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PORTFOLIO


Design Statement

Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major drivers and has been from the very beginning. -REM KOOLHAAS

There was a time I’d have rather been a poet, painter or lmmaker. But I came to realize that architecture was not very far from any of these things. I do not see this as a discipline. -MASSIMILLIANO FUKSAS

Architecture is the hybridization between art and technology. In the contemporary sense, architecture fuses the natural environment with the articial elements and complements the environment without corrupting it.

today as well as what the projected world may look like. Explorations are also taken into other disciplines in order to fully understand the over arching reach of the architecture eld. Beginning with experimentation and materials studies that eventually culminate in a developed project, this work encompasses a developed design process that produces provocative work.

Form should walk hand in hand with function as the future of architecture evolves. Radical forms, pushing the limits of materiality, and creating environmentally friendly elements are the main goals of architecture today. Architecture blends societal needs with the human desire to go beyond the conventionality of the status quo. It requires advances in technology to drive it as well as human ingenuity. In order to accomplish this, risks must be taken and other disciplines must be studied. The work shown here, blends previous architectural theory with the reality of the world experienced


Education: 08-present

Woodbury University

06-08

Ventura College

02-06

Adolfo Camarillo High School

Relevant Work Experience: 08-present

Writing Center Coordinator Woodbury University Burbank, Ca

06-07

Intern Arketype Architects Ventura, CA

Contact Information: courtneypower14@gmail.com 805.390.3430


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Summer 2010 Mission: Possible

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Skid Row is located in the heart of Los Angeles, near major transportation systems and the “Twin Tower� Los Angeles County Jail Roof Garden Exterior Facade

Located in downtown Los Angeles, California in an area commonly known as Skid Row, [HOME]made provides a life plan that begins with driven individuals looking for a way to improve their life condition. Starting with an interview, this rst stage is meant to determine if the services provided are what the individual needs; if not, they are referred to other neighboring facilities. Once an individual enters the program, they are given everything a person requires to function in normal society (food, shelter, job training/placement) and are placed in a large apartment at the top of the facility along with ve other individuals. As they progress through the program, hey move physically down the structure and become accountable for the services they were previously given. This allows for a gradual reintegration into traditional society. Along with other services oered, such as job training physical and mental health services, counseling, and nancial planning, the facility is equipped with an arts center that doubles as a sleeping area at night, similar to the kitchen space. The paintings created at the center are used as the skin of the building, which expands across the structure as more people move through the program. Other creative arts, such as music or lm screenings, also have an outlet at this center. These activities directly connect the individual to the facility and creates a sense of ownership which leads to responsibility and accountability in the participants, ultimately helping rehabilitate a forgotten community in Skid Row.

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Classrooms Auditorium Classrooms Library

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

3% female minors

32% single females (target demographic)

refer to other facility if illness/addiction is too severe

Main Entrance Lobby Area

Art Production Storage

Target Demographic Diagram

Program Diagram

Heat Sterilization Chamber Parking

Triage Kitchen

The program is divided into two main sections: Living Areas, which provides protected housing arrangements, and Rehabilitation Areas, that consist of classrooms, auditoriums, health services, and food to provide the necessary services to integrate someone back into society.


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Second Floor Plan (+36’) The main circulation corridor allows male and female residents to have separate entrances to all services provided by the center

Ground Floor Plan (+3’) Consisting of only public spaces, the ground oor allows the community to have direct interaction with the facility

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The skin of the building is activated by the residents through the art center located on the ground oor. Paintings created by the residents replace the metal panels currently located on the exterior to give a sense of ownership to the community which then builds responsibility and respect.

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Utilizing creative arts at the individual as well as communal scale to assist in rehabilitation

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8 18” x 18” Structural Steel Column

Lateral Support Bracket for Steel Column

Castellated Major Beam Major Beam and Tension Beam Joint Bracket

Webbed Gussets

Compression Clip Retainer

Unit Structural Column

The structure allows for communal corridors and pockets of outdoor reection spaces

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Bedrooms within the housing units are located above and below the main circulation corridors in order to separate private and public spaces within the unit

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View of the separate entrance and exit points for the male and female residents

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The housing units are divided between two oors and when put together make main circulation corridors

Convertible spaces allow for multiple program opportunities depending upon the time of day

The housing conguration allows for semipublic communal spaces for residents in the treatment program

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Final Model depicting skin system and overall relation of public and private program during the day


