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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO I HUGO GARCIA I

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE I FALL 2010 I INSTRUCTORS: COLEMAN GRIFFITH, DIONICIO VALDEZ, DEBORAH BIRD


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ROSEMOUNT ELEMENTARY SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE FALL 2010 INSTRUCTOR: COLEMAN GRIFFITH

GOING WITH THE GRAIN MATERIALS AND PROCESSES OF CONSTRUCTION GROUP PROJECT: HUGO GARCIA, ROBERT PANOSSIAN, AND SEVAK SATOURIAN PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2009 INSTRUCTORS: DIONISIO VALDEZ COLEMAN GRIFFITH

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE TRANSFORMABLE ARCHITECTURE BOILER HOUSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE FALL 2010 INSTRUCTOR: COLEMAN GRIFFITH

LOST SPACE/FOUND SPACES ARCHITECTURE 10B PASADENA CITY COLLEGE FALL 2008 INSTRUCTOR: COLEMAN GRIFFITH

POINT, LINE, PLANE ARCHITECTURE 10A PASADENA CITY COLLEGE SPRING 2008 INSTRUCTOR: DEBORAH BIRD

MACKARTHUR PARK COMMUNITY, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND CITY ARCITECTURE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE FALL 2010 INSTRUCTOR: COLEMAN GRIFFITH

SPATIAL SEQUENCE ARCHITECTURE 10B PASADENA CITY COLLEGE FALL 2008 INSTRUCTOR: COLEMAN GRIFFITH

PROPORTIONAL TRANSFORMATION ARCHITECTURE 10A PASADENA CITY COLLEGE SPRING 2008 INSTRUCTOR: DEBORAH BIRD

Perspective with closed roof


ROSEMOUNT ELEMENTARY SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE FALL 2010 INSTRUCTOR: COLEMAN GRIFFITH


1926 Queen of Angel’s Hospital- founded by the Franciscan siters of Sacred Heart, is built.

1880’s: Echo Park Community , Originally named Edendale, was founded by Thomas Kelly who was a real estate developer. Workers built the reservoir and noticed that ther voices echoed off of the canyon. The Name Echo Park came about.

1956: Art Ingels builds the first Go-Kart. The hills were perfect for testing it to its limits.

1920’s: Silent Film Era: THe Los Angeles film industry is centered in Echo Park, before moving to hollywood.

1993: Mi Vida Loca is filmed in Echo Park. A movie about the Latino gang culture in the neighborhood.

1969-1980 First Street organized roller hockey association is formed, also known as the Metropolitan Street Hocky League.

1983: Music Video “Thriller” by Michael Jackson is filmed in the area.

1950: Construction of 101 Freeway.

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1893: Southern California’s first botanical garden.

Phase 1: Group Research and Diagraming

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1950: Elysian Park Heights public housing project, which included two dozen 13- story biuldings and more160 two -story townhouses. Proposal lost political supvportca useign the Taxpayers Committee to vote in favor of usng the land for public purposes. The land was bought for $1 and the Dodgers Stadium was built.

1912 eystoneKStudios, first tot ally enclosed film stage in history is buils in the Edendale quarter of Echo Par.

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1960: Gilligan’s Island series is filmed in the area. 1990’s: Queen of Angel’s Hopsital becomes The Dream Center. A non-Profit organization that reaches ou to thousands of hurinting and needy children, families and adults across all races and cultures each week.

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1997: AUSD proposes to remove 50 homes to build a new school.

1923: Angelus Temple, foursquare Gospel Church is built bordering the park.

Group Research In this initial phase everyone in the architecture group had a responsibility. I was in charge of identifying systems in the site. I found different systems through analyzing how the structures of an oak tree leaf work. The leaf also became my natural case study.

