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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE and ENGINEERING


SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE and ENGINEERING

Sophomore Design Spring 2017 San Antonio College Professor Michael Connor

PRECEDENT:

Art Institute

ARCHITECT:

Sir Norman Foster

LOCATION:

Nimes, France

SITE - San Antonio College, W. Ashby and Lewis St. San Antonio College is wanting a two-year architecture and engineering program to have their own building; the program equaling up to 60,000 square feet. The lot is next to San Antonio College’s oldest building, the Koehler House, a truly classical building. To the South is the rest of the school campus.


DIAGRAMMATIC PROCESS:

AFTER ASSESSING THE PROGRAM AND GENERATING A RECTANGULAR MASS, A RHYTHMIC STRUCTURAL GRID -- ONE, TWO, ONE, ONE, TWO, ONE -- IS PLACED TO RATIONALIZE INTERIOR SPACES. THE VOLUME IS DIVIDED INTO THREE, OPENING TWO BREEZEWAYS, CIRCULATION PATHS, AND BIOSWALES. THE OUTER TWO VOLUMES ARE OFFSET AND PUSHED, ALLOWING FOR VIEWS TOWARDS THE REST OF THE CAMPUS. LASTLY, A SCREEN IS WOVEN INTO AND ON THE BUILDING, MINIMIZING SOLAR HEAT GAIN.

WEST ELEVATION


CROSS SECTION

RHINO + ILLUSTRATOR


LEGEND: 14.

1. Lobby 2. Admin. / Help Desk 3. Exhibi�on 4. Cafe 4.a. Kitchen 5. Adjunct Office 6. Copy / Supply Room 7. Janitor Closet 8. Storage 9. Mechanical 10. Electrical 11. Restrooms 11.a. Rest./ Showers 12. Seminar Area 13. Workshop 13.a. Laser Cu�er Room 14. Auditorium 15. Auditorium Lobby 16. Lecture Area

17. Computer Lab 18. Prof. Offices 19. Conference Room 20. Prof. Lounge 20.a. Lounge Kitchen 21. Dra�ing Lab 22. Studio 23. Jury Room 24. Student Lounge 25. Locker Room 26. Sleepinvg Area 27. Outdoor Space 28. Library 28.a. Librarian Office 28.b. Study Space 29. Archives

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN 0

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SECOND FLOOR PLAN

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THIRD FLOOR PLAN

RHINO + ILLUSTRATOR


UP

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NEXUS TOWER and ROTONDA


SITE:

The site is located at N. Saint Mary’s and Navarro St., near the Southwest School of Art (SSA) campus, one the San Antonio River. The lot is roughly 3000 Sq. Ft. and is a neighbor to the Riverview Condos.

RHINO + WATERCOLOR + PHOTOSHOP

NEXUS TOWER AND ROTONDA The Southwest School of Art’s Mul�-Programma�c Live / Work Studio Complex

Sophomore Design Compe��on Spring 2017 2nd Place Winner San Antonio College Professor Michael Connor

PROGRAM:

The SSA is asking for 3 Live Work Studios, 2 Visi�ng Apartments, 1 Presiden�al Suite, Conference Room, Lecture Hall, Gallery Space, and Bistro on Riverwalk level. The Program can be divvied up into two categories: Live and Learn, or Public v. Private.


1 Two buildings are selected. Buildings that highlight their surrounding scale and propor�on. 2 The two buildings, a wide and heavy San Antonio Public Library and a tall and light USAA Tower are merged into one form. 3 The new form is then sculpted according to the site’s footprint. 4 The new form presents itself as two elements colliding into one another, each element twis�ng and excava�ng according to the views and various idea forces. 5 Between the two elements is a grand staircase that celebrates movement and a strong connec�on to the river, as well as, opens up a breezeway through and between the two elements.


RIVERWALK ELEVATION

N. SAINT MARY’S ELEVATION

RHINO + ILLUSTRATOR


LEGEND:

PRESIDENTS

CORE

PRIVATE

ROOM LIVE/WORK

PUBLIC

STUDIO

LIVE/WORK

STUDIO

LIVE/WORK

STUDIO VISITING

APARTMENT

LECTURE

HALL SECTION PERSPECTIVE

STRUCTURAL SYSTEM:

CONFERENCE ROOM

ENTRY BISTRO

THE NEXUS TOWER AND ROTONDA USES BUBBLE DECK CONSTRUCTION, SO IT CAN BE BUILT WITHOUT NEEDING A STRUCTURAL GRID, ALLOWING FOR MORE OPEN SPACE. THE BUBBLE DECK ALLOWS THE FLOOR TO SPAN 32’ WHILE NEEDING ONLY A 12” DEEP BEAM. THE NEXUS TOWER HAS THICK INTERIOR WALLS THAT ARE LOAD BEARING SO IT CAN HAVE A LIGHT SKIN, AND THE NEXUS ROTONDA HAS THICK EXTERIOR WALLS THAT ARE LOAD BEARING, ALLOWING FOR THINNER INTERIOR WALLS.


CONCEPT: The site is the division between two scales. Jointly connecting both, my design is about exposing that collision and change it into connection; connection of two scales, to the San Antonio River, and a metaphysical connection with the Public Library, so as to unite the Southwest School of Art campus.

CROSS SECTION A - A

RHINO + ILLUSTRATOR


PROJECT 1: PHOTOMONTAGE COLLAGE / NOUN / COL - LAGE 1. A work of art that is made by

attaching pieces of different materials (such as paper, cloth or wood) to a flat surface.

BACKGROUND: As architects, one of our main roles is to clearly communicate our design intent in a clean and concise fashion. From Mies Van Der Rohe’s Archigram of the 1960s to the office of Metro politan Architecture of today, collage has served as a way to communicate conceptual space to the world.

ASSIGNMENT:

Select a song that has meaning to you. Your next step will be to analyze your selected song and using the meth ods learned during class and through your own exploration, create either an interior or exterior space using Adobe Photoshop. Your objective is to create this space in order to communicate the overall feeling your song evokes.


PROJECT 2: HOME FOR AN ASTRONOMER

BACKGROUND: The client is designing a small vacation home for the Dean of Astronomy at UT Austin in Marfa, Texas.

SOFTWARE: Sketchup (diagrams), Autocad (vector drawings) + Photoshop, Sketchup + Illustrator + Photoshop (rendering)

PROGRAM:

Entry Foyer, Living Room, Kitchen, Wine Cellar, Guest Room/Bathroom, Master Bed/Bathroom, Rooftop Observatory, Ext. Recreation Spaces.


PORTFOLIO: 2 years of work from San Antonio College  

Freshman and Sophomore Design work from San Antonio College.

PORTFOLIO: 2 years of work from San Antonio College  

Freshman and Sophomore Design work from San Antonio College.

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