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DESIGN PORTFOLIO -Darien Noguchi “The following works represent my progressive and evolving journey with design. An attempt to provide insight on my design process and showcase my work from a personal view. I find my best work to come to life through my hands, physical aspects of design are what speak to me, the tangible, the experiential, the reality of it all�


SELECTED WORKS HYPERBOLIC PARABOLOID

HYPAR AGGREGATE

HYPARC

TRAVERSE CENTER

PIRANESIAN SPACE

TEN-COM BRIDGE

FABRICATION STUDY

STRUCTURE STUDY


HYPERBOLIC PARABALOID

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HYPERBOLIC PARABOLOID

Understanding the forms that can be generated through simple iterations and combinations. This exercise explored the structure of the hyperbolic paraboloid or hypar for short. A double curvature surface that is achieved through straight lines. By combining said hypars this new form is achieved in an elegant but minimalistic style.


HYPERBOLIC PARABALOID

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HYPAR AGGREGATE

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HYPAR AGG REGATE

Building upon the knowledge of the hypar, the design investigation process continues into aggregation and transformation. By morphing and combining the hypar form we can make a pavilion structure with a tri-legged base column. Touching down at specified points and rising above at others, the dynamic surface comes to life in the space frame-esque design.


HYPAR AGGREGATE

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Clusters of three hypars are joined together on their sides to create this fanned out hypar aggregate.


HYPAR AGGREGATE

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HYPAR AGGREGATE

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Elevations of the design showcase the touchdown points and the highrise points which emphasize the diversity of the hypar structure.


HYPARC

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HYPARC HYPARC

A bike center located in downtown Los Angeles to encourage the efforts and strengths of commuting locally through cycling. Included were bike parking, bike repair, a cafe, showers, and restrooms. A completely bike and ADA accessible design was the goal and is achieved through the use of three variations of a hypar structure.


A clear continuous path is designed to flow bike traffic through the building seamlessly while also defining the different programmed spaces. Natural light also flows in through the open facade accenting the fabric ceiling and smooth concrete finishes on the floor and walls.


HYPARC

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FABRIC LIGHT FABRIC LIGHTHYPAR HYPAR

SCREEN WIRE HYPAR SCREEN WIRE HYPAR

FLUID SURFACE HYPAR

FLUID SURFACE HYPAR

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Three variations of the hypar structure are used to define different programmatic elements. A fabric hypar is used in the ceiling to define light and create a dynamic covering element.

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The second screen wire hypar structure is created through the use of tensile cables which follow the frame of the fabric hypar ceiling. This screen wire seperates the public cafe space and the private showering spaces with a subtle vertical element. The third and final hypar structure is the fluid surface which acts as a ramped parking for the bikes. These are spaced around the design to guide the user around the entirety of the design and complete the immersion of the hypar structures.

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PLAN

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3/16” = 1’-0”


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SECTION A

SECTION B

SECTION B

HYPARC

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PIRANESIAN SPACE

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A Studio One project that introduced the ideas of form and circulation. Overall design decisions derived from a single word, Gravitate. Introducing forms of angular space and varying scales created circulation that gravitated around the perimeter of the structure and back into itself to rise to the next level.

PIRANESIAN SPACE


PIRANESIAN SPACE

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The design evolves from floor to floor as you move around the pyramid forms and through the triangulated stairways, blurring the distinction between static and interactive elements.


PIRANESIAN SPACE

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A pre-determined column grid punctuates the four floors which adds another element to the project as well as establishing a perimeter to influence the space around the forms.


Utilizing the strength of elevation drawings, I allowed the forms to lean and grow towards the stairways to further emphasize the idea of gravitation around focal elements in the design.


TRAVERSE CENTER

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TRAVERSE CENTER

A homeless outreach center to re-introduce those who are less fortunate back into society. Through the use of material and undulating linear forms the uniquely shaped building comes to life encouraging interaction and productivity.


A seating area that also doubles as a presentation and communal gathering area. The bands that double as an awning element also fold down to enclose this space for projections and meetings.


As the wooden bands travel through the length of the building emphasizing the shape, the acryllic bands wrap around them tieing the spaces together adding clear material qualities.

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Horizontal and vertical orientated bands dictate the different program spaces along with creating unique seating and working surface elements. Natural and artificial light are also influenced by the bands through angles and directions which close off private spaces and open up in communal spaces.

A thick clear acryllic is used along with hard wood to differentiate the vertical and horizontal elements along with creating a smoother cleaner feel for the homeless and onlookers.


The facade consisted of a series of open bay doors that I framed and moved around to allow light, air and circulation through all parts of the design.


STRUCTURE STUDY

A base study on the structural elements in constructing buildings with wood, steel and concrete. Understanding the basics of how buildings come together before the design and materiality is important to the core of architecture. Discovering new materials and connections personally will influence the realm of realistic design possibilities in the future.


An interior shot of the model constructed based on the drawings, showing the beam, girder,truss, and column construction and their specific spacing based on structural load and material capability.


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STRUCTURE STUDY

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Tension Members 1

8”x30” x50’

A105

Glulam

24” Deep Truss Joists @24” O.C.

8”x30” x50’

Glulam

24” Deep Truss Joists @24” O.C.

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24” Deep Truss Joists @24” O.C.

24” Deep Truss Joists @24” O.C.

4”x14” Glulam

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4”x14” Glulam

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4”x14” Glulam

4”x14” Glulam

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4”x14” Glulam

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24” Deep Truss Joists @24” O.C.

4”x14” Glulam

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4”x14” Glulam

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4”x14” Glulam

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4”x14” Glulam 4”x14” Glulam 4”x14” Glulam 4”x14” Glulam 4”x14” Glulam

6”x6” Column T.Y.P


AK FABRICATION STUDY

Studying and oberserving the objects in our environment is essential to understanding our world and how to design for it. In this exercise I examined a fabricated shelving piece in an Abbot Kinney store and replicated it through drawings and model.


AK SHELF FABRICATION STUDY

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Taking precise measurements in the field was the challenge, along with analyzing the actual construction process of this organically shaped fabrication piece. Through precise CNC routing, the form was carved and shaped through several pieces of plywood.


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STRUCTURE STUDY

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A design to understand the strengths and weaknesses of tension and compression in architecture. Having to span a distance of two feet, the task was to create a structure that would resist the downward force of a determined amount. Utilizing both forces in the Ten-Com Bridge it counters the forces being applied from above and diffuses it laterally back into the ground.

TEN-COM BRIDGE


STRUCTURE STUDY

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STRUCTURE STUDY

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The structure stacks horizontal sticks on top of each other and are compressed together at the ends. To counter increased compression from weight being applied from above, smaller sticks are placed in between the compressed sticks to create tension thus the oval shape displayed. To further increase counter forces the structure is placed in tension laterally bowing it out from its original striaght form.


-DARIEN

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