TIMOTHY COBO ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO Selected Works / 2020
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CPH - Full A/E Firm
EDUCATION August 2019 - Present
Architectural Intern Developed preliminary BIM models. Produced renderings for Schematic Designs. Develop Construction Drawings for Permit Approval. Site Visits to measure existing conditions. This allowed me to produce CAD base drawings and Revit models for design development. Retro Fit Prototypes into different site conditions for CVS Pharmacy, WAWA, McDonalds, Burlington's and other buildings located in Florida and Puerto Rico
Timothy Francis Cobo Architectural Designer Graduate student at Florida International University
PROFILE Hello, my name is Timothy Cobo and I am an architecture enthusiast and student at Florida international University. I believe that architecture is not only about resolving conflicts but improving environments and communities by providing aesthetic and functional designs. I am eager to project my capabilities and potentials into a world that is craving revitalization.
Strengths Efficient under pressure, self-driven, time management skills, goal driven, ability to meet deadlines, leadership skills, communication skills
Moreland Architecture Architectural Intern
February 2017 - August 2019
Measured and analyzed existing conditions of a total of 10 homes for 3D modeling purposes which enabled -Moreland Architecture to produce schematic designs (Revit and AutoCAD). Produced renderings for schematic design and design development. This enabled Moreland Architecture to finalize conceptual decisions and provide homeowners with reassurance through out the process. (Revit and Photoshop) Analyzed Florida Building Code for requirements and specifications throughout design development. (Revit) Assist with obtaining LEED credits for LEED certifications (Gold & Platinum)
ACCOMPLISHMENTS Certification Cad Operator - Miami Palmetto Senior High NCARB 2000/3740 Hours Completed Miami Dade College Highest Honors Florida International University Suma Cum Laude Japan Leadership Award Certificate Workshop with Kishoken University in Tokyo, Japan
Florida International University, August 2017 - May 2020 Pending: Main Campus, Miami Florida Accelerated Master's Program; Cumulative GPA: 4.0 Dean's List Recipient Major: Architecture Miami Dade College, August 2014 - August 2017 Graduated Kendall Campus, Miami Florida Associate in Arts Cumulative GPA: 4.0 Dean's List Recipient Major: Architecture
DESIGN SKILLS AUTODESK MAYA AUTODESK AUTOCAD AUTODESK REVIT AUTODESK FLOW AUTODESK CFD ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ADOBE INDESIGN RHINO SKETCHUP CNC MACHINE LASER CUTTING 3D PRINTING
DIVERGENCE PROF. SARA VALENTE 4-15
WOLFSONIAN ADDITION PROF. JUAN ALAYO 16-27
INFILL HOUSING PROF. JUAN CONTIN 28-31
MUSEUM OF LIGHT PROF. FERNANDO HERERRA 32-39
TWISTING DUNES PROF. ALFREDO ANDIA 40-47
01 02 03 04 05
01 DIVERGENCE PROFESSOR SARA VALENTE CORAL TERRACE, FLORIDA SUSTAINABILITY STUDIO | DESIGN 9
For this project, we were tasked to design a sustainable building for FIU faculty, students, and retail spaces for the public as well. We were also required to design pedestrian bridge that allowed an elevated connection into the building. As part of my concept, I decided to merge them into one unit. The bridge was designed to warp onto the east facade of the building and to serve several purposes other than just to allow access into the building. The pedestrian bridge is designed to act as a shading device as it connects into the east facade of the building. Levels 1 and 2 are complete open so this assists with passive cooling. The interior courtyard contains a vertical garden that lies within public circulation. This allows the hot air to rise and exit through the damper located at the top level. The rear of the building contains a roof garden and allows prevailing winds to be captured and routed into the building. This promotes passive cooling and provides outdoor spaces to all residents and guests. The west facade also contains a green wall that allows filtered light to project into the open courtyard. Sectional Model In the model shown, it is cutting through the front of the building. This is showing all balconies facing the south and the open core / vertical garden. Since the front of the building is facing the south, I've deepened the overhangs and added thickened louvers to protect all glazing from Miami's brutal sun. The ground level is also set back twenty feet to allow coverage on the outdoor terrace. The structure of the building consists of timber. The reason behind this was for sustainability since timber is able to absorb carbon emissions from the air around it.
Wall Section Model
The urban plan of the project is designed so that roadways are protected from the solar rays. The sidewalks and pedestrians crosswalks are also redesigned to increase the over all level of safety.
