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â€œArchitecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.â€? Le Corbusier
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ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING AND RESOURCE CENTER
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THE BOTTLE PAVILION
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CODA SCHOOL OF BALLET
AUSTINnovation ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE LEARNING CENTER
In this project, we were tasked with designing an environmental resource and learning center (ERLC). It houses a series of demonstrations that will raise the public’s awareness about the advantages of a cleaner environment. A variety of indoor and outdoor activities will be held to deal with a number of issues related to ecology and biodiversity, clean air, benign energy, material preservation, food, agriculture nutrition, organic products, etc. Through hands on activities, demonstrations, lectures, and interface, the visitors will understand the various impacts through environmental monitoring, natural resources management and environmental impacts assessment. The ERLC not only showcases green practices but is also a hands-on learning and demonstration center dedicated to increasing appreciation and understanding of all environmental resources (water, sun, atmosphere, wind, air quality, land, and others in the Austin area of Texas.
GOALS + STRATEGIES • Understand the idea of place as an ecosystem bringing together the building and outdoor spaces. • Focus on two predominant aspects: first, the design of the center is conceived as a public outreach development, and second, the environmental issues shall take on a pivotal role. • Apply principles of sustainability in building design as a way to re-frame architecture by invoking challenges of green building practices. • Develop the design of the building skin to properly investigate and understand the issues critical to envelope design, such as energy performance, daylighting, detailing, and material choice.
PERSPECTIVE LOOKING SOUTH
SITE MAJOR STREETS CONTEXTUAL/SIGNIFICANT BUILDINGS PARKS/GREEN SPACE SUMMER
The site is located in dowtown austin on the colorado river front. To the West the site faces a creek along a green belt of vegetation. To the East the site faces a more urban fabric of skyscrapers and city streets. In many ways the design will have to mediate between these two different environments of the natural and industrial.
Other factors that will potentially influence the design include car traffic and foot traffic patterns in the area. Cesar Chavez St. To the south is heavily dense with traffic and produces large amounts of noise. Also there will need to be consideration for maintaining the urban street edge while also creating a space that is inviting to the community.
First formal exercise to explore how I could maintain a strong urban edge on one side, but create a more dynamic side on the other. The dynamic side needed to respond to the existing creek and greenery. To do this I chose to use terracing as a method to connect the building with the landscape.
In the second iteration, I explored how I could elongate the overall form and use the terraces to connect the building with the landscape as well as create a more gradual entrance sequence for circulation into the building.
In the next phase, I wanted to create a node for an outdoor community and gathering space. This was necessary because it is a place for visitors to observe and interact with nature. I used the form to act as a buffer to stop noise from the traffic as well as to separate the city from nature.
In this iteration, I made the form take on a more regular shape that could encapsulate the variety of program needed. I also developed a more stable way to integrate terracing with the interior program. Also I started to consider entry on the more urban side of the building and how it related to the street.
Respond to Natural
5. This was my final significant formal study model. In this iteration I chose to create a strong form of entry on the West side of the project, so that visitors could experience the creek and vegetation while entering the building. Also I chose to make the terraces less repetitive and based their locations on interior program.
Respond to Urban
1. LOBBY 2. RECEPTION DESK 3. RESTAURANT 4. KITCHEN 5. BATHROOM 6. LOADING 7. STORAGE 8. COURTYARD 9. GALLERY 10. GIFTSHOP 11. CLASSROOM 12. TERRACE
13. LOUNGE SPACE 14. EVENT SPACE 15. PARK ENTRY 16. CONFERENCE ROOM 17. SECURITY 18. SKYLIGHT 19. ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 20. LABORATORY 21. MECHANICLE/ELECTRICLE 22. INERACTIVE SPACE 23. CHANGING GALLERY 24. EGRESS
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GROUND FLOOR PLAN 1/16” = 1’ - 0”
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CESAR CHAVEZ ST.
FRAGMENT DRAWING - EVENT SPACE
SECTION ISO CUT AWAY DRAWING
SECTION FRAGMENT MODEL
THE BOTTLE PAVILION
In this project we were using architecture as a force that could bring people together. We were tasked with designing and constructing a life-size structure that could be a place where people could sit and have a discussion. The structure could ideally be put to use anywhere such as a public park or airport. We thought it could be interesting to construct it using common everyday objects. We decided to use recycled materials because we thought it could be compelling for people to see something new and creative made from something that is typically thrown away. The major design question was: how do we reconstitute found materials into new forms? We decided to use recycled bottles. We discussed the power that could be obtained from using bottles because of their ordinarity. Also plastic bottles are toxic to the environment, so creating something useful from something rather negative seemed like a good idea in regards to sustainability.
GOALS + STRATEGIES • Find recyclable material that could be used to create new forms •
Develop method of connecting materials to create form
• Develop a form that is stable as well as dynamic • Develop a method of construction
INITIAL SKETCHES + MODELS
CODA SCHOOL OF BALLET
In this project we were introduced to an urban infill site and we were asked to develop a program for a dance school. The specifics for the program were predetermined by the needs of the dance students , school administration, and teachers. It was important to develop a facade that would address the urban environment as well as to address issues of light and view. I first started exploring the interior layout possibilities by using rectangular volumes that represented the different program spaces to scale. I chose to expose the core of the building to light with the use of a second level courtyard. In addition to light, the courtyard allows for green space for the students to enjoy in such an urban environment.
GOALS + STRATEGIES • Develop a program that fits the needs of the students, teachers and administration • Organize the program in the most functional way to accommodate circulation and open space • Consider factors of light and view
ROOF TOP DANCE STUDIO
INTERIOR PROGRAM STUDIES (SECTIONAL)
ONE POINT PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
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Published on Mar 7, 2018