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> A small one level structure utilizing the japanese joinery inspired module The intent is to mix modernity with historical roots at a site surrounded by water and forestry. The materiality creates a unique contrast between wood and concrete.

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zu-tisch creative arts center

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positivi-tea nyc tea cart + commissary

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cohesive blur new york city cultural center

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potential energy youngstown innovation center

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extrusion facade module

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miscellaneous sketches, watercolor and photography

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Kent State University - Bachelor of Science in Architecture

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Master of Architecture


zu-tisch

CREATIVE ARTS CENTER fourth year design studio II spring 2016 Collaborative Project with Cara Welch Integrated Design Studio Merit Award The project intends to bring creative applications into the Knowledge Quarter of Hafencity, maintaining an educational aspect in relation to HafenCity University while also appealing to a diverse group of people. Additionally, the project intends to create a shared space for tourists and locals of HafenCity with the integration of food+art into the developing culture. The two entities overlap to draw parallels between the creative practices, drawing a diverse population to the site.

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Extrude Site

Place Program

The building brings creative energy and culture to the city via traditional art museums, and by providing spaces for students from the university to display work. In combining culinary and art program elements, overlaps occur, creating spaces unique to the polemic of the building.

Open Up Public Space

Level Adjustments Dropping Towards River

Connect Food+Art Program with Maximum Sun Exposure

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Alternate Facade

This overlap is informed by mass as well as program. The building grew as two separate masses that fuse together forming a U shape, with a void penetrating the space, resulting in the atrium and greenhouse. These interlocking elements slope downward toward the Elbe River, adjusting height according to the surrounding urban context.


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site proposal >A new inhabitable edge

RAIN GARDEN >revealing new relationships to the water

SCULPTURE GARDEN >food + art exterior connections

HERB + WILDFLOWER GARDEN >meandering pedestrian pathways

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Historically, HafenCity is known for importing fresh foods through its many ports. This “Fish Market� concept is a pop up market selling fish, produce, and other food.

>Fourth Floor Plan

>Third Floor Plan

>Second Floor Plan

>Ground Floor Plan

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provide dynamic transition >With regards to the Living Building Challenge, a heavy timber structure and wood facade system is implemented to create a deep connection to nature as with the localized food source within the greenhouse and the surrounding site gardens. The facade system has operable glazing and both horizontal and vertical shading devices.

4”4”Depth Depth

2’-0” Depth Depth 2’-0”

The dual layer facade has varying depths as it wraps the building, maximizing the amount of diffused natural light that enters each space, and limiting heat gain.

1’-0” 1’-0”Depth Depth

1’-0” Depth 1’-0” Depth 1’-6” 1’-6”Depth Depth

1’-6” Depth

1’-6” Depth

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SUMMER 59 °

Winter 14 WINTER 14 °

West

Concrete Slab

WEST

SOUTH

South

Glu-Lam Structural System Radiant Coil Perimeter Heating Operable Single Glazing Horizontal Shading Device and Panel Support Vertical Shading Wood Panels

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facade system >

The dual layer facade has varying depths as it wraps the building, maximizing the amount of diffused natural light that enters each space, and limiting heat gain.

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food + art >The integration of the new building into the existing urban fabric is achieved by creating a program that is appropriate for all users. It allows for tourists and students to have the opportunity to interact with each other.

magnus kitchen >The design combines the traditional market program with a regenerative Culinary Arts School exclusively for HafenCity, and an art gallery/studio space that serves HafenCity University. Ingredients used are locally sourced, or grown on site. Curriculum includes botany and experimental gardening by implementing a greenhouse.

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structural system >High

rise heavy timber projects are not yet fully realized but have immense structural capabilities and biophilic design opportunities. The strategy involves cast in place concrete core elements with 20’ heavy timber column spans. Steel [moment] connections are between members. Cantilevers are less than 12’ typically.

