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design studio_IV: backstage, sideshows & undergrounds


border patrol station positioned on border between Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

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site plan international boundary: Laredo, TX and NL, Mexico

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border patrol on duty Between the cities of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, the Rio Grande constitutes the international boundary. On the map this political boundary falls directly in the middle of the river.


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view of interstitial territory the inner tube used for multiple means


interaction between adjacent surfaces

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influx of river re-directs pool surfaces creating access to riverfront adjacent surfaces create ambiguous zones along international boundary altitude of pools helps to distinguish connected and disconnected surfaces

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lower level plan pool activity in adjacent territories

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pool inset into river gives access to both sides [under recreational terms only] and blurs border


border patrol on duty

border As opposed to the hard-lined boundary drawn down patrol officer the middle of the river, in its occupation the river has no policing waterways such division. Recreational users, of any citizenship, are permitted free access to the entire width, so long as they do not touch the land of the other side. In contrast, users of the river deemed as illegal crossers are given no access whatsoever and are removed from the water upon notice.

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site axonometric pedestrian circulation incoming traffic routes

night activity on street-walk

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design studio_III: interstices / artifices


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Parking Stores

Parking Ferry Terminal

Lobby

Performance Hub

Performance Hub

Restaurants

Security

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Ferry Terminal

Restaurants Casino

Casino High circulation Stakes becomes Parking program hub of hedonism system of blended al Density, camouflage, and program promotes Stores sensory stimulations were used Performance efficiency and as vehicles to achieve anonymity within free-flowing Hub Ferry Lobby circulation the space. The phenomenology of the interior Terminal taurants throughout complex facilitates anonymous interaction between

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Restaurants Casino

patrons, allowing them to feel comfortable in acting ways they normally would not consider. The complex geometries give the illusion the physical space is transformed by the energy within.

physical model built at 1/32” = 1’ -0”


exterior view of main entrance tourists and locals are drawn into the exciting atmosphere

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section A-A 1/32” = 1’ -0”


interior render anonymity in passing circulation

Floor 4

view of main performance space terraced landings provide visual access throughout complex

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Floor 2

Floor 1

Terraced Performance Space

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extents of visual and audio access to main performance space

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outlandish behavior, it is ultimately the people who transform the malleable surroundings. With such an open floor plan, everywhere becomes ‘the stage’ as patrons call attention to themselves

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density diagram certain areas of program facilitate concentrations of patrons and promote anonymity Circulation Gaming Hot-Spots

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amaximum interaction occurs as circulation is directed through dense nodes

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Entrance

site aerial Sandusky, Ohio

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Main Performance +18’-8”

Drive-In Theater

Food Court

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Drive-In Theater

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High-End Retail

Dance Floor

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Bar +22’

High Stakes Gambling

Viewing

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Lobby

Gaming +26’-8”

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Lounge

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Casino Gaming +13’-4”

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fourth floor plan


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science laboratory

design studio_II: education as community foundation


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site plan proposed elementary school and science laboratory located in Depot Town of Ypsilanti, Michigan

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East-West section

Transverse Section 3/32” = 1’-0”


elementary school To mimic the site, the form is derived from flowing circulation paths that serve as the focus of the building where the classrooms and other masses become additive. The pathways allow for flowing circulation throughout the building and invite the natural surroundings inward. While there are rigid paths that become physically accessible, there are less definable paths intertwined. Where the noise traveling from the gymnasium to the upper loft meets the solid corridor or the Third Floorsunlight gleaming through the third floor plan

Second second floor planFloor 1/16” = 1’-0”Transverse Section

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1/16” = 1’-0”light wells in the library fall on the dewey dot decimal path the stacks follow.

North-South section

Longitudinal Section 3/32” = 1’-0”

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SECTION B-B

preliminary model demonstration area [left], sliding experimentation area [right]

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Science Laboratory FLOOR PLAN 3/16” = 1’-0”

to bridge the two worlds together. The shifting portal uses a framed view to become an “extension” of the site and further experience the atmosphere intended.


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section B-B through portal and gray-water sinks

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final model cardboard represents natural site, rockite and basswood used to represent building materials


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[work developed from projects during schematic design phase]

energy city headquarters Commercial and retail buildings

mass model

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final presentation model buildings constructed of acrylic floorplates enveloped with laser-cut museum board. cooling towers represented as copper spraypainted chip board. central courtyard up-lit with wooden lightbox.

surrounding central courtyard create an inviting complex for those with international business as well as civilians of Doha, Qatar.


working model building made from laser cut gray chip board, greenscreen spray-painted. layered chipboard base.

east facade

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the gallery on fulton A multi-use, LEED Silver certified project in Grand Rapids, Michigan comprised of a contemporary arts center, retail space, rental apartments, a rooftop garden and city/private parking. Attempts to activate the street by creating an urban plaza and providing excitement to its urban location.

northwest entrance


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Architecture theory notebook layout. ARCH 326: Design Fundamentals II

Sports Divider 2009 Michiganensian Yearbook


AD produced for MetroPCS campaign. MKT 407: Designing Persuasive Communication

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Graphic Layout Compositions created using Photoshop and InDesign.

Michigan Life Divider 2009 Michiganensian Yearbook

Graphic theme applied to full-spread photo. 2009 Michiganensian Yearbook


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interactive pavilion Comprised of a single continuous surface, it serves as a sunshading device with different porosities. Designed to be looked at, walked in, and climbed on.

North-South section

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provides sun-shading during peak hours of the day mesh cantilevers over water to create dock

[renders and virtual models created using 3d studio max]


children take advantage of climb-able mesh facilitates and provides recreation

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Derived from a polygon mesh, it becomes apparent where the individual polygons have detached to allow for openings in the structure.


[renders and virtual models created using 3d studio max] 3d print

with scale

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parametric surface Manipulation of surface using 3d studio max parametric modifiers. Model digitally printed from plaster on ZCorp Z310 3d printer.


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render

parametric derivations of virtual model


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[seeing] switzerland: summer study abroad: zurich_switzerland


[seeing] switzerland Series of sketches including final map project from study abroad course in Zurich, Switzerland. Focused on current transportation system and introduction of hybrid station for cars and trains.

lavertezto, switzerland

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corippo, switzerland

mercedes benz museum, stuttgart, germany


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[adapting] zurich final project


eric james crabb crabb.eric@gmail.com 517.917.2076 7008 Country View Blvd. Jackson, MI 49201


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