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JAMES FERULLO

jamesferullo@gmail.com

Architecture Short Portfolio


Tours 3

Active Recreation

Arid Microclimate

Units Type 3 :: Free Platforms

Library Garden

Water Events

Wai Kau resort means “water tree� and refers to the two most important generative site elements: water and vegetation. On a site scale, the project creates a series of microclimates along a natural stream which defines the built extents. The stream forms a spine alone which the resort moves; major buildings are concentrated in three groups defined by unique microclimates along this spine, placed in order to take advantage of views, water proximity, and natural ventilation according to t o p o g r a p h y .

2

Water Microclimate

Units Type 2 ::

Relaxation Garden

SPA

1

Forest Microclimate

Units Type 1 :: Full Service

Dense Forest Vegetable Garden Restaurant Dense Vegetation

Reservoir

Visual Garden

Connection to the development Lobby

Connection to main road

WAI KAU RESORT, FIJI


Section 1 :: Tropical Microclimate

Section 2 :: Water Microclimate

Section 3 :: Arid Microclimate

MAPPING SITE INFORMATION Slope, vegetation, and proximity to stream water are mapped over a superimposed grid and determine programmatic distribution over the site, which slopes gradually towards water.

slope value (0 to 10)

GRID

SLOPE 0 - 0% incline average 10 - 40% incline average

VEGETATION & PROXIMITY TO STREAM WATER types

0 - no vegetation 1 - grass 2 - palm trees 3 - heavy forest 4 - heavy forest 5 - heavy forest

distance to stream water

min distance> 600m 600m> min distance> 300m 300m> min distance > 0m

value system

OBSERVATIONS/ INFORMATION ON THE SITE

10m

vegetation type (0 to 5) VEGETATION AND SLOPE DIAGRAM

10m

SUPERIMPOSITION OF VEGETATION AND SLOPE DIAGRAMS A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38

function / weight

EXCEL SHEET

POSSIBLE PROGRAMMATIC DISTRIBUTIONS

LIVING UNITS

MAPPING USING COMPONENT radius _ assigned value

r

BUILDING UNITS

POOLS AND GARDENS

TYPE 1

ENTRANCE : reception, offices, shop, lobby...

WILD GARDEN.

TYPE 2

RESTAURANT

ADVENTURE GARDEN

TYPE 3

SNACK/BAR/DANCEBAR OTHER PROGRAM: horticulture center, art center, kids center, performancecenter, spa and fitness center...

AGRICULTURAL GARDEN ELEVATED GARDEN POOLS


A parametric “spine,” running the length of the stream which bisects the site, is constructed. A series of sections, also developed parametrically, is skinned to provide a building framework.

1 Parametric Spine Construction

2

Skinning

RAINWATER AND GREYWATER USAGE POINT [GREYWATER GENERATION] OFF-GRID UNIT [type 3]

RAIN [usage]

A parametric roof surface component is part of an overall resource-conservation strategy which seeks to collect and use rainwater in the most efficient manner possible. Different programs and microclimates are categorized according to their resource needs, and an energy/water distribution system is configured accordingly.

TAP

RAINWATER COLLECTION SATELLITE [pool and pumphouse] RAINWATER AND GREYWATER USAGE POINT [GREYWATER AND BLACKWATE GENERATION] UNIT type 2

LESS

[grid connect] IF RAINWATER STORAGE DRY

RAIN

GREY

RAINWATER MOVEMENT ACROSS SURFACE [through component]

UNIT [bathroom] types 1 and 2

BLACK

RAINWATER DISTRIBUTION

[grid connect]

RAINWATER UPHILL PUMPLINE

GREY

GREY USE [garden]

RESOURCE INTENSIVITY

[usage]

RAINWATER USAGE GREY GENERATION [pool]

RAINWATER STORAGE AND TREATMENT

MORE

Configuration 03. Planter Configuration 04. Open Structure

Configuration 02. Sheltered and Daylit

Configuration 01. Semi-Sheltered and Daylit Configuration 04. Open Structure

_Component Details

Roof surface component - provides rain shelter while exluding rain and direct sun - allows varying amounts of indirect sunlight to enter - in array, creates a roof which collects, transports, stores, and uses rainwater - in array, individual components may be fully closed to create a self-irrigating green roof

PLAN

ELEVATION

WATER PATH [through surface to collection]

Offset

0

0

0

0

-25%

25%

Opening Dimension

0

25%

50%

75%

50%

50%

AXON

Basic Component Configurations

_01 Semi-Sheltered and Daylit

_02 Sheltered and Daylit

_03 Planter

_04 Open Structure

50%

100% Allows water to enter when positive

Allows sunlight to enter as reflected light

Opening Dimension

25%

Offset

Restricts water and light entry when negative -25%

Closed: component restricts water and light entry

Offset 0,0

Offset and Opening Dimension

Offset and Opening Dimension 100%

Functions as structural louver


A prototypical table folds so the leg structure nests inside the tabletop. The table is height-adjustable as assembled: legs lock into grooves under the table at any point along their length and are held in compression by the friction of the plywood and weight of the table, negating any need for fasteners.

Adjustable Table Frefabrication Seminar Fall 2006

FURNITURE

Bookshelf&Luminaire Lighting&Acoustics Spring 2007

A luminaire desinged for dorm use incorporates three adjustable lights into a bookshelf. Installed above a desk, the shelf provides storage and task-adjustable direct and indirect lighting


The PUBLIC HOUSING development carries neighborhood social dynamics and economic status into a system of interspersed semi-public green spaces which pierce and naturally ventilate twenty-two componentized, reconfigurable dwelling units. As part of a COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN strategy, the project’s structure, building details, zoning and code compliance, and energy usage is examined.

HOUSING Fall 2006 Design Studio MIAMI, FLORIDA: LITTLE HAITI NEIGHBORHOOD


Interior spaces are naturally cross-ventilated and each unit faces a semi-private green courtyard.

Twenty-four dwelling units are initially identical but feature reconfigurable interior partitions for adaptability. Quick and easy Tilt-slab unit wall construction takes advantage of local unskilled labor and alternates with conventional poured-in-place concrete slabs.


STRUCTURES MODEL

Spring 2007: System Architects Burst House

SKETCHBOOK EXCERPTS Summer 2007

BUSES IN ROME

Fall 2007: Study in Rome


Oil-Painting Photoshop Mockup for Commercial Art Studio Specifications Package 2008

Commissioned & Contract Artwork Independently researched and produced decorative art commissioned by major entertainment company

Art Deco-style Illustrator Art 14x20, printed on foil 2008


THE COMMONS, ITHACA, NY Seipp Memorial Prize: Second Place SPRING 2007 DESIGN STUDIO


A design for a pavilion adjacent to Ithaca Commons capitalizes on a “secondary Commons” consisting of service alleys behind buildings which front the Commons. The alleyways are home to graffiti artists and their recurring tags; a particular artist’s pattern can be discerned from recurrent tags. A surface supporting informal cafe, theater, and gallery programs moves through secondary spaces behind the commons and is strategically deconstructed to allow views of clandestine alleyway activity. These views from the pavilion highlight images (painted graffiti and projected video) which occupy the slab sides of the Commons’ buildings.

CAFE GALLERY THEATER NETWORK OF REPETITIVELY TAGGED ART

THEATER GALLERY

CAFE

James Ferullo's short Portfolio  

James Ferullo's short Architecture Portfolio