DESIGN PORTFOLIO BY: ERNESTO L. MATERDO, JR.
Project: Still Life Drawings ADC 105- Drawing 1
Project Description Still life is the best subject in art for learning and teaching the skills of drawing and painting. It teaches you how to look at objects and see them like an artist-with a perceptive awareness of their culture, shape, proportions, tone, color, texture, form, and composition. In any still life, you should start to draw the object as if they are transparent wire frame forms with visible lines of construction. This technique helps you to be fully aware of the shape of each individual form and its position in relation to the other forms. It is important to sketch the ofjects lightly as this makes it easier to change any mistakes and erase any lines construction.
Project: Charcoal Drawing ADC 105 - Drawing 1
Project Description This charcoal art project was made last summer 2016. It was challenge for all of us of making this kind of project to draw some sketches using charcoal in, which many objects were put all together in one particular area. Some say , they love charcoal. Charcoal was used much the same way as pencil. It was a tool for drawing, shading, and blending, but there was something psycologically different about using charcoal. It lets you get more expressive and work larger without getting stuck in details. Charcoal sticks especially can force you to focus on large shapes and general contours because their blunt ends.
Project: Drafting Objects and Interiors ADC 160- Presentation Technique Project Description Technical drawing is the act and discipline of composing drawings that visually communicate how something functions or is to be constructed . Technical drawing is essential for communicating ideas in industry and engineering. To make the drawings easier to understand, people use familiar symbols, perspective, units of measurements, notation system, visual styles, and page layout. Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interiors, something including the exterior of a space of a building, to acheive a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the end user.
Project: My Window ADC 109 - Design Studio 1 Project Description This project was made last spring 2016. The project is about making a poem into life. We match the storyof the poem into a view and put it in the box with windows that match it too. Everything has to be in sync and support one anotherand made it into one harmony.
Project: Cardboard Chair ADC 109 - Studio 1
Project Description The third project of this class last spring 2016 is to make a cardboard chair. Cardboard chair is made from a natural renewable resources and has one of the best challenging project to make. Most people call it cardboard corrugated. Many of them have never attempted to build their own furniture because they feel it would be too difficult or too expensive. One of the most difficult of design challenges for students/people to do involves designing devices or system about which they have no prior to knowledge. To learn by building cardboard chair, constant practice is more important to build this project. Adding more cardboard panel to your chair would help support when you sits on it. Learning about engineering concepts such as friction and compression in the class, it would help you to build successfully this project.
First attempt to make this project-
Project: A Tiny House
ADC 112 - Construction Building Materials and Detailing Project Description This project class was made last spring 2016. It is very challenging to build this Tiny Studio House project. Before you even think about what your Tiny House is going to look like, how you are going to organize things, colors, etc. You should sit down and list everything you do in your home right now. Think about what you do in your home every day and those things that happen every now and again. Take this list and order it in terms of priority and then start to think about what you will need to achieve those things. From this line of thought the form of your house will emerge. At that point start sketching various floor plans until you come up with something you like. Once you have something that seems reasonably close to what you want, grab some masking tape and map out the entire floor plan to scale on the floor. From there act out an entire day of your life and see how things work out. Consider things like where your trash or dirty laundry goes, clearances for doors, how wide doors and passage ways need to be for you to pass through them comfortably.
Right Side Elevation
Isometric View Showing Trusses Isometric
Front Isometric View
Project: Kit-of-parts Space Cubes ADC 109 - Design Studio 1 Project Description
This project was made last spring 2016. This project theory refers to the study and application of object-oriented building techniques, where building components are pre-designed /pre-engineered/pre-fabricated for inclusion in joint-based (linear element), panel based( planar element) construction system. Kit-of-parts construction is a special subset of pre-facrication that not only attempts to achieve flexibility in assembly and efficiency in manufacture, but also by defination requires a capacity for demountability, disaaembly, and reuse. Kit-ofparts in a variety of ways like a construction toys.
Right Side Elevation
Project: Montauk Mansion ADC 160 - Presentation Techniques
Project Description Long before he became the king of blockbuster Manhattan apartment buildings, Robert A.M. Stern designed this Hamptons postmodern vacation house just a few years out of architecture school. But unlike units in his regal Manhattan towers, this unorthodox take on the shingle-style home hasn't enjoyed nearly as much popularity. The three-bedroom, 3,000-squarefoot home has been on and off the market for the last seven years, with the asking price fluctuating $2M to $3M range. The home was recently relisted at $2.95M with much better photographsâ€”will that do the trick?
Model Rear Elevation
Model 2nd Floor View
Model Elevation View
This first house by a beginning architect, reflecting the Philadelphia School approach to architecture, especially that of his mentor, Robert Venturi, will be one of the most dramatic and 'far out' statements of the latest thinking in architecture," wrote Philip Johnson in the "40 Under 40" exhibition catalog the home once appeared in. A 1969 item in Progressive Architecture argues that the home takes the "cardboard aesthetic" of Venturi's Vanna Venturi House "several steps further by emphasizing the two-dimensional quality of the facade and overstating its scale in proportion to the relatively modest vacation house that hides behind it."
