Justin Brammer Work 2020

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JUSTIN W BRAMMER P: 937 430 5926 E: justinbrammer@gmail.com www.justinbrammer.com


JUSTIN W BRAMMER 327 Graham Ave. 3R P: 937 430 5926 Brooklyn, NY 11211 E: justinbrammer@gmail.com www.justinbrammer.com

Justin has 10+ years of experience working as a designer and team leader for renowned international design firms in New York, including Grimshaw Architects, Rockwell Group and Leeser Architecture. He most recently joined Grimshaw in 2016 to lead the base building design and coordination for the Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai. education

2007 - 2011 2003-2007 2006

Rice University - School of Architecture - Master of Architecture University of Dayton - School of Engineering - Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering Columbia University - School of Architecture - Architectural Design Studio

select professional experience

2016 - current

Grimshaw Architects - New York, NY and Dubai, UAE - Architectural Designer

2012 - 2016

Rockwell Group - New York, NY - Designer, Project Manager

2011-2012 2005

Leeser Architecture - New York, NY - Architectural Designer GE Aviation - Vandalia, OH - Aerospace Design Engineer


EXPO 2020 - SUSTAINABILITY PAVILION - PAGE 4 15 HUDSON YARDS - PAGE 14 TRI-CLIMATIC BIOSPHERE - PAGE 22 NEWARK AIRPORT TERMINAL 1 - PAGE 30 DOUBLE AGENCY - PAGE 36 MICRO-HOUSING RENOVATION - PAGE 44 SCHOOL IN FIVE BLADDERS - PAGE 50 15 WATER STREET FACADE DESIGN - PAGE 56 D-33 - PAGE 64


EXPO 2020 - SUSTAINABILITY PAVILION A main thematic pavilion for Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE, Construction Completion Q4 2019 w/ Grimshaw Architects The pavilion aims to illuminate the ingenuity and possibility of architecture as society looks to intelligent strategies for sustainable future living. The pavilion is one of three at the expo, presenting the opportunity to deliver an aspirational message about the natural world, ecology and technology to a global audience. Drawing inspiration from complex natural processes like photosynthesis, the dynamic form of the pavilion is in service to its function, capturing energy from sunlight and fresh water from humid air.

Involvement as senior team leader from Concept design through Construction Administration My responsibilities as a senior team leader have included mentoring a design team and overseeing technical coordination of all building works including structural, MEP, fire safety and more. I joined this project for the concept design phase and have seen it through to construction administration, where I spent 2018 in Dubai overseeing the construction on site.

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A Net Zero Future Energy and Water Conservation for a better tomorrow • By harvesting sun through the abundance of sunlight through the array of solar panels, the building achieves net-zero energy consumption. • Funnel-shaped overall geometry allows for capturing and recycling of rain water and creates air movement by utilizing its shape. • E-Trees and W-Trees placed across the site harvest further sunlight energy as well as harvesting water from the humid air. • The canopy utilizes trusses, a lightweight structural typology, which converge at a small footprint of 20 meters. • Radial PV array packs rectangle modules and provide sun exposure by utilizing the geometry of the canopy • Light reflectors/refractors, seamlessly integrated with PV panels, help achieve required ambient light level to the courtyard. • Louvers along the edge provide shading along the perimeter.

TYPICAL APPROACH Building above ground exposed to harsh environmental conditions

BURIED ACCOMODATION By submerging spaces, earth provides insulation reducing climate control loads

CANOPY STRUCTURE Shields building from Sunlight

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LANDSCAPE CANOPIES Additional shade provides pedestrian comfort with the main canopy, provides solar energy and atmospheric water generation


T.O. CANOPY 30.80 m

ROOF TERRACE

TOFF Level RF EL. +12.00 m

TOFF Level 01

EL. +5.00 m

LOBBY

TOFF Level GF EL. ± 0.00 m = 30.50 m

LOBBY TOFF Level B1

COURTYARD

COURTYARD

AUDITORIUM

EL. -6.00 m TOFF Level B2

LOBBY

PV INVERTER RM

RESERVOIR EXHIBITION

EL. -10.00 m -11.00 m

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RAMP TO EXHIBITIONS

PAVED ENTRY PATH EXHIBITION


Sustainability District There are three main themes of the Expo that divide the site into three districts: Opportunity, Evolution, and Sustainability. The Sustainability Pavilion acts as the centerpiece of the district and represents the aspirations energy and conservation ideals of the United Arab Emirates in its future.

