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ERIC FREDERICK WHITE Porfolio

2009


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Table of Contents Arch 272

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Much of my education and research for design has happened within the urban landscape with some concern of rural landscapes to learn more about what architecture does and is. Through my own evolution of design ideas of architecture I feel that having an enthusiasm for design and problem solving is key. Also, studying sites and information immensely will produce a concept to approach problems presented in a logical and ideal fashion. Much of my own design is pertains to revealing the structure and showing what architecture is at the core of design with masses and voids to find out interaction between pedestrians and visitors that are within and passing by the structure. Making structure perform in multiple ways with water collection and energy production and social interaction truly motivates me in design and I try to incorporate these tactics within projects to find the balance of design and performance of the structure.

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Above: Site Context

Structural Typologies

Arch 373

Within smaller towns and cities there are many places of undeveloped land and parks that possess interest. I was to analyze a site on Bradley Ave. in Champaign, Il. With this site brought particular problems and enthusiam with a small ditch and sloping land that housed a muskrat habitat that is clearly cared for. I progressed with the idea of the muskrat and how I could bring people to enjoy this network of tunnels and layered lifestyle of the muskrat. After these analyses, I was given the problem to make a pavilion with the structural components I had designed to any landscape and atmosphere available. In this senerio, I wanted to make a canopy that flowed with the landscape that allowed people to have a layered experience above and below the structure that possesses the idea of water collection and use for possible drinking and shower usage. Also, a pixelated design is implemented to allow indirect and direct sunlight to pass into the structure to create ambiance within the space.

Prof: Kevin Erickson

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Photo: Site Picture


Above: Site Studies Structural Typologies

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Program 1/4”=1’

Above: Interactive Section

Above: Site Below: Section of Site

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Above: Progression of Network Study Model Bottom Left: Connection of Materials Botom Right: Model of Connection

Structural Typologies

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Above: Connection Drawing with Lighting Options Bottom Left: Study of Folding Structure with Landscape Bottom Right: Section Study of Water Drainage

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Above: Model/Perspective Top Right: Model Photo Structural Typologies

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Left: Model Right: New Landscape with Structure Bottom: Section with Water Collection

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Structural Typologies

Above: Sectional Perspective

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Voids: drawings Arch 272

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Top Left: Elevation thAt comes in mAny shApes And sizes. Top Middle: Perspective Top Right: Perspective Bottom Right: Elevation

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en An experience to the Viewer atomovie reAct to the size Sophomore year presented project that was to question

architecture through various dimensions with the second dimension showing elevations, third dimension using 3-D views, and through the ted in moVement Around them . project, I wanted to take my focus on fourth dimension of time. In this masses and voids in architecture as I feel they are a necessity and importance in every project to create space for people to interact with and experience. This project became about these various polygonal forms that fit together and could be intertwined within another to see the connection. Also this project was to find out the interaction of people with the simplest of geometry and to understand more about a person’s feelings in various types of spaces being larger or smaller.

Prof: Lawerence Hamilin

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Below: Storyboard of Movie

Voids Film Project

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Above: Site Photographs

Modulous

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In Edgewater, is a highly residential area with a mix of high rise apartments with lower income apartments and houses with a few historical houses left. This problem was to put a boutique hotel at the site of 5948 N. Sheridan Drive in Chicago, Illinois. Through analysis and research of the site the emotion and interaction of the building is needed to grab the interest of city visitors and local residents, by incorporating masses for living spaces wrapped in steel louvers while keeping public areas enclosed with glass and adding an elegant garden within the site of the hotel. The key was to blend in with the urban environment while making the statement of incorporating landscaping within the building for an experience of guests and neighborhood visitors.

Prof: Art Kaha

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Modulous

Above: Site of Edgewater

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Top Row: Sketch Process Bottom Left: Ground Floor Sketch Bottom Right: Analysis of Where Visitors Will Go From Site

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Windows Open For Air Flow

Steel Louvers Close for Privacy

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Above: Structure Diagram Top Middle: Window Diagrams Left: Section Perspective of Envelope Below: Diagram of Energy Uses

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

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Top Left: 1st Floor Plan Top Middle: 2nd Floor Plan Top Right: 3rd Floor Plan Below: Site Front Elevation

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Above: 4th Floor Plan Top Middle: 5th Floor Plan Top Right: 6th Floor Plan Below: Section A-A

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Above: Exterior Perspective of Building


Small Garden Room

Luxurious Lakeview Room

Family Lakeview Room

Top Left: Three Types of Units Top Right: Perspective Sketch of Room Bottom Left:Light Rendering of Room Bottom Right: Day Rendering ofRoom

Modulous

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Top Left: Perspective of Model Top Middle: Elevation of Model Top Right:Back Perspective of Model Bottom Left: Day Rendering ofRoom

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Below: Exterior Perspective (back)

Modulous

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Graphics/Models

Arch 271/272

Studio Sophomore year consisted of creating architectural drawings of precedence to some low scale design of space. This consisted of the Robie House in Chicago, Herne-Sodingen Academy in Ruhr,Germany, and drawings/ sketches of various places of interest to us while having the ability to create collages and models to represent our ideas through many variations. This is where I learned to put my collage and drawing skills to the test and push them further for furture studios.

