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PORTFOLIO 07-11 / GARY KU


ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL

GARY KU

CONTENTS /

TYPE Figures in a Field Project Documentation / Modeling Field of Figures Design Development & Rendering Urban Design Fabrication / Installation Museum and Research Center Fabrication Project Documentation Two-Family House Low-Income Housing Miniscule Duplex Film Theater and Gallery Complex Business Hotel Architectural Representation


SELECTED PROJECTS

YEARS 2007-2011

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INSTRUCTOR / PRINCIPAL

/ SCHOOL OF FIGURES IN A FIELD

/ 06

/ Prof. John Patkau

/ VARIOUS / JOHNSTON MARKLEE

/ 26

/ Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee

/ HOUSE IN A FIELD OF FIGURES

/ 28

/ Prof. Hernan Diaz Alonso

/ QINGDAO AUDIT BUREAU / SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL

/ 42

/ Brian Lee, Timothy Poell

/ SUBURBAN ESCALATION

/ 46

/ Prof. Ljiljana Blagojevic

/ A VARIATION ON CORRUGATION

/ 64

/ Prof. Brennan Buck

/ YALE ARCHITECTURE ARCHIVE

/ 68

/ Prof. Joel Sanders

/ YALE ARCHITECTURE ARCHIVE FAÇADE

/ 78

/ Prof. Brennan Buck

/ VARIOUS / KILO ARCHITECTURES

/ 82

/ Linna Choi

/ BUILDING PROJECT HOUSE

/ 84

/ Prof. Alan Organschi

/ MULTIFAMILY HOUSING

/ 96

/ Prof. Deborah Gans

/ COHABITATION CUBE

/ 104

/ Prof. Deborah Gans

/ TRIBECA CINECEUM

/ 110

/ Prof. Martin Cox

/ W STEAM HOTEL

/ 120

/ Prof. Martin Cox

/ ANALYSIS & REPRESENTATION OF ARCHITECTURE

/ 128

/ Prof. Sunil Bald


EMAIL / GARYKU@GMAIL.COM PHONE / 00 1 714 206 0511

GARY KU

EDUCATION Yale University School of Architecture, New Haven, CT / M.Arch I

2011 MAY

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, Berkeley, CA / B. A. in Architecture with Distinction, 3.57

2006 MAY

Københavns Universitet, Copenhagen, Denmark / Denmark International Study Program / Summer Studio & Course in Scandinavian Architecture

2005 SUMMER

WORK EXPERIENCE Johnston Marklee & Associates, Los Angeles, CA / Hut House, Hawaii / bid set documentation incl. landscape element design / Execution of detailed 5’x5’ presentation model

2011 JULY – 2011 OCTOBER

Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc., Glendale, CA / Consultant to the New Business Initiatives division for undisclosed project / Performed competitive/market analysis, Interface design and mock-ups, presentation and video editing

2011 JUNE – 2011 JULY

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, Chicago, IL / Qingdao Audit Bureau Tower, China / developed primary option during schematic design, including massing, façade, spire, podium; presentation / Ningbo Tower, China / developed podium-tower concept, façade options

2010 SUMMER

Kilo Architectures, Paris, France / Berliet Showroom, Morocco / presentation plans and sections / Montabo Hotel, French Guiana / presentation plans and sections / Oualalou House, Morocco / working models

2009 SUMMER

Periphery Design, New Haven, CT / Jensen House, USA / SD-DD for kitchen-bedroom addition

2008 SUMMER

Ong & Ong Architects, Singapore / Wu Gallery, Singapore / solo SD through CA for a private gallery / Singapore Tower, Dubai / SD-DD, conceived of and developed selected scheme, including facade, massing, and tower-podium relationship

2006 AUGUST – 2007 MAY


LOCATION / LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, USA

Stanley Saitowitz, San Francisco, CA / schematic design for loft project / rendering and graphic design work

2006 JANUARY 2006 APRIL

AWARDS AND PUBLISHED WORK Retrospecta / Yale University Press / project, “Suburban Escalation” (urban design) / project, “A Variation on Corrugation” (installation) / project, “YAA/Facade” (facade design) / paper, “Abstraction to Its Logical Conclusion,” analysis of visual rhetoric in work by Mies and Sejima

2010 2010 2010 2009

Teaching Assistantship / “Religion & Modern Architecture” / funding & logistics for weeklong trip to Cairo, Alexandria, and Luxor, Egypt.

