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Christopher Gallo 2007 2008


CHRISTOPHER GALLO 2007-2008

Bonsai Pavilion

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Museum Project

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Farnsworth House

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Jacob’s House

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Photography

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BONSAI PAVILION Arnold Arboretum Januray 2008

In this project, the plan was to design a new bonsai pavilion for the oldest arboretum in America, the Arnold Arboretum. The Arnold Arboretum is located on the campus of Harvard University, which is in the Jamaica Plains region of Boston, Massachusetts. The original bonsai pavilion, built in 1962, was small and unfit to house more than forty precious bonsai trees, some more than 200 years old. Further, trees were so densely placed that they could not be appreciated individually. Considering the dual entrances of the arboretum the parking lot in the South West and the secondary entrance to the East, I strove to create a pavilion that catered to both entrances while providing a unique experience to each visitor. But not without forgetting the beauty of the arboretum itself, resulting in the higher level the pavilion sits on in order to view the entire facility.

This is an exterior perspective of the wood trellis that I designed to create the feeling of being closed in while still experiencing all of the elements from outside. On the site, there was a 2two foot retaining wall, and taking that into my design, I raised it up three feet to lead one through the space also incorporating the trellis system into the wall itself.

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This exterior perspective shows the other side and the retaining wall. Since I created the upper level with the trellis system, I utilized the underground area for a space where the bonsai trees can be viewed. Here it is easy to see the dual entrance creating the progression through the space.

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With the grounding of the trellis system through the two levels, I created a space for the bonsai trees to be viewed. The two doors in the back provide access to storage space and the winter storage creating easy storespace. The ceiling to the planter is open for both light and allowing rain and sunlight to reach the trees.

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Exploded axon of the design showing the different levels that I strived to make. Showing here is the also the extended retaining wall and terraced stairs that were created to guide you up and around to the trellis area all while guiding you into it.

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MUSEUM PROJECT February 2008

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For this project, I was asked to design a museum experience around two paintings that are located at the Museum of Modern Art in Boston, Massachusetts: John Singer Sargent’s Daughters of Edward Darley Boit and Rogier van der Weyden’s Saint Luke Painting the Virgin and Child. From a predetermined plan, we were asked to design a staircase that could be placed in various areas of the given plan. While designing this in SketchUp, I then exported the model into Kerkythea, a rendering software to create the perspectives.

These sections above are to show the circulation between the upper and lower floors of the exhibit while showing the relationships between the spaces. These sections and plans on the following pages were created in Adobe PhotoShop.

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FARNSWORTH HOUSE Ludwig Meis van der Rohe February 2008

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For this short assignment, we were to build a model of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth house as a benchmark for our study while using Archicad. Using Archicad, I developed a model of this iconic house, with plans, sections and perspectives that were produced within the application. I then used the model in Kerkythea , a rendering software to create these couple of images.

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Sections

THE JACOBS HOUSE

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Frank Lloyd Wright January 2008

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AXON2

Frank Lloyd Wright designed a series of petite and affordable houses in the mid-twentieth century known as Usonian Houses. He constructed a rigorous three dimentional grid by which each of the Usonian Houses abides. Given only the plan of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Jacobs House as shown, I constructed sections and axonometrics in AutoCAD. These drawings were constructed through the visual analysis of the plan, and the grid as evidenced in photographs of the house.

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Axon of the house.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 2007

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Tashmoo, Massachusetts 2007

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 2007


Menemsha, Massachusetts 2008


Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts 2008


Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 2007


Edgartown, Massachusetts 2007

Architecture Portfolio  

Samply of work from 2007-2008

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