DANIELLE DILLAHA Kansas State University Architechture Portfolio
TABLE OF CONTENTS
N AT U R E C L A S S R O O M
F I R E S TAT I O N
E L D E R C O T TA G E
M A K E R S PA C E
L I F E PAV I L I O N
ABOUT DANI In addition to being an architechture studcent at Kansas State University im also a coffee connoisseur, bible study leader, and dog lover. At any given moment you can find me noise deep in a doodle, with a coffee or glass of wine near by. My passion is to help others by designing schools, hospils, senoir centers, and churchs. Fun Facts: - I have blog â€œThe Distiant Architectâ€? - I wear a ring made of deer antler - Giraffes are my favorite animal
You can contact me by: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: (314) 550-6374
Photography done by Cass & Ty Photo Co.
HISTORY My past is a huge part of who I am today. In high school I fell in love with a drafting class. I followed that passion all the rest of my high school career. At my graduation my Grandfather told me about he past career, he gifted me many old drafting tools. This past summer when he past away he left most of his work tools. below is on of the drafting sets that is just to beautiful to not share.
5 compasses, 2 lead holders and a few pieces I truely donâ€™t know what they are, and a few missimg pieces.
N AT U R E C L A S S R O O M At Wild Cat Creek Park, we were told to build a classroom where people could come to learn about nature and animals native to Kansas. The elongated wall leads you from nature to the classroom building back outside and to the partially enclosed outdoor classroom and then back out into nature. The Classroom is made up of many windows where you can see the outside classroom, and much of the nature that is native. The outdoor classroom has been transformed from with wildlife growing and living in it. The building is built around nature not taking any trees down. Conserving the land as much as possible.
F I R E S TAT I O N Wamego, Kansas. Structure plays are significant role in fire stations, so I have learned. And it can also be very beautiful. This building is one of the hardest things to design when trying to make a building open for the public to rent out and to be private for people to live there. Giving the firemen the second floor of the facility was the best way I could achieve that. By doing this it gave the fire man a roof top that could be occupiable if they wanted to. A place to grill and not be in the drive way of the trucks. The reason for angling the building the way I did is to make the trucks have an easier way of getting in and out of the garage. I focused on turning radius and how efficiently they could get from the station to the fire. Using charred wood as the faรงade along with glass to show off the steal construction.
Inside the truck bay
Charcoal wood and glass exterior of the fire house.
E L D E R C O T TA G E Using the neighborhoods here in Manhattan we theoretically built back houses. In the project we selected a client (and mother or father of a resident in the main house). We were to build a tiny house for them to stay close to the family and still have their privacy. Being very close with my grandmother this project was fun getting to know more about things she enjoys and aspects of her Elder cottage she likes and things that she hated. So with that in mind is what I based my project on. I was able to give the client an outdoor covered porch and outdoor patio space to enjoy. With an open floor plan and generous bedroom space.
North and East elevation
M A K E R S PA C E
First and Second Floor plan
The Maker Space was a huge challange the lot was very tight for all the program. Not to mention all the program needing space between so that the library nd classrooms were quite and a good space to learn bu the work shop was also large was safe for the people working. Also having a place to display work inside and out was very important, the courtyard and gift shop made that happen. The year was also focused more on detail drawings and sections than anything. Pushingthose to be correct was a good learnign curve.
L I F E PAV I L I O N The Life Pavilion was a project centered around teaching and bring life to new ideas and new career pathes. the pavilion is made up of leaning concrete and opace glass. There is glass at the top that lets light into the main space. The glass on the front and back is indirecte light that gives good light into the storage and batherooms.
C R E AT I V E E Y E Through pictures I try to capture the beauty and experience of a space or the power of the of the sculpture. In my own style I show others how I see the world, and places I have been, and the people that have shaped me into who I am. Traveling to Dallas and New York was a huge life changing experence for a girl from small town Missouri. These places have helped me find my style of architeure with an apperication for design.
Texas, Class Trip, small chaple
New York: - The Guggenhiem
KSU Beach Musuem
Connecticut: painting on mulitpul builds its all about persespective