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Mission: Possible Utilizing phytoremediation modules to tackle an impossible landscape at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Clark Stevens

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3. ran the script to move the ‘†—Ž‡•ƒ™ƒ›ˆ”‘ƒ”‡ƒ•‘ˆ‹–‡•‡ •Ž‘’‡ǡ‡š‹•‹–‹‰”‘ƒ†•ǡƒ††”ƒ‹ƒ‰‡•

The resultant of the script used to determine module placement

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory has a large historical presence tucked back in the hills of Simi Valley. Most recently it was used as a testing facility for the rocket engines that propelled the rst man to the moon. Consequently, harsh chemicals such as TCE (Tetrachloroethylene) were used to clean these engines and subsequently polluted the landscape. The mission is to clean up the landscape and return it to as “natural” as possible. The modules used in this project use phytoremediation to break down the harsh chemicals found in the soil and bedrock to rid them from the area. The tripod bamboo module has a biodegradable basket that the contaminated material is placed inside of. Specic native plants are then planted in the containers to suck up the chemicals and break them down into less harsh amounts. The entire eld condition is designed to eventually breakdown over time and return vital nutrients to the now “too clean” soil through biodegradation thus returning the landscape back into an untouched valley essential to the migratory habits of surrounding wildlife.

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The visitor centers located around the site provide a resting place and educate the public about the clean-up process

Using a similar tripod structural system, the visitor centers complement the surrounding eld condition

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The module can work around delicate site conditions such as ephemeral streams and the riparian oak forests present on the site

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Focused around a central public core, this project occupies a traditionally unbuildable landscape. By creating a central public core, it allows inhabitants of the structure and the general public to experience the slope. The aggregation of units supports the central public core and allows for the structure to connect the two existing access roads on the site. The circulation of the building not only allows people to access all parts of the structure but provides a semi-private green space for each unit. In essence, this project takes the suburban house, vertically stacks it, and organizes it in relation to a public core on a steep slope.

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3” x 8” steel box cut hollow beam 1’ concrete slab bracket poured into concrete during construction, beams then welded into the bracket

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Central public core: Interior View Accessible to the public and residents with a exible commercial program

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A Walk Through Time

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3000BC The presence of plants, pigs and dogs lends to the theory that it originated

1769 Captain Cook arrives on Tahiti and observes the transit of Venus.

800AD Polynesians reach the 2000BC Society Islands. Archeological, ethno-linguistic and other research puts the start of Polynesian settlement around this time.

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1977 nuclear test explosion France grants partial 1958 internal autonomy to occurs. France changes the 1961 French Polynesia. status from colony to The international airport 1974 at Faa'a opens. France discontinues atmospheric tes overseas territory. and moves testing underground. 1958 1964 Tahitian independence France moves its nuclear 1974 leader Pouvanaa a Oopa Increased internal autonomy is grant testing facility to the is arrested by the French. Tuamotus Islands.

1945 Tahitians become French citizens. 1942 The United States establishes a military base on the island of Bora Bora during WWII.

1918 kills about 20% of the polynesian population. 1914 German cruisers shell Papeete during World War I.

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1884 1891 Paul Gauguin arrives on the city of Papeete. Tahiti. 1880 1887 1903 France changes the Paul Gauguin dies on the status from protectorate France annexes the Leeward Islands. island of Hiva Oa in the to colony. Marquesas.

expulsion.

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Allowing a culture based in oral tradition to be shared along pathway

1836 French Catholic priests 1842 are expelled from France declares Tahiti and 1844-1847 Tahiti by the Tahitian War of the Marquesas as a Polynesians. Independence. protectorate. 1838 France sends a gunboat 1843 The capital city of to Tahiti and demands Papeete is founded. compensation for the

1803 King Pomare II 1797

1748 Missionaries arrive to Tahiti

1722 Dutch explorer Roggeveen sights Bora Bora.

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THE WORLD

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Tuamotos

Austral

OCEANIA

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200 Million

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FRENCH POLYNESIA

THE SOCIETY ISLANDS

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Moorea

New Zealand

Cook Islands(NZ), Easter Island, Nive(NZ),Pitcaim Islands(UK), Tokelau, Tuvalu, Willis and Futuna(Fr.)