Canopy Evolution Evolutionary diagram follows the rationalization of the canopy structure moving toward the most structurally efficient and sustainable solution.

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Level Basement 2

Level Basement 1

Level Ground Floor

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Roof Terrace Level



15 HUDSON YARDS Residential Tower Integrated with the Culture Shed in NYC’s Hudson Yards Development w/ Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group This 88-story tower, consisting of condominium and rental units, is a part of the Hudson Yards Development, sited between 30th and 31st streets on 11th avenue. The building’s form is defined by a corset at the middle of the tower. The curvature created by the tension of the straps creates a soft flexible appearance of a building formed by glass and steel building. On the ground level, the lobby spans between to blocks, creating a continuous lobby experience between 30th and 31st streets. The materials and organization of the lobby space accentuates the language of the building and continues the play of “soft” and “hard” through the interior.

Involvement includes concept and schematic design of base building development and interior architecture, coordination with building systems and adjacent Culture Shed.

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Central Amenities Spatial planning and building systems coordination for the amenity floors. Located within the corset of the building, the amenities span two floors and provide services to the condo clients. Planning went through numerous alterations to meet client’s needs.

37th FLOOR

rendering [above] // early conceptual rendering of corset plans [right] // updated space planning

38th FLOOR

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One Lobby Concept The complex section of the lobby shows two different entrances, on 31st and 30th streets, at different levels. The plan is organized through a ramp that bifurcates the movement through the space while maintaining an architecturally connected space.

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plan rendering [above] // 31st street level lobby plan

31ST STREET LOBBY PLAN

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section [above] // rendered section through both lobby levels illustrating the “one lobby” concept hard (public)

soft (private)

hard (public)

LOBBY SECTION LOOKING WEST

31st street lobby entrance (image w/ DS+R)

30th street lobby entrance (image w/ DS+R) 15 HUDSON YARDS

30th Street Entry - Option 2 Concept Design


Public Hard

Private Soft

Materiality and form of the core wall represent the transition in the space from the public exterior to a more intimate and private interior, and back again. This is created through a weaving of stone and leather materials where the leather bulges out from behind the stone.

31ST STREET EAST ELEVATION UNROLLED

mock-ups [top] // “hard to soft� detail mock-ups unrolled elevation [middle] // detail showing transition from stone to leather renderings [bottom] // transition wall from hard to soft (stone to leather) 20


renderings [from left to right] // 31st street entry hall, central lobby space, condo lounge, 30th street lobby

stonewall

screen curtainwall


TRI-CLIMATIC BIOSPHERE Design for a 10,000 square meter greenhouse w/ Leeser Architecture This greenhouse is conceived as three overlapping masses, each circle contains a separate biome with different atmospheric conditions. The overlapping volume is an atrium space feeding to the three biomes (spring, summer, and winter climates). Complex environmental issues arise when building these climates in the Middle Eastern desert. The roof and exterior elevations are comprised of ETFE, a system using pillows of plastic to give maximum atmospheric control and visual transparency.

Involvement includes: Schematic Design, Design Development and CD development My involvement was with the development of the SD, DD drawing sets and CD development. Specifically, I focused on the structure of the building, detailing the undulating roof structure and supporting columns. This showcasing concentrates on my individual contribution to the project.

me, cal bio d i p o r t an sa House ized biome, e l m a a vern rranean bio ite a med

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atrium // hanging atrium supported by biome structures

perspective [above] // view over building roof and atrium space roof system // composed of bent steel members infilled with ETFE pillows

vernalized biome

tropical biome

central space

mediterranean biome

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exterior surface // series of columns insulated with ETFE



construction photograph [left, top] // exterior structure axon section [left] // slice through the ETFE elevation detail section [above] // detail of ETFE connection and roof connection detail photograph [right] // ground view perspective 26



details [above] // atrium ramp details photograph [below] // atrium interior view

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Atrium Roof Structure Exploded axonometric view of the atrium roof reveals the steel structure system. Steel columns act in suspension to hang the roof from the surrounding structure of the biomes.


