Elena Lara VandenBerg
Photography Hard-working Spain Skiing
San Francisco Home
Projects Magnifying Glass
Sonim User Research
On Board Movement
Salviati Glass Collection Museum
Portland Market Description: Design a public market for Portland, WA that connects to the site and the “Portland Culture”. Design Goal: The geometric form of this building was designed to define spaces, the program, and integrate a radial structure facing outwards. The roof and topography are interlaced through a flowing section in order to connect the building directly to nature in order to align with Portland’s culture. Project Members:
Architects: Helen Stroheker, Courtney Urbancsik
Structural Engineers: Dakota Mascarenas, and Lucas Del Toro
Market Visitor Ampitheatre/Restaurant Visitor Back of House Delivery
CONCEPT PROGRESSION Topography Concept
Guiding Principles ACCESS ACCESS
Site Plan Vendor Spaces Administration Market Hall Event/Teaching Space Cafes/Large Vendors Restaurant
W BR M BR
ELEVATIONS AND INSPIRATION
Inner Skin Elevation
Market Visitor Ampitheater/Restraurant Visitor BoH Delivery
1’ = 1/16”
Outer Skin Elevation Circulation
Section Concept Section Concept Saville Garden Visitor Center
Disney Ice Arena
Salviati Glass Collection Museum Description: Glass-walled museum placed within the Stanford Art Quad that houses the Salviati Glass Circulation Collection. This museum activates the courtyard space between the surrounding buildings. Design Goal: Feel as if you are inhabiting a piece of cut glass while having the Glass Collection be the centerpiece radiating throughout the building. Entrance Lines Existing Buildings
Section goals: Show how gallery spaces are prioritized through higher ceilings. Visualize materiality. Show how the light well hangs down in the center of the building.
The overall footprint is a cut shape to emphasize the cut glass theme from the Salviati Glass Collection. The planâ€™s main footprint was designed so that the gallery spaces and the center light well would create a sense of inhabiting a piece of cut glass.
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First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Exterior walls cut into the building.
Roof panels are not flat and are made out of frosted glass to diffuse light.
Galleries are cut shapes.
Light well diverts light throughout the building.
San Francisco Home Description: House designed for a visually impaired poet who works and sells his poetry from his home. Design Goal: Curve the walls so the sound bounces off them and enriches the noise field in the house. The poetâ€™s flowing poems and smooth transitions are articulated throughout the building by the walls that turn into stairs or floors, creating a continuous flow through the entire building. Process: Modelbuilding and bending wood
Third Floor: Bedroom and private spaces Second Floor: Office space and seating area to look over the city First Floor: Entrance and public space for others to come in and read the poetâ€™s work
On Board Description: Cheese board with a sand-casted wave that holds cheese knives. Design Goal: Have cheese knives securely held so that they donâ€™t roll off of the cheese board but are also easy to grab.
Materials: Aluminum, Cherry Wood Processes: Sand Casting, Woodworking, Milling Challenges: Fitting the aluminum perfectly into the board so that the wave was flush with the wood. Post-machining the right size holes into the wave to hold the knives.
Magnifying Glass Description: Brass magnifying glass with a removable handle Design Goals: Have the lens fit into the ring perfectly so that it doesnâ€™t rattle. Have the handle screw into the top and be flush with the brass base. Processes: Turning on the lathe, Milling, Welding, Sanding, Polishing
Stanford Plaque Description: Sand-casted brass Stanford plaque Design Goal: Cast well enough that you can see as many stars around the tree as possible. Processes: Sand Casting, Sanding, Polishing
Albers Squares Description: Photos set up and photographed to match the Albers Squares. Design Goals: Color, Lighting, Focus
Nature Description: Zoomed in photos of plants in order to see all of the details that make up nature. Design Goals: Focus Texture Color
Movement Design Goals: Fast shutter speed: Stop motion to show an â€˜instant in timeâ€™ Slow shutter speed: Create a sense of motion through a still frame
About Me I love everything that has to do with making things - including model building, playing with tools, and fixing things! This has been a passion of mine starting from a young age - my dad and I always engineered everything on the boat I raced in high school to fit and work seamlessly together. My dad is an engineer and my mom is a jewelry designer. Because of these two main drivers in my life I found my love for architecture, product design, photography, and art in general. My biggest passion is sailing and being on the water - that being said, I hate being in the water so I work extremely hard to stay in my boat, which I think is what has made me better at sailing! I grew up on the water, have raced sailboats since I was young, and now am on the Stanford Varsity Sailing Team. When I have free time you can find me on or by the water! I also love being outdoors - skiing, hiking, running, and just being in nature! I am always ready to go exploring and find new things!