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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
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.
view of interstitial territory the inner tube used for multiple means
interaction between adjacent surfaces
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
lower level plan pool activity in adjacent territories
East-West section 1/16” = 1’ -0”
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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recreational facility creates diversion on riverfront pool inset in river gives access to residents of both countries
Border Patrol on Duty
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The proposal situates a public pool complex on the banks of the river in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. It utilizes a recreational program to expand the possible
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territory for free mixings of people from either side and provide a much-needed public amenity. It expands the river access for residents of Nuevo Laredo, while aspiring to provide a new â€œcoverâ€? for
the illegal crosser.
site axonometric pedestrian circulation incoming traffic routes
night activity on street-walk
design studio_III: interstices / artifices
Parking Ferry Terminal
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
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
section A-A 1/32” = 1’ -0”
interior render anonymity in passing circulation
view of main performance space terraced landings provide visual access throughout complex
Terraced Performance Space
extents of visual and audio access to main performance space
-2’ Terminal Lobby
Hub of Hedonism While
Performance 2 -6’
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
Main Casino Floor -6’
-2’ Kitchen +2’-8”
Casino Gaming +0’ Parking -4’
ground floor plan
density diagram certain areas of program facilitate concentrations of patrons and promote anonymity Circulation Gaming Hot-Spots
amaximum interaction occurs as circulation is directed through dense nodes
site aerial Sandusky, Ohio
Main Performance +18’-8”
High Stakes Gambling
+17’-4” Gaming +42’
+0’ Lounge +17’-4”
Casino Gaming +13’-4”
second floor plan
third floor plan
fourth floor plan
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FROG ISLAND PARK
design studio_II: education as community foundation
site plan proposed elementary school and science laboratory located in Depot Town of Ypsilanti, Michigan
First Floor ground floor plan 1/16” = 1’-0”
FROG ISLAND PARK
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.
Longitudinal Section 3/32” = 1’-0”
preliminary model demonstration area [left], sliding experimentation area [right]
22 science laboratory Caught in a paradigm between the natural and built environment of the river flowing downstream and the train moving uptown, the lab serves as a place for demonstration and experimentation. With a portion of the building that physically moves to survey the surroundings, it attempts
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.
section B-B through portal and gray-water sinks
SECTION B-B 1/4” = 1’-0’
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
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.
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.
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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
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.
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
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
parametric surface Manipulation of surface using 3d studio max parametric modifiers. Model digitally printed from plaster on ZCorp Z310 3d printer.
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.
mercedes benz museum, stuttgart, germany
[adapting] zurich final project
eric james crabb firstname.lastname@example.org 517.917.2076 7008 Country View Blvd. Jackson, MI 49201
Compilation of architectural, digital and graphic work completed professionally and educationally.