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METROPOLITAN TECTONICS WALLENBURG STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: ADAM FURE PROJECT BY: JOHN FICARA

PROJECT STATEMENT The disassembled item is more manageable and less intimidating when broken down to its primitive parts, allowing for a more thorough, respectful base knowledge. I believe this method of familiarizing oneself with a particular item can also be applied to an institution. Political power is something that has influenced our societal interactions in more ways than one is able to readily identify. Political regimes of the past have instituted artificial environments in particular sectors,in an attempt to control and regulate a specific response from the general public. These institutions will often stand tall, as high-rise skyscrapers, exerting their extravagance over lesser entities of the area. In today’s politics, however, the relationship between differing and interdependent ideas is what drives regimes. The chief concern is not the supreme control of one being, but about the varying relationships between different molecular/cellular ideologies and how these ideas play off of one another and govern a successful whole. Additionally, the once illustrious sky-scraper has become more common place, thus leaving these political agencies in need of a different mode of representation in order to assert their dominance. My formal argument for this project consists of fracturing a political agency and coupling it with a “commercial/civic/public” space. The sector of the site will be divided and separated into a multiplicity of parts that will cohesively represent the banking institution. This dis-assemblage on site will allow for other civic input to influence the environments of the different banking sectors. The ‘public’ and financial sectors will be in constant tension throughout the site in attempt to blur the idea of a singular agenda. Multicity and layering will provide a thick 2-dimensional landscape that will further mask these two glaring identities. This tension can only be taken so far with the formation of spaces, so the circulatory logic will also facilitate moments of tension as well. The different layers and contrasting spaces will provide a controlled environment where there are specific moments that alleviate the distinction between a purely ‘civic’ space and a private financial space. The relationship between interior and exterior, materiality and functionality, will illicit unique experiences that strip the user of any inkling of an inscribed political agenda. The physical decomposition of the singular identity that is the financial institution, coupled with the change in relationship between ‘highrise-esque’ building’s envelope and their discourse of form driven by residential use, one can imagine the surface of this site serving as that envelope: The multiple layers will engage the financial and civic agendas of the space through a primitive breakdown of these institutional wholes. These fractioned entities will engage and respond to one another in ways that will alleviate the distinction between the civic and financial academia. This interaction will facilitate a gradually evolving dichotomic relationship on site. The Tower and Plaza will shift into a single homogeneous agenda, established through familiarity, shifting and competing interactions, and fracturing.

CORPORATE FRACTURE

PUBLIC INFRINGEMENT

initial massing

public courtyard +10’

public courtyard/street entry +30’ FEDERAL BATES SQUARE - fracturing internal facade

PRECEDENTS

corporate institution allow the invidual pieces of the c orporate institution to regularly interact with public programmatic agenda.

METROPOLITAN TECTONICS

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INSTRUCTOR: ADAM FURE

KAPUTT!’S PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW ARTS AND CULTURE HOUSE IN BEIRUT

PROJECT BY: JOHN FICARA quent form of the corporate massing, and will gesture towards a joint relationship between a shared corporate/ public agenda along the riverwalk/riverfront. the entirety of the site, and will house program that will stand independently, as well as concurrently with the lated by the 2D layering, and will assist in illustrating the variable relationship between the interior/exterior. By PROJECT STATEMENT disassembled item is more manageable and less of intimidating when broken down to its primitive parts, allowing for a more thorough, having the public ground rise and fall around the The corporate institution, unique moments corporate program respectful base knowledge. I believe this method of familiarizing oneself with a particular item can also be applied to an institution. can extrude through the fabric of the publicPolitical ground and further disguise the singularity of the institution. power is something that has influenced our societal interactions in more waysBy than one is able to readily identify. Political regimes of the past have institutedinterior/exterior, artificial environmentsdense in particular sectors,in an attempt to control and regulate a specific response from the general public. blurring the singularity on site between corporate/public, cityscape/low-rise riverfront, These institutions will often stand tall, as high-rise skyscrapers, exerting their extravagance over lesser entities of the area. In today’s politics, however, the relationship between differing and interdependent ideas is what drives regimes. The chief concern is not stitution, and incorporating public programthetosupreme dissolve its of dominating one can reconstruct these molecular/cellular ideologies and how these ideas play control one being, butappearance, about the varying relationships between different off ofaone another govern a successful whole. the once illustrious sky-scraper has become more common place, thus leaving independent parts for themselves and decipher new read and on the totality of the site, Additionally, resulting from these altered these political agencies in need of a different mode of representation in order to assert their dominance. relationships. My formal argument for this project consists of fracturing a political agency and coupling it with a “commercial/civic/public” space. The