Tahi

24%

25%

27%

Latino

Guam 2

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Population of Micronesia Total: 575,679

Area km of Micronesia

75%

95%

Society

Ethnic groups relative to total population

Marquesas

95%

75%

Gambier

Tuamotus

98%

Austral

70 %

85%

96%

Moorea

Tahiti

95%

Raiatea

94%

Huahine

Bora Bora

Tahaa

94%

Maupiti

1%

3% 3%

8% 9%

3% 4% 13%

4% 11%

41%

14%

27%

41%

65%

52%

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California

United States

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Area km of Melanesia

11,215,090

1% 1%

3% 3%

Tahiti 178,133

22%

46%

Papua New Population of Melanesia Guinea

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Area km of Polynesia

6%

10% 40%

Austral 6,310

74%

Population of Polynesia Total: 1,955,005

5%

Gambier 1,337

Asiatic Islander African American Native Indian

4%

11%

20%

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17%

10%

10% 15%

Marquesas 8,632

17%

Fed. State of Micronesia

4%

2%

5%

Tahaa 5,003

Kiribati

5%

10% 15%

Raiatea 16,191

38%

Polynesian

Moorea 12,024

17%

Maupiti 1,200

66%

Hawaii(US)

Caucasian

6%

12%

13% 14%

N. Mariana

Hauhine 5,999

Indonesia

Maiao

1%

2% 3%

Marshall

45%

Bora Bora 8,880

2%

3%

4%

Legend

Nauru Patau

1% 1%

2% 2%

8%

United States

2%

8%

11%

Society Islands

Vanatu New Caledonia Soloman Fiji

<1%

5%

9%

13%

French Polynesia

<1%

Am. Samoa Tongo Samoa French Polynesia (Fr)

LAND MATERIALS

Tourist Legend

BEES The Honey Bee is known for its order, its support, and complex systems of navigation. The bee unlike any ot

Airport Honey Bee produces the only food eaten by man in its natural state. This food known as “honey” is the only f sustain life. It contains enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and water. In the next few years, Tahiti is hoping to estab source of exportation. Given its environmentally friendly attributes and the increasing strengths to human b

Bank think but they support 25 times their own weight. Honey bees communicate by dancing, they’re deaf, and therefore cannot communicate via sound. This danc

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that are beating at 11,400 times per minute.

Bike Rental BONES A body is possible to maintain its shape and posture due to the skeletal frame made up of individual bones, Skin and muscle surround it, creating a stable form that won’t fall apart. Internal organs such as the heart an forces, entombed within a cage like system composed of bone; such examples include the skull and ribs.

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Bone is composed of several “tissue layers” and “interlace with blood vessels,” making the bone hollow in the assumed.1 The color of bones include white, ivory, and pear. The color is based on the conditions that surrounds the ob cold. Exposure to sun and its heat, dries the exterior at a faster pace exposing the colors of the calcium and

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and can only be smoothen out through polishing, which eliminates the sponge like structure.

Ferry FEATHERS: BN: Black Noddy; BGN: Blue Grey Noddy; CM: Common Maynah; C: Chicken; RD: Rock Dove; Z Feathers are an external appendage that from the outer coverage of avian animals. Also known as plumage,

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cies, classes, sexes, ages and seasons.

R: Restaurant RL: Roulottes

are small and numerous in amount which makes the body of the feather appear to be solid when in fact it is components.

Zoning Legend

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FLOWERS

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petals and falls to the ground.

Residential Zone Lodging

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clothing, tour bus, and staging events, creating a warm and colorful atmosphere that is pleasing to the eyes

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nylon string because it is easier and cleaner when creating leis. The lei can be created in multiple ways. Depe mixed to create contrast in the lei. The lei are usually given to the guest or tourist around their neck so they be welcomed to the island.

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Pharmacy

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HAIR/FUR Fur is usually what describes a type of hair on animals, each species has their own distinct characteristics and functions for the hair on their bodies. Hair like features can also be found on plants, these are usually ways for the plant to collect water so it can s There are two distinct structures for hair, the hair follicle or bulb, which is also the living part of the material Hair/fur serves many purposes; the most common are protection and insulation. Eyelashes and eyebrows protect the eyes and trigger the response of closing the eyelids to keep out dirt, du harmful to they eye.

