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Transit Plaza Redux
770 to F.I.T.
Fall 2009 Grad Studio 3
Fall 2008 Grad Studio 1
Spring 2008 U.grad Studio 5
Spring 2007 U.grad Class
Joshua Tree National Park and Twentynine Palms, Ca
Natural and urban morphology
solar and wind paths
The conďŹ‚uence of the high desert ecology and urban development: the hillside landscape continues as a canopy over the terraced ground plane of Star Dune Road, and establishes a new large covered public gathering space below.
Front elevation and entrance
Three program elements are contained within the roof plane: residential units, an institute, and a museum. The residential units are removed from the ground plane, inverting the relationship between residential building and privatized property. The museum and institute serve public functions, therefore they are easily accessible to pedestrian realm on the ground level.
Section through residences and public space
Section through museum and institute
Interior light projection
top surface layer metal decking truss grid light and wind portals translucent fabric layer ground plane
Public amphitheater and museum entrance
top surface 20â€™ x 15â€™ truss grid elevated residences
bottom roof layer program spaces ground plane
Perspective from north east corner
MacArthur Park, Westlake, Los Angeles, Ca
The goals for the redevelopment project are to maintain the cultural identity, activate the site and streets, increase safety, respect the Metro structure in place, and respond to the siteâ€™s environmental needs. These can be accomplished by creating spaces for families and vendors, increasing the number of eyes on the site and park, deďŹ ning a new portal to the Metro, controlling the sun/ shade, and utilizing natural heating cooling systems.
Metal and planted screen
storage, mechanical, etc
Metro entrance and plaza
3rd ďŹ‚oor plan
Residential ďŹ‚oors plan
Plaza looking towards the park
Residential Unit Plans 1br apt
Fostoriaâ€™s Iron Triangle, Fostoria, Oh
200 trains screech, whistle and rumble through Fostoria’s Iron Triangle each day. The site for the railroad museum is surrounded by three sets of tracks that stretch from coast to coast. The museum seeks to enhance the rail fan’s experience of the locomotive by heightening their auditory sense. The building and it’s elements take cues from the working of a human ear to capture, manipulate, and reproduce the sounds of the Iron Triangle.
The objective of the museum is to submerge the visitor in an auditory rich experience. The entry ramp into the museum intends to separate the visitorâ€™s visual and auditory connections to the site. Other systems in place on the site and in the museum enhance, distort and distribute sound waves, providing a twist on the rail fanâ€™s experience.
Third and fourth ﬂoor plans
Second ﬂoor plan
First ﬂoor plan
Rail museum section model
rail museum gallery
rail museum gallery
museum administration level
public entrance level
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
a Plan Section bb
The program called for the design and construction of a structure using concrete masonry as the main material. Our intent was then to create varying spaces within the prescribed 8’ x 8’ area. This was achieved by adding water, aggregate, and rebar within, and surrounding, the three-sided space. The experience of the space begins from the exterior, where the rebar rise from within the cmu walls. Two openings provide access into the structure, where you share a tight space with clusters of rebar. The textures of the ground vary, further heightening the user’s experience as they travel through and around the site.
Excavate, reinforce, and level 8’x8’ pit
Set ﬁrst courses with rebar, then ﬁll with earth
Construct third and last wall, which stands independent from the two additional walls
As wall construction was completed, ﬁnishing touches were added
Construction took place over one week. Concrete blocks were provided for the class. Our group chose to use the masonry blocks similar to their use in construction. We sought to construct them in a way that made them seem elegant and clean, as a whole. During the process we found that reaching heights around 8’ would require rebar and compacted earth within the blocks. After the exposed rebar in the interior was driven into the ground, we ﬁlled the space with gravel from the site. The ﬁnal touches were a paintball diagram of the rebar placement on the short wall, and water and sand to ﬁll the triangular spaces left by the angled walls. In all, it was a celebration of concrete masonry construction materials and methods.