GENTLE INTERLINK PROJECT: LIBRARY IN 2050 (INDIVIDUAL) LOCATION: OAKLAND, CA TIME: WINTER 2018 | JEFF PONITZ
GENTLE INTERLINK provides a fresh and relaxing space for those who seek to learn and flourish as individuals. It INTERLINKs three different types of programs-community, health, and education. Users have easy access visually and physically to all three types of programs. The act of learning will not happen in an isolated and separate space. Instead, it will happen within the programs of community and health such as green space, exercise facilities, and puppy playground. The goal is to not overlook the importance of any of those three programs, and the hope is to create a healthier learning and social environment for the library users in the future.
LOW STRESS HIGH STRESS
14TH ST 1/8”=1’
CURRENT PROGRAMS SEPARATED
PROPOSED PROGRAMS INTERLOCKED
IDEOGRAM BACKGROUND IMAGES CREDIT TO ONLINE SOURCE
HE WILL TALK AND READ FOR YOU IF YOU CHARGE HIM.
FIND YOUR FAVORITE BOOK WITH THE VR SYSTEM.
COME JOIN US IN OUR ORGANIC GARDEN. YOU CAN READ A BOOK, SOCIALIZE, TRY OUR FRESH GROWN STRAWBERRY, OR LEARN HOW TO GROW THEM YOURSELF.
WANT TO RENT A PET?
COME JOIN US AND LEARN HOW TO BUILD A SHELTER WITH TRIMMED TREE BRANCHES!
MADISON ST OAK ST
1.0 GENTLE INTERLINK
PROJECT: LIBRARY IN 2050 (COLLABORATION WITH DUNCAN SPARKS) LOCATION: OAKLAND, CA TIME: SPRING 2018 | JEFF PONITZ
In the year 2050, the world will present a more stressful and harsh environment on one’s mental and physical health. This is due in part to technology, environmental depletion and an ever growing population. By providing spaces varying from communal to individual that focus on one or a combination of the three aspects of “Learn,” “Recover,” and “Innovate,” the library will be a space for rejuvenation and reconnection. There will be more emphasized spaces deemed “Nodes” that hold programs that we have determined incorporate all three aspects of “learn,” “recover,” and “innovate.”
NODE: ART AND MUSIC CENTER
NODE: COMMUNITY GARDEN
The entire art and music center spans across the three levels on the north side of the project and is surrounded by “recover” and “innovate” programs thus creating moments of intersection and interaction.
Green space is provided throughout the project in order to create a sense of relaxation and reconnection to nature. Community garden space was placed at the ground and underground levels in order to increase the sense of accessibility to the program.
2ND FLOOR CIRCULATION
3RD FLOOR CIRCULATION
VISUAL CONNECTION PHYSICAL CONNECTION DFAB ART AND MUSIC CENTER
4TH FLOOR CIRCULATION
EGRESS TOWER AND STAIR
2.0 HEALTH HAVEN
SCALE: 1/2”=1’ JASON GONG JEFF PONITZ 14 JUNE 2018
GLASS CURTAIN WALL WITH CERAMIC FRIT
3’- 6” CERAMIC FRIT
SERVE AS VERTICAL SHADING
CONCRETE DECKING 66’- 0” CONCRETE SLAB
STEEL CONNECTION HVAC AIR SUPPLY DUCT
INSULATED GLASS UNIT
3’- 0” LED LIGHT FIXTURE
AWNING OPERABLE WINDOW
SERVE FOR NATURAL VENTILATION
FIRE STOPPER RIGID INSULATION BATT INSULATION T/WOOD DECKING 45’- 0”
STEEL I-BEAM DROP CEILING
ALUMINUM MULLION CAP
T/WOOD DECKING 15’- 0”
DN DN DN
2.0 HEALTH HAVEN
PROJECT: FITNESS CENTER (INDIVIDUAL) LOCATION: DOWNTOWN LA ARTS DISTRICT, CA TIME: SPRING 2017 | JEREMY MAGNER
TWISTING is a fitness center where an art gallery is embed within for the local artists at downtown LA to display their artworks. The concept of twisting which is known as a motion for athletes and gymnasts, is used as a method for creating space and an idea for circulation. Two twisting objects are layered together with different directions. The bottom object is split into two parts, and the dynamic negative space in the middle serves as a public plaza. Four ramps and a circular stair art gallery are twisted within the building as circulations.