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sector of the site will be divided and separated into a multiplicity of parts that will cohesively represent the banking institution. This dis-assemblage on site will allow for other civic input to influence the environments of the different banking sectors. The ‘public’ and financial sectors will be in constant tension throughout the site in attempt to blur the idea of a singular agenda. Multicity and layering will provide a thick 2-dimensional landscape that will further mask these two glaring identities. This tension can only be taken so far with the formation of spaces, so the circulatory logic will also facilitate moments of tension as well. The different layers and contrasting spaces will provide a controlled environment where there are specific moments that alleviate the distinction between a purely ‘civic’ space and a private financial space. The relationship between interior and exterior, materiality and functionality, will illicit unique experiences that strip the user of any inkling of an inscribed political agenda. The physical decomposition of the singular identity that is the financial institution, coupled with the change in relationship between ‘highrise-esque’ building’s envelope and their discourse of form driven by residential use, one can imagine the surface of this site serving as that envelope: The multiple layers will engage the financial and civic agendas of the space through a primitive breakdown of these institutional wholes. These fractioned entities will engage and respond to one another in ways that will alleviate the distinction between the civic and financial academia. This interaction will facilitate a gradually evolving dichotomic relationship on site. The Tower and Plaza will shift into a single homogeneous agenda, established through familiarity, shifting and competing interactions, and fracturing.

cafe/eating area +45’

CORPORATE FRACTURE

PUBLIC INFRINGEMENT

initial massing

SELECTED WORKS UNDERGRADUATE ARCHITECTURE public courtyard +10’

JOHN FICARA, ficarajohn@gmail.com public courtyard/street entry +30’ FEDERAL BATES SQUARE - fracturing internal facade

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR MOMENT

PRECEDENTS

corporate institution allow the invidual pieces of the c orporate institution to regularly interact with public programmatic agenda. public institution -- allow the public landscape to provide a thick 2D language to assist in the dissolving of the KAPUTT!’S PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW ARTS AND CULTURE HOUSE IN BEIRUT

quent form of the corporate massing, and will gesture towards a joint relationship between a shared corporate/ public agenda along the riverwalk/riverfront. the entirety of the site, and will house program that will stand independently, as well as concurrently with the lated by the 2D layering, and will assist in illustrating the variable relationship between the interior/exterior. By having the public ground rise and fall around the corporate institution, unique moments of corporate program can extrude through the fabric of the public ground and further disguise the singularity of the institution. By blurring the singularity on site between corporate/public, interior/exterior, dense cityscape/low-rise riverfront, stitution, and incorporating public program to dissolve its dominating appearance, one can reconstruct these independent parts for themselves and decipher a new read on the totality of the site, resulting from these altered relationships.

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cafe/eating area +45’


TABLE OF CONTENTS SELECTED WORKS 2010-2012 | UG

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WOODWARD LIBRARY PROPOSAL site context, floor plans, plan perspective explosion, building sections, renderings, model photographs

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METROPOLITAN TECTONICS site context, precedents, iterative modeling, massing strategy, floor plans, program distribution, model photographs, wall sections, building sections, renderings

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HIGH-RISE HORIZONTALITY site context, site analysis, visual analysis, floor plans, large scale site section, exploded floor plans, renderings, derivation of facades, model photographs


PUBLIC LIBRARY PROPOSAL Site Context Plan

Ground Level Plan in Site Context

plan scale, 1/256”:1’ context plan rendering

plan scale, 1/32”:1’ parking strategy

WOODWARD AVENUE LIBRARY

WEST GOLDENGATE STREET

Detroit, Michigan RESIDENTIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

PROJECT STATEMENT:

Children’s Books

The aim of the library is to assert the importance of the book in the face of ongoing technological innovation and increased accessibility of digital media. Entry is into a double-height volume from which one can view into most of the stack areas, while the main reading room on the uppermost floor is both visible from Woodward Avenue and situated to overlook Palmer Park. The internal arrangement of the building fosters active engagement with the diverse spaces of the library and its various resources.

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Site Context Rendering Transverse Building Section C

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section scale, 1.5/32”:1’ site section shows roadways

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Exploded Plan Perspective

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THIRD LEVEL scale: 1/16” = 1’ Second Level Plan Site Overview Render

Third Level Plan Night Rendering

plan scale, 1/32”:1’ model photographs

plan scale, 1/32”:1’

THIRD LEV scale: 1/1

SECOND LEVEL scale: 1/16” = 1’ C

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Entry Level Rendering Longitudinal Section A

Longitudinal Section A

seciton scale, 1.5/32”:1’ model photograph

section scale, 1.5/32”:1’ model photographs

LONGITDINAL SECTION A

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ministrative Offices

Large uditorium

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Third Level Study Rendering Transverse Section B

Transverse Section B

section scale, 1.5/32”:1’ model photograph

SITE CONTEXT SITE SECTIONS scale: 1/16” = 1’ WOODWARD LIBRARY: 9 of 10

sectionn scale, 1.5/32”:1’ model photographs

TRANSVERSE SECTION B

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METROPOLITAN TECTONICS

PROJECT STATEMENT

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WALLENBURG STUDIO

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Iterative Design, beginning phase Precedents of Form

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METROPOLITAN TECTONICS Chicago, Illinois PUBLIC CENTER W/ PRIVATE SECTOR

PROJECT STATEMENT:

My formal argument for this project consists of fracturing a political agency (banking sector) and coupling it with a “commercial/civic/public” space. This dis-assemblage on site will allow for other civic input to influence the environments of the different banking sectors. The ‘public’ and financial sectors will be in constant tension throughout the site in attempt to blur the idea of a singular agenda. Multicity and layering will provide a thick 2-dimensional landscape that will further mask these two glaring identities. Circulatory logic will also facilitate moments of tension as well. The relationship between interior and exterior, materiality and functionality, will illicit unique experiences that strip the user of any inkling of an inscribed political agenda. The multiple layers will engage the financial and civic agendas of the space through a primitive breakdown of these institutional wholes. These fractioned entities will engage and respond to one another in ways that will alleviate the distinction between the civic and financial academia. This interaction will facilitate a gradually evolving dichotomic relationship on site. The Tower and Plaza will shift into a single homogeneous agenda, established through familiarity, shifting and competing interactions, and fracturing.

