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ERIK ROBERSON

Selected Works


CONTACT

erik.roberson@mail.utoronto.ca (226) 448-2066 Toronto, Canada


CONTENTS

Flow Space - Flowing Plane Analysis Architectural Design - 4th Semester

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January 2017 - April 2017

Innate x Social - Totem, Ascension, Vista Architectural Design - 2 Semester January 2016 - April 2016

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Planning x Landscape - Toronto West Don Valley

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Architectural Design - 5 Semester September 2017 - December 2017 th

Koechlin House Precedent Study - Riehen, Switzerland

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Architectural Design - 6 Semester January 2018 - April 2018 th

Selected Artwork - Pen & Pencil on Paper

July 2015 - August 2015

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FLOW S PAC E Flowing Plane Analysis

Period: January 2017 - April 2017


Flow Analysis - Plane Wing

Toronto, Canada Proposed Study Space The flow of wind and water were central to this study, with a column grid as the starting point. The reaction of the water movement around the columns were inspiration for the flowing planes of this project. The introduction of rectalinear spaces reflects our ideal urban living conditions. The reflection of light from the natural rippling surfaces and the ascension around the perimeter of the spaces create dynamic silhouettes for occupants. Movement upwards and around the spaces bring the flowing planes to life through the occupants motion.


VERTICAL PLANES

Flow reaction to column grid

Horizontal plane study

Introduction of spaces

Spatial subtraction from planes

Stair subtraction

Application to building circulation


Study Models - Flow Planes

Study Models - Spatial Study


HORIZONTAL PLANES

Building spatial subtraction - Study spaces


Study Space Model


STUDY SPACE SECTIONS

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I NNATE x SOC IA L Totem, Ascension, Vista

Period: January 2016 - April 2016


Alberta, Canada Natural beauty holds innate qualities that can be enjoyed by all. We make efforts to traverse, climb and conquer rugged terrain to reach these grand destinations. However, the forms that have become ideal and comfortable for us are largely rectilinear. The project aims to create a totem or monument, reminicent of natural rock formations created over many years by waterways. The contrast created by the rectalinear form to the natural curving rock surface compares two definitions of beauty. Spaces below the form and the ascension to the top create moments of contemplation and various vista points.


Section

East Elevation Mixed media: Pen on paper, digital


Recess - Digital Collage

Ascension - Digital Collage


PL A NNI N G x L A N D SCA PE Toronto Site Analysis

Period: September 2017 - December 2017


Bathurst St. x Shepphard Ave. W. West Don Valley, Toronto, Ontario Analysis of a site and observation of its use were central to this study. By uncovering uses of space and connecting these design choices back to the land, we can begin to think about how we can further design with nature. The project becomes an analysis of how landforms shape the way we design. Historic glacial paths were particularly important for this site and its uses. These landforms become a divide between program and create interesting relationships, including how we interact and naviagate through space. Through close observaton the potential of varying landforms becomes increasingly clear.


Assimilation of the site compoenents through breakdown of its different features. Elevations of the land, green space, and the built environment.


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OPEN USE

PERMITTED USE

PRIVATE USE

SITE ACCESS

Site Usage - Open, Permitted, Private

SIGHT LINES

SITE LINKAGE

NAVIGATIONAL REFERENCE

Site Navigation - Reference Nodes


PRECEDENT STUDY - KOECHLIN HOUSE NATURE, AXIS, DISORIENTATION Period: January 2018 - April 2018


Site Oblique

Koechlin House - Riehen, Switzerland The concept of the Koechlin house revolves around nature and the need to blend indoor and outdoor space. The geometry for the model is reduced from the circulation of the building. The circulation through the form is shown with wire which ascends from the axial base. Through the second form, the circulation patterns begin to split, weave and bend, much like the circulation within the Koechlin House. This movement, in combination with the opaque walls, causes disorientation from lack of interior and exterior reference. Ascension to the third form provides clarity of direction. Opaque walls surround the spaces of each wing except for one wall. This becomes the framed view, the way finder, and the important exterior element. It brings in the exterior as an important component to the interior space, becoming a necessity for the users.


Composite Drawing - Koechlin House Study


ART WO RK

It’s Just Business Ballpoint pen on paper 8.5”x11”


Macguyver Pencil on paper 8.5”x11”


Erik Roberson Selected Works 2018  
Erik Roberson Selected Works 2018  
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