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I-CARES LABS 318 Studio

u HOME 511 Studio

city WORKSHOP 512 Brazil Studio

ELLIPSE TABLE Furniture Design

TALLGRASS RETREAT Wendell Burnette Studio

PRIMORDIAL ORGANISM Parametric Optimization

RIVER CITY ECOLOGY Design Thinking

B2B Degree Project

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.B2B. - PLASTIC PROCESSING PLANT DEGREE PROJECT - PROFESSOR ADRIAN LUCHINI

B2B (Bottle to Bottle Recycling) is a recyclable plastic processing plant. Located adjacent to a barge port, railway, and highway along the waterfront in St. Louis, B2B is poised to maximize the most efficent methods for receiving and shipping raw material for the industry. The plant buildings follow along the fluid path of people, material, vehicle and river from point of entry to exit. The building tectonic celebrates industry and infrastructure. On the other hand, like the Mississippi River which responds to the geology beneath it by cutting a sinuous path in the earth, the roofscape and plan celebrate the adaptive irregularity of nature by transforming to the needs of the program. At one point the structure even lifts off the ground to span overtop the levee wall.


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RIVER CITY ECOLOGY

DESIGN THINKING - PROFESSOR PABLO MOYANO RIVER’S EDGE URBAN STRATEGY

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WHAT IF ALL MODES OF TRANSPORT COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE? THERE ARE SPOTS NORTH & SOUTH OF THE ARCH THAT ACCESS TO TRAIN, RIVER BARGE, LOCAL ROADS, AND INTERSTATE HIGHWAY. HOW DO DIFFERENT MODES OF TRANSPORT COMPARE IN THEIR USE OF FUEL? River Barges are by far the most efficient. River Barge Freight Train Tractor Trailer

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INHABITING THE SKY

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When considering the water as an edge another edge needs to be addressed the sky. Spanning the sky is not possible but reaching into and inhabiting it is possible. This architecture is diffusing the hard edge of the city, the edge is beginning to feel more like a city fringe.

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After a brief trial period the City of St. Louis has decided to move forward with a Single Stream Recycling Program. In addition to a the feeling of goodwill that comes from an effort that works toward more sustainable practices, the City of St. Louis has been able to increase revenue by charging for reycling service while avoiding the cost for “tipping” at landfills.

Single Stream Recycling takes all the effort out of recycling. The consumer places all of their recyclables into a single bin or takes their recyclables to a collections center. There is no need to separate. A recycling truck comes and collects the recyclables and brings them to Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The MRF is responsible for separating all of the recyclables from one another. Althought most everything is recyclable the city of St. Louis accepts only bottled glass, steel cans, aluminum cans, cardboard, newspaper & scrap paper, and plastics #1-5 & 7.

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RIVER CITY ECOLOGY analyzed the interaction between nature and industry on the St. Louis riverfront. The analysis informed my decision to select a site and program that endorsed symbioitic contact between the river and the city. A design strategy emphasized a weaving of discrete programmatic elements. The primary program is a plastics processing plant. The site is adjacent to the river south of the McKinley bridge. Proximity to industry transport and resources and accessibility to the river were important for site selection.

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PRIMORDIAL ORGANISM

PARAMETRIC OPTIMIZATION - PROFESSOR JOHN DOLCI

..the GUIDE CURVES set the domain of the point charges..

..the START OF ROTATION is the evaluated point on the guide curve at which the point charge begins..

..the POINT CHARGES are evaluated locations about the guide curves which determine the shape of the metaball..

..the ISOCURVE INTERSECTOR is a point at which the rotated hyperbolic curves intersect.. ..the globular METABALL is the resultant shape from a cross section of the sum of rotated hyberbolic curves about the point charges..

.. the DIRECTION OF ROTATION along the guide curves..

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- rotation about a line perpendicular to the oriented vector expanding as distance increases from an attractor point - rotation about z axis to orient a vector toward attractor point as distance increases from an attractor point - rotation about z axis to orient a vector toward attractor point - elevation increases and opening of circle widens as distance increases from an attractor point

DIAGRAM DIAGRAM OF SINGLE OF SINGLE COMPONENT COMPONENT

COMPONENT MODULATION

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TALLGRASS RETREAT

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FLINT HILLS STUDIO - PROFESSOR WENDELL BURNETTE

This site was selected because it is adjacent to the preserve; It is located beside an existing road therefore it does not require creating a road and developing new infrastructure; It is remote; south facing; the quickest route to the site is through Strongy City and then throught the preserve, rather than coming from the West and avoiding the small towns.