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KAPUTT!’S PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW ARTS AND CULTURE HOUSE IN BEIRUT

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KAPUTT!’S PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW quent form of the corporate massing, and will gesture towards a joint relationship between a shared corporate/ initial massing independent parts for themselves and decipher a new read on the totality of the site, resulting from these altered m driven by residential one can imagine the CORPORATE FRACTURE ARTS AND CULTURE HOUSE IN BEIRUT public agenda along the riverwalk/riverfront. esively represent the use, banking institution. Thissurface of this site serving as that enverelationships. PRECEDENTS vic agendas of the space through a primitive breakdown of these institutional wholes. ferent banking sectors. The ‘public’ and financial mes of the corporate institution ne another in ways that will alleviate the distinction between the civic and financial design process, resulting in FEDERAL BATES SQUARE fracturing internal facade genda. Multicity and layering will provide a thick eral public. the entirety of the site, and will house program that will stand independently, as well as concurrently with the ingbedichotomic relationship on site.tenThe Tower and a single homogeplanar strategy. ly taken so massing far with the formation of spaces, so Plaza will shift into CORPORATE PUBLIC allow the invidual pieces of the c orporate institution to regularly interact with public programmatic agenda. d competing fracturing. public and and private seclated by the 2D layering, and will assist in illustrating the variable relationship between the interior/exterior. By cern ission not ofinteractions, unique moments of corporate program public institution -- allow the public landscape tohaving providthe e a public thick 2ground D langurise age and to asfall sistaround in the dthe issocorporate lving of thinstitution, e ere there are specific moments that alleviate the tors is deliberately manicured ideas play FRACTURED MONOLITH can extrude through the fabric of the public ground and further disguise the singularity of the institution. By interior exterior, materiality andthe functionality, toand illicit dialogue between hus leaving blurring the singularity on site between corporate/public, interior/exterior, dense cityscape/low-rise riverfront,

Site Context Derivation of Form

two.

d with The the change in relationship between ‘highspace. agine tion. the Thissurface of this site serving as that enverimitive breakdown of these institutional wholes. d financial theadistinction between the civic and financial vide thick FEDERAL BATES SQUARE - fracturing internal facade espaces, Tower and so Plaza will shift into a single homogeng. leviate the nctionality,

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cut line

offset cut line for walkable KAPUTT!’S PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW area ARTS AND CULTURE HOUSE IN BEIRUT

PRECEDENTS

corporate institution

the entirety of the site, and will house program that will stand independently, as well as concurrently with the allow the invidual pieces of the c orporate institution to regularly interact with public programmatic agenda. lated by the 2D layering, and will assist in illustrating the variable relationship between the interior/exterior. By public institution -- allow the public landscape thaving o provithe de apublic thick ground 2D langrise uageand to afall ssisaround t in thethe disscorporate olving of institution, the unique moments of corporate program FRACTURED MONOLITH can extrude through the fabric of the public ground and further disguise the singularity of the institution. By blurring the singularity on site between corporate/public, interior/exterior, dense cityscape/low-rise riverfront, quent form of the corporate massing, and will gesture towards a joint relationship shared corporate/ stitution, and incorporating publicbetween programa to dissolve its dominating appearance, one can reconstruct these public courtyard +10’ public agenda along the riverwalk/riverfront. independent parts for themselves and decipher a new read on the totality of the site, resulting from these altered relationships.

KAPUTT!’S PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW ARTS AND CULTURE HOUSE IN BEIRUT

PRECEDENTS

cut line 2 rotation rotation rotation of resulting - of resulting - of resulting corporate massingappearance, one can reconstruct corporate massing stitution, and incorporating public program to dissolve its dominating these massing quentcorporate form of the corporate massing, and will gesture towards a joint relationship between a shared corporate/ public courtyard +10’ initial massing read on3the totality of the site, resulting from these altered line public agenda along the riverwalk/riverfront. independent parts for themselves and decipher a newcut relationships.

