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JACOB MILLER PORTFOLIO 2013


Open Space: Degree Project 1 Providence Train Station 23 Aquaponic City 37 Cinema and Architecture 53 Design Principles 57 House of Dog Owner 73 Mica Lamp 77 Community Garden 81 Jewelry Distrcit Apartments 91 Prince Labs 103 Furniture 113


OPEN SPACE at Concord Naval Weapons Station MArch Thesis 2013

The Concord Naval Weapons Station was a ten thousand acre port and storage facility for bombs and ammunition. It was commissioned during World War Two and expanded during the Cold War. An accidental explosion in 1944 killed 300 sailors. It closed in the nineties and there are plans to develop the land and to turn it into a park. My project addresses these plans while also grappling with the site’s history. I propose two buildings, a memorial and a museum of the land. The numerous bunkers, railroad tracks, and other relics littering the landscape have been left alone.

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Layered Landscape Elements

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Regional Site Map

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Site Map

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Frame Study 1, solid

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Frame Study 2, open

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Frame Studies 3 and 4, solid, open

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Frame Studies 5 and 6, solid, open

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Frame Studies 7 and 8, solid, open

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Frame Studies 9 and 10, solid, solid

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Massing Models

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Program Diagram

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Museum, Open Roof Isometric 13


Museum, Closed Roof Isometric 14


Museum Plan

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Museum Roof Plan

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Museum Interior Renderings

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Memorial Interior Renderings

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Viewing Platform Renderings

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Memorial Section, Museum Section

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Museum Final Model

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Memorial Final Model

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Station Section 23


PROVIDENCE STATION

In this studio we were asked to design a new train station for Providence, Rhode Island. My approach was to design the station primarily as a place for waiting. It is essentially a box. Sunlight projects onto a translucent dome overhead, changing as the days and seasons progress. An adjacent mixed use development inverts the logic of the waiting box, transforming it into a plaza.

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Longitudinal Section

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Station Plan

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Museum Complex Plan

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Master Plan, showing context 29


Master Plan Sketches 30


Study Models

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Comparison of initial charette model and final scheme

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Process Diagrams: waiting box, plaza boxes, passages, final scheme

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Early Master Plan showing transportation

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Light Studies, VRay Renderings

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Light Studies, Physical Model

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AQUAPONIC CITY City of the Future

This studio asked students to create utopian visions for a greener and more accessible city. My project took on the issue of urban farming, specifically aquaponics which combines fish farming with hydroponic agriculture. It is positioned as an element in the city in order to engage the public in the process of food production.

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Conceptual Sketch, hydroponic/electric tower 38


Conceptual Sketch, Submarine City

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Conceptual Sketch, Submarine City

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Vingettes, Hydroponic/electric Tower

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Vingettes, Submarine City

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Collage, Aquaponic City

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Vingette, Aquaponic City as Spectacle

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Vingettes, Aquaponic City

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Neighborhood Site Plan

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Site Plan

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Vingette, Aquaponic City

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Vingettes, Aquaponic City

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CINEMA AND ARCHITECTURE

This studio explored the relationship between the media of architecture and cinema. The projects shown here are a record of the shadow cast by popsicle as it melts, and a maze construction using screens to produce moire effects.

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Popsicle Melting, Cyanotype

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Moire Maze

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Moire Maze

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Design Principles is the introductory architecture studio at RISD. It begins by exploring materials and tectonics with paper knots. Site and program are then introduced and the paper masses are transformed into building designs.

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How to tie a paper sheepshank 58


Knot Unit aggregates by clipping ends together

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Aggregated units engage with site

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Aggregated Mass

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Section, Aggregated Mass

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Enclosure

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Final Models

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Interior Sketch

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Interior Sketches

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Exterior Perspactive

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Interior Perspective

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First Floor Plan 69


Second Floor Plan 70


North Elevation

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West Elevation

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HOUSE OF DOG OWNER This house is designed for someone who owns dogs. The spaces for the animals and the people are separate and different, but interwoven so that the level of interaction can be controlled.

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Dog and Human Space, Axonometric 74


Circulation Model, Skin Model

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Sectional Model, sketches, Public/Private Model

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MICA LAMP

This project involved strategies for manufacturing, marketing, princing, and distributing the product. It was produced by a laser cutter in Providence. The design was inspired by a chicken.

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Package Design

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Process Sketches

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Rhino Model Iterations

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COMMUNITY GARDEN Chinese Christian Church Pawtucket, RI

In this project our class of sixty collaborated with a communty in Pawtucket to design and build a garden and two outdoor event pavillions. We started by working as individuals and gradually combined the projects until we just had one. Six weeks were spent designing and six weeks building.

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BUS NO. 42 N SCALE IN FEET 0

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Analysis Drawings

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Relief Models

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Relief Models, Plans and Sections

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Threshold Model, Individual Project

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Individual Project, Sections

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Final Site Plan

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Group Models

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Project as Built

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Project as Built

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JEWELRY DISTRICT APARTMENTS

This studio asked the students to create housing for students and the elderly along with a hotel in Providence’s developing Jewelry District. My project creates a strong urban street edge, and isolates the interior of the block to create a garden for the residents. Access is provided by individual stairways to help enliven the street and the bottom floors are used for businesses and offices. The three types of users are separated into different buildings but share the interior the block.

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Final Project Sketch, Site Sketch

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Site Sketches

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Site Sketches

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Analysis Drawing, Walking Paths

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Sketches 96


First Iteration, Plan and Elevation

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Second Iteration, Section and Elevation

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Fnal Version, Section and Elevation

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Site Plan

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Housing for Elderly, Plan

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PRINCE LABS RENOVATION Environmental Control Systems

This project was completed with a small group. We designed a daylighting and dividing system for the engineering labs at Brown Univeristy. The project also included a design for solar panel installation, and an anaysis of the building’s performance and requirements. Our proposal was polycarbonate walls that cut through the building to provide daylight.

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Rendering of Light Walls

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Solar Panels

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Plans of organization

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South Wall

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North Wall

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Section Showing North and South Light Walls

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Light Wall Rendering

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Light Wall Model

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Light Wall Model

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FURNITURE

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Stool, steel with cane seat

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Bench, white ash

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Bench, assembly

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Jacob Miller RISD Architecture Portfolio  

RISD Architecture Portfolio

Jacob Miller RISD Architecture Portfolio  

RISD Architecture Portfolio

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