NEWARK AIRPORT - TERMINAL 1 Flexible aviation design of the new terminal at Newark Airport w/ Grimshaw Architects Grimshaw, in partnership with STV as Lead Design Firm, are designing the new $1.41 billion terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport. The team was chosen by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey based on its combined experience and expertise in the successful delivery of designbuild projects. The new Newark Airport Terminal One will feature 1 million square feet of space with 33 gates spread across a two-level T-shaped building. The design is intended to accommodate the airport’s growing capacity while meeting the changing demands of passengers and airlines for years to come.

My involvement includes working as a senior team member from the design development phase through to construction administration.

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Airport Designed for the Future Once completed in 2022, Terminal One will replace the adjacent Terminal A building and will include additional amenities, a more efficient check in process and ample space for passenger amenities and an efficient security screening process.

NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REDEVELOPMENT TERMINAL 1 - INTERIORS

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Details and Design-Build Designed to deal with an ever-increasing volume of passengers, the airport will provide flexibility and the project is the largest transportation infrastructure design-build contract in New Jersey state history.

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DOUBLE AGENCY The Institutional-Public Threshold and Urban Representation Rice University Master’s Thesis This thesis formally defines a diagrammatically transparent judicial system as a method of exploiting architecture’s urban agency. Government and judicial institutions are typically architecturalized as either a semantic reading or a monolithic object. This thesis produces an architectural double agency merging the idea of a public object and public space. Double agency creates architectural produce in two distinct capacities: creating a new relationship between the public and the courthouse, and the representation of the formal object in the city. This is addressed using the elements of form, organization, and legibility to reconfigure the relationship. Mies’ courthouse marks a shift in institutional representation from a semantic historical reading to an abstracted slab privileging organization. This thesis proposes a new shift bringing representation back to the table. The relationship between diagram and legibility challenges standard notions of the relationship between public and the courthouse institution, and between architecture and the city.

This cou rtho fuses the use design pu the judic blic within ial proc ess

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public object public object public object public space public space public space public visual public visual public visual A New Urban Representation Chicago’s former federal courthouse seen here (left) in the foreground is being replaced by the Mies federal courthouse building in the background, c. 1965. The image marks a shift in the representation of the institution (figure 3) from a semantic historical reading to the organizational prominence of the Mies abstracted slab. The image suggests that organization had superseded and replaced representation. This thesis calls for another institutional shift bringing representation back to the discussion.

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courtroom

judge’s circulation path

judge’s chambers jury deliberation walk

sectional rendering [above] // section through courtroom, jury deliberation sequence

jury meeting room

public area

public services

Diagrammatic Legibility This abstracted diagram specifies courthouse adjacencies and the three circulation types (public, restricted, and secure). Formal variations within this project exploit this organizational diagram while maintaining necessary adjacencies.

OFFICE / ADMINISTRATION

OFFICE / ADMINISTRATION

RESTROOMS

LOBBY / WAITING AREA

GRAND JURY

OFFICE / ADMINISTRATION

OFFICE / ADMINISTRATION LIBRARY STUDY LIBRARY STACKS

RESTROOMS LIBRARY STACKS

RESTROOMS LIBRARY STUDY

LIBRARY / STUDY AREA LIBRARY STACKS

LIBRARY LIBRARY STACKS

LIBRARY SUPPORT

STORAGE

US MARSHALL OFFICE RESTROOMS

OFFICE / ADMINISTRATION

CAFE

SECURITY / US MARSHALL OFFICE

COURTROOM 1

COURTROOM 2 LOBBY / WAITING AREA OFFICE / ADMINISTRATION

OFFICE / ADMINISTRATION

OFFICE / ADMINISTRATION LOUNGE / BAR

AUDITORIUM LOBBY

PUBLIC SURFACE

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LOBBY / SECURITY ACCESS


Boxes

Connectors <<< The box creates a centric node for program accessible by the secure constituency (gun-controlled) including courtrooms and the cell block. Pictured above is a courtroom that situates itself within the city through expansive views of the surroundings.