Street Level Plan Derivation of Form plan scale, 1/32”:1’ +30ft from grade

public courtyard +10’

public courtyard/street entry +30

removal of corporate massing for accessibility

corporate massing is shaped and skewed to enlarge civic space

public courtyard/street entry +30’

public institution -- allow the public landscape to provide a thick 2D language to assist in the dissolving of the extract+45’ ed/rotatedcafe/eating pieces area corporate institution by compromising the totality of this institution. This 2D landscape will flow around, and through the corportate institution. At specific points, the public agenda will pierce through corporate mass, displacing pockets of program.

public courtyard/street entry +30’

corporate institution

the entirety of the site, and will house program that will stand independently, as well as concurrently with the allow the invidual pieces of the c orporate institution tothe regularly interact with agenda. lated by 2D layering, and willpublic assist programmatic in illustrating the variable relationship between the interior/exterior. By

having the public ground rise and fall around the corporate institution, unique moments of corporate program public institution -- allow the public landscape tcan o prextrude ovide a tthrough hick 2Dthe langfabric uage tof o athe ssispublic t in theground dissolvand ing o f the disguise the singularity of the institution. By further FRACTURED MONOLITH blurring the singularity on site between corporate/public, interior/exterior, dense cityscape/low-rise riverfront,

KAPUTT!’S PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW ARTS AND CULTURE HOUSE IN BEIRUT

PRECEDENTS

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR MOMENT stitution, and incorporating public program to dissolve its -dominating appearance, public courtyardone +10’can reconstruct these quent form of the corporate massing, and will gesture towards a joint relationship between a shared corporate/ independent parts for themselves and decipher a new read on the totality of the site, resulting from these altered public agenda along the riverwalk/riverfront. relationships.

cafe/eating area +45’

public courtyard/street entry +30’

corporate institution

AL FOR THE NEW HOUSE IN BEIRUT

PRECEDENTS

the entirety of the site, and will house program that will stand independently, as well as concurrently with the allow the invidual pieces of the c orporate institution to regularly interact with public programmatic agenda. lated by the 2D layering, and will assist in illustrating the variable relationship between the interior/exterior. By unique moments of corporate program public institution -- alFRACTURED low the publiMONOLITH c landscape tohaving providthe e a public thick 2ground D langurise age and to asfall sistaround in the dthe issocorporate lving of thinstitution, e can extrude through the fabric of the public ground and further disguise the singularity of the institution. By blurring the singularity on site between corporate/public, interior/exterior, dense cityscape/low-rise riverfront, INTERIOR/EXTERIOR MOMENT stitution, and incorporating public program to dissolve its dominating appearance, one can reconstruct these quent form of the corporate massing, and will gesture towards a joint relationship between a shared corporate/ public agenda along the riverwalk/riverfront. independent parts for themselves and decipher a new read on the totality of the site, resulting from these altered relationships.

E. North Water Street cafe/eating area +45’

public courtyard/street entry +30’

corporate institution

PUBLIC LOBBY

DN

CORPORATE MEETING ROOM

public courtyard/street entry +30’

cafe/eating area +45’ DINING

UP

DN

A

CORPORATE OFFICE

GALLERY

corporate institution -- fracture the financial institution by cracking the monolith open and cafe/eating rotating area portions +45’ of this extracted piece. This will scatter the financial program throughout the site and allow the invidual pieces of the corporate institution to regularly interact with public programmatic agenda.

N. Columbus D

DN

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DN

DN

the entirety of the site, and will house program that will stand independently, as well as concurrently with the nstitution to regularly interact with public programmatic agenda. lated by the 2D layering, and will assist in illustrating the variable relationship between the interior/exterior. By unique moments of corporate program pe tohaving providthe e a public thick 2ground D langurise age and to asfall sistaround in the dthe issocorporate lving of thinstitution, e LITH can extrude through the fabric of the public ground and further disguise the singularity of the institution. By blurring the singularity on site between corporate/public, interior/exterior, dense cityscape/low-rise riverfront, INTERIOR/EXTERIOR MOMENT stitution, and incorporating public program to dissolve its dominating appearance, one can reconstruct these ill gesture towards a joint relationship between a shared corporate/ t. independent parts for themselves and decipher a new read on the totality of the site, resulting from these altered relationships.

currently with the METROPOLITAN TECTONICS: -

GALLERY ENTRY LOBBY

rive

the entirety of the site, and will house program that will stand independently, as well as concurrently with the allow the invidual pieces of the c orporate institution to regularly interact with public programmatic agenda. lated by the 2D layering, and will assist in illustrating the variable relationship between the interior/exterior. By unique moments of corporate program public institution -- allow the public landscape tohaving providthe e a public thick 2ground D langurise age and to asfall sistaround in the dthe issocorporate lving of thinstitution, e FRACTURED MONOLITH can extrude through the fabric of the public ground and further disguise the singularity of the institution. By blurring the singularity on site between corporate/public, interior/exterior, dense cityscape/low-rise riverfront, INTERIOR/EXTERIOR MOMENT stitution, and incorporating public program to dissolve its dominating appearance, one can reconstruct these quent form of the corporate massing, and will gesture towards a joint relationship between a shared corporate/ public agenda along the riverwalk/riverfront. independent parts for themselves and decipher a new read on the totality of the site, resulting from these altered relationships.

