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ITAMAR AMRANY

Selected professional and educational works Arch. | Urb. | Art 2018


ITAMAR AMRANY

Selected professional and educational works Arch. | Urb. | Art 2018

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Art

Installations

Architectural Design

CONTENTS

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CV

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Entwine Pavilion

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Performative Synergy

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Fabric Casting Concrete

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Urban Systems

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Art Walls Fan Plaza

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50th Anniversary Monument

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Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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Battle For Harmony

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Glass Works

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Paintings

Timber Expo, Birmingham, U.K.

Thesis_Material System

Material Computation

Evolutionary Computation

Mosaic Stadium, Saskatchewan Roughriders

Staples Center, Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club

Staples Center, Los Angeles Lakers

Jackie Chan Film Gallery, Shanghai, China


+44 (0) 7708 010724 +1 847 778 0590 www.rotblattamrany.com itamar@timelesscreationsinc.com 1485 Eastwood Ave. Highland Park, IL 60035

EDUCATION

Architectural Association School of Architecture MSc. Emergent Technologies and Design University of Redlands BA: The Philosophy and Connections of Business in Art Illinois State University Fine Arts Major, Concentration: Glass

WORK EXPERIENCE

Redlands, CA 2009-2011 Bloomington, IL 2007-2009

Rotblatt Amrany Studio COO | Designer

Chicago, IL 2007 - Current

Fan Walls, Mosaic Stadium Lead Designer, Co-Project Manager

Mosaic Stadium, Saskatchewan, CA 2017

Los Angeles Kings 50th Anniversary Monument Lead Designer, Project Manager Johnny Cash - Man in Black Legacy Park and Monument Project Manager, lighting design

Staples Center, LA 2016 Folsom, CA In Progress

Luc Robitaille (Los Angeles, CA) Co-sculptor & Project Manager

Staples Center, LA 2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles, CA) Co-sculptor & Project Manager

Staples Center, La 2013

Battle for Harmony (Shanghai, China) Co-sculptor

Jackie Chan Film Gallery, Shanghai 2013

Interactive Design Architects Design & Creative development Assistant

SKILLS

London, UK 2016 - 2017

Chicago, IL 2013 - 2014

Software Microsoft Suite | Adobe_Ps Ai ID Pr | Rhino | Grasshopper |

Advanced Intermediate Intermediate Advanced

Multi-objective optimization: Octopus Environmental Analysis: Ladybug / Honeybee / Butterfly Structural Analysis: Karamba Interactive Simulation: Kangaroo Physics

Revit | Beginner Autocad | Beginner Languages English | Hebrew | Spanish | French |

Native Advanced Beginner Beginner


EXHIBITIONS

Entwine EmTech Pavilion Timber Expo

Birmingham, UK October, 2017

Projects Review_EmTech Architectural Association

London, UK June, 2017

CurArte Benfit Art Auction and Exhibit The Drake Hotel

Chicago, IL 2014

Students of Creativity Redlands University Advanced Glass Studio Show Illinois State University

Redlands, CA 2011 Bloomington, IL 2008

REFERENCE

Dr. Michael Weinstock RIBA, FRSA Director of Research and Development Director Emergent Technology and Design Architectural Association School of Architecture mweinstock@aaschool.ac.uk 36 Bedford Square London WC1B 3ES T +44(0) 2078874000

LINKS

EmTech Pavilion, Birmingham, UK (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xaRhh8rYIE&feature=youtu.be

LA Kings 50th Anniversary Monument

https://www.nhl.com/kings/video/kings-50th-anniversary-monument/t-277437410/c-46758403

Itamar Amrany_CV_itamaramrany@gmail.com_0 7708 010 724

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

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ENTWINE PAVILION

Concept Design, Structural Analyses, Assembly Logic

Entwine is the product of the 2017 Design & Build workshop of the EmTech programme at the Architectural Association. The pavilion is derived from extensive research on plywood composite material systems, specifically on curved plywood tensegrity. The project’s core aim is to explore the relationships between material performance, design and fabrication.

Methods: Parametric Modeling & Physics Engine/Mesh Relaxation


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Slide in and underneath

Slide in and underneath

Anchor false cables

8.5cm H Support

Anchor false-cables

50cm H Support

PERSPECTIVE

Concept Structural Analysis

Global Displacement

Global Utilisation

Cables: Compression + Tension


CO • 5 brai • 5 brai • T er u strip NE

Assembly

V = 10.90 cm

1:5

1:1

V = 10.50 cm

STITCHING DETAIL

d

Final version of 5 strips braiding

OPPORTUNITIES • braiding meets its curvature limita�on, and simultaneously improve the s�ffness of structural performance.