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Schools

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characteristics of hair that separates itself from the obvious. Fur was mostly used for ornament and warmth, for clothing and for decorating objects that needed leather. Eyelashes and eyebrows protect the eyes and trigger the response of closing the eyelids to keep out dirt, du ful to they eye. The most common purpose of hair is aesthetic; the scalp is protected by terminal hair which

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VANILLA BEAN

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The vanilla bean is the fruit of a vanilla orchid. The vine is not native to Tahiti, it is a hybrid of Bourbon and th

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This project incorporates the importance of the site, Maeva, with the underlying intention to continue the important practice of oral tradition for the Tahitian culture. This projects winds through two maraes, at stone temples, in Maeva and continues into the water. By creating a path that meanders through the site, this proposal allows for guidance through the maraes without encouraging the visitor to disrupt the sacred site. Basalt was chosen as the primary material due to its abundance on the island.

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Plantations in Tahiti are small and family owned and operated. The export of vanilla makes up a big portion export industry. The bean takes 9 months to mature from pollination and another 2 months for drying. It is a

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There are over 20 plantations on Huahine, 12 are located on Huahine Iti.

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VOLCANIC ROCK The colors range from gray to grayish brown with hues of red and purple. The texture is much smoother compared to stones on other islands and they have much fewer air pockets. Volcanic rock is formed when the lava from a volcanic explosion cools either by hitting ocean water or by th

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The major type of volcanic stone found here in Tahiti is basalt. Basalt rock is very common due to the activity BN

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The color of volcanic rock varies depending on how quickly the lava cooled. The most common colors of ba

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Basalt rock typically cools slower because it is very dense and there are very few air holes on the smooth tex the contemporary stone tikis that are carved and sold today.

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Volcanic stone has a high heat capacity; this quality allows it to absorb and radiate enough heat to even coo

OCEANIC MATERIALS

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CORAL

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There are many species of coral and they are found all over Huahine these species are, -Synarea -Montastraea Annularis is known as the boulder star coral, this coral lives in the western Atlantic Ocean and the most abundant species of reef-building coral in the Caribbean.

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-Porites -Acropora may grow as plates or slender or broad branches. Acropora corals are colonies of individuals know across and sharetissue and a nerve net. The polyps can withdraw back into the coral in response to moveme predators, but when undisturbed they protrude slightly. The polyps usually extend further at night as they c -Montipora may grow as plates or ridges it looks like a bowl shells, or debris.

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FISH: FT: Fish Traps; FM: Fish Market; D: Docks

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natural supply of running water. Fish exhibit many characteristics, especially when studying species through size/shape, and taste.

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PEARL/MOTHER PEARL “Black” Pearls are actually most often multicolored, with metallic steel gray being the most common color. T natural and is imparted by the oyster, which produces dark, multicolored mother-of-pearl secretions. Natura

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stocks would quickly be depleted. Tahitian oyster shells are known for being dark and these shells are only grown in the islands of French Polyn start the grafting process it is about 3 years old. The “grafting” technique is a term used for cultured pearls in incision is created to separate the mouth of the oyster shells from one end to the other. After the incision, th than an inch wide in order to not tear the muscle. After, a nucleus with no more than 5 to 6 millimeters large oyster shell. The nucleus is a particle of a fresh water oyster shell that is imported into the French Polynesian Then, when implanting the nucleus in the Tahitian oyster, it is wrapped around with a graft which is a piece,

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gonad and then both the graft and nucleus are inserted in.

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SAND RD

Vaitu Beach

Sand is highly variable, depending on the local rock sources and conditions in the environment. White sands found in tropical and subtropical coastal settings are eroded limestone, shell and coral fragmen materials that have been broken down in the water to become “sand.” The black sands of Tahiti are rich in magnetite derived from volcanic basalts and obsidian. In addition, sand and deposited in the form of beaches, dunes, and sand bars.

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SHARK There are more than 1200 species of sharks that live in the seas and freshwaters of the world. In French Poly

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tip sharks, Grey sharks, Lemon sharks, Hammer head sharks. Around the island of Huahine, the most common shark is the Black Tip Reef Shark, which swims around the CM

sharks will stay at a local area for several years and will probably never leave their habitat. This shark is very t danger to humans.

