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CHRISTOPHER PAULSEN


Selected Works: for Fall 2013-MArch I Admission


‘10 Arch 310

URBAN MARKET

‘11 Arch 311

‘12 Arch 411

RURAL SEED BANK

H.U.I.-NYC

Arch 410

Arch 411

SURFACE STRUCTURE

META-MATIC Arch 598

PRODUCT DESIGN


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Arch 310

Urban Market Exploration of defining a geometric grid system used to define two distinct spaces for an urban grocery store, retail floor and multi-shop corridor. Each design feature is a result of an underlying grid system derived from a unique site constraint located under another students’ project. A group of five individuals negotiated within two urban blocks to develop a rich pedestrian experience. The solution slips out from under a residential complex and spills onto the street corner. Five entry doors offer access from an interior plaza, allowing pedestrians to enter the outer corridor with numerous specialty shops or for a direct route into the Urban Market.

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Empty Site

Altered 30x30 Grid

5’ Level Increase

Final Massing

Above: Massing process Left: Exploded view exposing the second oor retail and two corridors with shop counters Right: Level 1 Plan and supporting diagrams expressing key design intentions

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PLAN: Level 1

Project 4.0

Grid Grid

Market

Entry Area Entry Area

Urban Set-Back Urban Set-Back for Unloading/Loading Unloading/Loading

Level 1 and Level 2 Sales Floor

Level 1 and Level 2 Sales Floor

Structure

Structure System

Integrated Glass Curtain System for Integrated Glass Curtain System for Exterior Circulation Exterior Circulation

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Arch 311

Rural Seed Bank

Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) analysis represents the land with xzy coordinates called nodes. The nodes are connected with planar triangles ultimately forming an accurate surface. This language can be carried into architecture to create a seamless transition between inside and outside spaces. A seed bank acts as a repository for thousands of plant species which, in the event of an endangering disaster, can replenish vegetation life to any environment. Due to the strong connection with nature and the need for outside program, the transition of spaces in a seed bank are extremely crucial. The solution encourages underground protection and environmentally conscious decisions, ratiďŹ ed by manipulating the surface and forming program underneath the grass.

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PLAN: Level 1

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1. Administration Lobby 2. Break Room 3. Seed Vault 4. Cleaning Lab 5. Germination Lab 6. Lab 1 7. Lab 2 8. Class 1 9. Class 2 10. Storage 11. Class 3

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Above: Resulting surface formed by pathways and program nodes Right: Steps to derive program directly from TIN Surface nodes

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Arch 410

Surface Structure

Surface pit mining scars the earth and leaves the area almost undevelopable. This quarry reaches over 300’ below the surface making any attempt to ďŹ ll impossible. This truss system offers remarkable strength and gives an opportunity to reclaim the lost land. 49,000 sq ft. of new surface area spans the opening and supports the program of a community center and art retreat. This section model was cut while the structure was left to show the span.

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Right: Closeup diagram showing the hanging oors and double curtain system Below: Render showing the section cut with full structure

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Arch 410

1/4” Section Model A 1/4” section model including tech-tonic features and a working chipboard truss spanning the 4’ base. Building such a large model proved the feasibility of constructing over the quarry. Total dimensions: 5’x3’x2.5’

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Arch 411

Meta-Matic

Jean Tinguely and the Auto-creative Art machines he built inspired this device to kick off 4th year Studio. The machine is designed to accept an 18” piece of piano wire, auto-feeding into three pneumatic pistons fitted with steel stamps. The three stamps simultaneously clamp onto the wire bending it into an undetermined shape. This action signifies it creates art all by itself by a turn of a switch.

Above: One stamp and its’ brackets. The curved bracket allows rotational adjustment while the handle on the right allows vertical movement. Below: Three stamps can be positioned in many different ways offer countless iterations on how the wire is bent.

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Arch 598

Product Design Independent Study course researching design and aesthetics in desk furniture, including guided design through all aspects of production. All parts are carefully designed, selected, and fabricated personally. Full access to metal machining CNC’s, lathes, welders, and parts taught the full spectrum of how an idea becomes real.

*Steel was locally made from recycled junk and used within 24 hours of being Hot-Rolled

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Arch 411

H.U.I-NYC Hybridized. Urban. Infrastructure. Underlying utilities that supply cities tend to be a one-trick pony. The service only supports itself even though it may exist parallel to another service supplying the same end user. City space is limited making consolidation valuable. This structure supplies energy and multiple forms of transportation in a small footprint. An array of mirrors heat uid to turn turbines and generate electricity. The energy is used to produce Hydrogen for ZIP car rentals, Trams, and Taxis.

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Key features include the main power plants where the hydrogen is produced and dispensed through pumps on the ground level. Level 2 includes the transportation track which carries the uid from all solar mirrors, hydrogen, electricity, and most importantly the Tram. The Tram stops between Penn Station, High Line Park, Ferry Terminal, and The Javits Center. Meant to be an extension of MTA, the HUI over the Hudson Yards connects all major transportation systems in New York City. Solar Trough: 80,729 ft2 = 1MW 125 Troughs at 3,744 ft2 = 468,000 ft2 = 5.8 MW Electrolysis: MW = 20 kg H2

Electrolysis: 5.8 MW = 116 kg H2 = 6,690 miles

Hybridized. Urban. Infrastructure.

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Level 1

Level 2

Below: All stations and context including the High Line and Javits Center. Penn Station is off the render to the right. Right: Street view of a single unit and the track exiting off the right

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Site Plan

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