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brief

in 2010 I worked as part of a team of students with artist Francisco Lopez on the design, production, and installation of a sound and light installation, which was featured at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center for three days in September 2010

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Spring 2010 / Fall 2010

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Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center, Troy, New York

Blindfield This project, which was featured for three days in the EMPAC’s Studio 1, was the culmination of months of design iteration and physical production. The design emerged from a number of varied proposals, which were reworked over time by a team of students in collaboration with sound artist Francisco Lopez with the aim of creating a unique sonic environment to perform within. The result was a 32-channel audio/visual installation composed of a field of 100 individual hanging panels, each suspended at various heights and orientations within a 40 foot high 3,500 square foot space. Each panel was lit by a series of five LED lights, which provided the installation’s only light. Of the 100 panels, 32 contained small built in speakers at either end of the ten foot panel, creating a field of individual sound points scattered throughout the space. This project included the design, production, and installation of every component.

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blindfield | installations | justin paul ware 1


brief

over the Winter of 2012 I acted as the project manager in charge of the fabrication and digital design of this exhibition, which was featured in The Hyde Collection’s Wood Gallery from February to April of 2012

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Winter 2012 / Spring 2012

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This project was an exhibition featured at The Hyde Collection from February 11 to April 15 of 2012. The exhibit presents architectural proposals designed by Rensselaer’s School of Architecture faculty and students as an intellectual investigation into possible future conditions of the museum’s buildings and campus. The installation is composed of 1,224 folded, developable surfaces— those that can be unrolled without distortion­—generated digitally and fabricated from over 400 sheets of translucent high-density polyethylene. It was inspired by elements transposed from Italian Renaissance master, Sandro Botticelli’s ‘The Annunciation’. The fabrication challenges the Cartesian geometry and symmetry of the gallery space as it fluctuates between display and partition. It provides an affective environment that influences circulation as well as divides, unites, and exhibits the models which sit on the table-like portions of the installation.

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Building Futures: Re-Envisioning The Hyde at Rensselaer

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Wood Gallery, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York

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building futures: re-envisioning the hyde at rensselaer | installations | justin paul ware 2


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an individual physical exploration through a single found material to develop an understanding of formal relationships and how materials can be manipulated and used to influence environmental conditions and shape space within a defined 2’ x 2’ x 8” frame

date

Fall 2007

location title

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Temporary Installation

Performance + Effect My design used hundreds of identical black plastic forks, each with its handle removed. By removing the handles, a connection between the forks was possible that could create a chain. The most interesting part, though, was that by rotating the connection, the angle of the chain could be altered, and since a level of rigidity was maintained by the connection, this change affected the overall form created. Using this system, a mass could be created of intersecting chains, which when viewed as a whole no longer resembled sharp plastic forks, but rather a softer flowing mass that had been frozen in time. In this sense, the mass took on a liquid form that could fill or flow from the volume defined by the frame that acted as a “container.”

performance + effect | installations | justin paul ware 3


brief

a group physical exploration through a single found material to develop an understanding of formal relationships and how materials can be manipulated and used to influence environmental conditions and shape space within a defined 4’ x 8’ x 10’ frame

date

Fall 2007

location title

04

Temporary Installation

P:320 Material Dynamics For P: 320 Material Dynamics, due to the enormity of the volume to be filled, we chose a material that could utilize the presence of air as a means to fill space. Beyond the idea of a balloon, though, the rubber gloves provided a freedom of connection that allowed for greater diversity and variation across the system. Presented adjacent to a project of orange construction fencing, the color compliment coupled with the conflict between soft and harsh conditions, provided additional inspiration. Air-filled rubber gloves are temporal in nature, changing drastically over short periods of time. Popping and deflation are always anticipated, so this conflict provided opportunity for additional variation along the shared threshold between the two projects.

