Portfolio Celise Bravo-Taylor
Solar Decathlon 1
Container House 9
209 Bickett 15
Long Lots 25
Escuela Ruben Dario 33
Raleigh Transit Center 37 Mass Design Group 43
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Solar Shading Diagram
Wayne Place Fall 2008 Celise Bravo-Taylor & Rebekah Maier
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This project was designed as a competition entry for the Solar Decathlon, with the goal of creating a new model of residential architecture that would educate, inform, and raise awareness of sustainable and energy efficient design. The concept behind our proposal integrates both passive solar design and advanced solar technologies to create a responsive architecture that utilizes environmental conditions to attain higher levels of efficiency. Within 800 square feet the public and private spaces open to an exterior courtyard that enhances quality of life as well as improves the buildings efficiency and functionality. 1
Exterior Wall Section
Floor Plan Fascia Gutter 5.5” x 9.5” LVL beam Living Unit 2”x6” Header
Awning window with aragon filled glass
Wall construction: Glazed terracotta rainscreen: Terracotta tile plate Clip Aluminum girt 6.5” SIP: 0.5” OSB Insulation Water barrier Mironal gypsum wall board
Hydraulic foundation system
Passive Solar Strategies
Summer Day- courtyard is covered with canvas shades to block unwanted solar gains
Winter Day- courtyard shade open to allow solar gains to be absorbed by thermal mass in floor
Summer Night- courtyard shades are opened to allow heat to escape, awning and clerestory windows open for cross ventilation
Winter Night- courtyard shade closed while phase change material in floor releases heat gained during the day
Container House Paul Battaglia Spring 2009 Celise Bravo-Taylor
Designed for the stoic and solitary character Terry Malloy of “On the Waterfront” this project employs the inherent structural capacities and industrial connotations of shipping containers to create a structure and interior spaces reflective of an introverted individual. Sited in a small alley in downtown Raleigh, the containers are lifted and “docked” on a steel frame high above the alley to allow for public circulation beneath, and create a private realm above. The residence led to an in depth study of the tectonics of shipping containers and how they can be used as a module and modified to create space reflective of individual personalities. 9
Container Wall Section
Green Roof Section
Plant layer Soil mix layer Soil fiber fabric Drain mat Waterproof membrane
5/8” Gypsum 4” Rigid Insulation 4” Metal Studs 5/8” Plywood sheathing 3/4” Corrugated steel 1” Hat channel
Typical Shipping Container Construction
Stacking of Containers Diagram
209 Bickett Tonic Design Summer 2009
view to neighborhood
Celise Bravo-Taylor Adam Harker Kelly Lowery
SITE d roa rail
view to downtown
As a summer intern at Tonic, two other interns and myself were given the responsibility of designing and constructing a new office for the firm. With guidance from senior members of the firm, we went through the entire process of schematic design, design development, creating permit and construction documents, as well as administering and participating in construction. Preserving the masonry shell, a secondary structural system was added to elevate the new roof and allow it to expand beyond its previous perimeter. The design creates an abundance of natural light throughout the day and allows for a free plan and future expansion. 15
floor plan 8’
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Entry Conference Area Shared Workspace Office Kitchen Bathroom Shop
Photographs of finished office by Todd Lanning
LONG LOTS Wendeline Redfield Fall 2009 Emily Adams Celise Bravo-Taylor Michael Gron Kaylee Seifert The term â€œlong lotâ€? refers to a French system of colonial land division used along rivers that gave each settler frontage on the river as well as access to the road that ran parallel but inland, away from flooding. Long Lots design is reminiscent of the historical system, using long narrow lots and reinstated tributaries to emphasize horizontal movement towards the river. The project brings diversity and balance to the ecological entities and the material necessities of the artist community of Asheville NC.
PHASE 1: REHABILITATION (3-4 years) SOIL VAPOR EXTRACTION
The first step in rehabilitating the site will be to use the process of Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) to remove the harmful contaminants from the soil.
As the SVE process reaches completion, demolition of the existing warehouses will begin. Most of the buildings will be removed, leaving portions of floor slabs which will be used to demarcate the new construction on the site.
Once the SVE equipment and waste from demolition have been removed from the site, excavation of the tributaries will begin.
PHASE 2: PRODUCTION (2-5 years) HARDSCAPE/ROADS
In order to maintain traffic flow through the site during day-lighting of the tributaries the road must be moved to its new location alongside the rail line. Also, new slabs will infill the pieces of previously existing building slabs in order to create the new foundation slabs for the new buildings.
Once the tributaries have been exposed the planting of bioremediating native vegetation will occur around each tributary to create water filtration swales. These plants will remain during production and after the completion of the site to provide a buffer of plants that will filter the water that runs through the site from East to West into the river.
