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ARCHITECTURE WORKS 2008-2013


00 CONTENTS

04 Study Hall 10 De-Frag 14 Bath House 20 Arboretum Pavilion 24 Courtyard Housing 30 Balance 34 Aquatic 42 Fire Station 46 CDA after the Reign 52 Kinetic Shelter 56 SF MOMI 66 Serpentine Pavilion 70 Re-Rig 82 Rehydrating Vegas 92 Lamp 94 Parklet 98 CAD 102 Drawing 110 Rendering 112 Details 114 Graphics 116 Marketing


DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

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esign involves doing multiple iterations as fast as possible in order to come up with the most intelligent solution. Designing is an ongoing evolutionary process and is often a rhizomatic and non linear process. It involves asking a series of questions to a client in order to understand their problems and concerns, to which one can then respond with multiple solutions. This is an ongoing feedback loop. From this process, one can quickly answer a series of complex problems in order to come up with a precise response that will inevitably create beautiful and feasible design solutions.


04 STUDY HALL


STUDY HALL #2ND.YR.STUDIO #FALL 2007

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problem with many study spaces is that they exclude spaces that allow for social interaction, while focusing on the quite spaces spaces that are disintegrated from the rest of the building. Because these spaces are separated from the rest of the building, people feel detached from the overall sense of the space. The concept for the study hall is to create a central space which serves as an interaction point for the rest of the building which integrates the spaces together, giving the building a senses of wholeness and integration.


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10 DE-FRAG


DE-FRAG T #Moscow #Restaurant

he site is located between downtown Moscow and campus which is currently used as a parking lot. In between the site lies mainly commercial buildings which are mainly dining and fast food restaurants. The site serves as a connection space between the downtown and campus which brings a lot of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The site lies on a busy intersection which creates a potential hot spot for a commercial use building, such as restaurant. A restaurant can better connect Moscow’s downtown with the campus by creating a place in which all people can use, and because much of Moscow supports local business’s and organic food, it would be an appropriate program for the site. The design of the restaurant responds primarily to existing site conditions. A significant aspect of the site is Moscow’s historical grain towers. It reveals both Mocows history and local character. The design responds by blocking itself off from the loud and unsightly views of Jackson Street and opening itself up to Moscow’s Historical grain Towers. The the south facade is elevated above the level of traffic in order to have a clear and peaceful view of Moscow’s historical grain elevators.


20 BATH HOUSE


BATHHOUSE #METAMORPHOSIS

The intrinsic nature of a human being is to have a certain amount of privacy. In the case of the bath house, however, it’s not practical for each individual to have their own private baths and there isn’t enough space for it anyways. The concept is to create a bath house that allows a private individual to feel comfortable in a public bath by transforming the private spaces to public spaces through the concept of metamorphosis. Through is transformation, it can adapt to the new environment. In the bath house, spaces begin to transform in a gradient like process which allows one to adapt to the new environment without being forced into a state of discomfort. To create a gradient transition, spaces are made to encourage people to engage with the space, making them more aware of their spatial environment and losing themselves to the space or leaving their worries and concerns behind them.The baths are also connected together with a continuous flow of water from both the public and private baths. Through this design it respects the privacy of the individual and it can also help people become more comfortable in being in a social environment.


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ARBORETUME PAVILION


PAVILION #MOSCOW ARBORETUM

The intrinsic nature of a human being is to have a certain amount of privacy. In the case of the bath house, however, it’s not practical for each individual to have their own private baths and there isn’t enough space for it anyways. The concept is to create a bath house that allows a private individual to feel comfortable in a public bath by transforming the private spaces to public spaces through the concept of metamorphosis. Through is transformation, it can adapt to the new environment. In the bath house, spaces begin to transform in a gradient like process which allows one to adapt to the new environment without being forced into a state of discomfort. To create a gradient transition, spaces are made to encourage people to engage with the space, making them more aware of their spatial environment and losing themselves to the space or leaving their worries and concerns behind them.The baths are also connected together with a continuous flow of water from both the public and private baths. Through this design it respects the privacy of the individual and it can also help people become more comfortable in being in a social environment.


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COURTYARD HOUSING


COURTYARD #MIXEDUSE #HOUSING

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any low income housing projects in the last century have been unable to create life enhancing places to live, which hav resulted into slums or abandoned and destroyed. The aim of this project is to design a courtyard housing complex that can allow for a mix of multi income and multi family living. The main idea is to create shared spaces to limit reduntant and unused spaces. This is done by allowing the non private spaces to be shared by other tenants. Areas such as kitchens, laundry rooms, outside dining can offer benefits to both neighbors through cutting down rent and energy costs while still accomadating for appropriate privacy needs such as bedrooms and bathrooms..