The west facade contains a screen that acts as a lantern. When sun light hits the green wall, shadows are produced throughout the open air atrium. DIVERGENCE
RESTAURANT / BAR
NATIVE TREE CLUSTER
WELCOMING GARDEN PRESERVED WETLANDS
ROOF GARDEN RESTAURANT / BAR
KITCHEN CONFERENCE ROOM
Rendered Ground Floor Plan
Level 2 Floor Plan
The main access path into the building is directly underneath the pedestrian bridge. Vegetation and the overlying structure of the bridge shields visitors and residents as they make their way inside.
The rear of the building has a roof garden that allows ventilation and provides a high level of transparency as you can see bicyclists and residents walking through the bridge.
Bridge + Building Connection In the redesign of the urban layout of sweet-water, I've placed a variety of tree canopies to assist with shaded pathway and roads. The pedestrian bridge is accessible to both pedestrians and bicyclists. Once bicyclists finish driving through the main portion of the bridge, the bridge begins to ramp downwards and drops them off in the landscape on the rear of the project. As pedestrians walk across the bridge, they have full visibility of the newly designed layout of the streets and beautiful landscape. The crosswalks and sidewalks were widened significantly and additional speed-bumps were added to assist with the safety of pedestrians. All of this encourages walk-ability and promotes the use of transit rather than relying on automobiles. The restaurant and cafe also are able to see anyone on the bridge because the bridge actually intersects these spaces literally. Anyone in the restaurant will by able to see bicyclists cycle down into the landscape. Circulation
Bridge + Building Connection In the redesign of the urban layout of sweet-water, I've placed a variety of tree canopies to assist with shaded pathway and roads. The pedestrian bridge is accessible to both pedestrians and bicyclists. Once bicyclists finish driving through the main portion of the bridge, the bridge begins to ramp downwards and drops them off in the landscape on the rear of the project. As pedestrians walk across the bridge, they have full visibility of the newly designed layout of the streets and beautiful landscape. The crosswalks and sidewalks were widened significantly and additional speed-bumps were added to assist with the safety of pedestrians. All of this encourages walk-ability and promotes the use of transit rather than relying on automobiles. The restaurant and cafe also are able to see anyone on the bridge because the bridge actually intersects these spaces literally. Anyone in the restaurant will by able to see bicyclists cycle down into the landscape.
Sustainable Strategies As the bridge connects into the building, it serves several purposes. It mitigates of all of the sun's solar rays and allows indirect sunlight to enter the building. This is crucial to the design because levels 1 and 2 are entirely open, rendering them vulnerable to Miami's climate. The bridge acts as a shield and it also routes prevailing winds through the bridge creating a breezeway. This allows the open levels to passively ventilate. The bridge itself also contains solar panels on select faces of the massing to maximize solar energy harnessing. The Building itself is also angled towards the south for optimum solar harnessing. The center roof of the building is angled towards the north to allow rain water to be directed towards the roof garden towards the rear. The excess water not used for the vegetation is stored in a cistern and applied to all water uses in the building. Vertical Garden The open core in the center of the building was placed in the atrium space to take advantage of the "chimney affect". The whole idea is that by designing a void space that connects to the roof, it allows all hot air to rise and exit the building on its on. Side Windows As I was designing this building, I realized that northern light needed to be directed into specific parts of the building. I decided to use "Fin" like windows that uses eye lids to permit northern light to enter. This was added because although the pedestrian bridge allowed filtered indirect sunlight in, it only was effective for half of the height of the building. So the 'fin-like' windows follow the contour of the bridge is it warps onto the building.
