ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO B.ARCH + M.ARCH
UNDERGRADUATE / NSAAFA GRADUATE / UIC COMPETITIONS
SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER
S P RI N G 2010
THE PROPELLER FA LL 2008
NOVOSIBIRSK STATE ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE& FINE ARTS/ RUSSIA
SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER MULTIFUNCTIONAL BUILDING
SP R IN G 20 10 / VALERY FILIPPOV 05 06
Science Research Center combines an educational center and laboratories for collective use. This is an interdisciplinary stage that oriented on development of technologies and methods to bring a scientific theory works to the stage of completed market product. Potential users are: students and faculty of University, businesses, scientific Institutions.
VIEW ONTO EDUCATIONAL WING
MIXED USE 07 08
VIEW ONTO LAB WING
WAITING HALL IN EDUCATIONAL CENTER
WAITING HALL IN CONFERENCE CENTER
ACCOMODATION 11 12
VIEW ONTO HOTEL FRONT ENTRACE
THE PROPELLER 18-STOREY RESIDENTIAL TOWER FALL 2008 / IRINA BIRULEVA 15 16
LAYOUT 17 18
CENTRALIZED TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN 19 20
TORSION ON A LEVEL OF 16TH-18TH FLOOR
WATER PULSE FAL L 2012
FA LL 2010
PAUL PREISSNER, LAURA FEHLBERG
FAL L 2011
S P RI N G 2012
SPR ING 2011
PENELOPE DEAN, ANDREW MODDRELL
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, UIC
WATERPULSE PULSATING ENVIRONMENT OF RELAXATION
FALL 2012 / SEAN LALLY
WaterPulse project is shaped by pulsating energies that overlay and interact with a neutral water environment. Presence and intensity of specific energy creates an individually controlled ambience of visibility, privacy, security and other senses tuned to userâ€™s body and adjusted on demand. High level of such control and flexibility of the personal space promotes a new type of social interaction where people are aware of the surroundings without direct contact with each others. Being very preconditioned inside, WaterPulse becomes a point of attraction for city dwellers. One, staying beyond the actual project boundary, can feel the indirect effect of the energy dissipating from the environment.
hotel trends 1
CAPSULE HOTEL A capsule hotel is a type of hotel, developed in Japan, that features a large number of extremely small "rooms" (capsules) intended to provide cheap and basic overnight accommodation
THE LOBBY AS A SOCIAL HUB The lobby-as-destination notion provides a spaces, where guests can meet, great and exchange. It becomes a place to spend a night. “Where's that new bar on a rooftop?”
THE LOBBY AS A COFFEESHOP Hotels are making an effort to get travelers to linger a bit in the lobby and enjoy a cup of coffee and a light snack.
ELECTRONIC CHECK-IN Keycards are sent in advance to guests using this service. On the day of arrival, a text message containing the room number is sent.
UNBOUNDED LOBBY It's something that's been the standard in Las Vegas for a long time—it's hard to say where the lobby ends and the casino begins. There, lobbies are also gateways to lounges, and shopping malls.
THE LOBBY AS A PLAZA Turning the hotel lobby into the plaza mayor seen in Spain or Italy, with lots of small food and drink shops around. So it works as a freestanding destination, not just a hotel restaurant.
THE LOBBY AS A LIVING ROOM Lobbies feature libraries and fireplace to create a feel of a living room. Those social gathering places made for people to converse, debate, and exchange; and drag them from their rooms.
WORKSPACE FOR FREELANCERS Freelancers have taken to hotel lobbies instead of Starbucks. Hotels are courting them with long tables and lots of outlets because they like the ambiance of buzzy lobbies.
SOCIAL TRENDS 25 26
spa trends 9
SELLING SLEEP Soundproof cozy cabin engineered for maximum tranquility provides a napspace for city dwellers. Established and located in the heart of NYC, this business welcomes walk-ins and corporates.
MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCE Vibration, color, music and light therapy becomes a main event on its own. All together, it helps to relax quicker and gives people some real excitations. FINE DINING & SPA-ING The trend is about healthy hedonism, or, it’s all about combining “moments of sensory ecstasy…” But it also has practical appeal: people seek shorter stays.
