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EMILEE DACEY WILSON


EMILEE DACEY WILSON SELECTED WORKS

615.618.7351 | ewilso45@vols.utk.edu 12592 Hay Lane, Unionville, TN 37180 www.issu.com/emileewilson


CONTENTS


01 ARCHITECTURE 02 STUDY ABROAD 03 MADE


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ARCHITECTURE

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3 KNOXVILLE PUBLIC HALL 11 SOCIAL INTERFERENCE 19 JACKSON AVE STATION 27 TOPOPHILIA


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KNOXVILLE HALL KNOXVILLE, TN

FALL 2015 | INTEGRATIONS WITH MACY McCARTY


The priority of the Center for Sustainable Education is to employ the building as an interactive demonstration of sustainability. It will be a tool for the city of Knoxville as an operable educator; engaging all ages and demographics. The center is intended as a place of collaboration between local organizations- to serve as a forum for those people making an effort for this cause locally. The design manifests these ideas by serving as a public hall; the passage between the outskirts and the heart of Downtown Knoxville.

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN


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rainwater collection cistern

DRAINAGE DIAGRAM

EMERGENCY EXIT DIAGRAM

public garden

EAST ELEVATION

KNOXVILLE HALL


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NORTH ELEVATION


WALL ASSEMBLY (RIGHT TO LEFT) 1. 5/8th” GYPSUM BOARD 2. 6” BATTING INSULATION METAL Z CLIP 3. 6” METAL FRAMING STUD 4. 3/4th” PLYWOOD SHEATHING 5. 1” RIGID INSULATION 6. WATERPROOF MEMBRANE 7. 1/2” AIR SPACE 8. 1 1/2” WHITE OAK CLADDING

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PERMEABLE PAVERS METAL FRAMING MULLION 24” x 24” CONCRETE COLUMN

SITE PLAN

DETAIL OF FLOOR PLAN


1” CONCRETE PAVERS ROOF DRAINAGE MAT 5” RIGID INSULATION 6.25” CONCRETE ROOF SLAB

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DETAIL OF ELEVATION

DETAIL OF WALL SECTION


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SOCIAL INTERFERENCE NORTH KNOXVILLE, TN

SPRING 2015


The corner of North Broadway and Central Avenue in North Knoxville, Tennessee currently resides on the brink of rehabitation. Half abandoned, half up and coming, the area has the potential to be a hub of culture and community with one activator of energy; with one interference. The proposal is for an event space, a versatile design without a restricting title; an event space for an event that has yet to be invented. It would be an invitation for all citizens and creatives to gather for the purpose of innovation and retreat.

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ACTIVITY AND INTERFERENCE IN A PROTO-ENVIRONMENT


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SECTION THROUGH AUDITORIUM


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THE OPERATOR

THE VARIABLE

THE CONSTANT


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JACKSON STATION WEST JACKSON AVENUE KNOXVILLE, TENNESSE FALL 2014 | PROGRAMMING


The rail line in Knoxville, Tennessee has not been employed as passenger rail since the 1960s. As a result, the North end of Gay Street in downtown has industrialized; filling with large warehouses and abandoned train cars. By introducing a transportation node, visitors and locals will both be inhabiting the area. With the influx of people, other programs will follow, and the land will be taken back from the machine. In a previous stage of design, Jackson Station was one part of a masterplan for West Jackson Avenue involving the entire programming class. The masterplan focused on utilizing Jackson as a creative corridor; a new arts district for Downtown Knoxville. Reinvigorating rail travel in this district will bring more people through the area, allowing other disused spaces in this area to come to life.

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NORTH SECTON

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(ABOVE) GAY STREET LEVEL PLAN, (BELOW) JACKSON AVENUE PLAN


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WEST SECTION


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TOPOPHILIA

LOST IN MEMORY

SELF-DIRECTED 2016-2017 IN PROGRESS


: from Greek topos ‘place’ and -philia, ‘love of’ : the love of or emotional connections with place or physical environment : a strong sense of place, which often becomes mixed with the sense of cultural identity

It is a place for memory and it is a place to get lost; for allowing oneself to get lost in order to discover and for lost histories to be found. It is possible to experience the world from remote locations, but architecture has the potential to engage people as a corporeal experience. There is value in the haptic; the holistic. There is still something to be gained from understanding a place through its existing history and personal reactions. This is an exploration of nostalgia in rural areas and communities that are on the verge of being lost in the face of modernity. It is a home for wayward memories.

