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UNIVERSITY PORTFOLIO IAIN BLAMPIED UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY SEDIMENTARY - YEAR 5 - 2011 THEATRE OF EROSION - YEAR 5 - 2011 HYDE CYCLE CENTRE - YEAR 4 - 2010

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH EMSWORTH ACTIVITY CENTRE - YEAR 3 - 2007


SEDIMENTARY SYDNEY UNIVERSITY - YEAR 5 - 2011

As the second largest mineral extracting nation on Earth, Australia has over 400 working mines. Once these spaces of raw destruction become exhausted of there mineral qualities a dormant scar remains. A space of scale and power, that seems distant and out of reach. The intent of this proposal is to explore architecture as an activator for reclaiming space in the wake of mineral extraction in a semi urban context. A Conceptual framework that draws on notions of geological biomimetics, specifically sandstone focusing on adaptive sedimentation and chaotic flow. A public route carved through the centre of Cultural Arts and Education; progressively flowing through the structural body into the depths of Horsnby Quarry. The dynamic adaptive skin wraps the program responding to spatial and environmental requirements.


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SPATIAL CONNECTIVITY

In section a standard structural grid system denotes rigid space division and movement between levels.. A standard system uses columns and beams that have a primary role of structural stability

The Floor plates were fractured, forming a stronger visual link between levels. Breaking each floor plate into three created a set of progressive plateaus that lead to the level below.

Linking the plateaus with ramps increases the physical connection between levels. A natural hierarchy of levels began to form, the route down the building was carved out between the plateaus.

Linking alternate levels formed a line of connection between ramp surfaces this became a component for structural stability.

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The flowing circulation is within the structure, forming two major circulation pathways, vertical (local) and horizontal (global) routes.

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Entrance Bridge Lifts Public Ramp Entry Cafe Ticket office + Building information centre


MODULAR TRUSS SYSTEM Using the human body as an origin for scale and conceptual thinking provided a strong link between the building occupants and the architecture they would experience. A logical approach was taken, evolving the conceptual ideas into a framework of design that derived at a component. The component was an element of the building, 3 floors. This small section of the building was evolved, detailed and resolved so that it could be used throughout the full height of the building. Circulation between levels and spaces evolve around a system of differing speeds and distances. A continuous route is carved through the floor plates, progressively shifting spaces in a fluid like motion, forming a communal space down the building. The route contributes to the flow of people at a regional scale, transporting them into the quarry, while also forming connections between spaces on a local scale. A spine of the circulation is high speed vertical movement through mechanical transportation, lifts.


SPATIAL ADAPTATION A degree of varying transparency between the public and private spaces, views down and up into the private spaces can be altered according to the requirements of the individual spaces.

RESEARCH ACCOMMODATION Self contained apartments

ENTRY LEVEL Cafe / ticket office SERVICES LEVEL WC / stores

RESEARCH CENTRE Geological extraction research

EDUCATION CENTRE Extension to the existing TAFFE

PERFORMANCE CENTRE FOYER PRACTISE ROOM / HALL

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THEATRE OF EROSION SYDNEY UNIVERSITY - YEAR 5 - 2011 Partnered with Oliver Hessian

The eroded walls begin to unfold and open to frame views towards the Hall, inspiring a strong relation to The Quadrangle. Inside, oblique views and skylights chandeliers engage the audience in an ethereal atmosphere

‘Theatre of Erosion’ explores a passage from space to place: the transition of an audience from reality to intrigue. Set inside the monumental stone presence of The Quadrangle, the project takes as its departure point the movement of an audience as a force that erodes away the remaining volume surrounding a performance space. Through various digital explorations, the project investigates a geometry based on stages of transition, modelling the external and internal volumes of an abstract mass according to parameters that control the intensity of inner theatre space; establish transparency; orchestrate key views to the main space; and respond to fabrication criteria. The project simulates natural landscapes of erosion, thus creating a dynamic sequence of spaces where views continually changed as part of a slow removal of the audience from their daily concerns. The journey takes an audience around the periphery of the venue, traces a path through the grotto of the bar spaces, leading inside and ultimately past the stairs to the centre of the seating bank. The erosion geometry is generated using a metaball definition to define the path and volumes of the spaces, over a field that varies according to length, radius and density of cylinder elements, and with sine curves applied to the proposed sections. The form is constructed by a multitude of differently sized cylinders of plywood, from which panels are formed, that can be assembled in a relatively short time. Cylinders are both stacked and hung from the scaffolding of the theatre seating underbelly. The theatre’s elevations read continuously from outside and inside, in density and size of the cylinders complementary to the mood of the transition stages, and the relationship to the host building in which the theatre is embedded.


EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

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[1]Box Office [2]Entrance [3]Bar [4]Spotlights [5]Cave [6]Auditorium Entry [7]Seating [8]Stage [9]Side Stage [10]Void

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TRANSITION PHASES

ENFOLDED ELEVATION

Transition Stages

Focus 1: Sculpture in Quad

Focus 2: Quad

Focus 3: Spotlights

Enter Quad + arcade

Enter Venue to framed views of Quad from bar

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Focus 4: Performance

Focus 5: Stage

Enter the low cave and lose touch with Quad

Up stairs to emerge in seating bank


YOUTOPIA EXHIBITION

Photos by Kathrine Lu

CONSTRUCTION DIAGRAM

In order for the fabrication to be as straightforward as possible we have limited the cylinder radius to nine sizes. These could then be ordered in bulk at their standard length and cut to size for the panel assembly. These prefabricated panels would then be bolted together on site. SCHEME MODELS


HYDE CYCLE CENTRE SYDNEY UNIVERSITY - YEAR 4 - 2010

Serving the needs of Sydney’s eastern suburbs commuters, the HYDE CYCLE CENTRE is a strategic part of the Sydney 2030 framework. Positioned at the confluence of key entry routes to the city, the Hub sits over an existing underground carpark – providing new activity to the street and an important new transport alternative. The Hub will act as a catalyst for continued change in the city’s transport modes – from a reliance on increasingly frustrating vehicular commuting to healthy, energizing cycling journeys. The Hub is focused on two key user groups: members and tourists. Members of the Hub have 24-hour access to bike storage and change facilities. Tourists can rent bikes and access the Hub’s facilities during operating hours. A café also operates in the building, providing a meeting point and an opportunity to catch breath before and after riding. The Hyde Hub is a dynamic building that makes using it an exhilarating experience. The street extends into the building, allowing cyclists to ride up a ramp and directly into the storage space. The extension of the street provides a continuous space that stretches and contracts to provide entry points, storage space, and transitions in movement. This leads to the building’s upper levels where cyclists can access the ‘refreshment block’ – the core of the building containing showers, lockers and other change facilities. Filtering down to the ground floor, users can then enter the café.

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Member Bike Storage

Retail and Bike Repairs

Eat + Drink Street

Tourist

Causal expirence, slowly make way into the city

Occasional cyclist

Public transport

Heavy exercise

Gentel exercise

Light exercise

Arrive hot and sweaty

walk into the city from accommodation

Arrive reasonably fresh

Arrive fresh

BICYCLE HUB

Store bicycle long or short term

Hire bike + equipment

Store bicycle short term

Changing facilities, toilets, showers and lockers

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Changing Facilities Tourist Bikes

Daily commute

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Connect to bike, helmet on, become one with bike and ride into city

Bicycle Repair centre Bicycle repair

Member Bike Storage Flexi Housing

Member of the bicycle hub

Bicycle route maps of the city

Guided tours

Eat + Drink at cafe

Walk to locations wthin city

Cycle around the city

Return for bicycle from store

Return with bicycle

Lockers


SCHEME MODELS

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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KEY 1. Bicycle entrance 2. Plant room 3. Staff area 4. Servery - food and bike members 5. Cafe 6. Kitchen 7. Bike repair centre 8. Tourist bike dispenser 9. Members bike storage tower 10. Female lockers 11. Female Showers 12. Female toilets 13. Members bike storage tower 14. Male lockers 15. Male showers 16. Male toilets


Storage tower - structural steel frame clad with frameless glass, secondary use as ventialation ducts for car park below.

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WEST ELEVATION (DETAIL A)

SOUTH ELEVATION (DETAIL B)

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EMSWORTH ACTIVITY CENTRE PORTHSMOUTH UNIVERSITY - YEAR 3 - 2007

PARTI DIAGRAMS Conceptual Studies led me to investigate the threshold between land and sea (above). In a direct response to the study, and the curve of the mill pond path, a thick wall was placed across the site to create enclosure becoming a dominant element of the design. The wall has three phases beginning with staggered pillars, that allow people to pass into the site. The main element that runs the length of the building, spaces are create within the wall between the structural pillars. Finally the wall thins out and slips into the sea. The roof flows above the wall providing shelter for spaces below, with no internal columns and only glass hitting the timber underbelly, thus portraying a floating aesthetic.

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WALL - ROOF

WALL - ROOF - ENCLOSED SPACES


GROUND PLAN 1. Boat maintenance 2. Female staff changing 3. Male staff changing 4. Staff area 5. Canoe / Sailing store 6. Wet room 7. Climbing store 8. Wind surfing store 9. Male changing room 10. Female changing room 11. Disabled toilet /shower 12. Plant room 13. Lift 14. Male toilets 15. Female toilets 16. Foyer 17. Staff offices

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1. Boat maintenance void 2. Fire exit bridge 3. Class room 3 4. Class room 2 5. Class room 1 6. Lift 7. Foyer void 8. Viewing terrace


CONCEPTUAL SKETCHES


SCHEME MODELS


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