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Plan of Visitor Center Program

The TALLGRASS RETREAT consists of lodging and a visitor center for the National Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Emphasis was placed on the continuance of the National Park tradition of a lodge as a park amenity that enriches the park experience. The project took two focuses, first, using the public program to draw visitors out into the prairie to explore its natural beauty, the second, was to give visitors staying overnight a relaxing stay that capitalizes on the quiet vastness of the prairie. Simultaneously, an ecological responsibility to the preserve motivated a focus on sustainability in the developemnt of the project.

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Sectional perspective of a unit room

FIRST FLOO 1/2” = 1”

Floor plan of side by side units

Interior view of a unit room

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ELLIPSE TABLE

FURNITURE DESIGN - PROFESSOR CARL SAFE

JOHN WHEADON FURNITURE DESIGN, FALL 2010

ELLIPSE TABLE JOHN WHEADON FURNITURE DESIGN, FALL 2010

solid walnut 4/4 boards

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city WORKSHOP

STUDIO 512 - PROFESSOR ZEULER LIMA D UP DN DN DN DN DN UP DN UP DN UP DN UP DN

GROUND PLAN - RUA FLORENCIO 1 : 100

GROUND PLAN - PRESTES MAIA 1 : 100

BUILDINGS SECTION 1 : 100

city WORKSHOP was designed for a neglected infill site near the old city center of S찾o Paulo, Brazil. The purpose was to create a new program that would give back more than it took from the city. The project introduced a sustainable wood workshop and educational facilities for promoting resource management in the Mata Atl창ntica to an area of the city with few public amenities. Pocket parks within the campus bring tropical greenspace back into the uban landscape. All architectural drawings were produced with Revit Architecture 2010.

renderings & imges

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STUDIO 511 PROFESSOR DON KOSTER

Developer: City of University City Architect of Record: ARCTURIS

Living Room

Front Facade

Design Parameters: 2 & 3 Bedroom LEED Platinum homes. Progressive designs but no spaceships. Price Parameters: 120K to 200K. Final Price Point: 150K

Second Floor 1/4” = 1’0”

Front Facade in the Evening

LANTERN HOUSE - FINAL DESIGN

Platform: Revit Architecture 2010 The project currently remains unbuilt due to financing issues following the market downturn.

Ground Floor Plan

MATERIALS RESEARCH

1/4” = 1’0”

MID REVIEW DESIGN

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I - CARES RESEARCH FACILITY

NG PERFORMANCE MAXIMIZING BUILDING

ACING and BUILDING ORIENTA TATION TERRACING ORIENTATION optimizing mizing solar gain in the winter by exposing at least one building face,, sometimes two,, and o orienting rienting buildings dings so the longest horizontal is perpendiclar to the south

STUDIO 318 - PROFESSOR JEN MAIGRET

318 Studio was driven by climate and form making studies. The complex geometry was developed from observations of portabello mushrooms gills. The resulting geometry was employed to passively respond to solar radiation and prevailing winds differently in the summer and the winter.

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The program was a research facility. The site was a steep hill in the Tyson Research Center.

sunnyy wind w protected courtyard spaces extends the time outdoor spaces can be used into the winter

WIND BLOCK ACCESS protecting courtayards and intermediate spaces from cold winter northwest, west, and southern winds by situating buildings in the way and giving access to south, southwest winds during the summer

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REDIRECTING- OPENNESS - WIND PROTECTION

SHADING - SEPARATION AND FUNCTION - AVOIDING DIRECT SUN

geometries help to deflect wind in between spaces, also overhangs create larger outdoor area protected from wind

geometries naturally provide shading from sun. examples below show that more of the interior is exposed to sunlight during the hottest hours of the day in the winter while deflecting the hottest midday rays in the summer due to changes in the sun inclination and their relation to the anles of the geometries Winter Solstice 2009, noon

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PERFORATION - BRIDGING & OPENNESS - LIGHT FILTERING AND SHADING geometries can be used to block sun during certain hours and allowing it to penetrate during others, orienting the axis so that people can walk across without touching a column and be shaded the entire time while still being surrounded by pockets of light South

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Summer Solstice 2009, noon

Winter Solstice 2009, noon

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WET & DRY LABS SECTION

I-CARES RESEARCH FACILITY - ST. LOUIS, MO SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF

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Portfolio of Student Work  
Portfolio of Student Work  

A selection of works from coursework while at Washington University Graduate School of Architecture.

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