Prof: Lawerence Hamlin and Allison Warren

Top Left: Robie House Top Right:Sketch Bottom Right: Collage Drawing

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Left: Plans, Elevations, Axon Top Right: Model of Sophomore Year Project Lower Middle:Model Closer Up Lower Right: Section Model of H-S Academy

Graphics / Models

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Spacial Structure

Arch 374

What is space? Space is usually known as the unlimited or incalculably great three-dimensional realm or expanse in which all material objects are located and all events occur. On the contrary, the film, Brazil, describes space as a dominion for sharing and individual activity. Furthermore, this is described through alterations in the space throughout the movie with the perception of one’s mind. This experience is created throughout the film showing how structure and system creates space for the individual to use. Though individuals perceive space differently with ownership of personal space and overlap within space to create sharing. Shared space versus individual space is shown by stills throughout the movie with spot color showing systematic space versus the change into the new boundaries created by individual mind. This film review led into the research of structural distortion within architecture in the following project.

Partner: Mariana Caballeros

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Far Left: Office Space Clip Middle Left: Elevator Clip

Prof: Julie Larsen

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Top: Movie Review Study Board Middle Left: Sharing Space Study Middle: Big Executive OfficeClip Middle Right: Large Execution Asylum Clip Below: Final Construct of Spacial Structure

Spacial Structure

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Above: Random Elevator Found on Site

Above: Structured Personal Networking Space Study

Structural Distortion

Arch 374

An elevator is a very intriguing piece of machinery that is able to take people to various levels of interest like a transporter where the internet is a hub to take people to various levels of information. With both of these core ideas in tact, we approached Wacker Drive in Chicago, Illinois next to the Illinois River with a need of integration of these level changes and hubs of communication with people while creating a hostel hotel environment for both guests and public to enjoy on the riverwalk. The lower levels of Wacker are quite rundown and throughout the site of Lake Shore East, we wanted to incorporate various hubs and transporters to carry between Michigan Ave. and Lakeshore Drive to the Wacker Drive River walk. Boundaries were of huge importance between public and private as we infilled a hostel with transporters cutting through a structure that carries out the grid from Wacker. This hostel presents transportation and communication interaction between buisness people and regular travelers to experience the city on Wacker like never before.

Partner: Mariana Caballeros

Prof: Julie Larsen

Photo: Wacker Drive Study

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Upper Left: Map of Site Used Upper Right: Study of Pedestrian Transportation Lower Right: Property Study

Structural Distortion

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Above: Existing Elevator Study on Grid

Above: Transporter Study Below: Combined Exisiting and Proposed Transporters

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Above: Transporter/Hub Prototype

Below: View down Michigan Ave. from Transporter

Above: Sight of Transporter on Site

Above: Hub on Illinois River connecting two Transporters

Below: View down Illinois River from Hub

Structural Distortion

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Above: Form Studies of structure and cirrculation

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Upper Left:2nd Floor Hostel Room Middle Left:1st Floor Hostel Room Below: 3-D view of transporter lockers for hostel guests

Structural Distortion

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Above: 1st Level/Site

Above: 2nd Level

Above: 3rd Level

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Above: 4th Level

Above: 5th Level

Structural Distortion

Above: Top Level

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Above: Elevation Close-up

Above: Elevation

Below: Longitudinal Section

Structural Distortion

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Right: Plexiglass Study Model

Above: Perspective of Hub on top of Hostel

Below: Perspective of Hub within Hostel

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Above: Perspective with Transporter Below: Plexiglass Model

Above: Plexiglass Model

Structural Distortion

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Above: Sectional Perspective Below: Plexiglass Sectional Model

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Below: Sectional Perspective

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Structural Distortion

Above: Sectional Perspective

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Putting together this portfolio has been a challenge. Organizing all of the information and putting it into a presentation form that would appropriately express my personality and all that I’ve learned didn’t seem possible at first. In all my projects, I evaluate the site and start to find a solution and approach it through design. I would like to give my appreciation and thanks to my studio partner Mariana Caballeros during my Arch 374 project. Without a professor I feel most projects at the undergraduate level would not reach their full potentials and for that reason I want to give thanks to Kevin Erickson, Lawerence Hamlin, Art Kaha, Julie Larsen, and Allison Warren for all there encouragement and help to further my education and design process. Also, I want to give a big thanks to my family for always being behind my decisions and encouraging me to push myself to continue to do better.

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Eric White's Portfolio 2010