p:320 material dynamics | installations | justin paul ware 4


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completed with the GrizForm Design Architects team over the course of a week, this proposal is for a boutique guest room which explores themes of classic cinema, indulgence, and voyeurism with the goal of creating a space for more than just a quiet stay

date

Winter 2012

location title

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Temporary Installation

BD West 2013 Design Competition: “Indulge Your Inner Diva” This proposal is for a full-service guest room surrounded by a level of mystery and intrigue, allowing it to be a destination for experience, not simply a place to spend a quiet night away. It is a room for the after party, for its guests to explore, expose, and experience their desires. The room’s major design element runs the length of the wall separating the room from the hallway; it is composed of a series of translucent windows, each covered by a wooden panel suspended by an industrial weight and pulley system, allowing the room’s inhabitants to control the aperture. Light from each space shines through these windows, casting shadows in each direction, exposing shadowy renditions of the activities taking place on either side. The overall aesthetic is simple but glamorous, contemporary with hints of industrial, delicate without becoming overtly feminine. It is a space of subtle indulgence, where the guest largely defines the aesthetic through inhabitation.

bd west 2013 design competition: “indulge your inner diva” | competitions | justin paul ware 5


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a collection of experiments with clay and plaster casting using balloons to create positive and negative spaces, resulting in the creation of a tiling three-dimensional wall component

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Spring 2011

location title

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Temporary Installation

Eviscera Brasilia: Carnal Clay For this project, I explored the material properties of both plaster and clay, through a variety of experiments in casting and unconventional forming methods. For these experiments I used balloons, sometimes filled with air, and sometimes with water, to give form to the material being formed. In some cases the balloons were used to create positive forms and in other cases they were used to create negative voids. These experiments resulted in the creation of a tiling three-dimensional wall component which has the potential to protrude into a space or recede from of it. The texture of these components is created by an additional sheet of plastic applied to the balloons. Additionally, another component produced may be tiled to create a screening condition with a variety of apertures which can be predetermined in accordance with the desired effects or defined by a series of parameters.

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eviscera brasilia: carnal clay | installations | justin paul ware 6


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an entry completed with Studio THEM for the ACADIA / FLATCUT 2011 Design and Fabrication Competition which explores the geometric possibilities of forming curved surfaces from flat materials

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Summer 2011

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Temporary Installation / Competition Entry

Pseudospheric Surfaces This project was completed with Gustavo Crembil of Studio THEM as an entry for the ACADIA 2011 Design + Fabrication Competition: Sponsored by FLATCUT. It was selected for second place in the “Partitions� category. The exploration of hyperbolic geometry takes multiple forms and employs a series of principles that push our understanding of spherical and Euclidean logics. The Pseudosphere is, in principle, a hyperbolic form generated from the elongation and exponential growth of a concentric geometry that is limited by a base geometric logic. The natural expansion of an exponential growth across a linear progression creates an excess in material that forces a principle pattern of undulation. This issue is explored in a modular expandable ceiling piece that is the result of a hybrid dialog between hand-craft and digital methods and thinking.

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Radial Sectional Elevation Aligning Ascending to Ascending Geometry

Radial Sectional Elevation Aligning Ascending to Descending Geometry

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pseudospheric surfaces | competitions | justin paul ware 7


brief

an entry completed with Studio THEM for the Premio Arent: A Cieolo Abierto 2011 competition which explores and challenges the formal capabilities of the traditional colonial roofing tile which previously covered the buildings that inhabited the site

date

Summer 2011

location title

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Parque Sarmiento, Cordoboa, Argentina

Premio Arnet: A Cielo Abierto 2011: “Tres Tetas” This project was completed with Gustavo Crembil of Studio THEM as an entry for the Arnet: A Cielo Abierto 2011 competition. The competition charge was to design a permanent installation to be built within Parque Sarmiento, an expanding green space within the city of Cordoba, Argentina. The portion of the park, which was to house the competition winner is currently being constructed on land formerly inhabited by large historical colonial government buildings. The roofs of these buildings were composed of thousands of traditional colonial tiles. Our proposal suggested a creative reuse of a portion of the tiles, incorporating them into the installation’s surface in a way that seeks to challenge typical use. The design challenges the formal limits of the tiles by applying them to a curved surface, which was defined by the extents to which the existing tile can be stretched. The overall composition is created by three inhabitable spatial forms, with disparate apertures.

