EMILY BUCKBERG Architecture Portfolio | University of Oregon
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ABLE OF CONTENTS ELEVATE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY
LEARN LIBRARY FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
PLAY MUSICIAN REHEARSAL STUDIOS
CONTEMPLATE REIMAGINING THE SENTO BATH
SURVEY ANCIENT VILLA DOCUMENTATION
CHARETTE URBAN DESIGN EXPLORATION
RESEARCH URBANISM NEXT RESEARCH
CAPTURE PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
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01 | Museum of Industry ARCH403 | 6 weeks Spring 2017 Professor James Tilghman Chestertown, MD SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite Nestled on the Eastern Shore, Chestertown, Maryland is a town born out of the water. However, the former port town’s relationship with the Chester River has become tumultuous as the threat of sea level rise increases. The Chestertown Museum of Industry and Culture lifts the exhibition and studio spaces off of the ground so that they may be preseved after most of the adjacent Wilmer Park, and the lower level of the building, is sacriﬁced. The articulation of the building features represents a mercantile vernacular that relates to the inustrial past of Chestertown, so that while the artwork pushes society forward, it is encased in a memory of the town’s history. The large cantilever of the exhibition space also represents the changing relationship with the water and the town’s unavoidable duality, allowing the building to act as both protection from the water, as well as a vessel onward.
Exhibition Space Studio Bath Bath Mech.
Ticket Sales Lecture Constructed Wetland for Graywater Filtration
Trusses made from Recycled Wood
4â€™ Concrete Slab
Reinforced Wood Columns
LEARN MAKER SPACE/EXHIBITION SPACE LECTURE HALLS/LOBBY
GATHER CLASSROOMS/OFFICES/ OUTDOOR PLAZA SPACE
02 | Frederick Arts Library ARCH401 | 6 weeks Spring 2016 Professor Georgeanne Matthews Frederick, MD Hand Crafted Media | Digital Media The ascension of humanity towards our highest understanding governs the ethereal movement upward in library spaces, where pursuit of knowledge is the primary aspiration. As we move toward understanding life through consumption of knowledge, we also move toward understanding through the tactile activity of making and creating. In the small, historical oasis of downtown Frederick, Maryland, a library with publicly usable makerspaces and a small gallery provides a community space for creative aspirations to thrive. The undulating glass forms draw people from both an active street as well as the ďŹ‚anking creek walk. A corten steel screen provides increasing levels of enclosure as you ascend through the building, while still maintaining views to the creek and park to the west, to always remind us of the world we seek to understand.
Contemplate Ideate Create
Public vs Private Spaces
Circulation Core Reading g Room
Cafe Maker Space
Offfﬁ ﬁce Space Ga allery
03 | Soundroom ARCH401 | 6 Weeks Spring 2016 Professor Georgeanne Matthews H Street, Washington D.C. Hand Crafted Media | Digital Media Music is often seen as a universal language which binds people across space and time. On a busy commercial street in Washington, D.C., a music rehearsal space brings a sense of community and a place for collaboration to a thriving, multicultural neighborhood. Folding fractal walls and ďŹ‚oors bring a unique reverberation to each rehearsal space, as well as to the communal jam space in the building. The facade, constructed from sustainably sourced, recycled wood and glass panels, reminds us of the complexity and beauty of the world around us.
Folding Form Iterations
04 | Elemental Explorations ARCH683 | 9 weeks Fall 2017 Professor Christopher Brown Oldtown/Chinatown, Portland, OR Hand Crafted Media | Digital Media Portlandâ€™s Oldtown/Chinatown neighborhood has seen many reinventions. The addition of this Japanese Sento Bathhouse into the neighborhood will create a new atmosphere for the area. Explored primarily through model-making, this conceptual studio focused on the movements and materiality that create spatial quality and interaction. The models produced for this project included elemental materials such as wood, concrete, and plaster. The primary spatial organization of the building diverts users into two separate paths, either a path running back through the building on the ground ďŹ‚oor, through the elements of the traditional bathing program, and then up into the primary soaking space. The other moves directly upward through the building, through the same program along the top of the building, and then descends into the soaking space. The movement of these paths orbiting around the same space creates a dynamic, contrasting experience, a new take on the traditional Sento Bath
problem: disconnection materials: wood, string, magnets
problem: degradation materials: copper, ďŹ ngerprints
concept: elemental, interlocking spaces materials: concrete
ďŹ gure ground materials: concrete
photo of physical model representing upper path representing ethereal desire for exploration, focused on natural light and creating a sense of curiosity and tranquility materials: basswood, trace paper
photo of physical mode representing contemplation, aspiration
l representing central, main soaking space n; a new experience with hints of familiarity materials: plaster, water, basswood
photo of physical model representing lower path representing grounded movement through network of urban caves; inward focused spaces materials: concrete, powder pigment
05 | Stabia In the Shadow of Vesuvius Summer 2016 Professor Robert Lindley Vann Castellamare di Stabia, Italy Graphite | Ink EDM and Point Cloud Survey Tech Adobe Illustrator Nestled in the Bay of Naples, the town of Castellemare di Stabia is the home of the most complete collection of Roman Villas covered by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. This past summer, I was able to take part in the efforts of surveying and documenting the recently unearthed Villa San Marco, focusing primarily on the northwest wall in the Atrium of the Villa. Through a combination of sketching, theodolite surveying, cloud point surveying, photostitching, and tracing in Adobe Illustrator, I was able to record and analyze this wall, contributing my recordings to the larger goal of completely documenting the villa, while simultaneously immersing myself in the history of a fallen empire.