EXCESS POWER IS ROUTED AND USED FOR ALL ADJACENT STRUCTURES
SOUTHERN OVERHANG BLOCKS SUN RAYS
RAIN WATER COLLECTION FROM SLOPED ROOF
BRIDGE MITIGATES SOLAR ENERGY
SOUTH FACING ROOF CONTAINS PV PANELS AT CORRECT ANGLE FOR MAX. SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY GAIN
STORM WATER FILTERED THROUGH GREEN ROOF
STORED IN CISTERN
RADIANT FLOOR SLABS
SOLAR -WATER HEATING PANELS
"CHIMNEY AFFECT" HOT AIR RISES THROUGH OPEN CORE AS THE LOWER AIR HELPS PUSH IT OUT
OVERHANG PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM SUN RAYS AT ALL LEVEL OF GLAZING
OPEN PLAN PERMITS CROSSVENTILATION DIVERGENCE
WOLFSONIAN ADDITION PROFESSOR JUAN ALAYO MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA STUDIO | COMPREHENSIVE As an addition to the Wolfsonian Museum, I've Decided to counter it's existing orthogonal structure with an intrusive, bold, and daunting massing proposal. Underneath the auditorium lies a multi-level event space which provides connections between social interactions, vehicular traffic, and visibility to the main gallery. The opening allows for cross ventilation and the curtain wall adjacent to the exterior platforms have bi-fold doors which maximize the amount of ventilation. Integrated Building Systems For this project, I've designed the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural systems. We were also tasked to design the life safety plan. Wall Section Model For this model, I decided to cut directly into my most complex space. I am cutting into the cantilevering auditorium, showing the super columns that are structurally supporting the mass. Here you can also see the auditorium steps that allow guests to walk up and down to the nearest levels. The super columns give the building a signature and are seen as art as they protrude from the auditorium ground and go up to the roof. Right above the garage, on level 3, lies a roof garden. This gives people access to the outdoor terrace with access through the main gallery.
Main Exhibition Space For the main gallery, it is tied into the social dynamic of the project with a slanted glass ceiling as seen here. This elevates the overall level of transparency as you can see the event space underneath the auditorium below. The finishes of the building includes teak flooring, oak ceiling and gypsum board wall finish. Night Life During the evening, the museum transforms into an event space and can be used for celebrations, weddings, ceremonies and much more. Spot lights illuminate the facade and increase the overall level of visibility.
WOLFSONIAN ADDITION ď€ąď€ˇ
PARKING Required Setbacks
Prevailing Winds + Voids
AUDITORIUM EXHIBITION FIU STUDIOS RETAIL PARKING CORES
GROUND FLOOR KEY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
FRONT DESK RESTAURANT KITCHEN BAR AHU ROOM BOILER ROOM CHILLER ROOM ELECTRICAL ROOM INDOOR EVENT SPACE BATHROOMS AHU ROOM OUTDOOR EVENT SPACE PARKING WOLFSONIAN CONNECTION GARDEN
Ground Floor Plan
LEVEL 5 KEY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
Level 05 Floor Plan
ACCESS POINT MEDIUM GALLERY BATHROOMS AHU ROOM ELECTRICAL ROOM LIBRARY VESTIBULE MEDIA GALLERY ADMINISTRATION ROOM STORAGE CONFERENCE ROOM JANITOR'S CLOSET AHU ROOM AUDITORIUM WOLFSONIAN ADDITION
The Void In this open courtyard, I've focused on maintaining a direct relationship with the interior and exterior program. The parking, event space, entrance, and main exhibition space are all interconnected. Visitors and guests are able to host parties, weddings, or other events on levels one and two. The open outdoor space here is also oriented to capture prevailing winds. A dynamic breeze way is created. Due to Miami Beach's brutal temperatures, I thought having a courtyard covered above it would be Ideal. Directly above this courtyard on the interior is the main exhibition space. Here, visitors can peer out of the slanted curtain ceiling and view all social events occurring outdoors. On the curtain wall adjacent to the balcony, I've designed bi-fold curtain wall doors on levels one and two so that when temperatures are relatively nice, one could completely open the wall and allow the breeze to be routed into the indoors. Also, the bi-fold doors extend the square footage of the outdoor event space and be used for more tropical/outdoor events. The wooden louvers located on the curtain ceiling above act as protection from the sun and also assist with privacy since they're are operable. During the night time, spotlights are directed at them to create highlights and also act as a light display on the interior. Both terraces have holes punched through the floor slab to allow tall palms to hover over the dinning spaces. This provides a great sense of comfort to guests.
OPERABLE LOUVERS PROTECT INTERIOR FROM SUN AND GIVE PRIVACY WHEN NEEDED
AUDITORIUM PLACED ABOVE ATRIUM TO ASSIST WITH SOLAR PROTECTION.