V

D

Fabrication Method Braiding:

with curva ness.

L I M I TAT I O N S

s A e

Claudio

STITCHED PIECE

This system presents a structural challenge for which the EmTech team addressses using a wise range of computational design and analysis tools along with the production of scaled and 1:1 prototypes. The design to fabrication process includes a feedback loop between an initial parametric model and computational FEA tools to evaluate the structural behaviour of proposed surfaces and cable arrangements, which reinform the design.

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PERFORMATIVE SYNERGY Thesis Team Members: Claudio Campanile & Carlos Palomera

This project focuses on a responsive bi-stable skin system which poses structural capabilities and environmental benefits. Developed for a mid-rise tower scale, the system encompasses a composite material system to withstand category 3 to 4 hurricane wind forces. The development of a material system logic which provides at minimum two stable states, in which passive material performances through activation, correlate to retain energy in order to transition between such states. Research has led the parallel progress of parametric digital models and physical prototypes re-informing one another, to derive the systems’ architectural opportunities and limitations. The architectural benefits of such a system prioritise potential performance demands of structural dependencies, spatial reconfigurations, and environmental improvements.

Methods: Physical & Parametric Modeling_Mesh Relaxation


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Slabs

Outrigger & belt

Tendons

Skin Connection points


Structural Performance Expandability

Joinery Pattern Definition Material Properties

Connection rods & Leaf Springs

165°W

150°W

135°W

120°W

105°W

90°W

75°W

60°W

45°W

30°W

15°W

15°E

ARCTIC OCEAN

30°E

45°E

60°E

ARCTIC OCEAN

75°E

90°E

105°E

120°E

135°E

Rigid panels Infill

150°E

Spring Equinox

165°E

75°N

75°N

60°N

60°N

45°N

Summer Solstice

Autumn Equinox

Winter Solstice

45°N

PACIFIC OCEAN

ATLANTIC OCEAN

30°N

15°N

30°N

PACIFIC

15°N

INDIAN OCEAN

OCEAN 15°S

15°S

30°S

30°S

45°S

45°S

60°S

165°W

150°W

135°W

120°W

105°W

90°W

75°W

60°W

45°W

30°W

15°W

15°E

30°E

45°E

60°E

75°E

90°E

Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico

105°E

120°E

135°E

150°E

165°E

60°S

Annual Range of Expansion

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3

3 1

2

2

Non - Auxetic

Material Rest State

1

Auxetic

1

In order to develop a bi-stable system which expands without the restriction on individual units, but as a continuous arrangement, we are exploring auxetic logics. Auxetic comes from the Greek term αὐξητικός (auxetikos) meaning ‘that which tends to increase.

(3) (1)

2

Re entrant Structures

Chiral Structures

Rotating rigid Structures 1

3

2

Combined Two Layers 4 3

4

5

Initial Two-Layer System Test

Open

Closed

5

-0.3


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a

b

c *States of stability

β ι locking

d

Active Elastic Units

Rigid System stability (lock position)

Rigid Units

Passive Joint Hinge Joint

Elastic Local activation (stored energy)

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Elastic Springs GFRP thickness 2 mm

Springs Joint PLA thickness 1 mm

Spring Lock Mechanism PLA thickness 3 mm

Rigid Unit Hinge Plate Ply thickness 1.5 mm

Rigid Unit Frame Carbon Fiber tube thickness 1 mm

Panelization ETFE thickness 100 m


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FABRIC CAST CONCRETE Thesis Team Member: Eleana Polychronaki

By operating between digital models and the physical tests of casting, digital simulation can inform fabrication of formwork. Through simulation of the casting process, we can understand points at which the formwork can or cannot support cast material sufficiently, and where we may or may not need formwork to achieve the desired form; thus the potential to save material and labor during fabrication and construction processes. Such a process allows for a continuance of design thinking into fabrication and construction processes. It also can provide forms which merge previously needed column, beam and joint units into one element requiring minimal reinforcement; possibly providing new structural design strategies.

Methods: Parametric Modeling & Physics Engine/Mesh Relaxation

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SIMULATION • Simulate casting procedure • Test amount of stretching • Test different stitching patterns


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URBAN SYSTEMS STRATEGY Project Team Member: Elena Shilova

The following research is an exploration into novel methods of design for urban resilience amongst inevitable changes to our environment. To inform resilient urban strategies, a process of site analysis and climate data extraction of current and future projects, outline parameters to develop a design system. This system can produce a range of options, to be evaluated based on functional urban goals such as land area ratios, connectivity, and productive landscapes. Systems in which the life cycles of agriculture, aquaculture, and sustainable methods of resourcing locally, afford a stable urban scheme. Methods: Parametric Modeling, Genetic Algorithms

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range: from -0.145 to 6.067 range: from 0.217 to range: from 0.176 to range: from -0.028 to

Selected patch is located in between the marshland and dry zone; ecological sustainability poses a necessity to bring the water stream inlands. Salt production zones are situated outside of settlement areas. These production pans from collection to harvesting, are fed by channels from main river ways. Desalination infrastructure and facilities are situated near the widest of waterway areas.

