Boards

Painting Silk Screen Photography

AutoCAD Rhinoceros Grasshopper Kangaroo

Wood Plastic Plaster

AWARDS

jentz-zirbel.com

NAAB Accreditation Exhibition Rhode Island School of Design 2015, 2016

RISD Merit Scholarship

Rhode Island School of Design 2012-2017

Pre-College Scholarship Award California College of the Arts 2011

PUBLICATIONS AND SHOWS

Between Content and Container | Fall 2016

https://issuu.com/emanuel.admassu/docs/bcnc_book-3

Twelve Pavilions

https://issuu.com/marketsquarepavilion/docs/12_pavilions

Thirteen Cities - Sketch and Tell

https://issuu.com/marketsquarepavilion/docs/13citiesedsd

RISD Architecture Triennial Woods Gerry House 2017

RISD Architectural Analysis, Selected Work Bayard Ewing Building 2015

RISD Architecture Open House, Selected Work Bayard Ewing Building 2014

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pocket wall - detail model


JENTZ ZIRBEL

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO Selected Projects 2014-2017

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Market Square Pavilion - Performing Providence

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Pony Pavilion - Performing Providence

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Pockets - Architectural Design Principles

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Flux Mercato - Between Content and Container

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Seeing Architecture Surface - Architecture Based on Drawing Buildings

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Eberyjey Retail Stores / NYC Residences - Summer Internship

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Chambers of Sound - An Atmosphere Theater - Design Principles

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Relics of a Still Life - Architectural Projections

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Market Square Pavilion - Urban Intervention

Spring 2017 Prof. Gabriel Feld Performing Providence

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This experimental pavilion continues an exploration of a character architecture and concludes my undergraduate studies. Following a series of individual mapping exercises and pavilion design charettes, a team of myself and eleven others identified areas of urban interest throughout the city of Providence. We designed, sourced and constructed an intervention within the city of Providence, on Market Square, while confronting the dualities at play between our own institution and the city.

The temporary pavilion responded to a series of events and conditions throughout its life span of seven days, including architecture department presentations, a Waterfire event icon-as-gatheringplace and a stage for the skateboarding public during the day. The pavilion went from phases of design schematics to completion in less than two weeks. The main materials of the pavilion are recycled plastic felt and cardboard tubes - all sourced from local recycling centers, including RISD Second Life and Resources for Rhode Island Education.

Project Team Adrian Gonzalez Annie Kelly Carl Jentz Zirbel Daniel Stone Evey Wang Fan Wu Giacomo Sartorelli Joseph Echavaria Por Krongkanok Paula Lopez Patricia Salas Song Du

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structural iterations


details of the cardboard construction

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above: cone cladding system below: cone assembly


cone production and interior/exterior photography

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above: the pavilion at night with a small gathering of RISD students in-between: architecture review below: at night during providence’s Waterfire event

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Pony Pavilion - Urban Intervention

Spring 2017 Prof. Gabriel Feld Performing Providence

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exterior view of the final proposal


A one and a half week, two story pavilion design project based on the character of My Little Pony from the Hasbro toy company. A precursor to the previous project, this theoretical pavilion took inspiration from a costume of the character that was designed then performed on site. The project and its site were a response to a mapping of the remnant spaces resultant from Providence's historical industries, infrastructures and topographies.

The structure of this pavilion combines a rigid framing system with a fabric, curtain-like interior, producing an internal soft space with an exterior composition resembling rough or unfinished construction. Conceptually, I dismembered the pony's structural and iconographic anatomy while translating my costume into pavilion

above: three dimensional map of providence below: proposal plan sketch

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above: costume performance below: site plan


above: collage and model below: process sketches, section and plan sketch of final proposal

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above: section below: ground floor plan


above: exploded axon, iterative model below: night view

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Pockets - Providence Hydrology Facility

Spring 2014 Prof. Aaron Forrest Architectural Design Principles

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combined plan and section drawing


The combination of material experimentation and architectural notions of spans, enclosures and structures preceded the design brief for an aquarium, tidal pool and laboratory space for a given site on Narragansett Bay in Providence, RI. The driving concept for this design arose from the experimental negotiation of material. Tessellated surfaces structured with compressive wire columns created pockets of space. A change in scale of the models and a pocketed wall becomes possible. Further experimentation led to the explicit parameters of the wall and pocket relationship, resulting in a main structural and circulatory wall with pockets inserted along and across three levels.

above: Christian Kerez house with one wall; Enrique Miralles how to lay out a croissant below: tessellated pocket wall

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left: 1/4" scale model right; axon sketch


above: unraveled section below: axon drawing

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material experimentations and detail photographs


above: material experimentation in wood and paper below: detail model

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left: plans right: study model


above: plan view of 1/2" scale detail model below: plan view of massing model

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Flux Mercato - Addis Ababa Shopping Mall

Fall 2016 Prof. Emanuel Admassu Between Content and Container

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exterior collage of final proposal


Between Content and Container is a studio based on a collaborative investigation of a container - the market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and a critical examination and interpretation of content - Lina Bo Bardi’s SESC Center and Herzog and de Meuron’s Ricola Storage Building. The research was done to inform the design and representation of a new shopping mall placed within Addis Ababa. The container was researched through photographs, YouTube videos and various readings; the content was

studied through original source documents created or commissioned by the architects. Failures, stakeholders, uses and misuses were identified in both content and container through diagrams, drawings and collages.