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are replaced continuously throughout their lifetime. Sharks skin is biologically structured to aid the shark w

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Their scales are positioned in a backwards position following its shape, which helps them swim faster. Shar

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SEASHELLS CM

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A seashell has a protective outer layer created by a marine animal. The word seashell is most often used to m lusk. In the tropical and sub tropical areas of the planet, there are more species of colorful, large and shallow mollusks have an external shell: some mollusks are found to have internal shells. In the world, “there are about 600 million species of mollusks” and in the region of French Polynesia, “exists a species of mollusks.” Within the mollusk family, seashells can be categorized into 7 distinct groups; the bivalves, monoplacophor gastropods, polyplacophorans and the cephalopods. But in the Polynesian islands 4 are found most abunda pods, polyplacophorans and the cephalopods. Much of the mollusks in Polynesia are located within the reefs of each of the islands. Finding much of their f the barrier reefs are the ideal home of the mollusks. “With 14 islands making up the Society Islands, the distr

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ate from one island to another

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ritual, weapons and jewelry.

SEA TURTLE

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Sea turtles are distributed worldwide and can be found all over the oceans. Sea turtles are found in warm an world. The sea turtles are in endangered of extinction because the lack of habitable space and being hunted

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weigh 300 - 350 pounds. A green turtle’s top shell is smooth and has shades of black, gray, green, brown, an yellow with white. The turtles can be found in tropical and subtropical areas near continental coasts and aro Green sea turtles spend most of their lives submerged, but do breathe air when needed. The lungs permit a

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rest or sleep underwater for several hours at a time but deep diving is shorter while diving for food or escap

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Baurayne Bay

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Mt. Maua Roa

Trees and Grass

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BAMBOO Bamboo has a woody, round, jointed and straight stem and grows to a height of about forty feet and upwar

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In French Polynesia, the color and form of Bamboo is somewhat consistant. The two colors of Bamboo disco and Huahine include yellow and green Bamboo. There are two types of Bamboo that currently exist in French Polynesia: Poraa Bamboo and Ofe Tahiti Bamb mostly in Raiatea and Huahine, is the European Bamboo, originally imported by the French. Ofe Bamboo, on Bamboo. Ofe Bamboo is green, while Paraa is Yellow.

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BANANA TREE

indigenous to French Polynesia. In order to eat the fruit of the two trees which are indigenous to the island, others can be eaten raw. When the bananas are green, they are plucked and kept in a special climate to ripen to a yellow, purple, or r and sweet and can be used as deserts. Bananas grow in clusters on the main upright stem, which after fruiti outer protective layer which has a soft and thick texture. The leaves of the banana tree can also be used for t

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also used to wrap foods in, and place it in the Tahitian oven, which then gives the food a distinct scent. Whe to create costumes for traditional Tahitian dances. The trunk of the tree is taken on the canoes for the long trips as food for animals, when torn apart they prod

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horizontally; therefore it can be used as a hard material for wrapping food aliments in it.

BANYAN TREE

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grow high on the moist branches of rain forest trees, sending numerous roots to the ground have orange color and are dispersed by a variety of fruit-eating birds and bats. Ficus Banian T important components of tropical forest ecosystem. During the day hundreds of animals fee

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down upon the branches. Fig trees are typically producing three or more crops of fruit a year the year when other sources are in short supply. In addition to the remarkable fruit source, h

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frogs, lizards, bees, wasps, beetles and ants use the tree as their home.

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ground far below. The bark of the tree mostly always in shade and covered with the moss pla skin color look to the exterior of the tree. Polynesian banyans also grow near native settleme In addition to providing shade, they have several interesting uses. Slender aerial roots are pic

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COCONUT TREE The coconut tree is an indigenous tree found in all of French Polynesia. The root system of the coconut tree to trees of similar growth height. The roots form a dense network in the form of a ball.

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Haarimea Beach

depending on the age of the seed.

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among the coconut tree foliage.

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MAPE (Tahitian Chestnut) RD

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In America it’s called the chestnut. The tree can grow to be as big as 30m tall and 2-6m wide in diameter; ma Mape can be found near fresh water grounds. It has been said it came from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Phil 18cm. The average lifespan of the trees ranges from 80-90 years. Mape’s season is during November and De into a transformation of color, it starts as green and as it matures it changes to an orange color and then it c

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PANDANUS (Tahitian- Fara/Hinano); G: Growth; P: Product

Pandanus is a genus of monocots with about 600 species. Plants vary in size from small (less than 1 meter) t C

that are also bract-surrounded. The fruits are globose (round) 10-20cm in diameter and have many prism lik apple. The fruit changes from green to bright orange/red as it matures. The fruit of some species are edible. There are 10 types of pandanus in Huahine.