OPEN CORE ALLOWS COOL AIR FROM ATRIUM TO ENTER AND PUSH WARM AIR OUT
BI-FOLD DOORS PERMIT PASSIVE VENTILATION AND MAXIMIZE EVENT SPACE
STAINLESS STEEL ROOF DECK WATER VAPOR BARRIER THERMAL INSULATION 4" CONCRETE ON MTL DECK 4" RIGID INSULATION W36 X 361 BEAM GYPSUM BOARD CEILING
Framing Plan - Foundation PREFABRICATED GLASS PANEL FIBER REINFORCED CONC. W44 X 335 DIAGONAL COLUMN
W21 X 335 DIAGONAL STEEL BRACING OPERABLE WOODEN LOUVERS TO CONTROL DAYLIGHTING
4" CONCRETE ON MTL DECK TIMBER FRAMING FOR AUDITORIUM FLOORING 4" CONCRETE ON METAL DECK 4" RIGID INSULATION
Framing Plan - Level 1
W27 X 258 BEAM
GLASS PANEL RAILING FOR ROOF DECK CONCRETE PAVERS RIGID INSULATION 4" CONCRETE ON MTL DECK STUCCO (EXTERIOR CLADDING)
4" CONCRETE ON MTL DECK RIGID INSULATION CONCRETE INFILL EXISTING WALL TO REMAIN GYPSUM BOARD
Framing Plan - Level 3
Framing Plan - Level 4
Structural Axonometric WOLFSONIAN ADDITION
INFILL HOUSING PROFESSOR JUAN CONTIN SWEETWATER, FLORIDA STUDIO | DESIGN 6 After visiting Savannah, Georgia with our class we studied all infill housing units and carriage houses within the historic district. For this project, I chose to design a corner lot of the infill housing complex and placed a modern twist onto the front facade of the building. On top of the building is a roof garden that is accessible to all residents. On the ground floor, there is a garden that is open to the public. The upper levels of the complex are the higher priced units and contain panoramic views out to the city. This units also contain much better access to the roof garden and interior atrium. Each level in this complex contains a balcony that is oriented towards the garden. Residents can come out on the balcony to enjoy the scenery. The concept that I wanted to include into this project was the idea of circulation around the exterior of the building rather than just on the inside. A stair case takes you from the rear of the building up and around the facade facing the garden, all the way up to level 3. From there, an elevator core and stairs are available to further navigate throughout the building.
1 BED W/O EFFICIENCY
1 BED W/ EFFICIENCY
AREAS OF CIRCULATION
PUBLIC / PRIVATE
Front View - With this being a corner lot and the garden variant, I've designed the landscape so that the building's architectural highlights are emphasized. Pedestrians in the cafe on the ground floor also have the ability to enjoy the exterior space just as much. INFILL HOUSING
6" 'EXTENSIVE' MEDIA LAYER 1/4" 'BIDIM' GEOFABRIC 1/4" WATER RESERVOIR 1/2" DRAINAGE LAYER SIOUX CHIEF 15" NO HUB CAST IRON ROOF DRAIN
1/4" STAINLESS STEEL METAL CAPPING W/ DRIP EDGE
5" DIA PRECAST CONCRETE ROOF PLANKS 5" DIA PRECAST CONRETE ROOF PLANKS
SCREED: 65 MM CEMENT: SAND OR SCREEN OF NOMINAL 80 KG/M^2 MASS PER UNIT AREA 1" THICK CONCRETE PANEL CLADDING
4" X 8" REINFORCED CONCRETE BEAM 1' DROP CEILING WITH 5/8" GYPSUM BOARD TO ALLOW FOR CEILING LIGHTS AND HVAC 1' HORIZONTAL ALUM. LIGHT BAR RECESSED IN CEILING
WALL REINFORCEMENT #3 BARS
8" x 12" REINFORCED CONCRETE BEAM W/ 4 # 8 BARS
4'-6" x 5" ALUM. CASEMENT WINDOW (LOW-E GLASS)
1/4" WATER RESERVOIR
1/2" OAK PANELING FINISHED FLOOR
1/4" 'BIDIM; GEOFABRIC
APA PANEL SUB-FLOORING OR APA STURD-I-FLOOR
6" 'EXTENSIVE' MEDIA LAYER 1/2" DRAINAGE LAYER
1" x 1" FURRING 12" O.C. 1/2" EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE CAVITY INSULATION (UNFACED FIBERGLASS)
1/4" STAINLESS STEEL METAL CAPPING W/ DRIP EDGE
8" CMU BLOCKS
SIOUX CHIEF 15" NO HUB CAST IRON ROOF DRAIN
2' HORIZONTAL LIGHT BAR
1" THICK CONCRETE PANEL CLADDING DRAINAGE CAVITY 1/2" METAL SCUPPER
APPLIED 1/2" VAPOR BARRIER 8" x 12" CONCRETE BEAM W/ 4 #8 BARS CAVITY INSULATION (UNFACED FIBERGLASS BATTS) 8" CMU BLOCKS
1/2" OAK PANELING FINISHED FLOOR APA PANEL SUB-FLOORING OR APA STURD-I-FLOOR 1" x 1" FURRING 12" O.C. 1/2" EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE
4'-6" x 5" ALUM. CASEMENT WINDOW (LOW-GLASS)
SLAB CONSTRUCTION. VAPOUR BARRIER ON 100 MM COMPACTED GRANULAR FILL 4" INSULATION
COMPACTED GRANULAR FILL WALL REINFORCEMENT 1" WATER PROOFING MEMBRANE GRADE SLOPED AWAY FROM EXT WALL 8" CMU BLOCK FOUNDATION WALL
REBAR REINFORCEMENT 10 # 8 BARS DRAINAGE MAT PERIMETER DRAIN SYSTEM ENCASED IN GRANULAR FILL
Wall Section Axonometric
1/4" WATER RESERVOIR CMU BLOCK
1/4" 'BIDIM; GEOFABRIC
1/2" DRAINAGE LAYER
1" X 1" FURRING 12" O.C.