2009 SPRING

Winning Team & Construction Intern—2008 Yale Building Project / designed winning house scheme together with six other students / developed and built winning scheme, including DD/CD, framing, finishing, fixture installation, siding

2008 APRIL – 2008 AUGUST

Winner—Eisner Prize, UC Berkeley / Berkeley’s highest prize for architectural design, awarded after competitive portfolio review

2006 MAY

Winner—Library Prize, UC Berkeley / Berkeley’s highest prize for undergraduate research, awarded for analysis of the historiography and social purpose of Trajan’s Markets / paper published in Clio’s Scroll, Berkeley’s honors history journal

2004 APRIL

SKILLS Software Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, 3DS Max, Maya, Mental Ray, V-Ray, Maxwell Render, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe After Effects, ArcGIS Fabrication Laser cutting, ABS Plastic and Powder 3D printing, 3- and 5-axis CNC milling


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SCHOOL OF FIGURES IN A FIELD YALE UNIVERSITY / 1115B ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO / PROF JOHN PATKAU / SPRING 2011


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This project is about loose programs nestled among figures, gently emerging from a field condition carved upon a hillside, that slowly condense into an alternative school for young makers and inventors.

INVESTIGATION, A FIELD CONDITION ON A SLOPE

STAN ALLEN’S FIELD CONDITION DIAGRAMS*

I sought a gentle space of ambiguous boundaries, the interstial space among elements rather than the rigidly defined space of geometric volumes. I started simply be visually the given program not as square footage, but as individual program elements, pieces of furniture, giving scale to a landscape and sensation to a topography. (DIAGRAM, RIGHT.)

*STAN ALLEN, “FIELD CONDITIONS,” IN POINTS + LINES: DIAGRAMS AND PROJECTS FOR THE CITY. (PRINCETON, NJ: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS, 1999), 98.


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INITIAL EXPLORATIONS The first sketch models focused on the challenge of articulating the relationship between the members of a field and the slope. This initial series of sketches gradually developed more order and regularity until, unfortunately, the desired “looseness” seemed lost among deep carvings and strictly linear “belt” roof bands. After considering these models I refocused on the treatment of the topography itself as key to the project, as opposed to relying on field conditions which were applied to or “floated above” the landscape.

1 / SKETCH MODEL / “STICKS”

2 / SKETCH MODEL / “STICKS-HILL CUT”


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SKETCH PLAN / “SKIRT”

3 / SKETCH MODEL / “STICKS-BELT”

4 / SKETCH MODEL / “BELT-TROUGH”


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FORM, THINLY SPREAD The final scheme focused on an obsessive accumulation of small moves over the larger, more singular moves of earlier studies, creating a loose, ambiguous spread of program, circulation, and boundaries. Programs requiring assembly or security (auditoria,library) are focused in more specific figures in the landscape, whereas more individual or dynamic programs (studio space, workshops, exhibition) are loosely spread over the landscape.

KEY SKETCH MODEL / SHALLOW LANDSCAPE


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FINAL MODEL


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SITE The site, a jutting hill with a 1:2 slope on its north side and a 1:1 slope on its south side, was chosen because it provided the opportunity to apply stress to the idea of a field condition. The inherent directionality of a slope, the challenge of creating usable terrain while preserving its original characteristics, the ability to differentiate programs by simply placing them on the other side of the hill, all were useful in the development of the basic field condition into a series of figures within a field.

SITE

PHOTO / SITE FROM ABOVE DAM, FACING EAST


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SITE MAP


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ENCLOSURE, FIELD OF AFFECT The enclosure—essentially, the roof, the which wraps around the hill—was difficult in that, for pragmatic reasons, it had to be a relatively singular thing. The final solution was to hot slump glass over curved steel beams. Sunlight refracting through the glass would create a “field of affect.”

