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CONCEPT Mobile, Alabama is steeped in a rich eclectic musical history such as jazz and the blues. The Mobile Entertainment Center seeks to create a place where such musical genres and talents will constantly be on display. Hence, the main idea behind the design is to make the building as transparent as possible. So much so that the building itself become a stage. To see and be seen is the objective.
LINCOLN NEW YORK
CENTER [CONCEPT] The concept of the redesign is
The concept of the redesign is based on the design opposition of hide and reveal. This is achieved through varying the levels of opacity throughout the building.
As persons from the exterior pass the
structure the glazing located at the street level are frosted so that only the lights and silhouettes
based on the design opposition
those inside can be seen. However, balconies on various levels give one a selective glimpse into the grand lobby space. Views of the lobby can also be seen through a perforated metal skin. Metaphorically, the smooth flowing movement of the organic exterior skin seeks to speak to the fluid
of hide and reveal. This is
movement of graceful dancers or harmonious music playing within the building
achieved through varying the levels of opacity throughout the building.
As persons from the
exterior pass the structure the glazing located at the street
level are frosted so that only the lights and silhouettes
inside can be seen. However, balconies on various levels give one a selective glimpse into the
the lobby can also be seen through a perforated
skin. Metaphorically, flowing
organic exterior skin seeks to speak to of
fluid movement dancers music
within the building
DESIGN APPROACH To create a building that is self contained and functions as one unit. So much so that the building becomes a city within a city. As an architectural museum the building should educate its visitors as to what architecture is. A great appreciation for the craft can be fostered by demonstrating through the building the absence of architecture.
3rd FLOOR PLAN
SOUTH ELEVATION Solid Semi-Opaque
One design move can solved many design challenges
Explore paradox of Continuity and Identity • Theaunusable space represents in an urban setting. A Museum of non- architecture. Architecture willbuilding be theisvehicle that will be • The entire a metaphor used for to explore Challenge. a city. Itthis has Design monument and fabric.
The suspended glass gallery highlights and thus celebrates the form and the form creates identity.
The juxtapositioning of the light, floating glass form with the heavy, grounded masonry wall helps to emphasize hierarchy . Varying levels of transparency found in each material makes reference to a level of hierarchy as well, and implies the building’s program.
USING THE CITYâ€™S TOPOGRAPHY AS INSPIRATION
DESIGN APPROACH In a museum it is the meandering of people through its spaces that makes it a museum . It is not just a glorified storage facility for artifacts but a place where persons can learn and discover . Therefore, ones experience is influenced by the procession through the space and this design seeks to highlight that.
• The museum’s mean circulation Explore a paradox of Continuity and Identity is likesetting. the meandering in an path urban A Museum of movement of the river . that will be Architecture will be vehicle • toItexplore also acts as Design the main artery used this Challenge. seen in major highways. • The entire building is a metaphor of pathways and routes found in the city..
Hierarchy • is created by articulation of the path inspired by the shape of the river and water taxi route. •
is created by activity – exterior exhibition space is fashioned by interactive LCD Screens.
• Repeating angular fragmented Explore a paradox of Continuity and Identity forms create harmony . in an urban setting. A Museum of Architecture will be the vehicle that will be used to explore this Design Challenge.
Multi –use building
Design a multi-use building along with a parking garage on the corner of Tennessee street and Munroe, Tallahassee, Florida. Incorporate some of Le Corbusier’s five points of architecture and two principles of design .
Corner facade on Tennessee and Munroe St. was expressed by an abstract composition of the number 90 , the highway number for Tennessee street . Vertical sun shading fins were used on the western side. While extended concrete slab overhangs were incorporated on the south side of the building. Design principles: Rhythm – seen in the repetitive staggering placement of southern shading fins Repetition -seen on the western fins. Five points of architecture incorporated in design :free facade, and open floor plans
Enclosure model #1
enclosure model #2
service vs. served
Work experience example
03 WORK experience
The following is an example of working drawings produced under a license Bahamian architect. I drew all architectural drawings including floor plans, elevations, structural details and mechanical systems.
Kashela Major - Architecture Portfolio