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MOSCOW COURTHOUSE

balance space


BALANCE T #MOSCOW #COURTHOUSE

his project was a competition hosted by Kawneer. The competition asked for creative use of their products, using primarily curtain walls and shading devices.

Rather than just looking at creative uses of curtain walls and shading devices, I was more interested in the psychological affects space had on people, and how form and spatial organization of a building affects one’s mood and decisions in a courtcase. The idea was to create a triangle courtroom in effort to limit the hierarchy established in tradition rectangular courtrooms where the judge is elevated and the focal point in the room, while the defendent is placed off to the side. The intent of the design is to put all parties on equal spatial planes.


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AQUATIC CENTER


AQUATIC D #MOSCOW #SWIMCENTER

esign an aquatic center that contains both competition pools and leisure pools. The building has to accomadate for public and private needs. The site is located right off campus creating high pedestrian and vehicular circulation. The main focus of the project is to express the structure of the building through the design. The combination of a competition pool and a leisure pool required a separation of public and private spaces. The building was programatically arranged by placing the users and staff on the north and east sides, and the public/spectators on the south/west side. This allowed for clear circulation, while also alleviating sanitary concerns. The structure of the building was inspired by looking at the phenomena of cross currents in water. The structure attempted to express the dynamics and fluid like characteristics of water when in motion..


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THE CUBE to direct sunlight #Firestation5exposed #icma #competition

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while maintating to site, building, and program restrictions. It’s vital for Fire Stations to operate efficiently. Thus circulation needs to operate with clarity and simplicity. The program was stacked around the apparatus bay allowing circulation to run between every room and apparatus bay to ensure quick response time. The buildings program was compacted and stacked vertically to limit buildings footprint on the site, and to create a building typology that better fit in an urban environment.


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Living City Competition


COEUR D 窶連LENE AFTER THE REIGN #Urbanrevitalization #Peakoil #Bitetheburb

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ur project proposes a scenario in which world oil production peaks resulting in gas prices at $7. The project imagines

the impact of even a modest increase in the cost of fuel and the repercussions it might have on the built environment and the way we live within it. Without gas, one will have to discover a new way to live in the suburb. High gas prices acts as a mechanism for change, which forces the community to respond creatively, without resorting to and depending on imported resources and technology. The focus is to look at sustainability from the social and communal aspects rather than technological innovation. In essence, the project attempts to envision a suburb where people come together as a community and readapt existing infrastructures, homes, and, materials and resources in effort to create more life enhancing and enjoyable place to live.


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ag + infill

SUB/AG+INFILL Mixed use buildings can be inserted in between existing units. Owners can deligate between the type of program and use and they can charge business owners to help supplement income which can help local business and production

mixed use buildings can be inserted in between existing units owners can deligate between the type of program and use. owners charge business owners to help supplement income increases local business and production


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BUILDING INFILL Increase dwelling units and business’s which can help supplement income for home owners. Additional dwellings can be use to help the elderly in exchange for living. When teens leave home, larger families can rent the extra dwellings out to students, couples, or families.

increase dwelling units and business’s which can help supplement income for home owners additional dwellings can be used to help the elderly in exchange for living When teens leave home, larger families can rent the extra dwellings out to students, couples, or families.


52 Kinetic Shelter

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performance

INFINITE PLAY OF INTERACTION #Shelter #Sanfrancisco #Unionsquare

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nion Square is a dynamic and successful public plaza in downtown San Francisco. The main focus of the project is to create

a “kinetic shelter” that can transform and adapt in order to accomadate various programs for public use and pleasure. Inspired by the ideas of the “Situationists”, the design attempts to create spaces that can continually be changed and altered to a myriad of different spaces bringing continual interest to the people that inhabit it. The shelter can be easily rearranged to accomodate for the needs of users through the use of the track system that is based on an x,y grid which allows the individual components of the shelter to move independently.


