Contents Design Fundamentals I Project 1-2 Design Fundamentals II Project 3-5 Design I Project 6-7 Design II Project 8-9 Design III Project 10
Project 1 Creating Space Within Two Materials The goal of the project was to create a techtonic system of different material. I choose to mix chip board with mat board to create a dividing proportion of space.
Project 2 Translating a Image or Word Into Concept Concept - Cave / Stalagmite Using a 4x16 Grid a folding process allowed vertical planes to create depth.
Project 3 Matrix Using the Matrix Grid to Create Space Making a connections with horizontal and vertical planes to create space within the matrix
Project 4 The Crossing Station I started with a collage of the four seasons. The design for the crossing station is based off the organization of how the seasons rotate into eachother.
The entrance to the crossing station is in the middle of the facade. The void of the rotation emphasizes the entrance. The rotation of the horizontal and vertical planes create the facade. The open spaces of the facade emphsize the interior planes that allow the guards to rotate inside the corssing station.
The guards path and the travelers path cannot intersect. The rotation allows the guards to move around the travelers as they move through the corssing station.
Once the organization of rotation was understood as concept, it was applyed to spatial movement within the matrix and the facade.
Project 5 Immigrant Experience - Museum on Orchard Street The project started with a site visit to Orchard street. My task a was to analyize the material threshholds (connection) of the buildings.
concept study model
A collage was made and the orgization of the photos led to the idea of an onion. This concentric spacial movement became an idea of open views and formal layers.
The Swarm. The relationship between the birds/wildlife/landscape and view are defined through the swarm. The swarm creates density within its lens. It is set up as a system of horizontal and vertical lines. As they meet there is an increase and a decrease of lines which creates a scattered density. The optical connection can be viewed though to observe objects in greater or lesser density. The swarm filters itself and can make objects viewed into bigger or smaller perspectives. Depending on where you are viewing through the swarm will either hide you (distort) or show you to the viewer (open).
The Web. The relationship between the birds/wildlife/landscape and view are defined through the web. Viewing through the web allows you to view objects through multiple variations of orthogonal views. The filter is a system that freely coats itself within the lens. The web enhances your view because it allows you to view objects in orthogonal perspectives.
Project 6 Bird Blind in Central Park East Drive The first step to the process of the bird blind was to create a view lens. I choose to create a lens that involved density so the watchers had a screen from the birds.
Scattered density is created from different variations. These variations of density become layered to give a more denser effect.
Layering was applied the the screen to create more density.
The private program areas of the bird blind has heavy density and the density opens to more public areas.
red- public (Renzoâ€™s addation)
gray - private
green- green space
yellow - circulation
Site Analysis - Morgan Library Renzo Piano Renzo Piano connected three buildings belonging to the Morgan Chase family. His addition is pushed out to each side and allows a contintous landscape through the building.
Site Analysis - I discovered that Grants Tomb divides landscape space. The space divided from the tomb is the city grid of Manhattan (East Bound) and the nature grid of the Hudson river and park (West Bound). Grants Tomb sits in the middle, so the idea of division was implied by the architecture to divide the space for the addition to Grants Tomb.
Project 7 Grants Tomb For Grants Tomb we were required to do a site and program analysis. From researching the site and noticing that the tomb is in the middle of the city and nature division it became my concept.
study model 1
Program Analysis - The idea behind the division is not only a formal gesture. The function derives from programmatic responces. These magnetic responces are based on positive or negative movement. The Negative response from the two positive charged programs create the division through the middle. Each program is given a positive charge based on the square footage requirement to create the negative responce for the division.
study model 2 creating connections with formula
Process of creating surface within layered volumes.
The process of division allowed the idea of a single wall system. These walls have openings for bolth programs and the middle divided space.
As you move through the middle you can move through the programs responces. Each layer that you pass Grants Tomb becomes more visable.
Cutting sections through the town hall to understand the relationships of openings to rhythm
Facade Analysis - Murcia Town Hall Rafael Moneo / Spain My interpretation of the facade was rhythm, proportion and sequence of the openings.
Project 8 Facade Ca doro Venice Italy Creating a new facade for the Ca doro. Process of creating geomerty with a layered grid with transparency and offset.
Process of dividing the facade into equal proportions. A systematic grid allowed the system to create a manipulation and full division of the facade.
Project 9 Fashion Headquarters for Mark Fast From researching Mark Fastâ€™s clothing I understood that his style of clothing fits and moves with the form of the body. I wanted to create a building that represented his style of work.
The Site - I think of the Highline on the West Side of Manhattan to be a heart beat of architecture and moderism. Our building is adjacet to the highline so i wanted my building to have a dialog with its surrounding contex.
Using the double helix (dna) egress for circulation.
Etched clothing design on facade
From analyzing Mark Fasts clothing. a moving form was created. Skin and enclousre is tight on form to show structure and circulation.
The egress for circulation allows you to move through and view the process of how the clothes are made.
VALENTINO PIER PARK
Project 10 New York Music Academy - RedHook Brooklyn Site Analysis - Catalog of parks and green space around the site.
Site Experience - To visit our site we took a ferry boat from the South Street Seaport. When we arived to RedHook I began to take photographs of the area. I felt that RedHook had a connection with its souroundings and a visual connection to Manhattan, Liberty Island and RedHooks contex. I started with this collage to interpit my experience.
Model Process - Creating a visually conected form by model.
EGRESS AND CIRCULATION
READ - PRACTICE - EAT - CLASS - MAJOR HALL -PRACTICE
Mid review progress
Continuous View Concept - Formal viewing projector that captures and enhances views that are connected to the site
FACALITY OFFICES / CAFE MAJOR / MINOR HALL MUSIC STORE / CAFE STUDENT STORAGE / CLASSROOMS / PRACTICE ROOMS / LOUNGE LOBBY / ENTRANCE
sustainability -green roof -heat reflective glass - gray water collection -cross ventilation
Connection of views to site. - Downtown Manhattan / Liberty Island
Published on Jan 14, 2011