SCREED: 65 MM CEMENT: SAND OR SCREED OF NOMINAL 80 KG/M^2 MASS PER UNIT AREA
APA PANEL SUB-FLOORING OR APA STURD-I-FLOOR 1/2" OAK PANELING FINISHED FLOOR
SLOPED TOWARDS SCUPPER / DRAIN
1/2" EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE
1/4" STAINLESS STEEL METAL CAPPING W/ DRIP EDGE 1" THICK CONCRETE PANEL CLADDING W/ DRIP EDGE SIOUX CHIEF 15" NO HUB CAST IRON ROOF DRAIN 1/2" METAL SCUPPER DRAINAGE CAVITY APPLIED 1/2 VAPOR BARRIER 8" X 12" REINFORCED CONCRETE BEAM W/ 4 #8 BARS CAVITY INSULATION (UNFACED FIBERGLASS BATTS)
5/8" GYPSUM BOARD DROP CEILING 4" X 8" REINFORCED CONCRETE BEAM
1'-10" DROP CEILING WITH 5/8" GYPSUM BOARD TO ALLOW FOR CEILING LIGHTS AND HVAC
4'-6" X 5' ALUM. CGI CASEMENT WINDOW (LOW-E GLASS)
2' HORIZONTAL LIGHT BAR
5/8" GYPSUM BOARD CAVITY INSULATION (UNFACED FIBERGLASS BATTS) 1/2" ASPHALT EXP. JOINT 1" X 1" FURRING 12" O.C. APA PANEL SUB-FLOORING OR APA STURD-I-FLOOR 1/2" OAK PANELING FINISHED FLOOR 1/2" EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE
1" WATER PROOFING MEMBRANE
GRADE SLOPED AWAY FROM EXT. WALL
SLAB CONSTRUCTION. VAPOR BARRIER ON 100 MM COMPACTED GRANULAR FILL 4" INSULATION
8" CMU BLOCK FOUNDATION WALL WALL REINFORCEMENT 1" WATER PROOFING MEMBRANE
12" CAST CONC. SLAB ON GRADE
DRAINAGE MAT REBAR REINFORCEMENT 10 #8 BARS PERIMETER DRAIN SYSTEM IN-CASED IN GRANULAR FILL
MUSEUM OF LIGHT
PROFESSOR FERNANDO HERERRA MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA
STUDIO | DESIGN 7 ART DISPLAY AMPHITHEATER
For this project, we were tasked to design a museum located in an alley way on Ocean drive. I've decided to elevate my massing to capture all natural light and manipulate it in a variety of ways. Each room is programmed based off of light studies done which illustrate daylighting versus shadows during specific times of the day.
The massing contains a field of lines that cover the entire surface. The field of lines were then converted into linear elements and thickened as needed on each facade to manipulate light. Most galleries are placed on the top levels where daylighting is most accessible. On the lower levels I've placed all offices. In the inner courtyard I've placed a band-shell for event space. Floor Plan - Level 1
Aerial of Alley Way- With this project being located within an alley way in Miami Beach, so many interesting opportunities lie here for daylighting, vistas, circulation and much more.