Tidal Range (m):

Winter Spring: Seasonal Highest

Lowest tidal level of the year

Spring

Highesttidal tidallevel level of the Highest of the yearyear

range: from -0.145 to 6.067 range: from 0.217 to range: from 0.176 to range: from -0.028 to

From 0.217 to 6.404

Winter: Seasonal Lowest

Summer

From -0.145 to 6.067

Winter Autumn

Lowest tidal level of the year

Lowest tidal level of the year


Initial CFD Analysis

Post CFD Analysis Current sea level Velocity Magnitude cm/s

50-year projection Velocity Magnitude cm/s

Land covered area - 1 km2 Population - 31 000 people Productive landscape area - 0.2 km2

Selected based on the site analyses annual mean for 2016, a constant input of 15 m/s from a southwest direction, has been tested on two regions of the proposed design. The observations are made on how resultant geometries can dampen and redirect threatening wind conditions. Looking closely we can see building angles which compliment each other, create low velocity wind tunnels. Those complimentary angles which are offset from one another, also provide for layered barriers to courtyard areas, dampening wind conditions.

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R A P I D

I T E R A T I O N S

Block Objectives

Building Volume Public Space Ground Light Exposure to Vector

G50.1

G50.2

G50.3

G50.4

G50.5

G50.11

G50.12

G50.13

G50.14

G50.15

G50.22

G50.23

G50.24

G50.25

G50.31

G50.32

G50.33

G50.34

G50.35

G50.41

G50.42

G50.43

G50.44

G50.45

G50.21 106,047 m³ 5972 m² -28

E V A L U A T I O N S

(45th) (1st) (35th)


G50.6

G50.7

G50.8

G50.9

G50.10

G50.16

G50.17

G50.18

G50.19

G50.20

G50.26

G50.27

G50.28

G50.29

G50.30

G50.40

331,058 m³ 1484 m² -21

(1st) (50th) (10th)

G50.36

G50.37

G50.38

G50.39

G50.46

G50.47

G50.48

G50.49

G50.50 97,734 m³ 3192 m² -18

(45th) (25th) (1st)

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R A P I D

I T E R A T I O N S

Productive landscape objectives

G50.3

E V A L U A T I O N S

Area Ratio Maximise crystalisation ponds area Proximity to storage facilities

G50.12

G50.15

G50.21

G50.24

1.3 (42nd) 25,229 m2 (1st) 85 m (39th)

G50.25

G50.30

G50.32 1.02 (1st) 17,042 m2 (13th) 72 m (27th)

G50.39

G50.42

1.5 (48th) 21,566 m2 (6th) 65 m (1st)

*Design iterations which best fit objectives Storage and evaporation area First evaporation pond Second evaporation pond Crystallizer


Current sea level

Land covered area - 1 km2 Population - 31 000 people Productive landscape area - 0.2 km2

25-year projection

Land covered area - 1.4 km2 Population - 38 000 people Productive landscape area - 0.45 km2

50-year projection

Land covered area - 1.8 km2 Population - 42 300 people Productive landscape area - 0.6 km2 *Future projection for the next 50 years is based on a drastic prediction of a sea level rise up to 6 meters.

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ART INSTALLATIONS

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MOSAIC STADIUM PLAZA ARTWORK Concept Design, Co-Project Manager

This work aims to provoke the viewer’s awareness of sustainable water practices, and an opportunity for those to reflect upon their own participation in the matter. The continuing discussion of how we utilize water is pertinent to our future. Contingent on our actions, the mark we leave will create a ripple effect for the better, or worse of society.

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Gaseous Water (steam)

Liquid Water

Solid Water (ice)

PERSPECTIVE


The human fingerprint creates a ripple effect on the physical states of water, putting into question this very debate. The design process began with an abstraction of the molecular geometry of water’s physical states. Through an algorithmically generated series of iterations, we were able to interpretively visualize a transition between the various states of water, from a solid, to liquid to a gas. To capture glowing sun lighting effects, the wall orientation was determined based on a seasonal sunlight analysis.