CORPORATE MEETING ROOM

DN

B

cafe/eating area +45’

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PLAN 1


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GALLERY SPACE

N. Columbus D ri

DN

GALLERY SPACE A

Ground Level Plan Corporate/Civic Massing

CORPORATE MEETING ROOM

GALLERY DN

UP

3RD Level Plan Civic Plan Exploded GALLERY SPACE

CORPORATE OFFICE

CORPORATE MEETING ROOM

COURTYARD

plan scale, 1/32”:1’ grade level DN

UP

DN

CORPORATE OFFICE

plan scale, 1/32”:1’ +20ft from grade

GALLERY SPACE

GALLERY SPACE DN

GALLERY SHOP B

B

Chicago River

Chicago River

PLAN 4 GRADE LEVEL, +0’ SCALE: 1/16” = 1’

PLAN 1 STREET LEVEL, +30’ SCALE: 1/16” = 1’

GALLERY SPACE GALLERY SPACE

GALLERY SPACE LOADING

CORPORATE OFFICE UP

GALLERY SPACE

UP DINING KITCHEN

UP CORPORATE OFFICE

GALLERY SPACE DN

COURTYARD

GALLERY SPACE

CORPORATE MEETING ROOM UP

GALLERY SPACE

CORPORATE OFFICE

DN

COURTYARD

A

UP

GALL

DN

PUBLIC COURTYARD

GALLERY SPACE GALLERY SPACE

UP

CORPORATE MEETING ROOM

GALLERY SHOP

WALKING GALLERY

GALLERY SPACE

CORPORATE OFFICE

PLAN 4 GRADE LEVEL, +0’ SCALE: 1/16” = 1’

UP

UP PLAN 2 THIRD LEVEL, +20’ SCALE: 1/16” = 1’

DN

CORPORATE MEETING ROOM

DN UP DN

PUBLIC COURTYARD

@ +15 ft. of street @ STREET LEVEL @ -5 ft. of street @ -10 ft. of street CORPORATE @ -20 ft. of street

GALLERY SPACE

CORPORATE OFFICE

UP UP

DINING KITCHEN

@ -30 ft. of street

UP

DN

GALLERY SPACE

UP

UP

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PREP AREA

GALLERY SPACE

CORPORATE MEETING ROOM

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CORPORATE MEETING ROOM

civic street level civic 3rd level civic 2nd level GALLERY SPACE civic ground level

OFFICE

DN

UP

GALLERY SPACE

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WALKI


Transverse Section Section Context

Longitudinal Section Section Context

section scale, 1/32”:1’

section scale. 1/32”:1’

SECTION A LONGITUDINAL SCALE: 3/32” = 1’

SECTION A LONGITUDINAL SCALE: 3/32” = 1’

SECTION B TRANSVERSE SCALE: 3/32” = 1’

SECTION A LONGITUDINAL SCALE: 3/32” = 1’

floor plate column double layer insulated glass air vaccuum glass panel connectors exterior smoked glass, curtain wall

corporate wall detail

SECTION B TRANSVERSE SCALE: 3/32” = 1’

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SECTION B

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GALLERY SHOP

PLAN 4 GRADE LEVEL, +0’ SCALE: 1/16” = 1’

2nd Level Plan Renderings

Exterior Renderings

1/64”:1’

additional information

GALLERY SPACE

CORPORATE OFFICE

DINING KITCHEN

UP UP

DN

CORPORATE MEETING ROOM

DN UP DN

PUBLIC COURTYARD

UP

CORPORATE MEETING ROOM

WALKING GALLERY

PLAN 2 THIRD LEVEL, +20’ SCALE: 1/16” = 1’

GALLERY SPACE

PREP AREA CORPORATE OFFICE

GALLERY SPACE GALLERY SPACE UP

GALLERY SPACE UP

PUBLIC COURTYARD

GALLERY SPACE UP

RETAIL

PLAN 3 2ND LEVEL, +10’ SCALE: 1/16” = 1’

rendered stone passage between corporate arms, left/top 2ND level plan, left/middle rendered 2ND level, visible massing of rooms, left/bottom public/civic galleria with occupiable terracing, right/top render building exterior from N Columbus, left/bottom

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Site Strategy Iterative Models

additional information

historical mapout w/ sites and traffic flow

W. Montcalm ST.

Colombia ST.

W. Elizabeth ST.

ART MUSEUM W/ LIVE-IN ARTIST RESIDENCIES Site Context

HIGH-RISE HORIZONTALITY Detroit, Michigan Live-In, Art Museum

PROJECT STATEMENT: Detroit’s downtown has been at the forefront of many industrial booms in the midwest throughout past years. A common economic cycle always has its ups and downs, and for Detroit, it has been in the trough of one of these cyclic waves for a number of years now. As a result, many vacant lots have opened up in downtown, creating holes in the once tight fabric that was the face of industrialization and American entertainment. The project site falls in between a corridor of the old (East of site) and the new (West of site), and serves as a visual reminder of the difference between the old Romanesque style of the city, and its new, contemporary designs. It is in this transition zone that the contemporary buildings of today’s Detroit attempt to engage the classic architecture. The horizontality of this underdeveloped site will be exploited to emphasize the movement from West to East, in an attempt to remind the inhabitants of this changing dialogue between classic and contemporary. Additionally, the corridor of our site, stretching from Woodward to Cass, has a different feel once one crosses Park Avenue heading West. The verticality of the site diminishes and drops off into vacancy. The horizontally influenced orientation and circulation sequence provided to the user will mask the verticality of the surrounding site once inside, so one can consistently focus on the engagement of the “new” and “old” Detroit. High-Rise Horizontality. Lower levels will feature opento-public retail areas, dining options, and free exhibits/chances for local artists to publicize their work while increasing the walkability of the site. Classical architectural features will combine with contemporary design within the building, as well as on the exterior of the building, in order to showcase the synthesis of a changing Detroit cityscape.

