Carmel Avidani - Portfolio
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The Hamashbir LaTsarhan is a big department store located down town Jerusalem and built in a modern style using a concrete frame technique. The studio requirements were to add , sq. ft. to a dominant existing building (doubling theonstructed c area) and to add functions. I kept the old construction frame and transferred the old department store into a conservatorium and dance school. I've also added an 'L' shaped structure, which contains residence units and offices on top of the old structure. All the functions in the building are attached through the same circulation system, which also links to public zones, such as laundry rooms, kinder gardens, balconies, etc. In order to connect the building to the street, the ground floor was kept open, and changes to the original facade were made in order to expose the internal activities, making the building an integral part of the city.
7HFKQLTXH 7HFKQRORJ\FRXUVH $6WDLUFDVHĹšĹ˜Ĺ™Ĺ›ĹšQGVHPHVWHUĹšQG\HDU The objective of this course was to establish an intuitive understanding, through the development of analytical capabilities, of the structural forces at work in a building. The Staircase exercise, placed in front of the entrance to the school, was build out of concrete, steel cables and wood. An aluminum mold was build in order to make the curved concrete shape, the mold was build with rods going through it, in order in place the cables, which were locked with shackles.
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&LW\2EVHUYLQJ([HUFLVH ĹšĹ˜Ĺ™Ĺ™ĹšQGVHPHVWHUĹ™VW\HDU This Exercise was meant for the students to create a housing unit by reading the city. I've created a panoramic picture of the city, WKURXJKWKHZLQGRZRIDEXVĹ™ĹœPLQXWHV RIYLGHRZHUHPDGHLQWRDĹ™Ĺ˜PÄ–Ĺ&#x;FPSLFWXUH That process has raised the question of a folding space, from which I've made attempts of redesigning my apartment to match the order of my routine during the day.
6WXGLR&URZGLQJWKHVSDFH ĹšĹ˜Ĺ™ĹšĹ™VWVHPHVWHUĹšQG\HDU The building is part of a block, built during the British Mandate, with two facades, and most of the apartments face only one direction. The old building housed families, offices and young students. I wanted to make room inside the building for more young residents, without moving out any of the families or offices. In order to make better use of the given space, I moved the cooperative functions (kitchen, living rooms, work stations, etc.) to public spaces. each floor was designed with a different intensity of public use. In order to overcome the physical limits, I've pushed and pooled the units, thus letting more air and light into each apartment and office. That created interesting relationships between the apartments, the floors, and between the building and the street.The inside of the block was used for parking and waste, I planned an underground parking lot and turned it into a park.
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