A COLLECTION OF CREATIVE WORKS
SITUATIONS Program-Driven Models
REINTERPRETATIONS Copy, Cut, Undo, Paste.
Cultural Centers situated in // Thayer Parking Structure // UMMA Museum
// G. Terragni, Villa Bianchi // Chipotle to Spa Resort // Quarry to Bath House
January — February 2014
September — December 2013
FORMAL STUDIES Representation Samples
OTHER WORKS Representation Samples
// Tetahedral Structure // Wireframe Shed // Verb to Structure
// Construction Drawings // Brochures // Book Cover & Layout
January 2012 â€” April 2014
CULTURAL CENTERS Given a list of set programs and minimum square footage, the two projects below implements a cultural center within an exisiting space. The fifth floor of the Thayer Parking Structure and the Atrium of the UM Museum of Art served as the site for this exercise. Due to the low ceiling height of the parking structure, a modular concept was put into place and in the museum, a spectacle was created using the artist residence as both a performance and observatory. Scale figures and furniture were designed in Rhino and cut using a laser cutter. Material experimentation with paper in this served successful as the figures were able to be folded into different configurations.
VILLA BIANCHI This project required research into Guiseppe Terragni’s Villa Bianchi. By collecting information on floor plans and photographs of the different elevations, this model was constructed. After creating a replica, the project adds another room to the exisiting structure in the language of the original building. The interpretation is an exercise in creativity within a set boundary. The added room in the following pages show a glass structure inserted and extruded down from the roof terrace that serves as both a barrier and a conductor for light and ventilation. The lowered floor in the living room also provides views from within the living room to the garage level and to the front yard. The large ribbon windows and contemporary style FIRST FLOOR of the apertures during the time it was built inspired this idea. GUISEPPE TERRAGNI | VILLA BIANCHI SCALE: 1/4” = 1’-0”
DRAWINGS PREPARED BY : Anthony Chou, Tianyi Wei, John Yoon
SHEET 3 OF 12
SECOND FLOOR SCALE: 1/4” = 1’-0”
GUISEPPE TERRAGNI | VILLA BIA
BURRITOS TO BATH TUBS Using the Roman bath house as the inspiration for the program, a Chiptole located on Central Campus of University of Michigan served as the site for a new studio project. Using the hexagonal pattern from a honeycomb grill, spaces were created where visually multiple floors were connected. The strong lines present in the walls give the illusion of a deeper space and thus gives a very narrow site a larger sense of space. The following pages illustrate this concept through diagrams and drawings.
KELLY ISLAND QUARRY Similar assignment as the last, a bath house is implemented into a large quarry that is no longer operational. The natural limestone and other minerals present in the water at the site complement the program well. Contrasting the burrito restaurant, the site is much larger and almost limitless. This changes how the program scale changes and allows for different experimentation. Also ramps allow for spacial separations that could not be provided by stairs as they didnâ€™t span so long a distance.
TETAHEDRA COMPOSITION Using geometric shapes constructed out of Bristol paper, an aggregate composition was developed. The overall form was to not only emphasize the object itself but a negative space as seen in the photos opposite. The project progressed from a geometric aggregate made of paper to a basswood model interpretation of the negative space. The sterotomic feel of the original model was reinforced by section cut drawings.
SHED FOR TONY SMITH A boy so sick that he cannot come into contact with the outside world is to be housed isolated from everyone including his own family. This shed seeks turn this scenario into an architectural solution. Tunnels where the boy can circulate separately from the visiting nurse allow privacy yet a solution to ventilation of fresh air and cleanliness. An intro-level design course assignment led to experimentation with different materials and even soldering.
VERBS TO STRUCTURE Using selected verbs from a list (such as to roll, to wave, etc.) a formal structure was generated as an introduction to VRAY and Rhino software. The model was also built using bristol paper. The first exposure to 3D rendering, the final form saw several revisions before the time expired on the project.
PRINT AND PRESS During the summer of 2007, I had the opportunity to intern with CAMPUS p.r.e.s.s., the publication wing of a then Ann Arbor-based organization. I took courses on Adobe InDesign and learned about typography while working on a manual for the organization. Other book projects followed and I was entrusted with the layout and design and worked with publishers to produce three published books as well as product catalogs for literature companies and video producers. The experience from that summer has proved invaluable as representation can enhance a poor project or poorly done, can hurt a well developed project. Software used in the process of creating this booklet as well as all the other printed work were Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS While the work seems to be being slowly replaced by software such as Revit, section drawings and illustrations were constructed from plans and elevation for the image on the left. Below and opposite images are of some work done during a spring break externship at a firm in Chicago. I was given the opportunity to make annotations, markups, and draw detailed bathroom illustrations for a city permit application.
WEAR COURSE ROOFING MEMBRANE RIGID/LIGHTWEIGHT FOAM SMOOTHED TO RECEIVE INSULATION CONCRETE ROOF SLAB
02 Elevation Scale: 3/8” = 1’-0” 6” ABOVE FINISH GRADE
DOUBLE GLAZING WEATHERSTRIPPING SETTING BLOCK GLAZING BEAD
WATERPROOFING CONCRETE SLAB 4” MINIMUM PROTECTION BOARD MUDSLAB DRAINAGE MAT FOOTING DRAIN OF PERFORATED PIPE LONGITUDINAL TEMPERATURE REINFORCEMENT
Léon Auditorium Léon, Spain
Mansilla+Tuñón Architects DRAWN BY:
Molly Knight, Eunji Kim, Si Fei Mo, John Yoon
Section 01 Wall Scale: 3/8” = 1’-0”
Detail 03 Window N.T.S.