SECTION RENDER 1
SITE PLAN 1/32” = 1”
FLOOR PLANS 1/16” = 1’
1. Lobby 2. Juice Bar/Cafe 3. Gallery Space 4. Locker Room 5. Fitness Studio 6. Cardio Training 7. Weight Training 8. Running Track 9. Basketball Court 10. Tennis Court 11. Swimming Pool 12. Rock Climbing
RENDER SPOTS A. Plaza/Entry 1 B. Internal 1 C. Internal 2
3 UP UP
10 DOWN DOWN
SECTION RENDER 2
STRETCHED STRAWBERRY PROJECT: URBAN FARM (INDIVIDUAL) LOCATION: HAMTRAMCK, MICHIGAN TIME: FALL 2017 | THOMAS FOWLER
Hamtramck, a community next to Detroit, is one of the America’s worst urban food deserts. The focus of the design is to improve Hamtramck citizens’ community life in the aspects of diet quality, mental well being and socioeconomic disparity with the idea of urban agriculture. The inspiration of the design process comes from the cross section of a strawberry: the white vascular bundles of the strawberry express an outward stretching motion. STRETCHED STRAWBERRY is a space where farming, selling, socializing, teaching, and relaxing coexisting at the same time. It creates an open path way in the center which connects to each individual program on the sides. It is a limitless and circulation free space where different micro-climates with market stalls and farming plots are formed with the structural and cladding systems discovered during the rich process. There will be various crops growing in the field including carrots, beets, peas, soybeans, sugar beets, wheat, apples, blueberries, cherries and etc.
CLADDING-GLASS AND ALUMINUM
AMPHITHEATER TOOL SHED FARMING RETAIL SPACE
ATRIUM EDUCATIONAL MARKET SPACE
4.0 STRETCHED STRAWBERRY
CLADDING DETAIL MODEL
4.0 STRETCHED STRAWBERRY
Vertical Circulation Horeizontal Circulation
PROJECT: FOODWAYS (INDIVIDUAL) LOCATION: GUADALUPE, CA TIME: FALL 2016 | ANGELA BRACCO
“Foodways is a community center that focuses on the education and enjoyment of food”. Guadalupe is an agriculture town located next to the Pacific Ocean, and it is a perfect location for plantation and salt harvesting. The foundation of the design is a grid system, and the developments of structural system, circulation, placement of programs, and envelope system revolve around it. GRID CANOPY provides a journey of discovering the process of curing and smoking for the purpose of food preservation along with the experience of traveling through a canopied forest. A forest that uncovers the detailed processes of salt harvesting, brine, dry curing, smoking, and vegetable/tree plantation.
Program Journey and Experience
House Smoke House 1Smoke
Bathroom 3 Bathroom
Salt Salt HaHarvesting and 4 Brine Brine F Facility
1 6 7 8
6 Dinning 7 Planting Area 8 Reception
Pepper, garlic, egg plant
5.0 GRID CANOPY
PROJECT: SUPERBLOCK REINVENTION (COLLABORATION WITH LOGAN KOZLIK AND PAIGE LAFFERTY) LOCATION: POBLENOU, BARCELONA TIME: FALL 2018 | IAAC
Aggregate Agriculture focuses on creating a new urban ecology in Poblenou Barcelona. In Catalonia, 262,000 TONNES of food are wasted annually. In Spain, 70% of all waste is construction and demolition waste, and only 14% of it is recycled. The project uses local food waste and construction waste in Poblenou as resources to grow fresh produce. Uses the technique of Gabion Wall, it can be built with chicken wire, robotic welded metal forms, or organic waste such as bone meal or egg shell in the future. The goal is also to create a new market economy and to create incentives with a point value system. Certain point value is given to certain tasks to encourage citizens to participate in the process of building and production to exchange for fresh produce.
NEW URBAN ECOLOGY
6.0 AGGREGATE AGRICULTURE