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102 201 freehand drawing e7 studio 202
I first got int into architecture in high school when i had to select an elective my ssenior year. From there i decided to continue the path of drafting at Los Angeles Harbor College, so i enrolled in a drafting class. While at Harbor College i learned of the design classes they have to offer, so i decided to enroll in one of the 101 classes. This is when i found my passion for architecture. the weight it bears on civilizion and how it has influcenced the course on man was bewildering to me, which into empowered me to pursue this field on work and study. so i continued my education into the design series along with computer aided programs that are needed to attain my A.s. along with G.E. classes. During my 202 semester i joined the team at e7 architecture studio in l.a. and helped them with projects in the LACCD. While working at e7 i gain the insight and knowledge that goes behind building and designing a project. The amount of man power and cordination that is required is amazing and as furthured my pursuite into the field.
During the course of Env. 101 we givin projects to explore spacial order, negative space, team work, and the golden mean.
west elevation 1/16” scale
east elevation 1/16” scale
1. sleeping space 2. living space
floor plan 1/8” scale
Env 102 Project: Hab unit. square ft.: 600 Site: 200’ x 150’
During the semester we where give the task of creating our own hab unit. The location was along a cliff. The minimum requirements where that 400 sq. devoted to living space. While 200 squre feet be dedicated to sleeping space. Kitchen and bathroom where not to included in the design.
Env. 201 Infill
Project: Infill on 3rd st. Location: Santa Monica promenade
Env. 201 Case study WE where given a Architect and had to create a case study from their work. I was given Mies Van Der rohe Barcelona Pavilion
Parameters: 9000 sq. ft. allocated for office space 9000 sq. ft. allocated for reatail space 2000 sq ft. allocated for cafe space.
Using what i learned from Mies architecture, the infill i designed was 50 percent mies and 50 percent chris. This was a great project for exploring seperation of planes and how they interact with the space around them. Store fronts where the major conserin of the infill, so placing the businesses was a stratigic dilemma that proved to be a great learning experience. 1 4
1 retail 2 café 3 aTRIUM 4 OFFICE SPACE
Section 2 1/4" = 1'-0"
Section 3 1/4" = 1'-0"
section 3 detail ribbed decking
Free Hand Drawings
Selected works done for perspective drawing 121 and drawings that i did on my own time
E7 Architecture studios i had the pleasure of working with great people on projects would that help build the infastructure of the LACCD campuses. Some of the projects i got to work
E7 Architecture Studio While working at
on included the CDC at VAlley college, SBS at east lA, General class rooms at west LA, and THe science building at harbor. These project expanded my knowledge of the industry by ten fold and how much work goes into the projects. It was a great learning experience that gained me great knownledge in computer programs.
While at E7 architecture studio i got the oppertunity to work on R&D work. The studio is testing a real time rendering engine that could replace the use of 3ds max animations therefore getting rid of the lengthly rendering time. This work was complex yet fun at the same time we discovered it was possiable to put an entire campus into one build. All that information locked into a single build was a great break through.
Project: Ceramica Museum
For this project i used the process that is done when creating clay and forming it. I wanted each space which included Sculpture garden, administration, community center, and the museum to represent the four stages of creating ceramic art. The sculpture garden would represent the digging of the clay, The administraion Parameters: 7000 sq. ft. for museum would represent the sorting of the clay, The community center would repersent the forming of the clay, Finally the museum 1250 sq. ft for adminiswould represent the firing of the clay, Through this concept i hoped traion to attract the community into these spaces while keeping them in the spac5200 sq. ft. for community es that are meant for them. Location: 6th st. and Alamitos Long Beach
7650 sq. ft. for parking
ENV. 202 Ceramics Museum
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16 Thankyou for using your time to look at Works of Christopher L. Thorn