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Ermira Kasapi Architectural Portfolio


Thesis Portfoli Spring 2014

Ermira Kasapi Selected Works From :

The City College of New York Fall 2012 - Fall 2013

New York City College of Technology Fall 2010 - Sping 2012


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About Resume

Academic SSA Stdent Halls -

Kingsborough Community College

Hatch Academy -

Harlem School of The Arts

Interloking Cubes Pavilion - Residencial Houses

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NYCCT Cube House Project - Single Family Residencial

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Brownstone Renovation - Harlem, New York

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Delineating Path - Achitecture with music

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Cubes In A Landscape - Additive and Subtractive

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Building Architecture BUILDING CONSTRUCTION STUDIES

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Interests PAINTINGS / DRAWINGS / SKETCHES

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About - Resume

Ermira Kasapi ermirakasapi@gmail.com (718) 869 9497

Education Spitzer School Of Architecture - The City College of New York, CUNY Bachelor of Architecture Anticipated Graduation - Spring 2015 New York City College of Technology, Bachelor of Architectural Technology

Work Experience Intern with Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture December 2013 - Present Intern with Dormitory Authority State of New York June 2012 - August 2012 Construction Project Manager Assistant / Field Representative Pei Cobb Freed and Partners Architects Fiterman Hall Project - BMCC New Academic Building D&R Consulting Training & Development June – October 2011 Research Development Assistant

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About - Resume

Achievements Faculty Honor Award Fall 2011 / Spring 2012 Excellence in Architectural studies Fall 2011 / Spring 2012 Featured in the Honors and Emerging Scholars, Poster Presentation Spring 2011 New York City College of Technology Featured in the Honors and Emerging Scholars, Poster Presentation Fall 2010 New York City College of Technology Borough of Manhattan Community College Certificate of Merit Spring 2010

Assosiations The architectural League of New York Sara, Society of American Registered Architects Student Member of American Society of Civil Engineers Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society since 2010

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Kingsborough Community College

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Fall 2013 Kingsborough Community College prof. Yehre Suh Individual work

The proposed student halls are designe around the notion of introversion. The green garden located in the middle of a single loaded corridor becomes the main feature of the building, This common sace is accesable form the interior as well as the exterior. The dorms itself are designed to promode exterior interaction through the common spaces located on the ground level which have direct access to the green garden as well as the exterior landscape and water. There is an interior bridge system that is present throught the campus and it has been continued to the new proposed buildings. 3


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Ecology - Urban Analysis Coney Island is located in the southernmost part of Brooklyn. It has a rich ecology life, which becomes an important feature of the site. Bird species and migratory patterns that occur during the change of seasons affect the island and its habitants greatly.

Coney Island study on bird species and location.

It is important in this location to research the bird migration pattern and their activity throughout the changes of the seasons.

Coney Island study on seeds.

Vegetation plays an important role in defining spaces. The different types of trees and other vegetation provide us with an understanding of the site.

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Ecology - Site Analysis

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Future Development - The master plan allows for flexibility in future building development

Green Pockets - The master plan creates private courtyards between future developments that becomes a green feature to the campus.

Residential bocks - The master plan and the creation of the water canals provides opportunities for interaction between the campus and the community. Student Halls - The master plan locates the student halls along the developmental strip. Physical Education Center - A new addition to the campus. Village Center - The main student help center Oriental Boulevard - The main pedestrian and vehicle route to the campus. Water Canals - Water becomes an important element that promotes interaction and activity. Marine and Academic Center - Water becomes an element that thÂŹÂŹe marine department

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Art Gallery - Main art exhibition hall of the campus that provided an impressive collection of art. Art and Science Building - The Marine Biology department will expend and become a prominent branch in the campus due to the accessibility of water.

Natural Ecology - The water canals provide an opportunity to for communal learning of strategies to protect saltmarshes and the master plan allows for such conditions to be present in different locations on the campus. Recycling - Dredging required to move a lot of sediment from its original location to create the waterways. The sediment has been recycled and moved and added to the perimeter of the campus to smooth the transition between land and water as well as create new land.

