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Florida A & M University School of Architecture


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Studio work

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Hand drawings

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Work Experience Example

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01 studio

Studio


Mobile, Alabama

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

of

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

[design inspiration]

level are frosted so that only the lights and silhouettes

of 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

[design resolution]

skin. Metaphorically, flowing

the

movement

smooth of

the

organic exterior skin seeks to speak to of

the

graceful

harmonious

fluid movement dancers music

within the building

or

playing


PARADIGM I

DIACHRONIC ARCHITECTURE

ALPHABET BUILDINGS

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.


PARADIGMS ORNAMENT

SYMBOLISM

HIERARCHY

Monument

Fabric

3rd FLOOR PLAN

SOUTH ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION Solid Semi-Opaque

Transparent

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.


SYNCHRONIC ARCHITECTURE

USING THE CITY’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.


PARADIGMS SYMBOLISM

HARMONY

HIERARCHY

LCD Screens

RIVER.

N

ARTERY .

AERIAL VIEW

PLAN VIEW

• 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

design 3.2

objective

Site analysis

Execution

Tallahassee, fl


Enclosure model #1

Circulation

enclosure model #2

design

Structure

service vs. served

Enclosure analysis

Study models

Program


design

design


design


Hand drawings

marker rendering

pencil sketches

Hand drawings


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.


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Renderings

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