Collaborator: Tong Li RISD M.Arch. 2017

The new mall organizes space through a soft field floor plan with discrete objects arranged across. A concrete framing system is in-filled with a variety of textures and facade systems to support the varying degrees of flexibility across the floor plan and in relation to the individual stores.

above: iterative models below: interior perspective

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ground floor plan


above: section collage below: site plan collage

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six individual floor axons


the ambiance of merkato’s street-scape is understood through a diverse catalog of textures and depths. it is difficult to differentiate between fluctuating products and constructed architecture.

above: photographs of the existing market below: existing market and mall diagrams

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above: multi-perspective section below: exterior perspective


section perspective details

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Seeing Architecture Surface - A Speculation

Spring 2016 Prof. Carl Lostritto

Architecture Based on Drawing Buildings

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above: experimental pen plot of Herzog and de Meuron's de young museum below: plan photograph of model


The potential of computation as a design tool was used to create experiential qualities of drawings and buildings that questioned the legibility of surface. Physical, two dimensional effects pen plotted on paper and digital, three dimensional structures in the computer were tools used to generate the architecture. Through these tools, and their errors, the drawings express composed surfaces that bode their own vulnerability to the line and to the collection of lines.

The relationship between surface, line and aggregated line is expanded on in the final project proposal. Desired sensations of particlization, incompleteness and lightness add to the transparent qualities of the project. Mark Wigley, in an introduction to a Jacques Herzog lecture at Columbia GSAPP recited an Oscar Wilde proverb, stating, "...only superficial people believe in depth". In other words, the flat, two dimensional surface of a work of art, or the superficial appearance of the image, becomes the content.

pen plotted textures

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interior perspective


above: section in-between: plan below: axon

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phase one pen plot drawing, 14in. x 11in. a reinterpretation of a selected volume of the de young museum


photographs of final model

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Summer 2016 Studio AI Architects

Eberjey Retail Stores / NYC Residences

Architectural Internship

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397 BRIDGE STREET 6TH FLOOR BROOKLYN NEW YORK 11201 T: 718 488 6268 F: 718 488 6218 www.studioai.com

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397 BRIDGE STREET 6TH FLOOR BROOKLYN NEW YOR T: 718 488 6268 F: 718 488 6218 www.studioai.com

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EBERJEY STORE SHOPS AT MERRICK PARK #1530

EBERJEY STORE SHOPS AT MERRICK PARK #1530

EBERJEY STORE SHOPS AT MERR #1530

358 San Lorenzo Ave CORAL GABLES, FL 33146

358 San Lorenzo Ave CORAL GABLES, FL 33146

358 San Lorenzo Ave CORAL GABLES, FL 33

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A series of display systems for three retail stores in New York, Los Angeles and Miami were designed along with interior renovations for each space. All interior furniture was fabricated in the studios wood shop.

Designs and drawings for various apartment renovations and CNC mill work for various residences across New York. All measurements for the apartment shown here were taken manually while in communication with the studio's fabricator.

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Architectural Analysis - De Young Museum

hand drawing, plan oblique, herzog and de meuron de young museum

Spring 2015 Professor Jack Ryan


digital drawing, exploded plan oblique, de young museum

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Chambers of Sound - An Atmosphere Theater

Fall 2014 Prof. Kyna Leski The Making of Design Principles

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This project establishes a language of architecture that inhabits the atmosphere through the use of sound and triangulation. Structural tuning was used as a way to differentiate chambers of space within this constructed atmosphere.

By considering the atmosphere to be of a material as necessary as the ground for this theater, site and space relationships were defined through triangulations between the two.

final model, plan view

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above: chamber study models below: final model


section and plan

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Relics of a Still Life - Four Inch Paper Cubes

Fall 2014 Prof. Marie Law Adams Architectural Projections

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model constructions


Using the solid-void potential of a digital model, this project extracted geometry from a still life represented computationally, inverted its mass and procedurally unfolded the new object's surfaces. The process of manually unfolding the represented geometry required a division of the model into constituent parts. The final paper model and template drawings reflect both of these processes while becoming an artifact of computational space. The fragmented cubes are made of folded bristol paper and glue. The complex curves of the original still life were triangulated for planar construction.

left: paper models right: templates top: hand drawn perspective

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Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio - Selected Works 2014 -2017  

This is a collection of projects completed during my Undergraduate studies at the Rhode Island School of Design from 2014 - 2017. RISD BFA &...

Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio - Selected Works 2014 -2017  

This is a collection of projects completed during my Undergraduate studies at the Rhode Island School of Design from 2014 - 2017. RISD BFA &...

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