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AUD 401 Sprimg Quarter 2011 - Westside Jewish Community Center The project explores both material and facade design for a local community center in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.

6 feet

Conceptual Image “O-Kee-Pa�- An ancient ritual to bring oneself closer to God.

6 feet

Diagrams Below: Virtural grid being slided open then pulled apart to create deformation.

varies

cutting

6 feet

1 : 2 Scale Model

rubber A durometer: control: function: location: condition:

1 : 2 Scale Model

rubber B 70 hand winch luvber extevrior adjustable

durometer: control: function: location: condition:

40 pinch curtain interior fixed


AUD 401 Spring Quarter 2011 - Westside Jewish Community Center

skylight

steel square hollow

steel beam

steel square tube w/ stainless steel hook

rubber ceiling (40 durometer)

6’-0”

interior rubber (40 durometer)

welded steel square hollow frame operable window (ventilation) concrete steps 6’-0” stainless steel hook

exterior rubber (70 durometer)

Exploded Axon of Facade Bay

existing building


AUD 401 Spring Quarter 2011 - Westside Jewish Community Center skylight min. 2% slope exterior rubber (70 durometer) stainless steel hook steel beam aluminum sheet & 2” thermal insulation water-proof membrane rubber ceiling (40 durometer)

ROOF GL +25’-8”

interior rubber (40 durometer) double glazing steel angle steel square hollow 4 x 8 2 F.L GL +14’-6”

stainless steel hook

rubber operable mechanism user control crank handle concrete curb flashing concrete steps 1 F.L GL +0

Facade Section

BASEMENT GL +11’-6”

window mullion concrete parapet


AUD 401 Spring Quarter 2011 - Westside Jewish Community Center

West Elevation

Interior Section


AUD 411 Fall Quarter 2010 - Bent Space

Sectional Perspective Longitudinal View

Perspective Cross-Sectional


AUD 411 Fall Quarter 2010 - Bent Space Bending behavior to a virtually grided box...

Twisting a virtual grided box ...

A primitive compound module, with plywood strips attached to a grided constraint.

Sectional Perspective Ceiling View

Applying both bending and twisting to the module...

Hince the form of bented/twisted module, while various combinations and permutations were tested

Behavioral Studies of the Primitive Compound Module


Elevation NW 001

Perspective As trains weave through, the view points are being directed to the contours of the ripple shaped roofs in up and down directions and sideways.

AUD 412 Winter Quarter 2011 - Los Angeles MTA Metro Train Maintenance Station


Entrance Playground Perspective

ISO Shipping Container Class

Organic Dome Class School programs or building units Private program/space with conenction Semi private space with conenction

Section

Plan

Circulation Access

Section

Plan

20 FEET

Topological depth and hierarchical organization between private and public space

20 x 8 FEET

Entrances zero topological step between a street and private spaces

20 FEET

40 x 8 FEET

Entrances one topological step between a street and private spaces

Entrances one topological step between a street and private spaces

20 FEET

45 x 8 FEET

Entrances two topological steps between a street and private spaces

20 FEET

Entrances two topological steps between a street and private spaces

48 x 8 FEET

20 FEET

Entrance Playground Top View

Entrances three topological steps between a street and private spaces

Visibility and Intervisibility Principles

53 x 8 FEET

20 FEET

A high visible street 80% intervisibility

A medium visible street 50% intervisibility

A low visible street 20% intervisiblity

A non-visible street 0% intervisibility

40 x 8 FEET

Density of connectivity to the path of circulation

High density of entrances intervisible to one another

20 FEET

Intervisible streets with low density of entrances

53 x 8 FEETplus 40 x 8 FEET

High density of entrances not visible to one another

Low intervisibility and density of entrances

Low density of entrances, no intervisibility

20 FEET

Differences between connected and disconnected plug-in units to the path of circulation.