Site Analysis

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income

Ethnic Population African American

Estimated Media Household Income

$50,000

Zip code 90026 (73,410)

$28,651

School zip. (90026) California

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

People below poverty line

$48,909

24.5% 13.3%

2.6%

Asian

18.8%

Latino

64.0%

White

12.9%

Native American

1.0%

Other

0.7%

African American

california

100%

SITE

110 FWY

100%

50%

westlake

50%

California (32,896,852)

6%

Asian

11%

Latino

32%

White

47%

Native American Other

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110 FWY

101 FWY

ECHO PARK SITE

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Topsoil

Gravel

layer

Lerning Well detail

Water Colector Lerning Well Diagram Playgroung Rendering Stage1: At this stage we were divided into different groups to make a master plan and incorporate ideas into the design. we agreed to use the leaf as an example of systems and Machupichu to understand the dreinage system since it was the main idea to colect gray and rain water.

Living Machine Location

Water collection tank Filtration tank Primary tank Wetland Garden


Topsoil

Gravel

layer

Water Colector Lerning Well Diagram

South Entrance Rendering

DESIGN

The usage of the leaf helped me to brake appart all of the elements necesary to better undestand the site. it also helped me to make a permeable project as i decompossed the leaf.

North-West Render

North-East Render (Cafe)

North-West Rhino Render

External Reference Educationa

permeate

Commercial Uper epidermis (Surface) co cannot pass 2 through this layer Prevents water loss

Circulation Leaf

The leaf is a Permeable surface that acts as a solar collector. This mecanism allows the leaf to transform water, CO2, and Solar light into food(sugars). This process is called Photosynthesis. After light is permiated through the upper epidermis, then it is collected inby photosynthetic cells call chloroplasts. Water and carbon dioxide enter the leaf through a procces called percolation. The water is carried on to the leaf through veins and then it leaves through the stoma where water vapor and CO2 are exchange. A great deal of water is loss during the process of photosynthesis.

Leaf organization (structure)

Recreational

Vains (Circulation)

Case studied

Water is distribute through the leaf’s structure

Rainwater

BOUNDARY

100%

Topsoil

Sandy matertial

Gravel

Rock

Permeate

layer

layer

Topsoil

Lower Layer (experience)

Sandy Material

Carbon dioxide is exchange. it enters leaf through stomata

-it slowes down the filtration of water -prevents lost of topsoil. -filters water

Gravel

-prevents topsoil and sandy material lost. -filters water

rock

Water is gather at this layer and redirected throughtout the middle of the city

Machupichu drainage System

Echo Park

Rosemount Elementary School


Stage 2: At this stage I started developing my own design with ideas generated from the master plan. some of the ideas were developed on a design that had to do with recolection of grey water and rain water by maximizing the use of existing and new conditions.

North-East View DIAGRAMS The diagrams explain how the spaces found were use to maximize their usage.

OLD CLASSROOMS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

2nd Grade/special education 2nd Grade/3rd Grade/Computer Lab Music room & Game room Administration/1st Grade/2nd Grade 4th Grade 1st Grade/Special Education 5th Grade 2nd Grade/parent center/ESL center/Society Room/Garden

Hierarchy of Void Void

Building

NEW Community Garden


Faculty office

Public Library

Reading Lab

Elevators

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A Information Desk

Learning Well

Common Space

Exhibition Hall Storage

Bathroom Classroom

Classroom

Bathroom

Assembly Room

NORTH

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

SectionSECTION BB AA


Storage Men Bathroom

Women Bathroom

Lobby

Elevators

Recreational Area

Parking Garage Storage

Vertical Wetland

B

Rest Area

A

Common Area

B

Wetland

CafĂŠ Bathroom

East Entrance

North NORTH

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

Section BB SECTION BB


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Classroom

C

Classroom

Classroom

Men

Women

Elevators

Recreation Area

Staff Room Vertical Wetland Staff Room

Theater

Staff Room

Theater Stage

Staff Room

NORTH

THIRD FLOOR PLAN

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SECTION CC

Teather interior Rendering THEATER INTERIOR RENDER


NORTH-WEST RENDER

NORTH ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION


SOUTH-WEST RENDER

Section DD

SECTION DD

EAST ELEVATION


DIAGRAMS PERMEATE

PERMEATE

UPPER DERMIS

WATER COLLECTOR

C02 CANNOT PASS THROUGH THIS LAYER PREVENTS WATER LOSS

PREVENTS RAIN WATER LOSS

STRUCTURE LEAF ORGANIZATION TO STRUCTURE

PROGRAM COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM PUBLIC/COMMUNAL PROGRAM