Once the tributary construction, new roads and building slabs are completed, construction of the new buildings can occur. The buildings will contain studios, galleries, residences, shops, restaurants, and markets throughout the site.
PHASE 3: COMPLETION (5-10 years)
The new mixed-use buildings will provide spaces for a diverse set of occupants. The ground level will provide parking and open-air markets for local farmers and artists to sell their products. The first level will have many large balconies to provide access to galleries, shops, and restaurants, while also providing space to walk around and view the site from above. The upper levels will be for the more private spaces such as apartments and studios.
The final phase is the development of the organic parcels, or long lots. Dispersed throughout the site, there will be playgrounds, parks, community gardens, woodlands, water filtration swales, created wetlands, and the riverwalk. These outdoor spaces will help rejuvenate the site, bringing people to the river and making the area a much more pleasant place to be.
Master Site Plan long lots park
community gardens arboretum river walk
water filtration swales created wetlands
community garden arboretum bio-swale tributary recreation lawn river walk play ground rain garden pedestrian paths pervious paving new multiuse buildings open air pavilion existing businesses new road noise barrier
RUBEN DARIO Randall Lanou Spring 2011 Rotary Club of Henderson Rotary Club of Granada As a member of a small group headed by local design-build architect Randall Lanou, I helped renovate and complete a neighborhood school in Granada, Nicaragua. An addition designed by Randall Lanou was built with local labor and provided running water and bathrooms that had previously been lacking on the campus. Our group worked alongside the Rotary Club of Granada and local construction workers to re-frame, re-roof, and wire all of the classrooms. The three buildings provide seven classrooms that will be used in rotation to allow 300 neighborhood children of all ages to attend school.
RALEIGH TRANSIT CENTER Patrick Rand Spring 2011 Celise Bravo-Taylor The design and aim of the Raleigh Transit Center was to centralize and encourage new and various modes of transportation in Raleigh. The center was designed to accommodate existing passenger rail paths and bus routes, as well as future transportation opportunities like light rail. Located on the edges of downtown Raleigh, the center acts as a hub and destination for visitors and commuters alike. Incorporated into the design of the center are commercial amenities as well a cultural and educational facilities and a central courtyard. 37
North South Section
MASS DESIGN GROUP
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Butaro Lake Burera BYUMBA RUHENGERI
KAGERA NATIONAL PARK
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA KIGALI
GIKONGORO CYANGUGU BUTARE
Internship Summer 2011 Celise Bravo-Taylor As a summer intern I worked on schematic design for several projects based in Haiti and Rwanda, as well as office development and marketing. Projects ranged from Vocational Training Schools to Doctor Housing, all of which had the focus of involving and empowering local communities through an integrated approach of the design and construction processes.
Annual Report Layout
LEPERS HOSPITAL PER CHRISTIAN BRYNILDSEN AND JAN OLAV JENSEN COMPLETED IN 1995 LOCATION: LASUR, INDIA CLIENT: NORWEGIAN FREE EVANGELICAL MISSION
HIV/AIDS MALARIA MATERNITY
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RESOURCES MATERIALS Local materials, techniques, and labor were used in the construction of the Leper’s Hospital by Per Chrstian Brynildsen and Jan Olav Jensen. Load bearing walls are constructed out of local stone, and the roof is formed by barrel vaults made of brick. Stone is also used as a finish for the floors and window sills. Glazed white tiles are recycled from a nearby factory and used as cladding for the roof. Local labor was contracted for the construction, and minimal
NUTRITION CULTURAL CONSTRAINTS MARCH 2011
2012 Annual Report
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SALAM CENTRE FOR CARDIAC SURGERY STUDIO TAM ASSOCIATI COMPLETED IN 2007 LOCATION: KHARTOUM, SUDAN CLIENT: EMERGENCY NGO
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Air quality is defined as a measure of the condition of air relative to the requirements of one or more biotic species and or to any human need or purpose. Air quality indices (AQI) are numbers used by government agencies to characterize the quality of the air at a given location. Most air contaminants do not have an associated AQI. Many
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CFFL Guest House Massing Studies and Girubuntu Section
Butaro Doctors Housing
ALLIANCE ARCHITECTURE Intern May 2012 - Present
As Intern Architect for Alliance Architecture, I have learned about and worked on a variety of compelling projects. The firm has significant experience with interior renovations, specializing in the Tobacco Warehouses still standing in downtown Durham. I have helped design and develop a range of projects, including restaurants, exterior shell up-fits, interior design and finish packages, and a variety of corporate office environments.