53 x 8 FEETplus 40 x 8 FEET

AUD 414: Comprehensive Urban Building Studio, Winter 2012 UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design 40 X 8 FEET ALTERNATED 20 FEET

Examples on constituted streets

The Traffic Interface :) dense traffic

40 X 8 FEET ALTERNATED

light traffic 40 x 8 FEET

sub-loop

40 X 8 FEET ALTERNATED

main-loop

main circulation

40 X 8 FEET ALTERNATED

sub circulation (only half lotangent to main)

Examples on unconstituted streets

Entrance Playground East Elevation

Entrance Playground West Elevation

Professor: Mark Mack Student: Weitao Fong Site: Culver City Charter Middle School

Most architecture is a concretization of habit and perception. There are primitive and unconscious motivations that become conscious in architecture: the desire for ground or to be rooted; the desire for shelter, the desire for meaning and the desire for domestication. These desires, more than the objects of their desire, seem to motivate a more or less status quo in architecture. If architecture can begin to dislocate this motivation, then the desire manifested in the habitual or somatic expectancy can perhaps be reoriented. Therefore, the goal of my project is to examine the response to a desire for place, a desire for ground versus nesting, a desire for containment (domestication) versus mobility (nomadic living), a desire for representation, (sign, ornament). At the same time, plug-in systems on both macro and micro scales are devised in order to achieve "bringing variety into the reality" and polymorph the system into a non-static state. By bringing variety into the reality, the site will be a garden, composed of instantiations of two classes of objects. Two parent classes of objects were chosen: one class of objects will inherit the physical attributes of ISO standard shipping container units while the other class will be instantiated by those with more qualitative attributes. The evaluation of these two studied subjects will be determined on the outcome of machine aesthetics versus organic aesthetics. As well as evaluating on the practicality of machine society, and functionalist motivations versus form driven processes. The recycled shipping container units were used for the reasons twofold. 1) They are prefabricated, Entrance Drop-Off Point Perspective View readily deployable, and reuse of recycled materials 2) to test on the realization of a different version of the "Plug-in City" which the containers may be plugged and unplugged. The lifecycle of the objects will be in flux through cyclical need as program demands and does not remain static. Also the geometries are confined to those rectangular shapes inherited in containers, maintaining a "purity of form," and bringing "truth to materials." The model serves a social purpose through recycling and is practical in its nature by adopting the generic qualities of machine and industrial artifacts. More importantly, as Mark Mack had pointed out, it shall serve as background to the unique which is the necessary element in this built environment and is in contrast with the distinct. (Lavin, Crib Sheets, p.111) On the other hand, the distinct, the organic class shall reclaim with the forces of nature by plugging on top of the units on a micro scale to combine the advantages of distinctive regional live plants and convert the units into living architecture that adapts to the "local situation" (Koolhaas, How to build a city, p.16). Potential to replace conventional building materials shall be explored with specificity by using local natural ones. The project shall mimic an ironic utopian situation, with private areas you can't get into, imitating a terrestrial paradise with the appearance of a free society but with guarded gates everywhere.


@ 75 ft @ 60 ft @ 45 ft library 288 sq ft (1 of 9) @ 30 ft @ 15 ft @ 0 ft

Section A Plan @ 75 ft

library 288 sq ft (1 of 9)

Section A

Plan @ 60 ft

library 288 sq ft (1 of 9)

administrative 160 sq ft (1 of 7)

classroom/lab 1256 sq ft (1 of 10)

Plan @ 45 ft

play ground aggregates

circulation

library 288 sq ft (1 of 9)

Section B

administrative 160 sq ft (1 of 7)

classroom/lab 1256 sq ft (1 of 10) Plan @ 30 ft

@ 75 ft play ground aggregates @ 60 ft circulation @ 45 ft

library 288 sq ft (1 of 9)

@ 30 ft administrative 160 sq ft (1 of 7)

Plan

@ 15 ft classroom/lab 1256 sq ft (1 of 10) @ 0 ft

core/circ/storage/support 160~320 sq ft (7 of 8)