WATER CIRCULATION IT TAKES RAIN WATER TO A TANK TO THEN BE TREATED WATER CIRCULATION WATER IS DISTRIBUTE THROUGH THE LEAF'S STRUCTUTE

ENCLOSURE EXCHANGE EXPERIENCE CARBON DIOXIDE ENTERS LEAF THROUGH STOMATA

WATER COLLECTION DIAGRAM RAIN WATER TREATED GREY WATER

STRUCTURE THE STRUCTURE IS THE BUILDING ORGANIZER

CIRCULATION ROSEMOUNT SCHOOL CIRCULATION COMMUNAL CIRCULATION PUBLIC CIRCULATION

EXPLODED PERSPECTIVE

CIRCULATION


BOILER HOUSE PROJECT PASADENA CITY COLLEGE FALL 2010 INSTRUCTOR: COLEMAN GRIFFITH


Flying Locust

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Phase 1:

External Reference and Concept Development

Flight occurs at these range in relation to external stimuli

Locust Behavior

Locust Desert Locust Flight in relation to air temperature

Space Range

Mass Departure Event

Mature Locust Mature locust always flight at about the same temperature

DESERT LOCUST

Immature locust The initiation of flight is not asorder as the mature locust but stays within the temperature range

The ability to fly has allowed the insects to diversity and exploit new habitats, as well as the flexibility to respond to environmental changes. The ability of locust to migrate for long distances requires them to develop different types of flight behavior which help to limit the energy consumption. Additionally, flight is used to "communicate" the initiation of forming of the locust swarms before migration. The Locust depends in different factors to be able to flight. Air temperature is one influential factor. Flight stimuli: Flight usually commences with a jump; therefore the stimuli inducing a jump can also initiate flight, but it may also commence without a jump, as for example when the insect drops down from a plant. After the Locust decides to flight the process begins. Flight occurs in relation to AIR TEMPERATURE because: 1- BASKING After the appearance of the sun, locust would begin to wave their antennae, twitch their hind legs and crawl about, soon coming to rest broadside to the rays of the sun sometimes forming dense crowding 2- MILLING Locust begin flying without a common orientation to start raising up their body temperature 3- BODY TEMPERATURE Toraxic Temperature rises between 20-21 degrees Celsius 4- DEPARTURE Fly Begins

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Locust Flight

CoreMore organized program

Air Temperature Boiler House

Less organized program but related to the adjacent program

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Air Temperature

Space Range

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Flight occurs at these ranges in relation to external stimuli

LOCUST TRIDIMENSIONAL WING DISPLACEMENT Y

Rules:

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Axis

Axis

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Rule # 1 Wing Extension

Rule # 3 Wing Depression

Rule # 2 Wing Elevation

Outward Extension

Wing Elevation

Wing Depression

SITE PLAN 1/64"- 1'0"

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FLOOR-PLAN/SECTION DRAWINGS

Phase 2: Project Objective

design a transformable core in an existing building. this transformable building has to accomodate the existing 2 year Pasadena City College Architecture Program. The building must adapt to the program needs. such as; Computer labs, classrooms, studios, shops, and galleries. Relationship on how locusts fly influences program intentions to be arrange according to the locust response to environment stimuli.