Park AVE.

MONTCALM

ENUE

pedestrian Pedestrian traffic Traffic

COLUMBIA potential Potential Site viewing Viewing corridors Corridors

W. ELIZABETH

HIGH-RISE HORIZONTALITY: 1 of 12

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PARK AVE.

VIEWING CORRIDOR

WOODWARD A V

vehicular Vehicular traffic Traffic

PARK AVE.

N


Floor Plans Ground Level - 3th Floor

historical sites identified within visual analysis

plan scale, 1:32”:1’ background, context plan

Reception

Retail

Entry Gallery

Loading

Art Edu

Cafe

Retail 2

Sculpture Gallery

Flex Gallery

Resource Area

Sculpture Gallery

GROUND LEVEL

Teen Center

Admin

Flex Gallery

Edu Director Exterior Terrace

POV

North Lit Gallery

Residential Lobby

PARK AVENUE

Visual Analysis Large Area Site Section

Art Edu

3RD FLOOR

2ND FLOOR

W ELIZABETH

St. John’s Episcopal Church Royal Palms Hotel

Park Avenue Historic District Women’s Club of Detroit

Century Building and Little Theater

Palms Building/State Theater Elwood Bar

Grand Circus Historic District Central United Methodist Church

Open Exhibition

Prep

Reception

Retail

Loading Sculpture Gallery

Sculpture Gallery

Detroit College of Law Informational Designation

Admin Flex

Open Exhibition

Entry Gallery

Women’s Exchange Building

5TH FLOOR

Cafe

Digital Media Retail 2

Digital Flex GalleryMedia

Resource Area

Flex Gallery

Prep

Art Edu

Admin Flex

Residential Lobby

PARK AVENUE

Fox Theater

5th FLOOR GROUND LEVEL

North Lit GalleryLit North Gallery

Flex Gallery Sculpture Gallery Digital Media Sculpture Gallery North Lit Gallery Art Edu

Digital Media Teen Center

POV

6TH FLOOR 2ND FLOOR

Studio 1 Studio 2

Live-In Artist Gallery

Admin

Admin

Prep

Live-In Artist Gallery Ext. Residential Common Area

7TH FLOOR

Admin

Live In Artist 1

Live In Artist Open 2 Exhibition

Live In Artist 3 Reception Prep

Retail Studio 3 Studio 4

Mail

Sculpture Gallery 1 Bedroom

Sculpture Gallery Grocery

Res. Lobby

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

Open Exhibition

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom Admin Flex

8TH FLOOR - residential

2 Bedroom

Entry Gallery

Art Edu

9TH FLOOR - residential

5TH FLOOR

5th FLOOR

COLUMBIA

HIGH-RISE HORIZONTALITY: 3 of 12

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HIGH-RISE HORIZONTALITY: 4 of 12

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Live In Artist 4 Loading

Studio 1 Studio 2

1 Bedroom

Residential Admin Lobby Flex


Transverse Section of Building Site Section scale, n/a

preparation education residential retail art museum gallery

HIGH-RISE HORIZONTALITY: 5 of 12

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Entry Gallery

Exploded Floor Plans

reveals interior partitions

GROUND LEVEL

14TH - residential

Open Exhibition

Prep

13TH - residential

axonometric

Sculpture Gallery

Digital Reception Media Admin Flex

Admin Flex

12TH - residential

Exhibition

Digital Media Loading

5th FLOOR

North Lit Gallery

Corresponding Interior Render Scenes

loose vinette from north-lit gallery to sculpture gallery

4TH FLOOR

Cafe

Retail 2

Sculpture Gallery

North Lit Gallery

Flex Gallery

Resource Area

Sculpture Gallery

Residential Lobby

North Lit Gallery

Digital Media

Entry Gallery 6TH FLOOR

North Lit Gallery

Flex Gallery

Retail

North Lit Gallery

11TH FLOOR - residential

11TH5TH - residential FLOOR

Digital Media

Flex Gallery

Docent Room

North Lit Gallery

scale, 1/32”:1’