Plan @ 15 ft

AUD 414: Comprehensive Urban Building Studio, Winter 2012 UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Professor: Mark Mack Student: Weitao Fong Site: Culver City Charter Middle School

Section B


CURRENT CONDITION

AUD 413 Fall 2012: Comprehensive Urban Building Studio UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Professor: Ben Refuerzo Student: Weitao Fong Site: Culver City Urban Residential Project

PROPOSED CONDITION


Section Perspective

Elevation

Roof

AUD 414: Comprehensive Urban Building Studio, Winter 2012 UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Professor: Mark Mack Student: Weitao Fong Site: Culver City Charter Middle School

Section

Longitudinal Section


AUD 413: Comprehensive Urban Building Studio, Fall 2012 UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Professor: Ben Refuerzo Student: Weitao Fong Site: Culver City Urban Residential Project


Tatlin The Monument to the Third International Iakov Chernikhov El_Lissitzky_Wolkenbugel for Moscow Constant Nieuwenhuys - New Babylon

Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion House 1920s ~ 1940s

Kenzo Tange Shizuoka Press & Broadcasting Building

Buckminster Fuller Wichita House 1944-1946

Marc - Antoine Laugier, Essai surl’architecture

Mobilizarte Mobile Pavilion Brazil, Grimshaw & Partners

Plug-In City, Max. Pressure Area Section, 1964 Archigram/ Peter Cook

The Futuro House Matti Surronen, 1968

Isozaki Arata City in the Air 1962

Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome and “Spaceship Earth” 1949~1950s

La Citta Nuova, Antonio Sant’Elia

OMA Scotts Road Skyscraper

Pruitt-Igoe demolition “Utopia” Thomas More

Image of the City, Kevin Lynch Malin Residence, “Chemosphere” John Lautner

Manifesto of Futurism Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Architecture Events

1516 1755

1909

1914 1920s

Macro Timeline

1944 1949

1960 1957 1959 1955

1962

1964

1968

July 15th, 1972 @ 3:32pm

1991

1975

Chronological history of world events

Space Race and Cold War US vs USSR Start of Vietnam War

Soviet Union Dissolved

Free Speech Movement End of Vietnam War

2007

2012


3 8

15

11


3 8

15

11


Architect: Davids Killory Archtiects UC Berkeley Internship 1999: Model Maker Red House is a hybrid live/work environment unusual for its location, an established residential neighborhood in the East Bay hills. Renovation of the dilapidated three-story house opened it up to the surrounding landscape with views over San Francisco Bay. A sequence of bridges and flying stairs begins at the street, runs through the house, and culminates with a bridge from the third floor linking the house to the hillside. The exterior stucco has a red oxide pigment, the same color as the Golden Gate Bridge. Translucent materials are used throughout the interior for doors, desktops, dividers and diffusers. The sliding stainless steel panel hanging above the double-height main living space encloses the upstairs bedroom when fully extended; a continuous horizontal slot in the door allows it to slide past the balustrade. The challenge of integrating new construction with portions of the existing house was resolved with a scrim of aluminum bar grating that unifies the main elevation and acts as see-through railings for a covered porch on the first floor and an open deck on the second.


Architect: Davids Killory Archtiects UC Berkeley Internship 1999: Model Maker Observatory House in San Diego, California is a fusion of the traditional courtyard house and the Queen Anne tower house, with imagery derived from the nearby observatories of Mount Palomar and Mount Wilson, sited like enormous all-seeing eyes in the coastal foothills. The double-height cube tower, its four walls lined floor to ceiling with books, has small lateral windows which admit shafts of light without compromising its privacy. Shelves set at different heights accommodate books of various sizes. A dumbwaiter moves items from the ground floor stacks to the Reading Room and on up to the rooftop Observatory. At night with its luminous windows, the Reading Room is both beacon and oculus, grandstand and cave.


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