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The female plants have the fruit; fruits can be as big as a human head. Inside the fruit is a nut similar to an al meat.

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Fara ‘iri: mostly used for mats and does not have thorns. Fara Paeore: has really long leafs and does not have thorns. Fara Peve (Fara’ a): it’s used for mats. Fari-ai-ai (fara’ a manger): has a large nut Fara-pao’o: giant pandanus Fara-papa: can be found on rocks Fara-vao-vao: mountain birds uses it to build nests Fara-pure-pure: dry leafs and have black and brown spots Fara-uruhi: the plant lives on the edge of the water. It’s really thick and as it grows it makes a fence between All of them can be used for roofs except for the fara-paeore because the leafs are too long and thin.

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(almost grey) and the inner bark is an extremely warm, reddish brown. The bark contains an

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UMBRELLA The umbrella tree (also known as the African Corkwood tree, or by its Latin name Acajou D’a to the island of Huahine, but visually dominates all of the mountainous regions along with th imported from Africa. It can reach a height of 100 ft and can have a diameter from 1 to 3 ft. T can reach a quarter of an inch in thickness, and is attached to the tree very lightly. The funct phloem, which is the area of the tree in which the transfer of energy from the leaves to the re

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Along the path are various places to stop. The size of these stopping places has a direct correlation to the size of the group that would be occupying them. Additionally, the size of the stone module located in each of these spaces shares the same relationship. Each resting point has available seating; however dierent activities occur in each space. The largest space, located in the middle of the project, is designed to be used for large groups and is a space where a person can share a story about the site, culture, history, etc. The medium sized spaces are designed for small families or groups ranging from 4-8 people. These places provide shade and can be used as a teaching or story-telling spot as well. Finally, the tendrils of the path are intended for individual contemplation as the path shrinks and the seating is limited.

map developed by: Armenuhi Agdayan, Manuel Alcala, Adrineh Asadurian, Heriberto Avila, Silvia Castenada, Brittney Dillon, Renel Etniel, Marques Fallejo, Ara Hovsepyan, Matthew Hughes, Kevin Le, Wilson Le, Ivana Morn, Arthur Nesterenko, Jeremy Ng, Courtney Power,Danielle Reimer, Charles Romero, Sara Shakib, Goren, Srapyan, Kara Valdez, and Kevin Wild


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Today, the maraes still play an incredibly important role in the Tahitian culture. Economically, they are a popular tourist attraction. Socially, the maraes are a way of reeducating generations about their past and introducing other generations to the importance of the Tahitian culture. The maraes are one of the few remaining remnants of pre-Columbian Tahitian culture. Volcanic rock, therefore is also and central part of that rich history that is being passed on to the future.

Marae Perspective Diagram LARGE CORAL SLABS VOLCANIC ROCK ALTAR VOLCANIC ROCK PLATFORM VOLCANIC ROCK WALL AVERAGING ABOUT 18â&#x20AC;?-24â&#x20AC;?

Study models

Marae Plan Diagram

Light studies for dierent spaces Media: acrylic on canvas


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Vignette series depicting the various storytelling spaces

Final model images


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Wearable Architecture Sculpting the body through the repetition of banal materials and practices native to both architecture and fashion design Ingallil Wahlroos-Ritter

The disciplines of fashion and architecture have overlapping methods that produce ways to protect the body in space. Combined with a fascination in transforming banal materials into something intriguing, this fashion line is based on the overlapping principles between these two elds. The rst dress was purely a material exploration from a study abroad studio in French Polynesia. Using volcanic rock, similar to that found on the islands, this dress was an exploration into how to transform a traditional building material. The rocks were tied with metal wire onto a netted backing. The second dress was again a material transformation study. The paperclips were individually sewn on to create a shimmer aect similar to that of the 1920s apper dresses. Lighting plays a key role in this garment in that as the model moved, the dress caught dierent light and visually changed as well. The third garment took on another role, as recycled water bottle caps were used to embellish the simple white backdrop. A jewel was then added to the middle of each cap to accentuate the curves of a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gure. Each garment was a material exploration that has now been translated into some of the later work present here.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think trends happen when a designer takes a risk. This dress is trendy and creative. When I wear it, its a feeling of rock and

roll with a dose of fabulosityâ&#x20AC;?


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fashion is architecture. It is a matter of proportionsâ&#x20AC;? -Coco Chanel


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