spring semester â€˜10 bowling green, oh
POPULAR CULTURE MUSEUM
The site is located in Bowling Green, Ohio on Bowling Green State Universityâ€™s campus. The design approach was to create a popular culture museum. Popular culture is the totality of ideas, perspective, and images that are deemed acceptable within the mainstream of a given culture. The design portrays these aspects and becomes an inspiration to the idea of popular culture. The building is dissected into three systems of space, facade, and circulation. The spaces of the building are designed by the idea of transformation. Inspired by the idea of popular culture, spaces are transformed by pulling and moving edges creating a pattern. The spaces create a different perspective that one sees in everday life. The design of the facade mimics the idea of rhythm. Furthermore, popular culture is described as a collection of ideas that reflects our everyday lives. The circulation is represented by the idea of a datum line. The transformation of spaces are placed beside or through the datum line.
rhythm - facade
action: pull edges
result: create pattern of transformation
transformation of landscape
datum - circulation
first floor 6 3
bottom floor 5
1.) Entrance 2.) Bathroom(s) 3.) Cafe 4.) Museum store 5.) Exhibition spaces 6.) Mech. room 7.) Outdoor theatre 8.) Offices
fall semester â€˜09 toledo, oh
GLASS PAVILION / URBAN REVITALIZATION
The site is located in Toledo, Ohio on the intersection of Dorr St. and Reynolds Rd. This intersection and the surrounding area is dominated by cars and heavy traffic. The design approach was to create a pedestrian friendly area with a glass pavilion. The dot represents points of interest and resting stops when traveling through pedestrian trails. The canopy that overhangs and provides shelter for the trails gestures motion or a sense of pull to the glass pavilion.
canopy / pavilion mimics movement from site
buildings around intersection
spring semester ‘08
The purpose of this project was to understand the qualities of architecture. The “L” scheme was used to design a house pertaining to art and architecture. Elevated space expresses significance of space. Lowering of space alludes to sheltering and private qualities. Sequence of form and space are visual along circulation path, the “L” scheme.
1.) foyer 2.) living room(s) 3.) bedroom(s) 4.)bathroom(s) 5.) kitchen 6.) private dining
1 5 2 6 2
fall semester â€˜09
Heavy objects floating in space
bowling green, oh
CMU DESIGN / COMPETITION
Concrete blocks are unconditionally thought of to be very structurally stern, inherently stacked in a network grid, and substantially solid. The purpose of this project was to hierarchically express the inherent nature of the concrete blocks with an entirely creative approach. Greatly influenced by the methods and nebulous ideas of surrealism, which is to feature the unexpected juxtaposition of customary elements against unconventional and sometimes irrational notions, the concrete block sulpture expresses concepts of fragility and fluidic dynamism. These characteristics directly contrast the conventional attributes of the concrete block.
milk carton cmu dyed water dripping hole
For the observer of the sculpture to feel this surrealistic experience, the blocks are sensibly organized in contradiction of an orthogonal manner while lightly dancing towards the sky on thin rods of rebar. Select blocks contain jugs of dyed water that drip the colored liquid on lower blocks. The emotional response for the viewer is one of the contradicting fragility, and wavering dynamism.
spring semester â€˜09 RADIAL CONFIGURATIONS
TOURIST MUSEUM / INFORMATION CENTER
This building design was intended to express a sense of reaching out to the existing context. Given the extisting site with the designs of Santiago Calatrava, the idea of the tourist museum was to give much respect for the surrounding area. The purpose of this building was to create place where people not only visited to learn about the City of Arts and Sciences but viewed it from another perspective as well. The dot represents a focal point and circulation aspect of the design. The lines illustrate radial direction and movement along the fixed dot. These lines represent connection to Calatravaâ€™s site/building forms. Spaces are determined by the lines and elevated radial movements along the focal point.
11 10 16 5
structural diagram analysis
15 19 15
19 19 19
1.) Lobby 2.) Lounge 3.) Academic Dean 4.) Program head 5.) Building manager 6.) Conference room 7.) Secretarial space 8.) Work room 9.) Dining room 10.) Cafeteria dining 11.) Kitchen 12.) Auditorium 13.) Library 14.) Media enclosure 15.) Bathroom(s)
16.) Mech. room 17.) Classroom(s) 18.) Seminars 19.) Faculty offices 20.) Conservation Lab 21.) Men’s dorm 22.) Men’s dorm common 23.) Women’s dorm 24.) Women’s dorm common 25.) Bedrooms 26.) CAC information center 27.) Little Valencia
summer semester â€˜10
MATERIALS / FURNITURE
Wooden sticks Concrete Easter lily
Material: Carbon steel
ART / PHOTOGRAPHY