The core of the building reacts to external stimuli of the architectural needs and accomodates space. 122 sq. ft

FLIGHT ORGANIZATION

PROGRAM ORGANIZATION REFLEX/PROGRAM

20 sq. ft

PROGRAM/REFLEX

ACTIVITY

ACTIVITY

Worm Up

Locust start their worm up in different ways. They start moving their bodies, flopping their wings, and crawling.

- Preflight - Milling - Crowiding - Flying

Worm Up

history of architecture Class rooms

-Learn about history of architecture -Film

Body Temperature

Toraxic Temperature rises between 20-21 degrees Celsius in order to fly. If there body temperature is lower they will not initiate flight

- Milling - Crowding - Flying

Body Temperature

Studio

Air Flow

Activation of aerodynamic organ of the head by air current. Since the hair sensilla of the aerodynamic organ respond to air currents only from the front, flight is always initially orientated into the wind

- Fly going with the wind initial speed 5m/h

-Individual project development -Personal interpretation of case studies and research

Air Flow

Gallery

Air Temperature

Air temperature above which mass flying occurred and below which it did not. Unfortunately this crucial temperature varies in general from 14째C. to 23째.

- Fly

-Interaction between individuals and programs -Critiques -Expositions

Light

Studio

Light

After the appearance of the sun, locust would begin - Milling to wave their antennae, twitch their hind legs and - Crowding crawl about, soon coming to rest broadside to the - Random Fly rays of the sun sometimes forming dense crowding

-Technical drawing -Modeling -Critiques

Lost Of PhysicaL Contact

Computer Lab

-Computer use -Research

Lost Of Physical Contact

Storage 90 sq. ft

Lost of contact of the tarsi with the substrate causes a reflex opening of the wings this response can be seen in a suitably suspended locust.

245 sq. ft

245 sq. ft

Arch. 14 410 sq. ft

Administra- Faculty Office tive Office 106 sq. ft 111 sq. ft

The workshop classroom is closed to make space on the first floor for a Gallery space around the core

UP

- Sudden Flight

First Floor PLan 1/32" - 1'0"

North

The workshop classroom is open and extended to maximize worrk space. students' work can be exposed to pubic.

South Section 1/32" - 1'0"


111 SQ FT Faculty Office

Down

116 SQ FT Faculty Office

Architecture Studio 900 sq. ft

The arch. studio can be divided into three classrooms

Second Floor PLan 1/32" - 1'0"

North

The arch. studio can be divided into tow classrooms by the retractable roof

South Section 1/32" - 1'0"

Third Floor PLan 1/32" - 1'0"

Roof PLan 1/32" - 1'0"

North

South Section 1/32" - 1'0"

North

East Elevation 1/32" - 1'0"


Performable roof

New Structure

Core

Roof PLan Transformed 1/32" - 1'0"

North

Existing Envelope

Axon

West Elevation 1/32" - 1'0"

Perspective with closed roof

Study Model


Interior Rendering

Program and Circulation Diagrams

Final Model

Second Floor Circulation (Primary)

Final Model

First Floor Circulation (Secundary)

The roof becomes a partition wall that allowes for separation of the 20a, 20b class, which is a class that requires team work among members of both classes but it also requires individual work from both classes.

The roof is extended to generate bigger PROGRAM SPACE in the second floor. This provides big space enough for both groups to work togheter. The whole School program then is exposed to the public. The interior movable walls can also be turned if the class needs to be split into groups.

One Studio Space

Active Program

Passive Program

Division of program


MACARTHUR PARK PROJECT PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2009 FALL 2009 INSTRUCTOR: COLEMAN GRIFFITH


MACARTHUR PARK

1860's Swamp land/dead sea/reservoir

Phase 1 : Group Research and Diagraming

1890's - Public park/Social Gathering/ Idyllic retreat Later Called "WESTLAKE PARK"

1930's - Display of wealth/Luxury Vacation Destination/Important Thoroughfare

1940's - Political explotation ground/ citizens protest premise. In 1942 Park renamed in honor to grl. MacArthur

1970's - Criminal activity basis The park's image was on the decline. Lake drained in 1973 and 1978, firearms found.