Connection Serviceability Connection Serviceability Beam on on Shelf Shelf provides Beam provideslateral lateral resistance and resistance anduplift uplift

Column Beam to Column Smaller Smaller side sideplates platestransmit transmitforce and forceallow andwood allow movement wood movement

Column to to Base Base Floor slab Floor slab isis poured pouredbelow below connection connection

Smoke Exhaust from from the the Smoke Exhaust Atrium Atriumexits exitsthe thebuilding building

Freshairairisissupplied supplied Fresh to to Air exterior AirHandler Handlerfrom from exterior

Radiant Radiant Coil CoilFlooring Flooringheats the perimeter heats the perimeter

Airisisconditioned conditionedwith with Air Air Handlersequipped equipped Air Handlers with with energy energyrecovery recovery Air terminates terminatesthrough through Air diffusers in duct system diffusers in duct system

Heating and Cooling is provided Heating Cooling and provided by steamand converter chilled by steam converter and chilled water plate exchanger

water plate exchanger

AirDistribution Distributionthroughout Air Typical Floor Typical and Roof throughout Floor and Roof Air returns returnstotoAir AirHandlers Handler Air through ceiling plenum and sthrough ceiling plenum ducts and ducts

Load each floorfloor Loadvalues valuesforfor each W = LL + DL

W=LL+DL

55 psf psf 55

Cantilevered floor plates are Cantilevered floor plates are supported on single column supported on single column

Conditioned moved Conditioned air air isis moved through throughthe thebuilding buildingcore

175 psf psf 175

295 psf 295 psf

475 psf psf 475

655 psf 655 psf

810 psf psf 810

core

Caissons are calculated to Caissons are calculated to support support and live load dead and dead live load combinations combinations Total psf Area Area Total psfx Tributary x Tributary 810 psf x 370 sqft = 299,700 lbs 810 psf x 370 sqft= 299,700 lbs

Sizing for Sizing forcaissons: caissons: 299,700 lbs/20,000 = 15.0 sqft 299,700 lbs/20,000=15.0 sqft

Use diameter 4’-4’-6” 6” = 15.9 sqft Use diameterof of = 15.9sqft

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Air AirDistribution Distributionthroughout Lower FloorsLower Floors throughout

mechanical system >A

Variable Air Volume Single Duct System with multiple zones, and radiant heating coils along the perimeter of the building are utilized with large mechanical equipment dedicated at the top floor plate since the slope of the roof creates non-occupiable space.


Stack Effect and Cross Ventilation

Fresh air is let in through openings in the facade and is exhausted through the central atrium

Facade Shading

Vertical and Horizontal shadingDepth changes on each facade according to sun path

Photovoltaic Panels

Solar panels are utilized for energy production in the effort to offset energy usage

Rainwater Collection

Rainwater is collected and purified for building service and greenhouse irrigation

Deep Sun Penetration

Light is maximized with 75’ plate width and southern orientation of building with centralized atrium

Urban Agriculture

Greenhouse provides food for the culinary arts school and restaurant, which is then composted for soil

environmental design strategies >Several

environmental aspects were taken into consideration for sustainable measures including on-site food production, as well as sun and rain collection.

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positivi-tea

NYC TEA CART + COMMISSARY graduate architecture design V fall 2017 After researching the current food system within Manhattan, specifically the food cart and commissary, there are recognizable issues that the food vendors face on a daily basis. The project intends to promote social, ecological and economic factors in the effort to create a better work environment and increase health and well-being for the food vendors in addition to the inhabitants of New York City. The traditional business model between the food cart and commisssary is effective in a linear manner, “focused on making a product and getting it to the customer quickly and cheaply without considering much else,� (page 26, Cradle to Cradle). I propose a new business model that works in a more symbiotic manner that considers tea as the means to higher profit, healthier atmosphere and educational experience.

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>The

Problem No Voice Company No Voiceininthe Company

Unhealthy Product Unhealthy Product

Chaotic Environment Chaotic Environment

More Time Home With More TimeatHome WithFamily Family

Biophilia Environment Biophilia Environment >Intended

Low Income Low Income

Partnership PartnershipininCompany Company

Long Hours AwayAway from Home Long Hours From Home

Educational Experience Educational Experience

Higher Profit Higher Profit

Healthy Product Healthy Product

Results

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OWNER OWNER

VENDORS VENDORS

OWNER OWNER

VENDORS VENDORS

Irrigation for Plants

IRRIGATION FOR PLANTS

On-site TeaFARMING Farming ON-SITE TEA

Tea Bags TEA BAGS

COMMISSARY COMMISSARY

TRADITIONAL MODEL TRADITIONAL MODEL

NEWMODEL MODEL NEW Tea Cart TEA CART

Revenue Revenue

Revenue Revenue

Expenses Expenses

Expenses Expenses

Transportation Transportation Raw Materials Raw Materials Utilities Utilities Workers Workers

Transportation Transportation Raw RawMaterials Materials Utilities Utilities Workers Workers