ROOF SKETCH MODEL / FIELD OF AFFECT FORMED FROM REFRACTED LIGHT

DETAIL MODEL / 1/4”:1’


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STRUCTURE, REGULAR UPON IRREGULAR The columns which support the roof are placed at the intersection between a regular x-axis 16-foot-interval column grid and every sixth topography line, creating a field from overlapping a regular and irregular systems.

FINAL MODEL / SURVEYING


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DIAGRAM / ARROWS INDICATE COLUMNS PLACED AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE X-COLUMN GRID AND EVERY SIXTH TOPOGRAPHY LINE

FINAL MODEL / SURVEYING


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FINAL MODEL / LIBRARY


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FINAL MODEL / CLASS AREA

FINAL MODEL / WORKSHOPS AND STUDIOS


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WORK / JOHNSTON MARKLEE / LOS ANGELES During Summer & Fall 2011 I worked on several projects for Johnston Marklee, notably a quarter-scale presentation model for the renovation of a series of art studios and an enclosure system for a house in Kaua’i, based on vernacular Hawaiian gates.

RENDER / ENCLOSURE SYSTEM FOR KAUAI HUT HOUSE / FRONT GATE APPLICATION

POOL EQUIPMENT LAYOUT T.B.D. CONCRETE PAD

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RENDER & DOCUMENTATION / ENCLOSURE SYSTEM FOR KAUAI HUT HOUSE / EQUIPMENT FENCE APPLICATION

4'-10 3/4"

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8 3/4"

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T.O. CONCRETE PAD EL 205'-6"


Work / Johnston Marklee / Summer-Fall 2011 / 27

PRESENTATION MODEL / GRAD ART STUDIOS RENOVATION W/ IAN CHRISTOPHER

PRESENTATION MODEL / GRAD ART STUDIOS RENOVATION

PRESENTATION MODEL / GRAD ART STUDIOS RENOVATION


ONCE UPON A HOUSE /


HOUSE IN A FIELD OF FIGURES YALE UNIVERSITY / 1107A ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO / PROF HERNAN DIAZ ALONSO / FALL 2010


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This project is about loose spaces among a series of figures, a field of gentle volumes that eventually becomes a house.

RIGID SPACE

DOOR, HARD (BINARY) DIVISION

Typically, classical volumetric space is formed by hard, binary divisions, accessed through binary mechanisms—a door is either open or closed, and a house so divided functions accordingly. This creates a rigid hierarchy among programs.


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LOOSE SPACE

LIFTED WALL, SOFT (VARIABLE) DIVISION

A loose space is one formed from soft, variable divisions. Activities occur in areas of greater or lesser privacy, more or less formal density. Programs settle within a web of local relationships, dynamically formed, without explicit boundaries.


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ARTICULATION IN PLAN Loose space may be formed in plan by a single line curving back upon, but never actually contacting itself. This curving loosely defines spaces within relatively stronger and weaker “lobe” figures. When combined with several other such lines, a field of figures begins to emerge.

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PHOTO / CLOUDS OFF THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (SOURCE: NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER)

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ARTICULATION IN SECTION Volume is created by applying the curves to two guide surfaces, representing the inner (interior) and outer (exterior) surfaces of the building. Curves are then individually adjusted to form additional interior spatial variety and more comfortably accomodate different programs.

1 / CURVES TAKEN FROM PLAN

2 / CURVES APPLIED TO “OUTER” AND “INNER” GUIDE SURFACES


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3 / INNER CURVES ADJUSTED TO FORM MORE COMPLETE ENCLOSURE

4 / WALLS FORMED BY LOFTING BETWEEN INNER & OUTER CURVES


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COMPOSITE PHOTO / HOUSE ON SITE IN SILVERLAKE, LOS ANGELES, CA


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SECTION / LONGITUDINAL (EAST-WEST)


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MODEL / INTERIOR HALLWAY TOWARDS “LIVING ROOM”


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RENDER / ROOF

LIVING

FOYER

STUDY BED BATH

BED KITCHEN

BATH

PLAN / GROUND FLOOR

MASTER BED


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RENDER / “SHOWER & VERANDA”

RENDER / “STUDY”


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RENDER / “HALLWAY”

RENDER / “MASTER BEDROOM”


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RENDER / “LIVING ROOM”


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WORK / SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL / CHICAGO During my internship at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill I was involved with the schematic design of the Qingdao Audit Bureau, a office-residential-retail development in Qingdao, China. I aided in the development of the massing, faรงade, spire, and podium; presentation layout, rendering, and the final presentation model.