GROUP RESEARCH

In these initial phase everyone in the architecture group had a responsibility. I was in charge of identifying Datums in the site

Macarthur park has gone through many changes in it's history. What started out as a swamp in the mid 19th century, became cultivated into a wealthy resort at the turn of the 20th century. Political decisions made after wwII, favoring suburban development and eliminating many public transport services to the area, caused decay and mas exodus to the west side. Economically dis advantaged populations moved in resulting in the area's steady decline of quality of life and attracting criminals and street gangs. With the addition of the metro red line in the 1990's, a revitalization effort was started in an attempt to regain the park's former grandeur.

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110 FWY

Wilshire Blvd.

1990's - Revitalization test In 2002 the lapd and business community leaders installed surveillance cameras.

2000's - Illegal immigrant's starting base. In 2007 conflict between lapd and protesters. in favor of illegal immigrants

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Today - Adaptation and evolution model In 2005 the park was celebrated for having the highest reduction of crime per resident. tunited states...

Downtown LA

Staples Center

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SURFACE ANALYSIS AND PERMEATION

Project Site Alvarado & 7th Street Intersection

Process:

Analyze how the infrastructure of the city is influenced by the surrounding buildings in the area. Analyze the permeation of the site at different levels and different ways such as with: Businesses, people, transportation, etc. Private Business and Residential

Retail

DATUMS ON THE SITE

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North Purple/Red Line Metro Rails

Wilshire Blvd. Organizes the buildings, lake, and park. The lake organizes spaces and program around it

North

Economic value of businesses and rent around MacArthur Park. Revenue Under $5000,000 Revenue Between $500,000 - $1,000,000 Revenue Above $1,000,000 Lofts and Apartments

VERTICAL DATUMS

Wilshire Royale Apartments Average rent $1,295

American Cement Building Rent ranges $1100 - $3700

Asbury Building Rent ranges $1,100 - $1,200

Alvarado Apartments Rent ranges $1,000 - $1,200

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Highest Level

Residential Level

77'0"

Wilshire Blvd.

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MACARTHUR PARK

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Retail Level

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Ground Level

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Mezzanine Level Platform Level

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Communidad Cambria Rent average $2,000

Commodore Apartments Rent ranges $750 - $800

Bixel at Fifth Rent ranges $1600 - $3050

BUSINESSES IN MAKARTHUR PARK 1 Small Retail 2 Los Angeles Medical Center Revenue Avobe $1,000,000 3 Swap Meet 4 Hong Kong Exppress 5 Art Pawn Shop 6 Bank of America 7 Immigration Services 8 Retirement residence 9 MacArthur Park Towers 10 Mexican Consulate 11 La Fonda on Wilshire Average $25.00 per Entrees 12 Hayworth Offices 13 OscarJ. Moore MD 14 Joel W. H. Kleinberg Law Offices 15 Park View Travel Agency 16 MacArthur Park Pharmacy 17 MacArthur Park Medical Clinic 18 Mama's Hot Tamales Pcice under $10.00 19 Episcopal Housing Alliance 20 Botanica Galliostro 21 Langer's Deli 22 Charles White Elementary School 23 Park Plaza Hotel


Phase 2: Individual Concept Development

Immigrant Movement Immigrant Refraction Immigrant Diffraction

Immigrant Refracti on

Immigrant Dispersion

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MACARTHUR PARK Light A Scottish physicist named James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879) showed that electric and magnetic fields fluctuating together can form a propagating wave, which was named an electromagnetic wave. Light is this type of wave. Light is electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensations. Light exists in tiny "packets" called photons, elementary particles. Photons have no rest mass; this allows for interactions at long distances. This makes them observable. Some of the most common properties of light are; Diffraction, Reflection, and dispersion depending upon the surfaces that light hits.

