collection aaron bass
[ lyceum competition ] During the journey to northwest Utah, the landscape transforms identities multiple times. the most extreme shift occurs on the Bonneville saltpan. Its infinite flatness is interrupted only by the earth’s curvature. the endless horizon is inhabited only WITH silence. a string of posts—an art installation—amplifies the juxtaposition of horizontalITY and convexity OF THE LANDSCAPE.
2 2 a = 3 9 6 3 + 1 = 1 5 7 0 5 3 7 0 = 3 9 6 3 . 0 0 0 1 2 6 mi 3 9 6 3 . 0 0 0 1 2 6 - 3 9 6 3 = 0 . 0 0 0 1 2 6 mi 0 . 0 0 1 2 6 mi l e s = 1 2 * 5 2 8 0 * 0 . 0 0 0 1 2 6 = 7 . 9 8 i n s u r fac e c u r vat ur e = 8 i n c h e s p e r mi l e
The procession below ground separates you from the horizon, thereby augmenting your senses. The ceiling apertures afford a hallway to the sky and allow the elements to permeate the space. Monolithic walls provide a radically pure environment, while their shadows and surfaces act as wayfinding devices. Deeper within Event Horizon you feel cool and protected. You find yourself immersed in a microcosm of travelers. Some refuel in a café, while others diverge into peripheral pathways towards lodging. As you emerge, coolth and warmth meet as the sky collides with the earth.
[ lyceum competition ]
Passive strategies: Heating | cooling | lighting
The PRIMARY space is completely underground while the lodgings are partially submerged into the earth, utilizing backfill for thermal mass. The buildingâ€™s orientation and apertures allow for day-lighting while simultaneously funneling the prevailing winds through the main circulation space.
Glazing on each unit is located on the north faĂ§ade for day-lighting and view-sheds. The lower portion of the glazing is operable. Winch-operated roof panels work in unison with the glazing for passive cooling.
gray water reclamation Kinetic ventilation system Radiant heating and cooling Desalinization /water reclamation area Composting toilets
STRUCTURESM.ARCH WORKS [collaborated with team on final model]
The Birdtower is an exercise in transparency and structure. Its poetics are seen in overall identity and clear details. The observatory’s steel structure exudes the experience and interacts with the birds and people alike.
1-1/2” 0 steel handrail c/w 1/2” radius stl. rod standoff. shop welded to double angle ‘t’ outriggers - typical
S2.0 28' - 0" 2
A 4' - 3"
19' - 6"
B 4' - 3"
4' - 3"
16' - 0"
2 11' - 6"
1 26' - 4"
1/8” cable wire railing system c/w push lock turnbuckle anchors. cables shall run continuous for each elevation - typical
10' - 7"
SECOND FLOOR PLAN 1/4" = 1'-0"
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT
double angle ‘t’ outrigger c/w 1/4 “ o perdrilled holes @ 4’vert. o.c. all holes shall be deburred - typical
2”x1/4” flat bar top guard rail. Field weld u/s to t/o double angle ‘t’ outriggers. all corners shall be mitre cut, welded, and ground smooth - typical
horesco industrial serrated steel grating 4’-0” length sections - typical
3”x3”-1/4” angle - field weld to double ‘t’ outrigger base flange. all welds shall be u/s of angle. where continuous lengths of angle are not possible butt joints shall be chamfered c/w full penetration cont. Welds
6” hss 1/4” wall c/w full penetration c/w @ entire perim.
DESIGN BY MANY
COMPETITIONPERSONAL [collaborated with tim winstanley]
[ nimbus ] Nimbus is a revolutionary step in modular bridge design. It is composed of interchangeable elements that allow for ease of construction and unique variation as desired. Passive environmental control systems respond efficiently to any urban setting. The ETFE cushions and high tech carbon fiber primary structure ensure it is lightweight and durable - perfect for city use. Assembly is straightforward and requires no special tools. A 3 person team can quickly assemble the components; 1 person operating a lift/hoist to bring each component up to the desired height and 2 people to secure the components to each other using only wrenches. BECAUSE the Nimbus has numerous arrangement variations and can grow and contract in length based on its urban setting, it is the perfect solution for building-to-building connection, whether in Chicago or Tokyo. In addition to providing interconnection, it also serves to engage both the pedestrians that temporarily occupy it and street level pedestrians as well. Nimbus is more than a bridge, it is an experience.
ethylene tetrafluoroethylene or etfe is a high strength material resistant to wind, and can withstand large temperature swings.
environmental systems summer | Winter conditions The ETFE allows Nimbus to change with the seasons. Specific operable pillows allow the temperature to be regulated. Each pillow also has a layer of fritting which regulates daylighting .
carbon fiber carbon fiber primary structure features a high strength-to-weight ratio.the profile sections are hollow, functioning similar to human bone structure. orientation of the fibers are maximized to resist live, dead, environmental, static, and dynamic loading.
high strength steel wire laterally stabilizes the pedestrian walkway and comprises the tension members of the fink truss.