DIAGRAM / QINGDAO TOWER / SPIRE OPTIONS

DIAGRAM / TOWER SPIRE OPTIONS

SECTION DETAIL / OVERLAPPING SOUTH FACADE W/TIM POELL, ETC


Work / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill / Summer 2010 / 47

PRESENTATION MODEL / QINGDAO TOWER W/ PAVLO KRYVOZUB, ETC

RENDER / QINGDAO TOWER / WEST ELEVATION

RENDER / QINGDAO TOWER / ATRIUM


URBANISM /


SUBURBAN ESCALATION YALE UNIVERSITY / 1022B URBAN DESIGN / PROF LJILJANA BLAGOJEVIC / SPRING 2010


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PROVIDENCE DIVIDED Providence’s most marginalized ethnic groups are also its fastest growing, yet the city has largely failed to integrate its periphery with its economic and cultural center. A highway starkly divides Downtown Providence from its surrounding suburbs. This project proposes the unification of Providence by water and by architectural form.

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R. I. MEDICIAL SOCIETY R. I. NEIGHBORHOOD HEA LTH PLAN FOUNDRY SPORTS MEDICINE HEALTH & WELLNESS INSTITUTE R. I. BLOOD CENTER

DOWNTOWN St Joseph’s Church

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W. HISPANIC SENIOR CENTER Geriatric Care

FOX POINT Holy Rosary Rectory

Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul

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CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Public Secondary School LIFES PAN CORPOR ATION Hospital System

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WEST END UPPER SOUTH PROVIDENCE

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23% “of color” 77% white

BROWN UNIVERSITY Ivy League University Est. 1764

32% other 8% Hispanic 60% white

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13% other 7% Hispanic 81% white

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CONNECTION / LINKED LAND-WATER NETWORKS

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The proposed canal will cut deep into Providence, activating a series of water-based transportation and recreational areas that constitute Providence’s “other side.”

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CONNECTION / SUBURBAN ESCALATION A highway starkly divides Downtown Providence from its surrounding suburbs. Instead of trying to resolve mutually incompatible “urban” and “suburban” typologies, the latter’s forms are escalated over the former’s fabric: one lifestyle raised to the densities of another. Height of 3rd tallest downtown tower

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Highway I-95 HOUSES

PARK / TERMINAL

DENSITY ESCALATION RELATED TO DOWNTOWN SECTION

Suburban Hills

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ESCALATED AGGLOMERATION AT “DOWNTOWN” END

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The suburban agglomeration is “cropped” at the edges of the urban mass below to create a unified facade that reads at an urban scale from the true street level. Meanwhile, within the faux level the agglomeration reads as many discrete units, maintaining an escalated suburban lifestyle at increasingly urban densities.

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0 / Camouflaged “big box” retail among storefront retail A1 / Units placement from agglomeration algorithm A2 / Units cropped to edge of urban mass to unify urban facade A3 / Passageways cut where units touch A4 / “Back yards” cut where passageways meet urban facade

B1 / Second level of units from agglomeration algorithm B2 / Units cropped to edge of urban mass to unify urban facade B3 / Where units intersect shared yards are cut B4 / Additional yards cut to create evenly discrete units B5 / Passageways connect yards 0+A+B / Final suburban-urban agglomeration *Repeat for C, D, etc. levels as density accumulates

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For overlap to occur the faux suburban fabric must be continued at a constant elevation from the original suburban fabric, such that urban programs can utilize the space underneath. Suburban commercial programs such as big box stores and supermarkets are camouflaged by placement among typical “mixed-use” urban retail programs. Vehicular access and storage between the faux and true levels is achieved by compact, vertical mechanical parking systems installed in-between.