MUSEUM OF LIGHT
Boolean Difference Process
View Looking over Restaurant - The front entrance of the building lies directly over an existing restaurant. This takes advantage of the density of people currently residing in the area and literally pulls them into the museum. MUSEUM OF LIGHT
MUSEUM OF LIGHT
1. AMPHITHEATER 2. ART DISPLAY 3. BAND SHELL 4. EXHIBITION 5. LIVING UNIT
MUSEUM OF LIGHT
Light Study - Art display @ 10:00 am
Light Study - Living Unit @ 2:00 pm
Light Study -Exhibition @ 2:00 pm
Light Study - Interior Courtyard @ 2:00 pm
MUSEUM OF LIGHT
Art Display Room - Looking over towards exterior atrium / adjacent rooms
Main Gallery - The main gallery is placed at the top floor and has most access to natural daylighting and is filtered through operable louvers.
MUSEUM OF LIGHT ď€łď€ˇ
View looking into alley way
MUSEUM OF LIGHT
MUSEUM OF LIGHT
TWISTING DUNES PROFESSOR ALFREDO ANDIA MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA EXPERIMENTAL STUDIO | DESIGN 8 With the project being located on a lot directly adjacent to the sand dunes in Miami Beach, we decided to derive our pavilion's form from the sand dunes sitting parallel to our project. After material research , we chose Bio Mass as a manufacturer. Bio mass is a structural sand manufacturer that adds bacteria to the sand mixture to harden it and increase structural capabilities. The bacteria and sand fuses together to provide structure and to also permit the growth of vegetation.
Landscape Design For the site design, we used the same strategies used in the initial formation process. By pushing, pulling and twisting, we were able to connect the variety of pathways and layers of vegetation into the building. Tree canopies assisted in shading that pathways and also acted as a guide post as it directed bicyclists and joggers towards the open air pavilion. Project Team: Tim Cobo + Hieu Le
Formation Process Starting out with a single plane of linear elements and stretching the sides to meet square footage requirements. Then we began to twist specific parts of the mass to replicate the profile of sand dunes. We decided to further distort the mass to create interesting interior conditions. ď€´ď€°
The Sand Dunes As mentioned before, the goal for this project was to replicate the behavior of Miami Beach's sand dunes. By using Bio Mass as the manufacturer for the structural sand, we were able to grow vegetation directly on top of the mounds similarly to the sand dunes adjacent to the structure. This allows the pavilion to camouflage into it's immediate surroundings. The profile of the pavilion is also identical to that of the sand dune. On the ground floor, seating protrudes from the ground in the same language of the pavilion itself. One of our goals as we were designing this was to incorporable a night time dynamic that would draw the people of Miami Beach towards the pavilion. We illuminated the pavilion with different streaks of LED and followed the contours of the pavilion. These LED lights can be programmed to change colors or can be sequenced as a sort of light show for an event. I believe that Miami Beach's night life thrives off of light.
Seating Area- Here you can see where people can gather. The bio-engineered structural canopy / column can grow vegetation on it due to the nature of Bio Mass.
Interior Night View - People here will be drawn towards the morphed structural column that is protruding from the pavilion's structure canopy.
Interior Detail - The following is an example of how the interior spaces could be enclosed and used as a habitable space
TWISTING DUNES ď€´ď€ľ
Interior Space When you first enter into the interior space, the first thing you will see is the structural column that tied into the structure of the overhead canopy. The column is pulled downward and slightly rotated as it meets the ground. Spot lights are placed so that the column is illuminated and becomes the center piece of the interior. The underside of the canopy on the interior includes LED strip lights that follow the contour of the ceiling. It acts as a guide as it illuminates the path through the interior. Vegetation continues it's way from the outside of the pavilion to the inside and crawls up the parametric column and makes its way up to the underside of the canopy. The Public One of the great things about this pavilion is that it is open to the public. Locals and tourists can enjoy the beauty of the project and hopefully this can even become a tourist attraction over time. 3D Print When we first started modeling this, finding the right form was incredibly difficult. We began 3d printing our final form and it proved to be successful. Having a tangible object in our hands made it easier to program the interior and map out the circulation. It also gave us the opportunity to feel the form itself and it greatly helped us understand the geometry and have the language of the project develop over time. This permitted us to replicate the language on the interior and to even model interior details to show how habitable rooms could be enclosed.
Selected works from FIU Timothy Cobo