3RD FLOOR

Prep

Sculpture Gallery

Open 12TH FLOOR - residential

6th Floor Plan 5th Floor Plan 4th Floor Plan

Exterior Terrace

Art Edu

Exploded Building Facades

2ND FLOOR

14TH FLOOR - residential

13TH FLOOR - residential

Teen Center

Museum Director

Edu Director

POV

North Lit Gallery

Residential Lobby

Art Edu

Sculpture Gallery

Resource Area

Flex Gallery

Art Edu

Flex Gallery

Edu Director Exterior Terrace

POV

Recep

tion

Teen Center

Art Edu

Retail

Loadin

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10TH - residential

10TH FLOOR - residential

GROUND LEVEL

2ND FLOOR

Entry Gal

3RD FLOOR

lery Art Ed u

9TH - residential

Studio 1 Studio 2

9TH FLOOR - residential

Live-In Artist

Gallery 8TH FLOOR - residential

8TH - residential

Admin

Admin

Live-In Artist Gallery

Live In Artist 1

Live In Artist 3

Live In Artist 2

Mail

Grocery

Studio 3

Live In Artist 4

Studio 4

Open Exhibition

Prep

Ext. Residential

7TH -Common residential Area lobby

7TH FLOOR

Admin

Res. Lobby

7TH FLOOR

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

Flex Gallery

Prep

1 Bedroom Sculpture 2 Bedroom Gallery

2 Bedroom

Admin Flex

Open Exhibition 9TH FLOOR - residential

8TH FLOOR - residential

6TH - museum

1 Bedroom Sculpture Gallery

2 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

approaching sculpture gallery

Residen Lobby tial

Digital Media Admin Flex

10TH FLOOR - residential

North Lit Gallery

6TH FLOOR

5TH FLOOR

5th FLOOR

6TH FLOOR

5TH - museum

approaching ramp to sculpture gallery

5TH FLOOR

Studio 1 Studio 2

4TH - museum

4TH FLOOR

The columnaded sculpture gallery is a structural testament to the formal idea of a synthesis between the old Detroit and the new Detroit.

Retail

Loading

2 Bedroom Cafe

3RD - museum

3RD FLOOR

11TH FLOOR - residential Flex Gallery

Retail 2

2 Bedroom Bedroom 2 Bedroom The divide of the city is readily apparent in the visual read of the 2cityscape, and is emphaSculpture Admin Flex Gallery sized Galleryby the contemporary builds on the West side of Detroit, which stand in stark contrast

with the Romanesque style attested to in the East.

Resource Area

2ND - museum

2ND FLOOR

Art Edu

Residential Lobby

North Lit Gallery

2ND FLOOR GROUND - museum

GROUND LEVEL

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Sculpture 12TH FLOOR residential The aim of the columnade is to provoke identifiable style reticent of classic Greek and Edu - an Gallery Director Roman architecture. While not directly consistent with Detroit’s Romanesque ideology, the classical feel is ironically overemphasized into a style that is more readily identifiable. POV

Teen Center

Exterior

Art Edu Additionally, the columnaded Terrace sequence is a drawn out procession where one ramps up towards the sculpture gallery, emphasizing the classical approach to such structures in the past. The gallery is suspended from an overly exaggerated floor plate above, in yet another attempt to showcase the dichotomy of the design, in this particular case, by having this classical structure relying on the modern 3RD FLOOR design for support.

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Live-In Artist Gallery

Admin

Admin

2 Bedroom Live-In Artist

Gallery Flex Gallery

Ext. Residential Museum Common Area 13TH FLOOR - residential Director

North Lit 7TH FLOOR Gallery

Prep

Grocery

North Lit Gallery

Admin

2 Bedroom Mail Flex Gallery

Res. Lobby Docent Room

North Lit Gallery

Live In Artist 1 Penthouse 1

1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom 15TH FLOOR - residential

8TH FLOOR - residential

4TH FLOOR

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Live In Artist 2

Live In Artist 3

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Penthouse 2

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

2 Bedroom

9TH FLOOR - residential

north-lit gallery, sculpture gallery above

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7th Floor Plan Reception Teen Center Render(2nd Level)