Potential Energy

Kinetic Transformation


Materiality

Spatial Form


56 SF MOMI


SF MOMI #Museumofthemovingimage

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useums, armatures for collective societal experience and cultural expression, present new ways of interpreting the world. They retain knowledge, preserve information

and transmit ideas; they stimulate curiousity, raise awareness and create opportunities for exchange. As instruments of education and social change, museums can have a potential to shape the publics understanding of themselves in the world in which they live. The underlying intention for the design for the Museum of the Moving Image is to create spaces that go beyond serving it’s custumers and tourists, but reach to a much closer and broader crowd. The site is located in the industrial zone in San Francisco, however, it is rapidly becoming infilled with condos and highrise’s. Because it is located in a primarily industrial zone public pedestrian interaction and relies more heavily on vehicular transportation. The idea is to design a museum that can help stimulate the transbay district into a more socially dynamic environment in its local context.


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ecause of the intensity of vehicular traffic around the site, much of the focus went into designing a building that could help medigate the problem. The design proposes a mobeus strip or figure eight configuration, which is then elavated over the street in order to provide pedestrian and vehicular circulation simultaneously. This also creates empty spaces in between the building. These spaces become

hang out areas for the public. This is achieved by elevating the building of the ground in large spans; similar to how a bridge spans over a highway, but in this case, it’s aimed to help both pedestrian and vehicular circulation.


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copper screens external louvres

super structure

sky bridge exterior walls

vertical circulaton

interior atrium floor

roof garden

escalator

structural columns

publice seating


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SERPENTINE PAVILION


SERPENTINE PAVILION #1daycharette #ARUP

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he intention of the design was to get people involved and engaged with the space in a very physical way. By understanding that

peoples wants and needs are different, the design suggest that people can create their environment through changing the spaces of the pavilion. This forces others to adapt to the change. And if they can’t adapt then they must fight back to keep their space. The design uses recycled materials and sustainably harvested wood. The resources retrieved from the site are locally sourced. A temporary pavilion may not be appropriate for micro generation or photovoltaic’s so we chose not to integrate them into the design. Rather than employing sustainable systems, we thought to educate the public through the space, like highlighting water collection & material use is more practical. We also thought that food at the pavilion could be purchased using individual carbon credits rather than Pounds in order to bring an incentive for people to walk or use public transportation.


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MREC LABORATORY

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RE-RIG #REJUVINATING THE OCEAN

The competition brief asked to design a sustainable net zero energy laboratory. This should include minimal or no impact to the natural environment during construction, Integration of engineered solution with sustainable and restorative design strategies, adaptive re-use, beneficial ecological impact, and exceptional innovation.

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bathrooms large teaching wetlab wet lab small teaching wet lab exterior work space exterior deck/lounge

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The Louisiana continental shelf contains around 5,500 oil platforms. The majority of these platforms are expected to be decommissioned in the next ten years requiring that 150-200 oil platfroms to be removed annually. Research has shown that oil jackets provide opportunities for rich marine ecosystems to grow on the oil jacket structure. Having a marine research education laboratory on an oil jacket can provide opportunities for a variety of research such as aquaculture. Aquaculture makes up for U.S. second largest import, with petroleum being the largest.


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Offshore platforms have an average 17.5 year productive lifespan before they are remo pace, almost all the existing platforms will disappear in next 15 years. While many plat the new fields tend to be in deep water (>600 ft.), because most of the inshore reserv will lose most of the existing platforms by 2020 at the current rate of platform life expec


MISSISSIPPI LOUISIANA

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01 CIRCULATION + SYSTEMS

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REHYDRATING VEGAS


SUSTAINABLE HEDONISM #WHATGROWSINVEGASSTAYS IN VEGAS

This thesis speculates the possibility of Las Vegas being a sustainable city. How can the city, with all its mechanisms of consumptionunquenchable thirst for water, its voracity for energy, its greedy and glutinous demand for food-ever be sustainable? MGM Resorts recently built City Center received LEED Platinum but what’s not being considered is the fact that MGM produces 7,600 tons of food waste annually (which is equivalent to over 15 trillion gallons of water). This isn’t only problematic but a contradiction in relation to sustainability. Here, a focus on local production and trade limits the dependence on imported currencies and supplies, and eases the loss of tourism as the primary economic engine of the city. The “community” of the Las Vegas learns to solve problems of the city. In this way a new city emerges, one that is dynamic, complex, resilient, and livable community; one that could never be sustained by merely hybrid cars, green roofs, and solar panels.


Transformation Las Vegas will have to undergo a transformation in order to survive. For example, if water becomes scarce, people will discover new ways coop with it by transforming their lives and environment. This transformation would be aided by the potential for cooperative efforts within the community. Specifically, by readapting and reusing the existing infrastructures and buildings on the strip converting vacant hotels and casinos into multi-family housing, local businesses, industry, and agriculture, people might be able to provide resources to satisfy personal needs while supplementing income, cultivating a prosperous community, and transitioning into a sustainable lifestyle.