premio arnet a cielo abierto 2011: “tres tetas” | competitions | justin paul ware 8


brief

a competition to redesign the monument and visitor center of the only place in the United States of America where four states (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado) meet at a single point

date

Spring 2009

location title

09

Teec Nos Pos, Arizona

Four Corners Monument Competition This monument and visitor center, while celebrating the only place in the United States where four states meet at a single point, represents a crossroads in a number of ways. The two lines which form the boundaries of the four states are actually circles. Each of these lines, if continued, would wrap around the globe and reconnect with itself to form a circle. In this sense, it is a geometric and cultural crossroads. Located on the Navajo Reservation, it represents the modern and historical crossing of two cultures: the Native American and the European explorer. Recently, it has become a popular tourist attraction, which provides a venue for the Navajo to share their history and culture. Taking this into consideration, the design derives from the geometry of intersecting circles and seeks to honor traditional Navajo architectural practices. The scheme draws inspiration from the traditional Hogan, which is always oriented to the East and governed by clock-wise circulation. 1 Approach Road 2 Ticket Booth 3 Visitor Parking 4 Staff Parking 5 Monument 6 Visitor Center 7 Food Court 8 Office 9 Rest room 10 Food Preparation 11 Market 12 Picnic Area

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four corners monument competition | competitions | justin paul ware 9


brief

a case study, including the analysis of DatumZero’s Achio House combined with the recreation and reimagining of drawings and models

date

Fall 2008

location title

10

San José, Costa Rica

Case Study: Achio House

original project by DatumZero

The Achio House, designed by DatumZero, is a unique project, due to the minimal participation of the client in the design. In architecture, one of the most difficult challenges is designing something that lives up to the client’s expectations. In this case, though, the client gave the architects extensive freedom. There would only be a final presentation of the design, at which point the client would decide to build or not. Interested in blending the thresholds between interior and exterior, the design embraces the climate by creating a significant amount of inhabitable outdoor space. In this way, much of the design is focused around the creation of volumes. From this emerged a notion of the inhabitation of created and existing edges which were defined with varying levels of permeability, generally acting as filters or thresholds more than barriers. A number of conditions are influenced by the site itself and property boundaries, but many are the result of applied geometries.

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case study: achio house | residential | justin paul ware 10


brief

the development of four conceptually related small residential units situated on a single block, based on a conceptual platform drawn from a case study analysis of DatumZero’s Achio House

date

Fall 2008

location title

11

Undefined Location

Generative Analysis: Four Houses After developing an understanding of the concepts governing the Achio House, I selected a number of them to study through the design of four houses based on these ideas. The Achio House was based on the ideas of acting as a filter, creating ambiguity between interior and exterior space, and inhabiting edges by increasing intensity along them. Using these ideas as a base, I developed a new set of governing ideas. The first was to create a visual filter by controlling the flow of views, light, and visual continuity. As edges were an important focus in the Achio House, I maintained an interest in edges, both of the site, as well as of the built edges. In this case, the edges which defined each individual house also had a significant impact on the others. An additional concept of the Achio House, though, was an upward spiral of spatial volume, a concept which carried a significant weight on the overall site layout, and relationship of the four houses to one another.