Communal Beach - Beach shore has been preserved to engage the community and the campus.

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Second Floor Plan

First Floor Plan Scale: 1/16”= 1’0”

First floor plan

Scale: 1/16”= 1’0” Second floor plan

Student Hall Analysis Summer Solstice

The proposed student halls are designed around the notion of introversion. The green garden located in the middle of a single loaded corridor becomes the main feature of the building, This common sace is accesable form the interior as well as the exterior. The dorms itself are designed to promode exterior interaction through the common spaces located on the ground level which have direct access to the green garden as well as the exterior landscape and water. There is an interior bridge system that is present throut the campus and it has been continued to the new proposed buildings.

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Building Sectio Scale: 1/4”= 1’-0”

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- Hatch Academy

Hatch Academy Harlem School Of The Arts

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spring 2013 harlem, new york, ny prof. Adam Hays Demir Purisic, Diana Zwatzich, Jose Jimenez

The Harlem school of the arts (HSA) is located in Harlem, New York and was founded in 1964. This school offers different art programs to student of all ages. The approach to this project was to provide interchangeable spaces to accommodate the core programs such as music, art, dance and theatre, I offered an alternative school which provides alternative education. It is an educational establishment with a curriculum and methods that are nontraditional. These schools have a special curriculum offering a more flexible program of study than a traditional school. 13


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Harlem School Of The Arts

Dance / Musical Theatre HSA provides a variety of programs that can be accessible to people without an age consideration.

Music These programs are usually held during the afternoon, which creates collisions between programs.

Theatre Space is scarce in this building and program organization is necessary to provide a better experience of the arts.

Performances HSA holds weekly events that engage the students and the community to participate. Spaces that can accommodate such events need to be provides to the school.

Visual Arts A Gallery is required to showcase the variety of art that is being produced by the students and faculty,

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Diagramatic Process The existing structure has been stript apart and the remaining elements are the floor slabs and the columns. Structural changes were made to accomodate the new theatre. The progams circulate around the new theatre structure.

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Private/Public Circulation Circulation is devided into two main branches. The students have a private entrance and there is a complete freedom of muvement in the interior spaces. The public is devided from the private spaces but they are visually connected with the students. Their circulation is carried along the egg theatre structure landing them inside the sitting area

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Programatic “Seperation� Harlem School of the Arts is known for its diversity in programs and participants. This school features the arts, music, dance and drama. The challenge was to design spaces that would be multifunctional and interchangeable, thus making spaces much more efficient as well as stimulating to the students.

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- Interlocking Cubes Pavilion

Interlocking Cubes Pavilion Residencial Housing

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fall 2012 bushwick, brooklyn, ny prof. Christian Volkmann shared the site with Mary Rizaldo

The site is located in Bushwick, in Brooklyn between Bogart Street and Harrison Street. The project requires the integration between a group of students and a family. The challenge is to provide private and public spaces where these two groups can interact as well as retain their privacy. Moreover, the building located on 72 Bogart Street has a huge impact on the site and the design process. The challenge was to integrate the building tenants, who are artists with the students who will occupy the new spaces. 21


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Developmental Sketches A study of the site, the possible circulation, placement, acessability and programatic distribution.

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Proposed Dedign Drawings Nature and green spaces are scarce in this neighborhood and the introduction of green spaces to gather will increase the collaboration between the existing neighborhood and the newly designed structure. The change is elevation will provide a greater dynamic experience with the site and the habitats of the spaces.

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Developmental Drawings The final project is presented through sections and elevations and diagrams. It is important to note that the modern features of this residential building tie harmoniously with the surrounding Bushwick though art and sense of community. passive cooling and light diagram

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Proposed Residencial Design A floating tower will be the connector between the urban environment and the art pavilion. Each facade of this structure will reflect the nature if its environment, a rough heavy front for the urban civilization and a soft linear movement toward the interior of the site. Box like extrusions will frame views providing a smooth transition between the two worlds.