Retail

Retail 2 Plan 8th Floor Interior & Exterior Render

plan scale, 1/32”:1’ residential lobby w/ live-in artist studios

Flex Gallery

Entry Gallery

GROUND LEVEL

Reception

Retail Reception

Retail

Reception Loading

Cafe Loading

Flex Gallery Sculpture Gallery

Entry Gallery

Entry Gallery

GROUND LEVEL

GROUND LEVEL GROUND LEVEL

Sculpture Gallery

Teen Center

Art Edu

North Lit Residential Gallery Lobby

Open Art Edu Residential Exhibition Lobby

5TH FLOOR

2ND FLOOR

Retail 2 Sculpture Prep Gallery

Resource Area Flex Gallery

Sculpture Flex Gallery Resource Gallery Area

Resource Sculpture Area Gallery

POV

North Lit Art Edu Gallery Teen Center

2ND FLOOR

2ND FLOOR

Sculpture Flex Gallery Gallery

Flex Gallery

Exterior Terrace

Sculpture Edu Sculpture Gallery Director Gallery

North Lit Gallery

Exterior Teen CenterTerrace Art Edu Exterior Terrace Art Edu POV

3RD FLOOR

Edu Director

3RD FLOOR

Digital Media Flex Gallery

North Lit Digital Gallery Media

North Lit Gallery

3RD FLOOR

Flex Gallery Prep Flex Gallery

Digital Museum DirectorMedia Museum Director

Digital Media

Exterior AdminTerrace Flex

15th Floor Plan Longitudinal Building Section Flex Gallery

Docent Room

North Lit Gallery

North Lit Gallery

4TH FLOOR

FlexAdmin Gallery

Flex Gallery Admin

Edu Director

POV

5th FLOOR

Admin

Prep

Museum Director

3RD FLOOR

Sculpture Cafe RetailGallery 2

Admin Teen FlexCenter

Flex Gallery

plan scale, 1/32”:1’ residential living level

Edu Director

POV

Open Retail 2 Cafe Exhibition

North Lit Gallery

9th Floor Plan Longitudinal Building Section Admin

Flex Gallery

2ND FLOOR

Retail Prep Loading

Residential Art Edu Entry Gallery Lobby Art Edu

plan Resource scale, 1/32”:1’ Area residential living level

North Lit Gallery

Residential Lobby

Art Edu

Sculpture Gallery

Cafe

Loading

6TH FLOOR

North Lit Lit NorthNorth Lit Gallery Gallery Gallery

4TH FLOOR

4TH FLOOR

FlexFlex Gallery Gallery Prep

Prep Flex Gallery

DocentMuseum Room Director Docent Room North Lit Lit North North Lit Gallery Gallery Gallery

Flex Gallery

Docent Room

North Lit North Lit Gallery Gallery

North Lit Gallery

4TH FLOOR

Studio 1 Studio 2

Prep

Prep

Prep Sculpture Gallery

Open Exhibition

5TH FLOOR

Open Prep Admin Exhibition Admin Prep

Open Live-In Artist Open Exhibition Gallery Exhibition

Sculpture Live-In Artist Gallery Gallery

Sculpture Gallery

Ext. Residential Admin Open Common Area Admin Exhibition Flex Flex

Open Exhibition

5TH FLOOR

5TH FLOOR

5th FLOOR

7TH FLOOR

Sculpture Gallery

Mail

Grocery

Admin Flex

Prep

Admin

Live-In Artist Admin Gallery Admin Admin Admin

Admin Live-In Artist Gallery

Live-In Artist Gallery

Live-In Artist Gallery

Ext. Residential Common Area Ext. Residential Grocery Common Area

7TH FLOOR

7TH FLOOR

Mail

HIGH-RISE HORIZONTALITY: 9 of 12

Admin

Live-In Artist Gallery Mail

Ext. Residential Common Res. AreaLobby Grocery

7TH FLOOR

Admin Admin

Digital Media

Digital Media

FlexGallery Gallery Flex Digital Media Digital Media

Admin Admin North Lit1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom Admin1 Bedroom Bedroom FlexNorth Lit 1Digital Flex Gallery Flex Gallery Media

Res. Lobby

5th FLOOR

5th FLOOR

AdminLive In Artist 1

Sculpture Gallery

Sculpture Gallery

Studio 1 Studio 2 Studio 1 Studio 2 Live-In Artist Gallery

Live In Artist 1

Digital Flex Gallery Media Flex Gallery Live In Artist 2

6TH FLOOR

8TH FLOOR - residential

Digital Media Flex Gallery Live In Artist 3

Digital Digital Media Media

North Lit Lit North Gallery Digital Gallery Media

Flex Gallery Studio 3 Studio 4 Digital Media

Live In Artist 4

North 1LitBedroom Gallery

2 Bedroom Digital North Lit Media Gallery

1 Bedroom

6TH FLOOR 9TH FLOOR - residential

6TH FLOOR

2 Bedroom

2 Bedroom

10TH FLOOR - residential

Studio 1 Studio 2

Live In Artist 2Live In Artist 1 Live In Artist 1 Live In Artist 2

Live In Artist 2 Live In Artist 3

Live In Artist Studio 3 3Studio 4 Studio 3

Live In In Artist 34 Live Artist Studio 4

Live In Artist 4 Studio 3 Studio 4

Live In Artist 4

Mail

Grocery 2 Bedroom Res. Lobby

11TH FLOOR - residential

1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom Res. Lobby2 Bedroom 1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom

8TH FLOOR - residential 8TH FLOOR - residential

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1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

12TH FLOOR - residential 8TH FLOOR - residential 9TH FLOOR - residential 9TH FLOOR - residential

Bedroom 2 1Bedroom 1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

2 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

2 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

Penthouse21Bedroom

13TH FLOOR - residential 9TH FLOOR - residential 10TH FLOOR - residential 15TH FLOOR - residential 10TH FLOOR - residential 10TH FLOOR - residential

HIGH-RISE HORIZONTALITY: 10 of 12

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Penthouse 2

plan scale, 1/32”:1’ penthouse level


Western Exterior Facade Shudder Length Design

WEST FACADE

length derived from interior program distribution

Eastern Exterior Facade Shudder Lenth Design

EAST FACADE

WEST FACADE

length derived from interior program distribution

final model, northern half of building HIGH-RISE HORIZONTALITY: 11 of 12

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HIGH-RISE HORIZONTALITY: 12 of 12

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Exteior Render, Daytime Exterior Render, Nightime

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