Structural Bolts high strength low carbon structural bolts are utilized around the perimeters of the rings to secure each other.
ronen bekerman render challenge
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ronen beckerman render competition entry. Short list top 20 finalist.
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ronen beckerman render competition entry. Short list top 20 finalist.
STRUCTUREM.ARCH WORKS [collaborated with team on final model + CONcEPT DESIGN]
[ butterfly pavilion ]
The Butterfly is a kinetic structure. It is a poetic response to a place for waiting. The pavilion is covered with a lightweight fabric allowing the structure to capture the prevailing winds for movement.
STEEL SLEEVE AND DUST COVER STEEL ROLLER BEARING ASSEMBLY STATIONARY AXLE ROD STEEL BUCKET + HIGH DENSITY RUBBER STOPS
oculus is located between the Sonoran Desert Research Laboratory and downtown Tucson. It bisects the two creating an opportunity for an urban intervention. The site is within a TOD district which is in line with the proposed Modern Street Car spur line. The stop being adjacent to the site only reinforces the necessity for a dense Urban design. This is also reinforced through the zoning and existing infrastructure. The property has been prepared for construction reducing the ability for on-site response. Therefore regional connectivity through views, solar responsiveness, and nodal creation will fuel design development. oculus is a viewing platform connecting both downtown and a-MOUNTAIN.
SANTA RITA MTN.
PLINTH SCALE: 1/16”=1’ (+/-)
OPEN TO BELLOW.
OPEN TO BELLOW. OPEN TO BELLOW.
[ the chasm ] THE CHASM IS A RE-IMAGINATION OF THE COURTYARD TYPOLOGY SEEN THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA’S CAMPUS. ITS PURPOSE IS TO EXPOSE ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST IMPRESSIVE MINERAL EXHIBITS WITH A VIVID EXPERIENCE AND PROCESSIONAL SEQUENCE WHILE PARTNERING WITH THE SCIENCE OF SPACE. MY GOAL WAS TO INVESTIGATE COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN AT BUILDING SCALE THROUGH AN EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM THAT TUNED THE SKIN TO SELF SHADE WHILE ALLOWING FOR STRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS TO ACT AS A HOLISTIC SYSTEM.
VERTICAL CIRCULATION ROTATING MINERALS IN THE SKY SALES +CAFE PERMANENT MINERAL EXHIBIT PLANETARIUM VERTICAL CIRCULATION ENTRY + TICKETING + MINERAL EXHIBIT BASEMENT LEVEL
EVOLUTIONARY FITNESS vs SURFACE IRRADIATION
SURFACE POINTS + ADJUSTMENTS RED REPRESENTS POSSIBLE SHIFTED VERTEX LOCATION X=+/- 20’ Y=+/- 20’ Z=+/- 20’
INITIAL SURFACE PRIOR TO MAXIMIZATION PRIMARY PROGRAMING POINTS HAVE BEEN SET THEN ADJUSTED Through GALAPAGOS
LABS + OFFICE + RECEPTION TED TALKS STAGE + MOON ROOM EXHIBIT VERTICAL CIRCULATION SPACE EXHIBIT SPACE PLANETARIUM MECHANICAL + STORAGE
AMOUNTS OF HIGH AMOUNTS OF COMPUTATIONAL STRATEGY LOW SOLAR IRRADIATION SOLAR IRRADIATION + POPULATION 50 GENERATIONS JUNE 21ST - FULL DAY IRRADIATION
MAXIMIZED SURFACE PRIMARY PROGRAMING POINTS HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED TO ADD ADDITIONAL FACETING FOR OPTIMAL SELF-SHADING OPEN SPACE
UNIVERSITY MALL UNIVERSITY BLVD
1. ENTRY 2. ELEVATOR 3. SKY OBSERVATORY 4. PLANETARIUM 5. MOON ROOM EXHIBIT 6. MECH.SPACE 7. MINERAL EXHIBIT 1 8. MINERAL SKY EXHIBIT 2
PV PANEL CANOPY CONDITIONED ENCLOSURE TRIANGULATED SPACE FRAME GLAZING BELOW GRADE CONCRETE WALLS EGRESS LIGHTWELL + STAIRWELL
OPEN TO ABOVE 7 13
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bridge | hydroelectric
[ civic6] Standard answers will result in standardized spaces. Civic6 is not the standard space. It looks to PROGRAMED INFRASTRUCTURE LIKE THE the Pulteney. Civic6 is a museum/BRIDGE dedicated to INFLUENCING THE CULTURE OF LOS ANGELES. It’s exhibitS ARE MEANT TO ILLuSTRATE man’s addiction to water and power. Civic6 houses a water testing laboratory, power generating facility, cafe, and tedtalkS DISCUSSION SPACe. cIVIC6 IS A GATEWAY INTO THE HEART OF
EAST SIDE OF LA RIVER
EXPLODEDaxo GLASS ENCLOSURE | ONLY IN CONDITIONED BUILDING PORTIONS
GLASS ENCLOSURE CONCRETE | FOLDED PLATE STRUCTURE
STEEL STRUCTURE | EDGE BEAMS+STRUCTURAL SUPORTS
LVA URBAN DESIGN STUDIOPROFESSIONAL WORKS
[santeo 101 master site plan: lva urban design studio] santeo 101 was a design directive from the salt river pimamaricopa indian community. I worked with the LVA master planning team to derive an overall design strategy for a segment of pima road. I aided the team with design communication, quantification of areas, and assembling a master plan package which was adopted in June of 2009 by the board of directors of DEVCO. cad | Photoshop
CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN
[128th st. jomax: slope analysis] a slope analysis is required by the city of scottsdale for any rezoning application located within the ESL ordinance boundary. I worked through the esl guidelines to establish 13 lots which was aided by the amount of open space derived from the slope analysis calculations. I worked directly with the client, engineer, and city to derive building envelopes, roadway locations, and conceptual site plan. The application was approved in 2009. cad | Photoshop
SITE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
[ the chasm: PLAT [002 | SITE PLANNING | REZONING] [RIDGEVIEW WITH THE RIDGEVIEW PROJECT, I COMPLETED THE ABANDONMENT PROCESS AND CONDUCTED SITE DESIGN, PLAT REVIEW, AND SPECIAL USE PERMITTING, WITHIN THE CITY OF PHOENIX. cad | photoshop
CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN
x-bracePROFESSIONAL WORKS [collaboration with Tim winstanley- 3d modeler]
[ eller business school: university of arizona ] 001 WE CREATED A SERIES OF CONCEPT RENDERS FOR ROB PAULUS ARCHITECTS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA’S ELLER EXPANSION PROPOSAL.
[ Eller business school: university of arizona ] 002
[ Professional ]
[ competition] nimbus[12-15]
[ projects ]
ENNIS HOUSE JUDITH CHAFEE
AMOUNT OF TIME
web complete in-progress
jomax & 120th st [54-55] santeo 101 [50-53]
ELLER college [54-59]
arizona state museum
MAXWELL RENDER COMPETITION [16-19] splinter creek camp
civic6 [42-49] birdtower [8-11] Butterfly pavilion [20-23]
[abbreviated] AARON BASS 3453 n. richland dr. | 480.241.7426 Tucson, az 85719 [CURRICULUM-VITAE] Employment & internship
Graduate Teaching Assistant [site planning] ADJUNCT TERESA ROSANO, COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, Tucson, AZ Assisted students with design development.
Graduate Teaching Assistant [construction documentation] PROFESSOR MARTIN DESPANG, COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, Tucson, AZ organized coursework and lectured.
2012 FALL Graduate Teaching Assistant [enclosure systems] PROFESSOR MICHAEL KOTHKE, COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, Tucson, AZ Assisted students with digital fabrication of models.
2012 SUMMER intern Construction zone, phoenix, AZ Performed conceptual site design and master planning. Designed furniture & drafted shop drawings. Projects: [splinter creek] master plan [leake swing] design + shop drawings [splinter creek] entry monument concept
2012 SPRING Monitor + Fabricator MATERIALS LAB, COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, Tucson, AZ MonitorED materials lab operations and assisted students in FABRICATION Projects:[studio desk fabrication]
2006-2010 Urban Planner LVA URBAN DESIGN STUDIO, Tempe, AZ Performed site design, PLANNING ENTITLEMENT RESEARCH, AND COMMUNITY PLANNING Projects: [Sereno Canyon] open space calculations + site design [caballo estates] rezoning + site design [jomax & 120th ] rezoning + site design [ridgeview] roadway abandonment + site design
2005-2006 Zoning Clerk SNELL & WILMER LLP, Phoenix, AZ Executed initial project due diligence for general plan amendments and property rezoning. Created graphical analysis and presentations.
[abbreviated] AARON BASS 3453 n. richland dr. 480.241.7426 Tucson, az 85719 [CURRICULUM-VITAE] EDUCATION university
expected may 2013 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE+PLANNING + LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, Tucson, AZ Masters of Architecture III Activities: Graduate Curriculum Committee Representative 2011-2012
“For Hire: Erin Bass,” Design Bureau Magazine, ISSUE November/December 2011. Archdaily “Glazing Advances,” photography used in feature AIA-Southern Arizona Design Excellence Award for top studio project 2012 ABA Scholarship winner
2000-2006 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ B.S., Urban Planning
competitions Lyceum Competition 2011 WORKSHOPS
13th Shelter International Architectural Competition for Students 2011 Design By Many Competition: Rapidly-Deployable Structures (“Sol Volatilis”) Design By Many Competition: Building to Building (“Nimbus”) Published WINNER in 2011 AIA Student Portfolio Competition SHORT LISTED 2012 RONEN BEKERMAN MAXWELL VISUALIZATION CHALLENGE 2013 ULI COMPETITION 2013 ACADIA CONFERENCE (ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE)
Rob paulus architect, TUCSON AZ project renderings ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM, TUCSON AZ project renderings
AutoCAD Rhino Grasshopper Sketchup Maxwell Render V-Ray Render Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Revit | Ecotec
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