HEALTHY FEET TREATMENT
THE ‘WOW’ EFFECT
“Foot fitness” classes, foot-focused med-spas, podiatrist-overseen “medi-pedis” and treatments specifically targeting high-heel pain. People simply seeking pain relief via foot massages
Spas try to defferentiate themselves from each others. By piling on the “wow” factors, they are serving up both big and small wows (and true surprises) in a quest for individuation. BLENDING MEDICINE/SPA As the medical evidence for prevention, more truly holistic concepts of wellbeing — and now, even “happiness” — escalates, it’s a huge opportunity for the spa industry.
FAMILY AFFAIR “Amusement park” spa-land. These dynamic, fun, adult playgrounds are full of sensory rides, typically offering larger-than-life all-day water and spa experiences for the entire family.
THE ‘GLAM’ FACTOR Beauty and grooming notion is booming… The intensity, frequency with which people are getting “glammed up,” groomed, bedizened and beautified is exploding worldwide.
cocktail party states of matter dancing
Make a conversation
Work on a laptop
Study light Read a book
relaxation procedures bathing beauty spa procedures
massage take a nap
ACOUSTIC CHEMICAL THERMAL ELECTROMAGNETIC
stay in a hotel overnight
ENERGY TYPOLOGY 27 28
WATER ENVIRONMENT 29 30
SOCIAL VS. PRIVATE 31 32
Underwater environment. Fast water flow picks up the salt stored at the bottom of private saltywater zones and brings it to the surface . It creates a boundary between main zones, social and private ones. 33 34
com n a l s y st e m
y ed to the bod
a mon are
transition DEFINE A BOUNDARY 35 36
PROTOTYPE CATALOG 37 38
hotel room most controlled
Individual boundary. Sense of privacy and security, in a hotel zone specifically, is protected by the ability of water to read and recognize the biochemical info of everyone crossing the boundary of the private zone.
From social to private. Steam density controls the visibility of the main zones and shows the gradient transition from the most social towards more private ones. 41 42
AN URBAN INTERIOR MUSEUM FALL 2 0 1 1 / SARAH DUNN
lock & key
new program figure
void & solid
SUCKING IN... A new catalog of attractors was chosen from the precedents of Chicago architecture based on the ability to suck in people. The catalog incorporated strong vertical + horizontal new program Chicago architecture qualities such as form, extrusion extrusionprogram, figure and atmosphere. Conceptually, the project sucks in buildings from the catalog where the typology of figures is based on plan/ section outline of the precedents.
Figures are combined in order to achieve an unexpected spatial experience. The project utilizes horizontal and vertical extrusion of lock-and-key figures as well as void and solid conditions as rules to generate a volume. The resulting carve-outs allow light to enter the building and create the sixth facade.
STUDIES OF GROUND TOUCHING RELATIONSHIPS
The site is located at the intersection of Canal and Lake street.Due to the dynamism of the site, the project accomodates access for all kinds of transportation. Specifically, the project brings water into the site to further develop water activities and river transportation.
art school gallery
art school gallery
art school gallery
art school gallery
retail stores restaurants
library support art school administration
art school administration
visiting artist faculty apartments student health center and infirmary
student health center
student center & lounge
sports center bowling alley/ pool hall/ game center cinema complex bike parking
student center & lounge
bowling alley/ pool hall
PROGRAM 51 52
maintenance & storage
visiting artist faculty apartm.
CATALOG PLANS 53 54
ACTIVATE 55 56
ACTUALIZE STUDENT SPORT & FITNESS CENTER
ACTIVATE STUDENT DORMITORY WITH A COURTYARD 59 60
ACTIVATE DYNAMIC ATMOSPHERE CAFEE
CHAMELEON STUDENT LOUNGE WITH A CITY VIEW 63 64
FLUID OFFICE BUILDING
SPRING 2 0 1 1 / PENELOPE DEAN & ANDREW MODDRELL
MANIPULATE The exploration of the characteristics of different materials such as PVC, paper and plastic finds its implementation in creating and then elaborating a unique spatial quality. The idea realizes a dynamic fluid and continuous environment based on interlacing folded ribbons. The curvy flow combines hairpins and slight rounding to dictate the motion. The floor plates produced by extension of these ribbons, together with circulation path are involved in one dynamic flow. 69 70
step down/ fold
make it thick
intersect and support
In order to house necessarily enclosed spaced such as fire staircases, services and restrooms, two main ribbons that diagonally cross the building were thickened. Floating in different levels and touching opposite sides of the building, these ribbons provide the fire egress from intersected ribbons. The structural concrete ribbons are quite thick, stacking them together to support makes steps in section that physically may be interpreted as a bench or a stair step depending on thickness of that slab.