Profit Profit

Profit Profit

{popular beverage industry with steady {popular beverage industry with steady growth, feedback system between growth, feedback system between owner and owner and vendors, environmentally vendors, environmentally conscious system, conscious system, and healthy and healthy atmosphere for educational and atmosphere for educational and positive user experience} positive user experience}

Water Collection WATER COLLECTION

Tea TEA

Filtration Pasteurization FILTRATION ++PASTEURIZATION {limited tofood food cart} {limited to cart}

NEW MODEL

{majority generated on on site}site} {majority generated {majority generated on on site}site} {majority generated

Imports IMPORTS

Food Cart FOOD CART COMMISSARY COMMISSARY

TRADITIONAL MODEL

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Waste WASTE

Landfill LANDFILL


MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE

RAINWATER RAINWATERCOLLECTION COLLECTION

GROWING GROWING

HARVESTING HARVESTING

WITHERING WITHERING

DRYING/FIRING DRYING / FIRING

ROLLING ROLLING

The commissary takes advantage of the city being surrounded by water by situating itself on the Hudson River for maximum sun exposure and abundance of water for tea production. Through rainwater collection, filtration and pasteurization processes the commissary becomes a selfsufficient system, utilizing a terracing of plants and mollusks in a symbiotic relationship of form and maturation. The commissary pier also acts as a public educational boardwalk about tea production and healthy living inside and outside of the greenhouse structure.

PACKAGING PACKAGING

synthetic diagram >The process moves left to right from the growth of camellia sinensis to the packaging of tea bags being placed on food carts to go out to the city. The correlating time periods of each process is at the bottom.

22 YEAR YEAR (7-15 DAY CYCLE)

(7-15 DAY CYCLE)

8-12 HOURS 8-12 HOURS

11 YEAR YEAR

.5 .5 HOUR HOUR

.25 .25HOUR HOUR

HOURS 22 HOURS

88AM AM

HOURS 22HOURS

1 YEAR

HOURS 88 HOURS

55PM PM

1 YEAR

7:30 7:30 AM AM

22 WEEKS WEEKS

2-3 YEAR 2-3 YEARS (ADULT)

(ADULT)

5:30 PM 5 PM

HOUR .5.5 HOUR

HOUR .5.5 HOUR

AM 88AM

5 PM 5:30 PM

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tea cart >The tea cart has several performance characteristics that integrate opportunities for community engagement such as cooperation with the non-profit organization Little Free Library, public seating and a green wall containing camellia sinensis seedlings. The idea is to encourage reading in areas where books are scarce, through book compartments within a green wall, specifically about waste reduction and cradle to cradle ideas. The integration of tea, reading, community interaction, playful seating (swing), and wood materiality promote a positive educational and TEA SEEDLING healthy experience for the food vendors and public. 1 YEAR OF GROWTH

The tea cart acts as an extension of the commissary and implements frames as architectural components representative of the greenhouse structure. In addition, the construction of the cart is made compactable for easy transport in and out of the commissary with the use of a bike, TEA low CUPenergy usage. which further promotes

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CARTS

486,000 CUPS/YEAR

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TEA BAGS/YEAR

147 CUPS / YEAR

3’ TEA SHRUB 2 YEAR HARVEST PERIOD (7-15 DAY CYCLE)

TEA LEAVES (BUD + 2 LEAVES) APPROX. 800 POUNDS OF TEA / YEAR

TEA BAG (2GRAMS PER BAG) 147 BAGS / YEAR

6,803

GRAMS/YEAR

3,300

PLANTS NEEDED


Generating Solar Power + Sheltering

Growing Camellia Sinensis

Promoting Education

Point of Sale: Selling Tea

Seating for Public Space

Framing Architectural Components

> Tea

Cart Performance

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>compactable

structure

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cohesive blur

NEW YORK CITY CULTURAL CENTER graduate architecture studio IV spring 2017 Collaborative Project with Matthew Dellehunt and Niyati Shetty Design Development Studio The project incorporates a mixed-use theater, art gallery, and molecular gastronomy center located in Chelsea, New York City district along the highline. The intent is to create cohesion with the use of a central atrium and processional programmatic elements, to allow for unique visual and spatial experiences for the users. There is a distinction between interior and exterior conditions, as well as a middle ground underneath a shroud enclosure. The atrium withholds the shroud in which it brings together three main volumes of program to blur the extents of the city within and without the cultural center.