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generative analysis: four houses | residential | justin paul ware 11


brief

the redesign of the residence halls of the State University of New York at Albany based on the formal and conceptual behavior of a found pattern

date

Fall 2008

location

Albany, New York

Housing Complex(ity)

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original found pattern

This design draws on an analysis and understanding of a pattern of distorted adjacent sinusoidal curves. We used housing units to further distort these curves by creating a pixilated faรงade which acts as a curved line. This outward expression is mirrored by the interior where many of the curves maintain their form, which creates hallways that are constantly fluctuating. In this way, no two floorplans are identical. The program, faรงade, and interior are always unique and unpredictable, though they behave consistently across the scheme. On a larger scale, a separate set of conditions govern the scheme. The two larger side bars of the scheme, contain all of the housing units, and are more private, while the center bar, offset in relationship to the others, holds the dining and gymnasium facilities and acts as the shared public building. The orientation of the bars also creates a relationship with the rest of the campus and its associated circulation and topographical conditions.

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Housing Unit Lounge Study Rest room Movie Theater Laundry Storage Dining Food Preparation

housing complex(ity) | residential | justin paul ware 12


brief

during the Summer of 2010, I worked with Urban Nouveau* on the development and detailing of the proposed design for a guesthouse, an exploration in three dimensions through modeling, rendering, and perspective drawings

date

Summer 2010

location title

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VärmdÜ Kommun, Stockholm, Sweden

Villa Haffenberg As an intern at Urban Nouveau* in Stockholm, Sweden, I spent a period of time working on the design and detailing of the Villa Haffenberg, a proposed guesthouse that required significant development and additional representational material. I produced a detailed digital model, which explored the form in greater depth and allowed a greater understanding of how materials would come together in construction. I produced a series of drawings and digital renderings that were used in discussions with the client and in negotiations with the local officials that were required to approve the design before it could move forward.

villa haffenberg | residential | justin paul ware 13


brief

with the historic Tangeman Housing by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes set to be demolished, this project is concerned with the thorough documentation of the existing building to preserve the design after the building is gone

date

Summer 2011

14

Tangeman Housing at the Emma Willard School This study was completed as an independent research project under the supervision of Mark Mistur and was concerned with the documentation of an existing historic building in Troy, New York. The Tangeman Housing at the Emma Willard School, designed by renowned local architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes, is set to be demolished and replaced by more modern housing in the near future. However, prior to demolition, it was decided that design should be properly documented for the sake of posterity. The scope involved a complete set of drawings, a digital 3D model,and a set of architectural photographs which accurately portray the work. The building was also documented through 3D laser scanning by AutoDesk, which provided a digital point cloud.

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villa haffenberg | residential | justin paul ware 14


brief

during the Summer of 2010, I worked with Urban Nouveau* on the development and detailing of the proposed design for a guesthouse, an exploration in three dimensions through modeling, rendering, and perspective drawings

date

Summer 2010

location title

15

Union Square Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York

Center for Design and Democracy This design focuses around the idea of separate spaces, both visually and conceptually, created by a connection made between them; this tension is created with a single ramped surface which is central to both the design and the building’s physical presence. The ramp, which actively divides the Center into two separate spaces, also connects the exterior spaces created by the new building on the corner of Union Square. It connects the upper level of the existing park to the street level, which provides access to the Center itself and its surroundings. In this way, the new construction will not impede current circulation, if anything it will provide easier passage across the site. Within the Center, the ramp divides the space into public and private areas, which, though functioning as one, relate differently to the outside. The public section is open to the street with higher split roof planes, while the private section opens onto Union Square and tapers into a smaller space.

center for design and democracy | institutional | justin paul ware 15


brief

a park and exhibition space to replace the existing football field and promote social interaction at the heart of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Troy campus

date

Spring 2008

location title

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‘86 Field, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Aleatory Field Conditions This design is defined by a strong grid system, which dictates the overall placement of park elements and the relationship of the park with the exhibition space, which is integral to the system at a more local scale. The overall grid was rotated off the North/South axis to form more convenient and appropriate paths connecting the existing buildings to each other and the new exhibition space. Due to the rotation of the grid, the almost “quilt-like” form of the park seems to disintegrate into the surrounding context, providing an open space in the center for recreational purposes. The roof planes of the exhibition space are L-shaped planes, a theme which is represented elsewhere in the park by the shelters. As the interior space of the exhibition area seems to almost melt into the abutting hill, and the glass which defines this space seems to protrude from beneath the roof, so the park, which carries this concept, continues on until it melts away into the surroundings.