This postmodern beach house in Montauk, New York—originally designed by Robert A.M. Stern in 1967 and later updated by the current owners—boasts panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean thanks to its hilltop position. The residence, one of the first coastal homes devised by Stern, is some five miles from Ditch Plains Beach and eight miles from the village of Amagansett. The two-story home features large picture windows and a cedar-shingle façade that blends seamlessly with the surrounding environment
Isometric View Sketches
Sketch Up Model Section
Sketch Up Isometric View
Sketch Up Model Rear View
Project: Great Building of known Architects ADC 160- Presentation Techniques
Project Description “A recognize great building elements in the overall project of the designer as known Architect” The Quintin Blair House in Cody, Wyoming was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1952-53. The house is an example of Wright’s “natural house” theme, emphasizing close integration of house and landscape. It is the only Wright building in Wyoming. The house is laid out on a 4-foot (1.2m) by 4-foot (1.2m) grid. The house is dominated by a low, nearly flat roof that flares dramatically over the living room, where three sides of the room are floor-to-ceiling glass. The windows have mitered corners, eliminating a support and giving the impression that the glass itself incorporates a right angle bend. A small triangular bay projects from the glass wall as a piano niche, a common Wright element. Exterior wall materials are primarily locally quarried ashlar sandstone.
Project: Barcelona Pavillion ADC 163 - Digital Documentation Project Description This Barcelon project was made last summer 2016. This was our first project in revit courses that would give to us in all aspects in architectural designing thru revit software. This powreful application is popular because it lets you create and work with integrated construction documents. This revit courses to equip architectural students and designers or other professionals with the essentials of 3D building models and create 2D drawings with schedules, estimates and facility planning reports from the construction designs. You will learn to easily share model data with the design team for a collaborate design process that would help you deliver projects resourcefully.
The Pavillion Section B-B
Project: Bungalo House ADC 163 - Digital Documentation Project Description This Bungalow House project was made last summer 2016. This was our third project in revit courses in architectural designing using the revit software. Bungalo House is a low house, cabin or cottage of one or one-and-a-half stories, with a low-pitched gable or hipped roof, often with dormer windows, over hanging eves, exposed rafters and beams, a prominent and usually wide front porch, typically but not always small in square footage and frequently built of rustic materials. This Bungalow house project could give us a good experience in making the plan with constructing the walls, floors, roofs, and selecting architectural finishing materialsthru editing. We learned a lot also in revit in rendering with the exterior view and making topsurfaces and importing landscape materials.
Floor Plan Front Elevation
Project: Two Storey Residential House ADC 163: Digital Documentation
Project Description This (2) Two Storey residential house project was made last summer of 2016. This was our second project in Revit courses in architectural using the revit software. This second project is so very interesting and challenging for us. I very much enjoyed the second course in the Revit training program. It continous smoothly from the level one class and once again I was able to progress through the lessons and assignments quickly and easily. We learned a lot of making this project on how to build railings, landscaping, layout of the top surfaces, making building pad, section detailing and interior rendering.
Project: Manhiem Township Public Library ADC 273- Advance CAD Application Project Description This Manheim Township Public Library project was made last summer of 2016. This was our last and final project in Revit courses in architectural designing using the Revit software. This Manheim Township was established as one of Lancaster Countyâ€™s first Township in 1729. Manheim Township was established initially as a second Class Township and remained so from 1834 to 1952. In 1952, the community voted to elevate Manheim Township to a Township of the First Class as classified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Manheim Township is a fastest-growing community of primary middle-to-upper class residents. Within Lancaster County, Township is recognized for its outstanding school system, and is significantly upgrading its main school campus. Over the past 10-15 years, Township residents have increased their investment in community-oriented facilities such as the 300-acre overlook community campushome to a restaurant, baseball and soccer fields, indoor skating rink, swimming pool, driving range, miniature and 18-hole golf course, running and bike paths, and parks and playgrounds. In April of 2007, the Township library branch moved to a leased space in suurban office building located at 2121 Oregon pike. Effective may 2007, the Township library became an independent publiuc library affiliated with the library system of Lancaster County. We learned a lot of making this project on how trace all the walls, floors, ceiling, roofs, importing lighting fixtures, and most of all the rendering of exterior and interior using day and night mode.
Project: The Spring Garden Community Gardens ADC 159 - Studio II Project Description The first project for this class is a vacant space along the Wallace and North Street and part of the spring garden community, My design concept of this project a garden landscape and structure that includes a pavilion, farmer’s market, and interior spaces, which composed of demonstration cooking kitchen/kitchen pantry, sink/cleaning area, a custodian’s closet with mop and sink, and two powder rooms, as well as a common vestibule. My idea for the design plan of the open pavilion is semi-circular form that represent is like a papyrus fern that I have been using also as the same design for the roof a curve formation and semi dome like. The open pavilion is very unique design because it is open across the west, east, and south side of the garden in which also kitchen demonstration counter is located. For the interior spaces, the kitchen demonstration circulation is very unique and comfortable for the visitors during the cooking demonstration because the design of two countertops are facing in both sides of the open pavilion and farmer’s market stoles. The two sinks have also accessible doors besides the kitchen, farmer’s market and vestibules.
The Fern is my roof design concept
Pavillion Plan Sketches
Site Aerial View
Philadelphia Sun Path
Site Plan Sketches
Final Floor Plan
Farmers Market Aerial View
Site Plan Rendering Aerial View of Fiber Plastic Roof
Farmers Market Stoles
Model of Spring Garden Community Gardens
Starting Model for Pavillion
Structural installation of columns and rafters
Farmers Market Model: Aerial Rear View
Model: Aerial Site Front View