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The form is maintained through the construction of cast in place concrete and a steel open web joist system. The shroud is a rib system in which members are bolted together and glass panels are inset within it. glassGLASS

glass structural GLASS STRUCTURAL silicone SILICONE UNIT AND glazingGLAZING unit and support GLAZING SUPPORT

mullions

MULLIONS

bracing BRACINGmembers MEMBERS steel members STEEL MEMBERS

structural members bolted together

STRUCTURAL MEMBERS BOLTED TOGETHER

members bolted together MEMBERS BOTED TOGETHER

steel members STEEL MEMBERS

bracingBRACING members MEMBERS

>Shroud Assembly

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>Transformation

TRANSFORMATION

SITE SITE The existing site is situated along the The existing site is situated along the highline at highline at 21st and 22ndNewstreet of 21st and 22nd street of Chelsea, York City Chelsea, New York City.

EXTRUDE EXTRUDE The form is extruded from the site. form is first extrud-

SUBTRACT SUBTRACT Entry and Access are created through The subtraction from the original extrusion takes aentry subtraction ofconsideration, the form using along and access into the the grid of the piersusing and citythe to determine angled cut. highline, city griditsand angle of piers along the edge of Manhattan.

HIGHLINE ACCESS HIGHLINE ENGAGEMENT Users of the highline are encouraged Users of the highline are encouraged to engage the project. withinto theengage project aswithin there is acess running along it.

SUBTRACT SUBTRACT Another subtraction used to Another subtraction of the formis is made with the grid of the piers and city to determine its angled continue procession of space and cut. In this case, directionality and procession of directionality for users. space is taken into consideration, allowing the

BEND BEND Continue movement highline for A bend in the form is created from from the previous subtraction to allow access andof procession exploration space.of space for

ATRIUM CREATE ATRIUM A central atrium creates A central atrium is created programmatic for program relationships, viewpoints, and gatherrelationships, viewpoints and ing space for the occupants of the project. gathering space for occupants.

CENTRAL FOCUS CENTRAL FOCUS The atrium and three main anchoring An atrium opens up the project to allow the opportunity for a central gathering spacefor within volumes allowfocus theandopportunity a three anchored main anchoring volumes. focus at the center of the building.

SHROUDENCLOSURE ENCLOSURE SHROUD A shroud enclosure is implemented As a result, three conditions of inside, to emphasize the central and semi-inside, and outside spaces focus are enabled. enable inside, semi-inside, and outside conditions.

FINAL FORM BLURRING OF SPACE A blurring of program, spatial The final form allows for unique and thermal qualities creates spatial and thermal qualities in which there is blurring of interior/exterior conditionswhere and programthe for unique experiences users to become immersed in a historical, educational city and and surroundings experimentaL disappear environment. reappear while occupants move throughout the gallery, theater, and molecular gastronomy center.

BLUR FINAL FORM To accentuate a central focus and To accentuate the central focus and create a create city,is aimplementshroud blurring aof blurring the city, of a the shroud ed for unique spatial experiences. food + enclosure is introduced. UsersThe become art program is situated in respect to the three immersed in volumes a historical, educational main anchored including the gallery, molecular gastronomy and theater. The usand experimental environment.

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users along the highline to engage within the project.

user to make their way to the center of the project.

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ers circulate through the volumes in which the program blurs just as the shroud does.


>Sectional

Perspective

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Parking

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Outdoor Entry from Highline

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Exhibition Lobby

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Galleries

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Central Atrium Space

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Molecular Gastronomy

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Fifth Level Private

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14 Patron’s Suite 15 Outdoor Terrace

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Fourth Level

Semi-Private and Molecular Gastronomy 11 Kitchen 12 Restaurant 13 Lounge

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Third Level

Public and Gallery 7 8 9 10

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Semi-Enclosed Terrace Above View of Performance Hall Gallery Cafe

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Highline Level

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Public, Performance and Support 1 2 3 4 5 6

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Highline and Outdoor Terrace Entrance Performance Hall Lobby Bookstore Administration


shroud-wall connection detail

shroud-floor connection detail

steel railings

Roof Level

95’

Level 6

85’

fibre decorative drop ceiling

curtain-wall connection detail

Level 5

65’

metal deck and insulation gypsum board drop ceiling

internal 2’ x 4’ concrete panels

Level 4

45’

Level 3

35’

Level 2

25’

concrete finish floor

mezzanine level

>Interior Technical

Section

Level 1

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potential energy YOUNGSTOWN INNOVATION CENTER fourth year design studio I fall 2015 Due to the decrease in production as a result of the steel industry decline in the 1970s, the project fills a ‘void’ by engaging the community in educational, recreational and professional activities. The innovation center allows the diverse community of Youngstown, Ohio, to come together and use their potential energy to work, learn, and play based on specific interests - to try something new and unfamiliar.

