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CELSA DOCKSTADER UC BERKELEY 2011 ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY DESIGN


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WEST OAKLAND PROJECT.

100B STUDIO, UCB

STREET FURNITURE.

URBAN DESIGN, DIS

SANKT ANNAE PLADS.

URBAN DESIGN, DIS

THE SKETCHBOOK. PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART FORM. STEEL AND WOOD. INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING. PHOTOGRAPHY.

VISUAL JOURNALING, DIS VISUAL STUDIES, UCB CONTRUCTION, UCB ED 11A, UCB


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WEST OAKLAND PROJECT 100B STUDIO

Much like a film strip, each bedroom captures the changing of sunlight throughout the day.

tional programmatic adjacencies and as sensitivity to context. The site is composed of the film school and related administration, a production facility, and This project proposes a produc- professor housing. tion facility that is located near the urban core and set in an af- The envelopes of the three main fordable neighborhood that al- buildings are essentially riblows for expansion. From the bons, wrapping around the inlargest scale to the smallest, terior volumes and creating this project explores unconven- varying degrees of engagement

with the urban environment. Between the buildings, community alleyways are created for flexible social use and circulation. The aesthetic of project is a response to the industrial quality of the Oakland Port, the urban residential areas nearby, and the filmmaking culture. The onsite housing units were inspired by a fusion of standard shipping


Above are diagramatic steps in the conceptual development of the housing units.

Because the homes are located on the film school site, much consideration was given to gradients of privacy. The materiality of these dwellings serves as an indicator the function and social quality of each space. The cor-

rugated metal shell provides Housting Units Floorplan: protection, containment, and industrial character. Spaces enclosed in wood provide the intimate, private living quarters. Concrete portions of the buildings provide workspace. While the bottom floor studio opens up with a large warehouse door, welcoming student visitors, the top floor features a private, inward-facing courtyard. THE HOUSING MODULE THE HOUSING MODULE

containers, film set trailers, and work-live lofts. This fusion is explored both in function and appearance.


Located at strategic points on the site, four shelters provide transportation for the site. These Bus-Stop-News-Stands not only provide basic shelter while waiting for the bus to arrive, but they also provide a versatile hub for news. The shel- sun and create ever-changing ters are designed to capture shadow gardens around them. Housing module section

Film School exhibition building and outdoor screening area.

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SANKT ANNAE PLADS URBAN DESIGN

Located along Copenhagen’s harbor and within walking distance to several social and cultural hotspots, this plaza was a primary site for reinvention.

The rooftops on every street in Copenhagen are lined with dormers--protruding windows that reach out to capture every ray of light, and that provide opportunities for unique spaces and programatic elements. The dormers light up at night, signaling warmth and life of people inside each space.

In my concept, I combined the language of the docks lining the harbor with the dormers from the rooftops in order to create a new type of public, yet private space. Along the waters edge, these spaces mimic the city in a new light, with endless possibilities for urban activity.


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SKETCHBOOK VISUAL JOURNALING

While at DIS I participated in a journaling course during which I used drawing as a tool for understanding spaces around me from the human scale to the urban.


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PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART FORM

This series is a study of the body in relation to space, light, and human experience. While some images delve into raw expressions of the darkest emotions, others discuss humor, inhab-

ited geometric space, surrealism, and the body. This studio provided me with the opportunity expand from documentary photography into the world of staged imaging.


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CONTRUCTION STEEL CHAIR PROJECT

Challenge: construct a portable steel chair that can support two-hundred pounds six feet about the ground. Our design featured a tension system that allows for a strong, lightweight, folding cantilever. The chair was composed of a triangular base and five pyramids that when unrolled, are suspended by a tension cable that managed to hold over three-hundred pounds.


WOODEN WATER JUG TRANSPORTATION Challenge: create a unique machine that is able to transport five gallons of water at least three feet. Our structure achieved forward movement by rolling and unrolling with custom hinges.


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INTRO TO DRAWING ED 11A

1. “Tree.” Charcoal, 3’x6’ 2. Self Portrait. Charcoal, 3’x6’ 3. Cafe Milano, Pencil, 18”x24”


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PHOTOGRAPHY


The Bay Bridges, new and old.


UC Berkeley Protests


Mountains in (1) Canada and (2) Mallorca


Rural Ecuador


Rural Ecuador


Rural Ecuador



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