LEVEL 03 1/16”=3’
A RIBBON AS...
SITE ACCESS Visitors enter the building through a narrow tunnel and are suddenly welcomed into a wide open space. The site speaks with the openings and spaces of the ground floor that allow it to be seen as a whole. The elevation of main ribbons juxtaposes the descent of a landscape; this entrance is wide at the beginning and gradually compresses to the center of the building where the circulation starts. Half of the building cantilevers above the low surface of the site giving the opportunity to rise the head and look at the bottom of the structure from underneath. 77 78
The program distribution parallels the idea of communication and open space. Each ribbon bears both of the main program â€“ office and retail- both of which are evenly spread out across the building. No physical walls are implemented to organize the space. Instead, by joining the escalators into one circulation flow, an access path is created that divides the space into parts. These islands are dedicated to certain program â€“ either office or retail alternating with one another. Within the program the furniture is clustered into groups by functionality in order to generate a secondary flow. The areas where the programs intersect present the overlapping condition and smoothly erase the boundaries between them. 79 80
LEVEL 01 1/16”=3’
EXPERIENCE 81 82
EXPERIENCE 83 84
THE HOUSE SINGLE SURFACE RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
FALL 2010 / PAUL PREISSNER & LAURA FEHLBERG
The project explores the technique of Peter Eisenman in creation of House VI drawings. Originally done by hands and then redrawn using the software, the set represents step-by-step development of house geometry. The second set interprets the previous drawings by using curve to generate the elements and their connections. Openings, walls, columns, and volumes are performed in the tear, fold, pull off, peel away and blow up techniques. The technique is based on seamles edge condition between vertical and horizontal surfaces and on alternation of the sharp and smooth bends. The shape of the house represents a dynamic fluent continuous surface. 87 88
DRAWINGS 11-14 HOUSE VI BY P.EISENMAN
REPEAT & INTERPRET 89 90
DRAWINGS 11-14 CURVE INTERPRETATION HOUSE VI
TECHNIQUE 91 92
TRANSFORM Design of the house departs from the primitive box shape fit of a standard lot of 25’ by 125’. The figure of the house is developed by implementing a found technique. The technique is deployed to create drawings that express a programmatic intention of the house. As the transformations progress, each step modifies the existing surface in step-by-step fashion. 93 94
A 1 KITCHEN DINING ROOM
A 2 ENTRY VESTIBULE 3 BATHROOM
4 LIVING ROOM 5 GARAGE
A SECOND FLOOR
PROGRAM 95 96
6 GUEST BEDROOM 7 MASTER BEDROOM
8 GUEST STUDIO
PERSPECTIVE VIEW IN A CONTEXT OF THE PRIMITIVE HOUSES
URBAN CAKE URBAN HOUSING
SPRING 20 12 / LUIS ORTEGA 101 102
distraction of the personal space
FREELANCE- WORKING AT HOME 103 104
separation oneself from work
current urban situation
bringing IN the street to cook ...
an urban cake! CONCEPT
BRINGING IN THE STREET TO COOK .. AN URBAN CAKE!