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extrusion

activate roof

split program

Academic Academic

studio interior >Open studios allow the public to come and pursue individual or group projects.

Commercial Commercial

Institutional Institutional

Natural Natural walk-through exhibition >Personal work is displayed for public viewing and is used to direct users through the space.

entry & daylight

final volume


transformation >The project emphasizes creative thinking and motivation with activities. The natural setting in close proximity to the river inspires the opportunity to promote mental and physical well-being through outdoor activities. The form of the building addresses this by extruding out of the natural landscape and sloping up for hiking activities and a view of the Mahoning River. The form also addresses storm water in which it directs the water straight to the river to naturally deposit.

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LOWER LEVEL FLOOR PLAN video/media display theater cafe rockwall video lounge offices and conference gathering space service area

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ENTRY LEVEL FLOOR PLAN resource center photography studio exhibition video/media display theater lobby service area

UPPER LEVEL FLOOR PLAN digital fabrication + print lab painting + sculpture studio woodshop studio service area


vegetative shading

storm water runoff

daylighting

green roof

louver shading system

movies & tv shows carpentry photography graphic design

handcrafting

video games

painting rock climbing

production center sculpture

biking

hiking

computing machinery

kayaking

robotics

>Passive

digital fabrication

Strategies Axonometric

art

West Front Street

occupiable roofscape

offices

resource center

gathering space

studio

rock-climbing wall

outdoor video/media park space towards outdoor activities Mahoning River advanced technology

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Section 01

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extrusion FACADE MODULE

materials + enclosures fall 2016 Collaborative Project with Christina Biasiucci, Andrew Loeshelle, and Eric Tauro The project intends to exemplify the eight design factors including, motion, sound, fluid, pressure, load, strength, light/ radiation and temperature. Through the use of wood and glass block extrusions, an interlocking facade is utilized as a modular construction system. It is closely related to nature and easy to make, to allow for an efficient and thoughtful facade application.

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AIR TIGHT MEMBRANE EDGE TRIM, SHEET COPPER

EDGE STIFFENER, TIMBER BATTEN

WOOD BLOCK TOP OF WALL FINISHED W/BOARD BETWEEN RAFTERS, FIXED W/ANGLES

RIGID INSULATION

HORIZONTAL JOINT STEEL Z SECTION AS SUPPORT LIGNATUR FLOOR ELEMENT 4” GLASS BLOCK P LY W O O D

concept design The facade is inspired by japanese joinery in which it is fairly easy to construct while maintaining ideas of biophilia design in relation to the wood material. The glass block openings allow for light to gently enter a space. The wood extrusions may allow for urban furniture such as a bench or object to lean against.

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4” TIMBER BLOCKS RIGID INSULATION

BITUMEN REBAR REINFORCEMENT PRESSURE TREATED SILL PLATE

TURNED DOWN FOOTER AND SLAB W/3000PSI CONCRETE COMPACT EARTH


> A small one level structure utilizing the japanese joinery inspired module The intent is to mix modernity with historical roots at a site surrounded by water and forestry. The materiality creates a unique contrast between wood and concrete.

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miscellaneous

PHOTOGRAPHY, SKETCHES AND WATERCOLOR selected works 2012-2017 The act of expression through artwork is what inspires me to pursue the field of design and more specifically architecture. Creating things by hand and exploring different mediums allows the opportunity to understand things in multiple ways, to make better decisions and to communicate ideas. “Art is not what you see but what you make others see� - Edgar Degas


bridge >kent, ohio

city of dreams >new york, new york

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pier 26

washington square park >new

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york, new york

simple but significant 39

>albany,

new york

york, new york


vibrant city >venice, italy

opera house >florence, italy

the passerby >florence, italy

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piazza signoria italy

LA SIGNORIA >florence, L 2015

biblioteca >florence, italy

BIBLIOTECA DELLA OBLATE 3 APRIL 2015

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le rampe >florence, italy LE RAMPE 30 MARCH 2015

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Thank you Cayla E. Walter cayla17walter@gmail.com 716-946-0851

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