Public Surface <<< The connectors span between boxes and envelop boxes. These formally shifting components maintain necessary courtroom adjacencies while allowing for a continuous public surface up through the building. 40

<<< Creating a new interface between the public and the institution, this continuous surface is home to various public program including a cafe, law library, and public courthouse spaces. A series of escalators connect the surfaces that populate the tops of the connectors.


rendering [top] // administration area / jury deliberation walk rendering [middle] // public surface / atrium rendering [bottom] // perp-walk 41 over cafe


READING CLUSTER SUPPORT SERVICES

COMPUTER LAB

GROUP STUDY ROOMS

rendering [above] // perspective view of atrium

UP TO PUBLIC SURFACE

LIBRARY STACKS

READING CLUSTER

UP TO LIBRARY STACKS

GROUP STUDY ROOMS

LIBRARY RECEPTION

STUDY AREA

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Transparent Courthouse Skin conditions change where the form meets the cube. The typically singular pattern is inverted at the edge creating moments of transparency, such as in the courtrooms. This connects court users to the city as well as the city to the judicial process. Section rendering below shows how public space is created by manipulating connections between courtroom and jury rooms.

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MICRO-HOUSING RENOVATION Adapting Stanford White’s Patterson Mansion in Washington D.C. w/ Rockwell Group This proposal within the historical Patterson Mansion - designed by McKim, Mead & White - intends to preserve the detailing of the interiors while adding new elements in a surgical, minimal manner. The Mansion is one of three buildings within a simultaneous strategy concept and design proposal for three micro-housing development projects in the Capitol city. The project took the existing structures and retro-fited them as a new typology of luxury short-term living quarters. My role included leading the design, working with the local architects, and managing the production through the construction documentation phase.

My role included leading the design, working with the local architects, and managing the production through the construction documentation phase.

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Histor design ic mansion ed b Mead y McKim, & Wh ite


Ground Floor - Living Areas

First Floor - Amenity Floor

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SB-Urban

PATTERSON / LATHAM UNIT VIEW - SLEEPING

10.06.2014

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perspectives [above] // views of the standard micro-unit in different 10.06.2014 configurations PATTERSON / LATHAM UNIT VIEW - LIVING

SB-Urban

Micro-Unit Means Customizable Space

BATHROOM 10’-5” x 4’-8” LIVING ROOM 17’-9” x 11’-3”

As a method for dealing with the confines of the limited space required for these micro-units, the design proposes a combination bed/dining table unit to vary the use of the room through different uses and times of day.

KITCHEN 12’-11” x 6’-2”

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SLEEPING

LIVING

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W/D


Historical Details As a method for dealing with the confines of the limited space required for these micro-units, the design proposes a combination bed/dining table unit to vary the use of the room through different uses and times of day.

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section [above] // section through ballroom amenity space renderings [below] // renderings of a multi-use space


ool in 5 bladders A SCHOOL IN FIVE BLADDERS Exploring Learning Space Through Morphological and Typological Variance @ Rice University

A simple topological concept guided the development of this building, both morphologically and programmatically: the difference between the inside and the outside of a closed, orientable surface. This closed surface is referred to as a bladder, its inside condition 2 space, and its outside condition 1 space. Deformations of this bladder were permitted so long as its status as a closed, orientable surface was maintained.