Building Chronology Diagram

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PRODUCT DESIGN


LAMP

#Masscustomization #Parametricdesign

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his project was developed from the idea mass customization of consumer products and allowing the customer to be involved in the design of the product itself. Previously and currently, products are produced by means of mass production without or very little design influence of the consumer. This is because of efficiency i.e. producing more products for less cost which equals profit. Custom and taylored products typically cost more because it takes more time to design and produce a product then that which is mass produced. With the development of digital technologies such as social networks, online business, Digital Modeling, and 3D-Printing, customers now have the potential to play a direct role in the design of their products without increasing the cost of the product relative to the cost of the good if it was mass produced. The Lamp designed here is a prototype of a custom product design and design that employs digital tools and fabrication.


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PARKLET #Building Improvement District #San Rafael

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parklet is a small space serving as an extension of the sidewalk to provide amenities and green space for people using the street. It is typically the size of several parking spaces. Parklets typically extend out from the sidewalk at the level of the sidewalk to the width of the adjacent parking space, though some have been built at the level of the street with access from the sidewalk. The project was commissioned by BID (Building Improvement District) which asked for a design that will accommodate bike parking and serve as a social hub for San Rafaels Downtown. The Parklet is intended for pedestrians which offer a place to stop, to sit, and to rest while taking in the activities of the street. The overall intention of the design of the parklet is to alleviate the problems of high vehicle traffic in the downtown and stimulate pedestrian activity thus creating a more close knit and socially dynamic community.


Parklet Vision Digital Collage 9 in x 22 in


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CAD/REVIT #REVIT #CAD #RENDERING

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igital Modeling is almost a prerequisite in the architectural industry today for entry level designers/architects. Unlike other CAD programs, Revit integrates 3d modeling, drafting, construction documents, and schedules all in one program thus making it more efficient and simplified process. Revit also has rendering capabilities. Used in conjunction with 3DS Max, it can create astonishing renderings.


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102 ANALOGUE GRAPHICS


DRAWING #Graphite #Charcoal #Ink #Watercolor #Oil

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rawing is a fun way to learn about something that is of interest or sometimes that isn’t interesting initially but becomes interesting as you draw it. I have mostly been interested in drawing buildings and the landscapes that they sit in. Every time I draw something I learn something new about the subject, something that my eyes would have gazed over if I wasn’t drawing. The eye/hand connection that develops from drawing is essential to design in general. It strengthens the eyes and makes it more keen to details.


Golden Gate Bridge Watercolor: 9 in x22 in


Pierre House by Olsen Kundig Watercolor: 7 in x 9 in


Grain Towers - Moscow, ID Watercolor: 7 in x 9 in


Barcelona Pavilion Pencil: 22 in x 9 in


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RENDERING #graphics #communication #efficiency #5 min

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rendering is a means to graphically communicate the clients greatest aspirations. The role of the rendering is to provide an image that is in accordance with the clients vision. Producing quality renderings involves more than photographic realism, but requires listening to the clients needs and desires and translating them precisely as possible into visual images that stimulate the ideas expressed by the client.


112 DETAILS


DETAILS

#CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS #DETAILS Quality detailing is essential to a successful design. I have been involved in projects that specialize in envelope repairs and in most cases, the primary cause for existing leaks and water intrusion is due to poor detailing of the existing building. Properly detailed designs inevitably perform better and last longer thus reducing the risk of building failure and lawsuits.


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GRAPHICS #TRIAL GRAPHICS #LITIGATION

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rial Graphics provides demonstrative evidence services including illustrations, trial boards, animation, on site digital photography and video, photograph scanning and enlargement, PowerPoint presentations and other trial support services. I have the skills and the knowledge of the latest digital tools to create graphics, animations and interactive multimedia that clearly demonstrate the issues.


116 MARKETING


MARKETING #BUSINESS DEVELOPEMENT #MARKETING

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arketing is essential for a successful business. Equally important is showcasing your products and services with good quality design.

My involvement in marketing extends to creating brochures, flyers, and SOQ’s that best represent the firms current work and their future aspirations. I believe first impressions are vital to capture a clients interest and the best way to capture that interest is from quality marketing of products and services.


Luke Ivers

University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture Department of Architecture & Interior Design 28 Glenaire Dr San Rafael CA www.lukeivers.com 208.596.8360 www.lukeivers.com


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