PLAN GROUND LEVEL: RETAIL, OFFICES, MECHANICAL PARKING ACCESS

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PLAN LEVEL 2 (FAUX GROUND LEVEL): YARDS, MECHANICAL PARKING ACCESS

ROOF PLAN


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MODEL / SHORT SECTION / FACING WEST


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MODEL / UNIFIED URBAN ELEVATION


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INSTALLATION / A VARIATION ON CORRUGATION 1215B INNER WORLDS / PROF BRENNAN BUCK / TEAM WITH JUAN ASTASIO / SPRING 2010

The Art & Architecture Building’s famous corrugated concrete is continued into a stairwell niche and then warped to articulate difference. The 1.5”-0.5” corrugated rhythm is then cut into the warped form, with the cuts signified by a reflective coating.


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DETAIL PHOTO / MILLED FOAM AND CHROME MYLAR SURFACE


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PHOTO OF INSTALLATION IN BUILDING


Inner Worlds / Buck / Fall 2009 / 67

DETAIL PHOTO / MILLED FOAM AND CHROME MYLAR SURFACE


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YALE ARCHITECTURE ARCHIVE YALE UNIVERSITY / 1021A INTEGRATED BUILDING STUDIO / PROF JOEL SANDERS / FALL 2009


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A center for the exhibition, research, and storage of architectural artifacts. Researchers spiral up into the light, visitors spiral down into the gallery, the public has a sunny space inbetween.

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MODEL / NORTH ELEVATION

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MODEL / SOUTH ELEVATION

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RESTROOMS

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AUDITORIUM

EXEC OFFICES

REF AREA

MATERIALS RESEARCH

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OPEN OFFICE

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DIGITAL RESEARCH ROOM

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GALLERY

LOBBY (OPEN TO ARCHIVE)

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SEMINAR

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GALLERY

WOMEN WC SEMINAR

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READING ROOM

AUDITORIUM

GALLERY STAIR

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FABRICATION / YALE ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE FACADE 1220A ON THE FACE OF IT / PROF BRENNAN BUCK / FALL 2009

An ccrylic full-scale model of Yale Architectural Archive façade. A multitude of translucent colored fins creates a striated, “all-over” effect. The fins are inserted into a bracket which fixes their positions; the brackets are attached to vertical supports.

FINAL FULL-SCALE MODEL

UNFOLDED FAÇADE FROM THE YALE ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE


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1/16”:1’ MODEL OF THE ORIGINAL PROJECT, THE YALE ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE


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EACH SET OF FIVE FINS HAS ONE CHROME FIN (RED) IN A DIFFERENT POSITION TO CREATE VARIANCE IN THE COLOR FIELD


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FULL-SCALE MODEL DETAIL

FULL-SCALE MODEL


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WORK / KILO ARCHITECTURES / PARIS, FRANCE During Summer of 2009 I interned at the Paris firm of a Yale/GSD graduate, Linna Choi. I was asked to develop a spare, simple “office style” for presentation graphics, with which I reintrepreted several key projects.

MULSANNE / ELEVATION

PLACE PIETRI / FORMAL DIAGRAMS

PLACE PIETRI / SECTION / COMPOSITION FORMATTING SHADING


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MULSANNE / SECTION

0 1

MUSEUM IN MOROCCO / GROUND PLAN

2

4

8m


DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE /


YALE BUILDING PROJECT YALE UNIVERSITY / 506B BUILDING PROJECT / ELEVEN PERSON TEAM / PROF ALAN ORGANSCHI / SPRING 2008


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A duplex for two veterans located in New Haven’s Hill Neighborhood. One veteran is part of a family of five and partially disabled, while the other veteran is single and fully able. The house has a square footprint divided into a large ground floor unit for the disabled veteran and a smaller second level loft unit for the single veteran. (Group project.)

1/16”:1’ MODEL IN NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT


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TENANT

PRIVATE

POCHE

SOCIAL

FAMILY

DIAGRAM / PROGRAM IN SECTION AND GROUND PLAN

ELEVATION / WEST

ELEVATION / SOUTH


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SECTION (WITH TOMEK SMIERZCHALSKI)

ELEVATION / EAST

ELEVATION / NORTH


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PLAN / GROUND LEVEL


Building Project / Spring 2008 / 91

FINAL MODEL / ROOF REMOVED TO SHOW TENANT SPACE

FINAL MODEL / FRONT AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS


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Construction during Spring-Summer 2008, including framing, glazing, siding, fixture installation, cabinetry, interior finishing. (Photos courtesy Susan Surface)