Immigrants travel and move similar to light. They can either be refracted, diffracted, or dispersed. MacArthur Park acts as a surface where all of these immigrants acting as photons (light) will respond upon it.

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Rules: 1 -Refraction 2 -Angle of Incidence 3 -Dispersion

Lower Frequency Higher Wavelength

Angle of Deviation

Rays of light

Angle of incidence Light

Light

Light

Angle of Deviation

Angle of Deviation

Dispersion

The angle of deviation is the angle made between the incident ray of light entering the first face of the prism and the refracted ray which emerges from the second face of the prism.

The angle of deviation is the angle made between the incident ray of light entering the first face of the prism and the refracted ray which emerges from the second face of the prism.

Dispersion is the spreading out of a beam of light. It occurs when each wavelength is refracted at a slightly different angle when passing through a material at an angle.

Higher Frequency Lower wavelenth

Rule applications

Westlake ave Alvarado Dispertion refraction


Diagrams

Alvarado st.

Weslake ave.

Exhibition Area

Drop off

Info. Center

Retail

Program,

Subway Platform

Interior Rendering

Alvarado st.

Bonnie Brae

Weslake ave.

Bonnie Brae

Westlake ave

Westlake ave

Alvarado

Alvarado

Pedestrians

Ground level

Subway

Drop off traffic

Circulation

Proposed integration of green areas into the new site

Mezzanine Level


Subway Platform

North

North Section


Lobby

Bus Drop Off

Exterior Maxwell Rendering

Open to Bellow Art Hall

AA

Floor Plan Mezzanine Level

North

Cross Section AA


GOING WITH THE GRAIN GROUP PROJECT HUGO GARCIA, ROBERT, AND CEVAK ARCHITECTURE 14 MATERIALS AND PROCESSES OF CONSTRUCTION PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2009 INSTRUCTOR: DIONICIO VALDEZ COLEMAN GRIFFITH


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Objective:

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Stage 1: The Connection Study different connection possible to be used. The most appropriate and strongest connection we picked was the overlapping connection.

Produce a functional design that reveals the beauty of PLYWOOD. Design a an original and compelling object that can be made from a single sheet of FSC-certified plywood measuring 4-feet x 8-feet x 1 inch. FSC certification means that the wood was produced using sustainable forestry practices recognized by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). The object must be flat-pack design using no hardware. The purpose of these design is to enter a competition called GOING WITH THE GRAIN.

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Stage 2: Connecting The Puzzle These are the shelve pieces for the spaces to be created inside the plywood object. The connection consists of sliding slotted pieces. They interlock onto each other D

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Two Main Interlocking Pieces Exterior Walls The pieces are put together with a large amount of friction to make the pieces stable. The connection allows to use friction as a secondary element to hold all of the pieces together.

Closed Model

Study Model Back Side of the Rotated Model

Rotated Model with Interior Pieces Pulled Out


SPATIAL SEQUENCE MODEL ARCHITECTURE 10B PASADENA CITY COLLEGE FALL 2008 INSTRUCTOR: COLEMAN GRIFFITH


Identification of spaces

Private space

Public space

Circulation

SERENO HOUSE Objective: Look for a precedent and utilize it. The building must have architectural drawings in order to be used.. The architectural drawings must be key element. They will help to identify the different spaces that are created in and out the building. These spaces are public and private. After finding the building and identifying the spaces a model of the house must be reproduced.

Study model of volumetric study with circulation

Process Stage 1: Make a set of diagrams that explain and express the existing spatial conditions of the building. With Rhino program show how circulation works through the spaces; private, and public.

Private + Public + Circulation

Public + Circulation

Private + Circulation

Stage 2: Reproduce a digital model that facilitates the construction of the final model. A series of study models were produced previous to submitting the final model.