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Ultimately the deformations applied could be easily communicated with the use of three basic categories: columns (giving the bladder a waist), doughnut holes (holes that do not pierce the pment of this building, both surface), and bulges. Using this simple topological concept and these basic deformations, we erence between theto inside were able satisfy a large number of demands with a continuous system. These concepts further We have demanded chosen to call this reconsideration of learning environments in general, and particularly learning a careful space, and its outside inconenvironments a school devoted to media. Spatially, condition 1 and condition 2 spaces tend ormationtoward of this the bladder so of significantly different sorts of environments. The arrangements of the various creation was maintained. Ultimately deformation types are used to create a diverse range of affects thus producing interesting and useful spaces for engagement. easily communicated with

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ving the bladder a waist), (in collaboration w/ David Dahlbom and Rachel Dewane) rface), and bulges. Using deformations, we were able nuous system. These concondition 1 n of learning environments condition 2 nts in a school devoted to condition 1 and condition 2 space: The building is one continuous, closed, orientable surface, and as such possesses a topological “inside” and “outside.” This “inside and outside” does not necessarily correspond to the inside and outside of building as would be casually understood by that expression. In order to avoid confusion, we call the inside space —the space that is, strictly speaking, inside the bladder— condition 2 space, and the space outside and on the bladder condition 1 space. The diagram above labels these two conditions and shows an inverted view to emphasize the fact that condition 2 space is not merely poche space.

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condition 1 and condition 2 a topological “inside” and “ou of building as would be casua space that is, strictly speaking 1 space. The diagram above l space is not merely poche spa



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plan [above] // plan overlay drawing section [opposite, above] // section A section [opposite, below] // section B

Dense Surface An overlay of the building surface, viewed in plan above, reveals the varied density of the deformations that react to program, site, circulation, acting in section as light wells, classrooms, auditorium space, and more.

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bulge

Morphological Catalog The deformations to the topological surface can be classified in four categories, each with their own structural and programmatic qualities.

Columns In maintaining the singularity of the surface, columns curve to provide ultimate load-bearing strength. The resultant forms create programmed condition 2 spaces. Program: media classrooms, bathroom and service areas, offices.

Donuts Acting as an “inverted column�, donuts provide structure while allowing for light to enter deep through the building. Direction of light wells are designed to optimize the amount of natural light in the building. Program: light wells, circulation, lobby areas.

Shells

These large surface deformations create large condition 2 spaces. Loads are dispersed through the structurally powerful shell. Program: Auditorium, lecture rooms, computer labs.

Truss Formed from a grouping of narrow columns, the truss produces an expansive area for a new learning environment experience. Program: classrooms.


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15 WATER STREET - FACADE DESIGN Facade proposal adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn w/ Leeser Architecture This competition proposal for a building facade challenges the rigid form that was determined by the local building restrictions. Conceived as a series of stacked boxes, the facade breaks the singularity of the form while reflecting the context of the Brooklyn Bridge back to visitors. I was involved throughout this project from initial concept design to the detailing of the facade system. I worked through the design with various glass, mechanical, and facade consultants.

Involvement: design, modeling, rendering, detail and elevation drawing, consultant coordination

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A

DOCK ST. A

CONDITION 1: ANGLE A

14 BAYS

The design, drawings, specifications, plans & measurements, etc., contained in these documents are solely for use in implementation of the Project identified herein. Irrespective of the ownership of the Documents or any Copyright associated with them, use of these Documents for any purpose other than as expressly authorized, in writing, by the Architect voids the promises, representations and warranties of the Architect, if any, normally associated with the Architect's Professional Services as evidenced by the Architect's Seal. All Rights Are Reserved.

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issue:

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CONDITION 2: LENGTH: 14 BAYS ANGLE B

key plan:

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CONDITION 3: LENGTH: 22 BAYS ANGLE C title:

diagrams [above] // angled facade pieces are minimized to reduce customization

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STACKS WINDOW SCHEDULE

STACKS DIAGRAM 1/16" = 1'

reflective glass

date:

Systematized Irregularity The regularity of the building mass is broken up through the angled blocks. These irregularities were designed within a rigid system to minimize the customized parts while achieving the maximum effect.

aluminum spandrel

c 2012 LEESER ARCHITECTURE, PLLC

checked by:

scale:

1/8"=1'-0" number:

rendering [above] // detail view of materials and operable windows

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OPERABLE VENT PLAN VIEW

Leeser A " 3'-33 8

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OPERABLE VENT

CUSTOM PERFORATED METAL LOUVER

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PERFORATED METAL PANEL WITH TWO FINISHES ENCLOSING PTAC UNIT.