PHOTO / BUILDING PROJECT HOUSE FRAMING


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PHOTO / CONSTRUCTION


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PHOTOS / CONSTRUCTION


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PHOTO / BUILDING PROJECT HOUSE NEARING COMPLETION


DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE /


SINGLE-PARENT COMMUNITY HOUSING YALE UNIVERSITY / 502B DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE / PROF DEBORAH GANS / SPRING 2008


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The rooms of each apartment are arranged on a spine of social space, which extends between the parent’s bedroom and the kitchen. A series of interlocking balconies and courtyards allows a community to form around raising the kids.

Solo

Solo

Social

corridor

PROBLEM The traditional “corridor” house prioritizes individual privacy over family community, making it more difficult for a single parent to manage a household and increasing maintance, etc.

Solo

Solo

Social

SOLUTION Prioritize parenting/family over individual privacy— wrap individual programs around group programs, creating an immediate connection.

Social Core

Individual Programs

1

2

3

IMPLEMENTATION 1 / Draw axis between Master Bedroom “A” and Main Living Space “B.” 2 / Offset to create volume. 3 / Offset perimeter shelving/storage. 4 / Attach individual/private programs to primary axis. 5 / Program “niches” are created by the attachment of the individual programs. The location of the kitchen and the parent’s bedroom at extremities allows for easy outdoor surveillance.

4

5


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PL

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TR AN ET RE ST


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PLAN / LVL 1 SITE “A”

LONGITUDINAL SECTION / SITE “A”


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PLAN / LVL 2 SITE “A”


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SITE MODEL

MODEL / CLOSE-UP


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MODEL / CLOSE-UP OF INTERSTITIAL SPACES

MODEL / STREET ELEVATION


DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE /


COHABITATION YALE UNIVERSITY / 502B DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE / PROF DEBORAH GANS / SPRING 2008


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There exists a 16 ft by 16 ft house for two people, one of an infinite series of cubical plots, accessed from below. One is a reclusive blogger, the other an extroverted dancer. The space for the latter spirals around the “box” of the former. The blogger and the dancer never meet, yet are tacitly aware of each other—a bump here, a tap there, an overheard conversation—through the wrapping of one space around another. They consciously “own” their respective spaces, yet subconsciously it is never entirely theirs.

CUBICAL SITE


Cohabitation / Gans / Spring 2008 / 107

SECTION


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LVL 2 PLAN

LVL 1 PLAN

LVL 0 PLAN


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FILM RESEARCH CENTER /


TRIBECA CINECEUM YALE UNIVERSITY / 501A ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN / PROF MARTIN COX / FALL 2007


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The TriBeCa Cineceum is a film exhibition, and teaching complex associated with the TriBeCa Film Festival. This project proposes an architectural analogue for to the dislocation of place central to cinema. Each theater is treated like an individual installation, with its own entrance. The user enters from a nondescript door and—through the use of poche—is dislocated from the outside world. However, all audience members end in the same place, a post-function space of galleries, seminar rooms, and a cafe.

ANALOGY TO DE MARIA’S EARTH ROOM INSTALLATION

1 / ANONYMOUS DOOR

2 / INFORMATION

3 / DISLOCATION

4 / INSTALLATION

DISLOCATION AND REINTRODUCTION SEQUENCE

1 / THEATER, ENTRANCES. THE POSTERS

2 / THEATER, ENTRY PASSAGEWAY. AS THE VIEWER

CORRESPOND TO THE FILM PLAYING IN EACH

NEARS THE THEATER SPACE, PIECES OF LIGHT AND

THEATER. EACH THEATER HAS ITS OWN ENTRANCE.

SOUND BEGIN TO RESOLVE AN INDIVIDUAL FILMIC EXPERIENCE.

3 / THEATER, BENCH SEATING.


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MODEL / REAR YARD

4 / THEATER, PROJECTION SCREEN.

5 / EXIT TO GALLERY PROMENADE ON 3RD LEVEL.

