Esther Caplan University of Maryland Bachelors of Science in Architecture
TABLE OF CONTENTS FREDERICK LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ARCH401 SPRING 2016
DC SOUNDROOM UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ARCH401 SPRING 2016
CLASSICAL CIVIC CENTER UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ARCH402 FALL 2016
ARTISTâ€™S STUDIO UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ARCH400 FALL 2015
INDEPENDENT WORK 2012 - Present
FREDERICK LIBRARY APRIL 2016 - Duration: 5 weeks
Project: Design a library acting as link between downtown edge and park. Location: Frederick, MD Design Solution: Through building edge, transparency, and biophilic design, the library links the nearby greenspaces to the commercial and residential areas of the neighborhood. The individual pods contain the different function/program of the library. The pods react to the views, site surroundings, and environment. These pods are distinguished by various interior materials, architectural elements, and different cladding techniques, all while maintaining the common materiality and grid system for the exterior cladding system.
OPPOSITE: PARK APPROACH
PERSPECTIVES TOP TO BOTTOM: ATRIUM SPACE CHILDRENâ€™S LEARNING CENTER READING + STACKS GARDEN INTERVENTION (PARK SIDE)
DC SOUNDROOM JANUARY 2016 - Duration: 4 weeks
Project: Design three sound studios and jam area within constraints of tight, row home space. Location: Washington, DCâ€™s H Street Corridor Design Solution: The curve defines the space and is experienced differently throughout the journey - transcending its simple form as it becomes the floor, ceiling, acoustic soundproofing, and the experience itself. From the moment of interaction with the curving element, one is guided through a journey of performance, collaboration, and success. While the curve is the first interaction with DC Soundroom, it is also the last - bringing you back to the street with a new perspective.
LOBBY COLLABORATION SPACE
H STREET SITE CONCEPT
STREET NIGHT ELEVATION
SUN SCREEN LOUVER
PERSPECTIVES TOP TO BOTTOM: COMMON JAM SPACE COLLABORATION ZONE VIP JAM SPACE JAM SPACE CONCERT
DC Soundroom, Extended Facade Study FEBRUARY 2016 - Duration: 1.5 weeks
Initially, the site for DC Soundroom was a vacant storage shell located in a commercial district in Madrid, Spain and the project did not include a facade. After designing the interior space, the project location was shifted to H street. The H street location required a new facade design that would incorporate the designed interior and the new DC street context.
FACADE STUDY: CASA CATTANEO
Classical Civic Center SEPTEMBER 2016 - Duration: 5 weeks
Project: Design a civic concert hall dealing with a shift in axis between the entrance and the Great Room, all the while becoming familiar with the classical language. Hand drafted. Design Solution: Upon entering, one is diverted off axis to an antichamber (purchase tickets) before progressing to the Grand Stair, which constantly remains in sight and lit from skylights above. Traveling up the stairs, the visitor is realigned with the Great Room, entering the concert hall on the new established axis.
GREAT ROOM VESTIBULE
SECOND FLOOR PROMENADE FACADE
FIRST FLOOR PROMENADE
GREAT ROOM + PROCESS
PROMENADE AND GREAT ROOM SEQUENCE
ARTISTâ€™S STUDIO NOVEMBER 2015 - Duration: 4 weeks
Project: Studio residence + showroom for choice artist Location: Georgetown, DC Aqueduct Bridge Design Solution: Alexander McQueen, through fierce and striking fashion, brings about societal change and challenges the norm. His new gallery, residence, and studio speaks to McQueen as an artist. The striking, dark core pierces through a single, folding element, bringing about transformation and distortion of form to create something unique. Against the backdrop of the orthagonal Georgetown skyline, McQueenâ€™s new studio is just as fierce as his pieces.
SITE SECTION + PERSPECTIVE WATER APPROACH
IMAGES: BEDROOM LIBRARY STUDIO GALLERY LIVING
TRANSVERSE SECTION PERSPECTIVE
SELF PORTRAIT - CHARCOAL
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 12x16
GOUCHE BOTTOM RIGHT: ACRYLIC 12X16
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