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BANNACK, MT BODIE, MT WONDER WASHINGTON, CO AURORA, NV

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GOLD KING, CA CLARK COUNTY , NM LAKE MOHAVE, NM CALLVILLE BAY, AZ


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WEST


COTHRAN CEMETERY KING CEMETERY BELLENFANT CEMETERY TAYLOR CEMETERY REED CEMETERY POPE CEMETERY CARLTON CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY

MT. PLEASANT CEMETERY POPE CEMETERY POPE CEMETERY DAVIS CEMETERY REID CEMETERY LAMB CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY

DICKSON CEMETERY JACKSON CEMETERY SMOTHERMAN CEMETERY NANCE CEMETERY HAYNES CEMETERY LAMB CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY UNAMED CEMETERY

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NORTH


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STUDY ABROAD

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35 THE BATH HOUSE 41 EXPLORATIONS


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THE BATH HOUSE FORO ITALICO

SPRING 2016 | STUDY ABROAD


The new baths will serve as a community center to Rome and homage to the history of the city. Inspired by the traditional baths of antiquity, the bathhouse at Villa Italico will reintroduce the use of water as a place to gather and a place to heal. Positioned on Monte Mario, the structure will function as connection between the wild of the nature reserve and the strict style of the Foro Italico. A cut in the hill formed by an inhabitable wall will serve as this threshold. To the east, an interior and exterior passageway will move people along the nature of path of the Villa Italico. Behind this wall, three main pools, derived from the traditional order will be embedded in the hill. The angle of the cut will slowly open up to surrounding views; visually engaging the site and following the natural topography. The baths will include locker rooms, saunas, spaces to gather, and smaller soaking tubs to serve as treatment spas for athletes during and after the Olympics. From below, the bathhouse will be integrated into the landscape to be all but hidden. Instead, the approach is from the hill, winding through the reserve until the baths are slowly revealed.

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PROCESS SKETCHES


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OTHER EXPLORATIONS TRAVEL SKETCHES PHOTOGRAPHY SPRING 2016 | STUDY ABROAD


Rome is idyllic and my time there is something I still daydream about. I was fortunate, though, to explore other parts of the world, mainly through solo travel. I visited cities in Romania, France, Scotland, Ireland, and Denmark; keeping a sketchbook in my pocket through every plane, bus, and train ride. Architecture is more than affected by globalization, it is a part of it, and more evident everyday. I believe that to design for a place, we must experience it firsthand, immerse ourself in it.

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DIOCLETIAN BATHS | TEMPLE OF ANTONINUS AND FAUSTINA


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BASILICA di SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE

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ARCH OF TITUS


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ISLE OF SKYE, SCOTLAND | STRATHPEFFER, SCOTLAND


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DUBLIN, IRELAND

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COPENHAGAN, DENMARK


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PRARIS, FRANCE

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VENICE, ITALY


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BRASOV, ROMANIA

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FLORENCE, ITALY


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MADE

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51 GREEN OAK REVISITED 59 FABRICATION


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GREENOAK REVISITED THE GREENOAK INITIATIVE

FALL 2016 | DESIGN BUILD CAMILLE LANE AREN EDWARDS AUSTIN FLEMING JOSEPH SHEDD


The GreenOak Initiative began several years ago at the University of Tennessee and was awarded a research grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The initiative focuses on sustainable building material exploration for low-cost construction. “Green Oak� refers to the center cant of oak lumber that is used primarily for pallets. It is not aesthetically viable as grade lumber but still stable. GreenOak Revisited was a semester focused on pushing the boundaries of what this material can do. It involved working with the many unpredictable imperfections of the cants and designing for those issues. We created our own calendar of experiments and spent twelve weeks building and testing.

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BREATHABLE WALL ASSEMBLY GREEN OAK EXTERIOR RAIN SCREEEN FIRRING STRIPS 1/2” PLYWOOD SHEATHING

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GREEN OAK TIMBER FRAME BURLAP INTERIOR GREEN OAK PANELING


DISCONNECTED WINDOW GREEN OAK TIMBER FRAME PARTIAL-THREADED BRONZE ROD HARDWOOD FRAME, KILN-DRIED

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2 x 2 FLOATING FRAME 1 x 4 TRIM, KILN-DRIED


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The Angled Joint is an exploration of green oak used in a pitch roof system. As the oak dries, it shrinks and pulls away, making a precise angle difficult to maintain. The triangle portion could be made at an angle desired and the leafs altered to the beam width. These dimensions are not required for stability. As the beams dry, they will only shrink tighter around the leaves, which have been given some room to ebgin with. The bolts can also be tightened over time. Since the oak does not shrink much length-wise, it is not anticipated to pull away from the pitch.


The desire to create a continuous frame structure that was lightweight and potentially flexible drove the design of the Pentagonal Construct. Inspired by the layering accomplished in a previous exploration, this investigation employs a series of woven green oak boards at fixed angles. It is then held steady by rigid diagonals. In another iteration, these diagonals could slide and allow the entire frame to expand and contract for transport. The green oak columns depicted are not structural but rather allow for a more orthogonal interior wall system and such as, could be easily assembled on site.

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BENDING EXPERIMENTS | FLEXIBLE FRAMES


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DOUBLE COLUMN FRAME | WOOD JOINERY


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FABRICATION


Design is to work with one’s hands and engage oneself fully. I believe in the importance of working physically in tandem with the page. Beyond studio modelling, I have been fortunate to participate in fabrication classes that encouraged exploration of materials and methods. . I have learned to work with wood, metals, and plastics through shop, welding, and 3D printing.

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SUPERDIGITAL // ULTRAPHYSICAL


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MONOLITH / RHINO / GRASSHOPPER / EXCEL / TABLE SAW / DRILL / BAND SAW / GRINDER / WELDER


THANK YOU


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