6 / ROOFTOP INSTALLATION GARDEN


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FORMAL DISLODGING FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD

1 / AN OBSERVER WOULD

2 / HOWEVER, THE ACTUAL

3 / THE REAL RELATIONSHIP

4 / THE ACTUAL FORM VISIBLE

5 / THE INTERIOR OF THE

EXPECT THE VISIBLE

THEATERS WITHIN THE “BOX”

IS OF THE VOLUMES

ON DIFFERENT FLOORS AS

VISIBLE VOLUMES IS A

“THEATER” VOLUMES TO BE

OF THE MAIN MASS ARE

AS SIMPLE SIGNS OF A

APPARENTLY CONTINUOUS IS

CROPPED VERSION OF THE

CONTINUOUS, AS VISIBLE

SIMPLY EXTRUDED VOLUMES.

THEATER, NOT THE REALITY.

EXCLUSIVE OF THE THEATER

ENTIRE VOLUME.

THROUGH THE GALLER GLAZING AND THE EXTERIOR PORTIONS.

MODEL / GROUND FLOOR OF THE CINECEUM, INDIVIDUAL THEATER ENTRANCES CARVED THROUGH POCHE

VOLUMES.


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ROOF

GALLERY stairs

theater 1

theater 2

elevator theater 3

theater 4


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LVL B1 / BLOCKBUSTER THEATER

LVL 1 / ENTRANCE


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LVL 2 / UPPER THEATER LEVEL

LVL 3 / POST-FUNCTION PROMENADE


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LVL 4 / GALLERY

LVL 5 / ROOF & INSTALLATION ROOMS


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MODEL / ROOF CLOSE-UP

MODEL / STREETSIDE ELEVATION


BUSINESS HOTEL /


W STEAM HOTEL YALE UNIVERSITY / 501A ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN / PROF MARTIN COX / FALL 2007


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A proposal for a specialized W Hotel in New Haven based upon the social precedent of Russian, Finnish, and Japanese saunas and bathhouses. The hotel creates a sanctuary from the outside world. Guests leave the baggage of their lives behind and change into identical robes. Freed of markers of status and identity, each guest gains an aura of anonymity. Meanwhile, each room is a miniature sanctuary of its own, heightening one’s senses through an invigorating play of temperature and touch otherwise unfamiliar in a largely hermetic, air-conditioned world.

STEAM LEVELS

LEVELS 5-7

LEVEL 4, TYPICAL CONFIGURATION

EVERYONE IN ROBES

CONDENSATION POOL

AUXILLARY PROGRAM

LOCKERS/LAP POOL LOBBY, CAFÉ, LOUNGE, CONFERENCE ROOMS)

STREET CLOTHES


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SECTIONS / INDIVIDUAL ROOM warm air

bed cool exterior air

warm air

bed cool exterior air

PLANS / INDIVIDUAL ROOM

1 / LOBBY

2 / LOCKERS / CHANGING

3 /CANTILEVERED POOL


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4 / STAIRWAY TO HOTEL

5 / PROMENADE

6 / VIEW THROUGH HOTEL ATRIUM


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LVL 2 LOCKERS / POOL LVL 1 LOBBY

TIER 4 LOWER UNITS

TIER 4 PROMENADE

TIER 4 UPPER UNITS


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RENDER / ENTRANCE

TIER 5 PROMENADE

TIER 6 PROMENADE

TIER 7 PROMENADE


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DRAWING / REPRESENTATION OF BUILT FORM 810B ANALYSIS & REPRESENTATION OF ARCHITECTURE AS BUILT FORM / PROFS SUNIL BALD & KYLE DUGDALE / SPRING 2009

Work completed for 810b, “Analysis and Representation of Architecture as Built Form,” including the documentation of Rudolph Hall, the interpretation of a sectional fragment as a plan and model, and analysis of the Yale Center for British Art stair drum .

PENCIL ON BRISTOL / CENTER FOR BRITISH ART STAIR DRUM ANALYSIS


Representation of Built Form / Bald & Dugdale / Spring 2009 / 129

MODEL / SECTIONAL FRAGMENT AS SPACE

PENCIL ON BRISTOL / PLAN / RUDOLPH HALL LVL 3


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ELEVATION

LOWER PLAN


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UPPER PLAN

AXONOMETRIC



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