Steel Frame

Concrete Mold Unified Surfaces

Base Surface

Stainless Steel Surface

Summer Solstice

Spring Equinox

Autumn Equinox

Winter Solstice

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Granite Veneer jet black thickness 3/4”

Reinforced Concrete light grey thickness 6 - 12”

Stainless Steel Sheet semi-polish thickness 1/16”

2” Stainless Steel Square Tube brushed thickness 1/16”


Here, a strong consciousness of family values are represented through the names of those fans who contributed to the project. The text outlines silouhettes of children across one face of each of the three wall forms. These names trace interacting children, to remind us to look to our younger generations for the future. A list of names provided by the client was a part of a bespoke algorithm to sort the text around the silouhettes, with three levels of type dimensions. This file went directly to the Granite manufacturer to be laser-etched in black granite.

Bespoke Algorithm

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A BAND OF BROTHERS Concept Design, Co-Project Manager

This project’s aim was to capture team achievements, athlete’s recognition and the history that signifies the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club. Los Angeles’ band of brother’s hockey culture demonstrates the pride, passion and harmony of these west coast pioneers. Between mind and body, the multi-dimensional game of hockey exudes exceptional speed, passion and determination. Across a wall of moments, a series of actions in sculptural form transition the eye from saves to celebration; an evolution in design capturing the unmistakable energy of the game on ice.


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Kings Care Foundation Team Logo ‘Ice’ Graphic Element Donor Names + Team Rosters Retracing 50 Years

Granite Veneer

Glass Panels

Waterwall Glass

jet black thickness 3/4”

tempered thickness 5/8”

tempered 5/8”

Waterwall

Jasmine Greenery Wall

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KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR Concept Design, Co-Sculptor

Kareem is depicted shooting the ‘majestic skyhook’, his world famous shot. Commissioned by a joint venture between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Staples Center, the sculpture is finished with a classic bronze patina. The addition of purple and gold pigments is solely recognizable as the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers.


Welding armature

Cubist clay stage

Complete clay for mold

Installation

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BATTLE FOR HARMONY Co - Sculptor

This piece is a tribute to world-famous actor Jackie Chan, and is installed at the Jackie Chan Film Gallery in Shanghai, China. The sculpture measures 9’ high by 8’ wide, and depicts Jackie Chan poised in a moment of confrontation with a large dragon, which is composed of different Kung Fu hand positions. These details in the sculpture serve as a metaphor representing the constant battle all humans face within to find harmony in a world of strife and violence. Along with the prevalent dragon symbolism in Chinese culture and Kung Fu forms that are infused, the concept of Jackie’s humanitarian efforts is signified by the way in which the two figures, Jackie and the dragon, form the shape of a heart.

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Subject meeting for concept Inspiration

Completed clay for mold stage


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GLASS WORKS

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A DOUGHNUT’S FANTASY

This series of vessels is an exploration into porous forms with extended necks, with a range of color applications; each to their own character and style, exempt from repetition.

Glass 12” - 16” H


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VENETIANS

This series of vessels is done as a simple exploration of form and color relationships towards traditional techniques of venetian style stemware and goblets. Although not achieving traditional complexities, the relationship between the simple forms here, may begin to tell a story. Glass 12� - 18� H

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PAINTINGS

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GARUDASANA

This piece is about balance, the key element in life we all constantly juggle. The central feature of a balancing rock is taken from an existing location in Utah. It’s breakdown and texture is integrated into the figure, signifying ones own fight. Oil on 3/4” wood panel 68” H


A BASIS FOR LIFE

This painting is the male half of the couple to Garudasana. Integrated into the figures muscles are specifically chosen quotes running through the veins of the figure, which signify principles that one should live by. Oil on 3/4” wood panel 48” H x 36” W

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FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

The concept for this painting is tied to a personal story regarding a dear friend of mine. The particulars of the paintings contents are relative to the friends interests, although over-archingly, it is completed to inspire someone to pursue their goals and dreams, no matter what obstacles get in the way. Body Painting Digital


WHAT’S YOUR PERSPECTIVE

The imagery and concept of this painting was pursued with the intent of catalyzing the viewer to always question the information they are given, or circumstance they are in. Between two ends of the spectrum, there is always time to challenge ones situation. Body Painting Digital

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CITY LIFE

Through my series of body paintings, here I desired to use the abstraction study of a city. The aim of this piece is to reflect back to the viewer, their own thoughts on the pace of life in which they are situated, and to evaluate their priorities amoungst contemporary distractions. I felt it would be intriguing to visualize the subject matter which we are used to seeing in one way, in a completely different way. Body Painting Digital


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