sleep living office
34 units total : 52, 308 sq.ft total work: 22, 494 sq.ft total live: 29, 814 sq.ft
live work layering the program
UNITS 105 106
1 level unit
SINGLE STOREY UNIT multilayered whole multilayered parts
k TWO-STOREY UNIT
sleep living office
sleep living office
2 storey unit
3 storey unit
SHARED 107 108
7TH FLOOR 6TH FLOOR
SHARED COMMON AREA OFVOID THE OFFICE LEVEL COMMON 109 110
voids office. living. bedroom
RELATION TO THE EXTERIOR/ LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY/ COMMON VOID UNFOLDED INTERIOR ELEVATION
COMMON AREA OF THE LIVING LEVEL 111 112
BRINGING IN THE STREET_ PLAZAS ABOVE : ON THE LEFT:
PUBLIC PLAZA RESIDENTIAL PLAZA
S U M M E R 2012
LOOKING IN CLIMBING UP
S P RI N G 2012
ComEd FEELING POWERFUL
THE ELEPHANT IN A ROOM
S P RI N G 2013
INTER EMBRACE FERRY PORT TERMINAL IN THE CITY OF YOKOHAMA, JAPAN
SU MMER 2 01 2 / IN TEAM WITH MATTHEW MESSNER, ADRIANNE JOERGENSEN, LULWAH ALZAID
SHIP DOCKING DIAGRAM
Our concept for the Osanbashi pier is to architecturally manifest the gesture of welcoming. The shape was inspired by the duality concept of â€œNiwaminato.â€? It can be understood as two halves, which start from opposite ends of the pier and move towards one another, intertwining at the center and separating again. These two halves each represent dual aspects of the Osanbashi pier, and the city of Yokohama: local and international, village of the city, the sea, and the pier. These drawings depict the welcome gesture as a series of embraces. In the greater urban context, the city of Yokohama embraces the pier and the pier returns the favor by welcoming the citizen through an unencumbered path to the center of pier. At a more local level, the Osanbashi pier embraces the ships. Large ships like the Queen Elizabeth II act like floating cities, and when the ship docks, it os physically enveloped by the pier, such the two cities are united. Once the visitors enter the pier, it embraces them. As the visitors move through the interior spaces, the people of Yokohama embrace them. The act of welcome is manifested on urban and individual scales. 119 120
+ FORMAL STRATEGY
administration terminal service citizens
duty f restaurants
visitors terminal service
drop off/ pick up
custom duty free
CIRCULATION & PROGRAM DIAGRAM 121 122
LOOKING IN CLIMBING UP ComEd TRAINING FACILITY, CHICAGO
SP R ING 20 12 / IN TEAM WITH MATTHEW MESSNER, MAUREEN RAHMAN, MATTHEW SCHNEIDER
VIEW ONTO INDOOR TECHNICAL AREA 127 128
Feeling Powerful puts the active curriculum of student line workers at the heart of its design while providing an environmentally conscious haven for public and employee interaction. Wrapping the indoor tech area with building program and elevating the public education area gives the whole school a first hand view of the action within.
POLE SPECULATIONS 129 130
26 24 27 28 25 25.00'
16 18 19
33 14 16
12 13 25.00'
13 25.00' 18.75'
43 38 39 42
VIEW FROM CUSTOMER EDUCATION AREA 131 132
INTERIOR STUDENT BREAK AREA
MIXED USE MEGASTRUCTURE IN BERGEN , NORWAY SP R IN G 20 13 / IN TEAM WITH MATTHEW MESSNER 133 134
the elephant in a room
The division of Human from Nature is the perhaps the earliest understanding of Architecture. This proposal hopes to investigate this polemic, while taking a radical stance on the preservation of the Geiranger Fjord UNESCO World Heritage Site. Through the careful, yet absolute, control of the built environment of humans in the fjord, the project allows for the reclamation of nature in the entire region. By relocating the fjordâ€™s villages, as well as its villagers and tourist, into the project, all remenants of human presence will be consolidated into one superstructure. Ecologically and economically self-contained, all surrounding air and water is purified, to include pulling in the exhaust of ships that dock at its slips. Only open and occupied from the Spring Equinox through the Winter Solstice, the area is given three months of recovery without the presence of humans. In time,the Geiranger Fjord will be able to return to prehistoric purity. 135 136
photo voltaic mesh
authentic Norwegian interiors hotel
ďŹ ltered air release
air cleaning chamber culture and recreation
cruise terminal water puriďŹ cation polluted air intake 0