EDM and LiDar
NW Atrium Wall Elevation and Details
06 | Urban Design Charette ARCH584 | 1 weeks Spring 2018 Professor Nico Larco Gateway, Portland, OR Hand Drawn Diagrams Gateway is a neighborhood located toward the eastern limits of Portland. While the areaâ€™s proximity to the highway, and light-rail connected transit center seem like assets that would help the area thrive, its current status is far from that of its full potential. This rapid design charette exercise explores various opportunities for redevelopment and reimagining of one of the main superblocks of the area. The process involved rapid analysis and production of exploratory diagramming, followed by generation of a variety of programming and formal schemes for the area. While the brevity of the exercise leaves the ďŹ nal results fairly open and broad, the intention of these intense charette developments is evident in the breadth of design ideas produced in a brief period of time. Additionally, the exercise was used as an introduction to the Urban Design Studio, of which I am currently a part for the duration of the Spring 2018 term at the University of Oregon.
car focused space + portland city block overlay
grain of development
greenery + amenity access
experience + design goals
increase pedestrian connectivity
provide access to open green space
foster existing community by creating spaces for play + gathering
connect to a variety of ammenities
deďŹ ne street edge
disperse uses among a variety of scales
Independent Research Ongoing Supervised by Professor Nico Larco Portland, OR During my time at the University of Oregon, I have been heavily involved in research with the Urbanism Next program, ﬁrst during Independent Research, and continuing with an ofﬁcial Graduate Employee Position. My research focuses on the impacts of emerging technology (such as autonomous vehicles, the sharing economy, and e-commerce) on various aspects of the built environment. In March of 2018, I assisted with the organization and facilitation of the ﬁrst ever Urbanism Next Conference, which drew a wide breadth of professionals to discuss these topics. While my particular research has primarily focued on microtransit and other emerging forms of mobility, the overall implications of the topics within the Urbanism Next Program will likely change many of our current perceptions surrounding the built environment on a larger scale. The program is currently developing planning strategies for several cities around Oregon and working on several funded grant studies.
07 | Urbanism Next
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If transit services decrease as a result of cannibalized ridership from TNCs, the groups that will be adversely affected are likely those of lower incomes. Mass transit is still the most affordable mobility solution for most people, and if services decrease, it will limit the access that these peripheral groups have to services.
If transit agencies reduce service as a result of decreased ridership, more people may rely on personal vehicles, eventually reducing the amount that people are walking to and from transit stops, decreasing overall public health.
Transit alternatives like ridesharing have been shown to increase vehicle miles traveled (vmt) overall, making transit the most environmentally friendly form of mobility. The more people replace transit with ridesharing, the more we can expect negative environmental impacts to increase as a result of heightened vmt.
With transit ridership already down, municipal budgets are seeing adverse effects. While ticket sales are decreasing, most transit options are still maintaining the same schedule, resulting in a continuing and consistent loss of income for municipalities.
Methodology surrounding transit legislation may have to become increasingly proactive, despite its often reactive history. Adaptation will become increasingly important for transit legislation structure.
Desire for housing development and proximity to transit stops may matter less as AVs allow people to live further from urban centers.
Parks & open space
URBAN DESIGN metropolitan footprint If people are not reliant on transit for their access to downtown urban areas and services, they may be willing to live further away from these areas, increasing the metropolitan footprint.
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Strong transit allows for healthy and abundant green space access, and encourages creation of parks and open space near transit hubs. If transit use decreases, the use of these spaces may as well.
Reduction in transit reliance may result in a reduction of â€˜transit corridorsâ€™, and may encourage streets to be shared across mobility types.
Retail/Commercial/ Office/Industrial (employment uses)
If transit use decreases, T.O.D. will likely decrease soon after. As transit becomes increasingly atomized, development around hubs may be less necessary.
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If people begin relying on AVs rather than transit for access to work places, employers may begin to move to cheaper, more remote locations outside of typical downtown areas.
In the wake of natural disasters, mass transit networks tend to be stronger and more likely to rebuild quickly, as opposed to vehicle infrastructure which is more scattered.
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real estate land value
If mass transit use continues to decrease, land previously valued highly for its proximity to transit hubs may see a valuation decrease.
Development of areas will no longer rely on proximity to transit stops, allowing for projects that may have been halted in the past to be built, provided they will significantly attract users for non-mobility reasons.
buzz/vitality If transit ridership decreases, areas that relied on transit proximity for support may see a decline in overall activity.
quality If proximity to transit access is no longer a primary factor in the development of neighborhoods, internal design quality may become increasingly important. Also, it could result in the atomization of quality.
Continue government subsidy for transit networks so they are not surpassed in cost efficiency by TNCs.
Expand transit services to traditionally under-served neighborhoods and areas in cities to reduce reliance on AVs. Tax AVs to decrease their cost competitiveness with transit.
A collection of work from my Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Architecture