CUSTOM SHADOW MULLION SOTA GLAZING SLEEVE ANCHORS BOLTED TO STRUCTURAL SLAB 1'-8"

SOLID SURFACE MATERIAL TBD

3" 4

SOTA GLAZING STACK JOINT BETWEEN FACADE UNITS

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SOLID STONE/ALUMINUM PANEL TBD STRUCTURALLY ADHERED TO SOTA GLAZING HYBRID WALL FACADE SYSTEM

LINE OF STRUCTURAL SLAB BEYOND

1" 1'-62

DRYWALL HEADER ALIGNING WITH FACADE HEADER MULLION THROUGHOUT

9'-4"

1" IGU STRUCTURALLY GLAZED TO HYBRID WALL FACADE SYSTEM

STRUCTURAL GLAZING SHADOW / SILICONE JOINTS PROVIDING SEAMLESS FACADE SURFACE THROUGHOUT

OPERABLE VENT

REFLECTIVE LOW-E COATED IGU'S TBD

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SOTA GLAZING HYBRID WALL

LINE OF STRUCTURAL SLAB BEYOND

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The design, measureme solely for us herein. Irres any Copyrig Documents authorized, representati normally as Services as Are Reserve issue:

FLOOR TO CEILING LOW-E GLAZING

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CUSTOM SHEET METAL ENCLOSING PTAC UNIT AS REQUIRED

9'-4"

PERFORATED METAL LOUVER AT PTAC UNITS. FINISH AND PATTERN TBD

PERFORATED METAL COVER @ PTAC. REFLECTIVE FINISH TBD

COOLING AND HEATING PTAC TBD

seal:

SPANDREL GLASS

1" 1'-104

FINISHED FLOOR TBD STANDARD PTAC SLEEVE

FINISHED CEILING TBD

SOLID SURFACE MATERIAL TBD

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FACADE ELEVATION 3/4"=1'-0"

elevation detail [above] // detail of facade units and materials

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SECTION DETAIL 1 1/2"=1'-0"

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SAMPLE FACADE UNIT 1 1/2"=1'-0"

unit detail, section, and plan // unitized facade detail

c 2012 LEESER ARCHITECTURE, PLLC

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number:


Alternate Proposals

“THE FACTORY”

THE FACTORY

“THE CUT”

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completed photographs [above] // final design implementing glass fins along the facade


D-33 Installation at P.P.O.W. Gallery - New York, NY. USA, 2012 w/ Sarah Oppenheimer/Folding Enterprises This installation by Sarah Oppenheimer at P.P.O.W. Gallery in Chelsea (2012) investigates the connections between different spaces, challenging the visitor both physically and visually. Punctures made through the existing gallery walls create circulation and line-of-sight between the rooms producing new connections between spaces and people. Lighting strategies create a visual mosaic through the interventions.

My role included producing the fabrication drawing set for the steel structure that is inserted into the voids created in the walls. The project relies on the complex angles and custom metal joints that support the voids.

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Void Design and Fabrication The complex architectural voids are created, at their most distilled, by the compound joints and integration of materials. Exhibited here are examples of the manifold connections that ultimately produce the desired affect.

photographs [above] // installation view (image courtesy Folding Enterprises) 3D model view [opposite, top] // snapshot from model, used to derive fabrication drawings detail drawing [opposite, left] // markup on steel structure drawing photograph [opposite, right] // installation view (image courtesy Folding Enterprises)

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photographs [above, left] // installation view (image courtesy Folding Enterprises) fabrication drawings [opposite, right] // steel fabrication drawings used for construction


JUSTIN W BRAMMER P: 937 430 5926 E: justinbrammer@gmail.com www.justinbrammer.com


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