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- Interlocking Cubes Pavilion

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Cube House Project Single Family Residencial House

Parti The model created with wood sticks and cubes has been investigated through sections and elevations. During this process space is understood as well as created with only these two elements.

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spring 2011 upstate, ny prof. Darryl Cook new york city college of technology

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Developmental Drawings .design process The process of designing the exterior envelope of the cube house is mostly based on methods to introduce day lighting to the interior spaces. The abstract graphic composition of forms is created to serve as an inspiration during the design process. proposed cube house Abstract plans, sections and elevations of the final cube house. the house will be separated into private, semi-private and public spaces. There will be a freedom and flexibility in assigning usages to the designed spaces.

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- Cube House Project

Perspective Drawings Final perspective drawings showing sun impact to the interior spaces

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Brownstone Renovation Harlem, New York

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fall 2010 harlem, ny prof. Judith Raymond new york city college of technology

An extising four story brownstone located in upper Manhattan, Harlem. The owner asked for 4 complete apartments and a ADA accesable ground floor. The challege was to retrofit a ADA compliable apartment in an existing brownstone.

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- Delineating Path

Delineating Path Architecture With Music

The purpose of the project is to create a path from a selected song from the English alternative rock band, Radiohead. a thorough research is conducted to better understand the band, and their music. From this research a band profile is created.

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Separator The song selected to create the architectural abstract path. The objective is to catalogue the experience as one listens to the song, Beginning to end with two and three dimensional strategies.

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- Delineating Path

Song / Artist / Instrumental Analysis The song is broken down into pieces and represented into graphic forms. Elements such as the artist’s voice, instruments, rhythm, beat and sound are taken under consideration while the song is being analyzed. The drawings show some of the syntheses samples of the song path.

Model Synthesis Ideas and other material based on the song are combined to create study models. People have been added to represent the space created and how people engage and experience space.

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- Delineating Path

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- Delineating Path

Final Model And Renderings The final model and renderings derives from the previous study models and sketches.

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- Delineating Path

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Academic

- Cube In A Landscape

CUBES IN A LANDSCAPE ADDITIVE AND SUBTRACTIVE

Solid And Void Solid A functioning structure that carries its purpose. Well designed to fulfill many tasks. A structure that is always in development and evolution. The human body satisfies all the above descriptions. the hand as well as the vertebral column will be the focus of my cube development. Void Superficial elements whose function do not necessarily have a significant purpose in how the human ba:ly develops. Human hair and the wisdom tooth are elements that are often removed and disposed.

year site supervisior collaborator

spring 2011 not applicable prof. Mars Podvorica not applicable

The project asked to chose a set of opposing words that would inspire the creation of four structures using the additive and subtractive method. The words chosen to represent cube arrangement in a field. are Solid and Void. The parti for is the human body as a source of inspiration. I represent the set of words by using I chose four parts of the human body anatomy that best represent my words and a biological reaction happening in the human cells.

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- Cube In A Landscape

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- Cube In A Landscape

perspective view

side elevation

side elevation 45


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- Cube In A Landscape

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Building Architecture

- Construction Studies

Building Architecture CONSTRUCTION STUDIES

stoquick soffit system installation

terrazzo floor system installation 47


Academic

- Construction Studies

subway train system study 48


Building Architecture

- Construction Studies

wall systems

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Academic

- Construction Studies

Steel connections

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Interests

- Paintings/Drawings/Sketches

Paintings / Drawings / Sketches abstractionism A tablo painted following the abstractionist style. It represents movement through color and forms space using constructed brush strokes.

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Interests

- Paintings/Drawings/Sketches

storefront design a facade des1gn for the art1sts Olivier de Sagazan to showcase his sculptures and paintings. 52


Interests

- The Human Figure/Collage

The Human Figure / Collage Artists have drawn, painted and carved the image of the human figure since ancient times, i find inspiration in this well-constructed machine

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Interests

- The Human Figure/Collage

A few samples of works relating to social issues represented though collages and mix-media drawing.

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Architecture Portfolio