aleatory field conditions | institutional | justin paul ware 16


brief

the redesign and complimentary design development of ACME, London’s proposal for a United Nations Memorial building in Chungju, South Korea, which involved a programmatic shift from a memorial and conference center to a “negotiation center”

date

Fall 2010

location title

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Chungju, South Korea

(UN)ified Assemblages ACME’s original proposal was designed to compliment and act as the main built component of a new UN Peace Park built in the city to honor the UN SecretaryGeneral, Ban Ki-moon. The proposal includes a 1,500 seat assembly hall, which was inspired by the UN General Assembly Hall in New York City. In addition, there are conference halls, a theater, various exhibition spaces, offices, restaurants, a café, and a rooftop garden. The various programmatic elements are connected by an exposed circulation system designed to encourage public use and interaction. A programmatic shift was implemented to create a more applicable “negotiation center,” with a more exclusive assembly formed by supporting cells. The accretion of these cell-like spaces expresses the unification of the many countries which form the UN while facilitating interstitial spaces for informal negotiation. The memorial aspect of the program is integrated with the park and surrounding landscape.

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(un)ified assemblages | institutional | justin paul ware 17


brief

a year-long thesis project which researches the major urban challenges surrounding access to water facing Mexico City and proposes a series of architectural interventions for providing for those most affected, the city’s informal communities

date

Fall 2011 / Spring 2012

location

Mexico City, Mexico

Urban Metabolism: Aguas Informales

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As Mexico City experiences rapid urban growth, the major challenges facing it are focused around water and informal expansion. With a population of 20 million, land that was once lakes has been transformed into a sprawling urban mass forced to question the future of its water supply. This, paired with the informal nature of the growth, not only increases the strain on the existing ecology and infrastructure, but threatens to further limit the city’s ability to supply its people. With much of the city lacking access to formal infrastructure, many are forced to seek alternative sources, which are often inadequate, unreliable, and more expensive. However, the city’s potential to collect rainwater offers a solution. This project provides a framework for recharging the ground supply and harvesting rain by deploying a city-wide network of river corridors and providing domestic solutions which enable the informal population to collect necessary water without relying on other sources.

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a network of channels will direct all water to a new storage area within the city. Wastewater

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by creating a new surface condition over portions of the city, large volumes of rainwater can be collected instead of being lost.

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throughout the new network of rivers and channels rainwater and wastewater will be treated through natural processes of filtration.

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utilizing the same network, water can be redistributed throughout the city when it is needed after it has been cleaned and prepared for use.

urban metabolism: aguas informales | urban | justin paul ware 18


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while studying abroad in India, I conducted a study of Ahmedabad’s largest slum area, and designed a housing system, which responds to the site conditions and an understanding of historical concepts surrounding the design and provision of low-cost housing

date

Fall 2009

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Ramapir-No-Tekro, Old Vadaj, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Applying Form to Informality Since World War II, the developing world has seen rapid urbanization—an overwhelming flow of human population from rural regions to urban ones, putting an immense strain on these cities. This transition of the developing world from one of primarily rural villages to one of expansive overcrowded cities has brought with it numerous changes, many of which manifest themselves in the extreme housing shortage that migrants from the village find upon arrival. This results in the creation of settlements which attempt to negotiate between the urban and rural, settlements not formally planned but informally and incrementally constructed by their inhabitants with little support from the cities of which they now populate. This low-cost housing system seeks to provide improved housing, adequate space, and both physical and social infrastructure to the largest slum in Ahmedabad, moving much of the population off of land currently at severe risk for flooding.