Final model

Circulation and Spaces

The goal of this assignment is to identify three particular elements important to the building. These elements are; PRIVATE SPACES, PUBLIC SPACES, and CIRCULATION. The spaces sometimes overlap and are identified as INTERLOCKING SPACES. In the model sequence, circulation is what holds the inside and outside public spaces together. As you pieces of circulation are removed, they unlock a public space volume which leads to removing circulation again.

Diagram of Circulation Sequence In the model sequence, circulation holds the inside and outside public spaces together. As pieces of circulation are removed, they unlock a public space volume which leads to removing circulation again.

Each material represents a space or system in the model. Private space is represented with wood, public space with clear material, outside public space with frosted acrylic, and the circulation system is made of basswood. The goal of the construction of the model was to explore materials and try joining techniques.


FOUND SPACES ARCHITECTURE 10B PASADENA CITY COLLEGE FALL 2008 INSTRUCTOR: COLEMAN GRIFFITH


Objective:

Identify spaces that are considered forgotten. Public Spaces are most of the time spaces that were never intended. These spaces are never occupied and apparently never used. Process: I photographed obsolete spaces under a freeway located in Hollenbeck Park in LA. I selected this particular place because it is a crowded place, yet when people walk under the freeway they rarely stop and take notice of their surroundings. These spaces have become forgotten.

GEOMETRIC FIGURES

Stage 2: Geometric figures are taken out of the collage and arranged strategically to create a positive volume using with the help of a digital program to create three-dimensional volumes.

Stage 1: Create a collage and subtract geometric figures from it.

Axonometric Stage 3: Distort the geometric and fused them to create a positive volume. Make an 8 inch. by 8 inch. cube and carve out the positive volume of distorted figures. The cube is contoured and prepared in the proper Autocad file to be executed with real materials.

Rhino Rendering

Maxwell Rendering

Physical Model


Objective:

In these exercise called POINT,LINE,PLANE, the goal was to generate sets of geometries using points, lines, and planes in order to reproduce volumetric study models following the symmetries.

Process:

Use a fictitious scenario. A sea shore was to be used to get the geometry. Three fictitious groups of people would visit the shore at different hour of the day. The points represent were individuals were located in the shore. The lines represent the path that each individual took. These groups are also represented with line weight.

Line drawing for geometric set

Shaded drawing

Top view of study model

Folded drawing

Stage 1: - Use the lines and shaded portions of the drawing to make the model. - lines and shapes dictate the topography

Stage 2: Certain sections of the drawing are shaded and geometry shows. Geometry is the generator of the first study model. In this stage the whole drawing is used and by cutting and folding following the lines and geometrical borders a first study model is made.

Closer view of final model Stage 3: Make a model. This model was to be located in the actual fictitious sea shore.

Side view of final model

Top view of final model

Solution: In the final model, the basswood is used to extend the lines of the plane vertically. They also create points where they meet. The velum complete geometries, and museum board forms elevation of the topography and enclosures.


PROPORTIONAL TRANSFORMATION ARCHITECTURE 10A PASADENA CITY COLLEGE SPRING 2008 INSTRUCTOR: DEBORAH BIRD


Objective: This assignment investigates proportional relationships as a potential source of transformation by developing a series of drawings and models that examine proportional relationships and incremental change. By creating drawing and models, PROPORTIONAL TRANSFORMATION was to be communicated through growth

Final Model

Root Rectangles and Regulating Lines

Geometric Figures: Stage1 : Compose a two dimensional drawing to create geometrical figures. Systematically develop the drawing to explore secondary and tertiary levels of geometry using horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines, arcs and curves to create an emergent complexity. This drawing has to be based in a geometrical proportional system. Either Golden Section or Root Rectangles and Regulating Lines. Root rectangles and regulating lines were explored for these project.

First study model representing growth

Study model of Final Solution

Stage2: After creating the geometric figures out of the two dimensional drawing the were study and arrange in a way that represented proportional growth.


DRAWING AND SKETCHING

Hugo's Portfolio 2011  

The portfolio contains a recolection of first and second year architectuture at Pasadena City College.

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