89% of the employed population works within five kilometers of their home and commutes on foot or bicycle

the 2009 population was estimated at 40,000

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over 60% of the population has resided there for more than 25 years

given the option, 40% of the population would prefer to upgrade the existing homes

applying form to informality | urban | justin paul ware 19


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during the Summer of 2010, I worked with Urban Nouveau* on the preparations for “Connecting Stockholm,” an exhibition which proposes a strategy for connecting and integrating the city’s segregated suburban neighborhoods

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Summer 2010 / Summer 2010

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Stockholm,Sweden

Connecting Stockholm As an intern at Urban Nouveau* in Stockholm Sweden, I worked on a variety of projects, but “Connecting Stockholm,” consumed the majority of my time. This project, exhibited at Stockholm’s Arkitekturmuseet in September 2010, was focused on the urban planning issues facing the city of Stockholm. The exhibition presented Urban Nouveau*’s strategy for connecting and integrating Stockholm’s segregated suburban neighborhoods through a series of “urban bridges.” Aside from participating in the conceptual development of the proposal, my efforts ranged from various mapping exercises to research and documentation on the ground to helping plan and set up the exhibition itself. A number of my drawings were presented at the exhibition which was viewed by hundreds of museum visitors. In addition, one of these drawings has since been featured in Conditions Magazine, an independent Scandinavian architecture and urbanism publication.

connecting stockholm | urban | justin paul ware 20


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the redesign of the transportation hub located at the center of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia, which seeks to improve the highway system at the site while connecting the important cultural destinations around the site with an architectural landscape

date

Spring 2011

location title

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Brasilia, Brazil

Connective Cannibalism Positioned at the heart of Oscar Niemeyer’s design for Brazil’s new capital city, this project proposes a new vision for the primary transportation hub within the city. The city exists along two major axes, one residential, the other primarily government and public program, which meet at this location. For this reason, it is a site of significance, which acts not only as a major circulation point but is surrounded by a number of the city and nation’s major cultural destinations. Our design seeks to negotiate these two major concerns by first developing a new highway system at the crossing of the axes, which allows for smoother circulation. And second, by constructing an expansive architectural landscape which spans portions of the highway system and installing a series of buildings which inhabit the spaces beneath the landscape and between the highways. The overall form connects the important landmarks around of the site while forming inhabitable space.

connective cannibalism | urban | justin paul ware 21


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in February 2007, I traveled to San Salvador, El Salvador, as a member of Interact, the youth division of the International Rotary organization, to assist in the construction of homes in an impoverished rural community outside of the city

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Spring 2007

location title

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El Salvador

Interact in El Salvador This project was probably my first hands-on experience with architecture and construction, and it certainly left a lasting impression. In February of 2007, I traveled to San Salvador, El Salvador with my High School Interact Club, which is the youth division of the International Rotary organization. In the week that I spent there I had the opportunity to work with other students, some locals, and the families that would be benefiting from our work, on the construction of a home for a family that was living without one. This was a life-changing experience, which truly brought together two of my most important passions: architecture and humanitarian work. It was at this moment that I understood how I would like to implement my formal education in architecture.

interact in el salvador | humanitarian | justin paul ware 22


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during the Fall of 2009 I worked as a volunteer with Manav Sadhna and Architects Without Frontiers in Ahmedabad, India on the design of a school for underprivileged children living in the city’s largest slum; the completed building was opened in the Spring of 2010

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Fall 2009

location title

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Ramapir-No-Tekro, Old Vadaj, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

The Anganwadi Project: Bholu 8 This project was probably my first hands-on experience with architecture and construction, and it certainly left a lasting impression. In February of 2007, I traveled to San Salvador, El Salvador with my High School Interact Club, which is the youth division of the International Rotary organization. In the week that I spent there I had the opportunity to work with other students, some locals, and the families that would be benefiting from our work, on the construction of a home for a family that was living without one. This was a life-changing experience, which truly brought together two of my most important passions: architecture and humanitarian work. It was at this moment that I understood how I would like to implement my formal education in architecture.

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Justin Paul Ware | Selected Work 2007 - 2013