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AIA HONOLULU CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE Honolulu, Hawaii

This design draws inspiration from the lava flows that has created the Hawaiian Islands. As seen its layout reflects the natural sinewy flow of magma. Strong tones of red, orange and yellow scattered throughout the space as one would see if they were watching the landscape of the Islands being created. The entire project is elegantly lit with lava cloud lanterns like the lights seen in the surronding China Town and during the well celebrated Lantern Festival of Honolulu. It is made with primarily post consumer recycled material. This center of architecture illuminates the power and beauty of design and how it can transcribe a geological history, share the story of a culture and how it can inspire us.

katie ross | 808 430 7331 | katiejensen1980@gmail.com | www.studiokarch.com


AIA HONOLULU CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE

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ASSEMBLE

Honolulu, Hawaii

WINNING DESIGN Competition for New Community Architecture a portable kiosk for Ballet Hawaii

“Lovely poetry in the idea formulation – the abstraction of movement with imaginative use of materials.” The fusion of ballet and architecture. This architecture exemplifies bodies in motion. Inititially studies were done on dance and its affects on light, shadow, timing, color. The profiles of ballet were drawn through space and time like a camera in time lapse to discover what shapes evolved through each movement. It evolved into an architecture that reflects the profile of a dancer through time. Often in architecture there are constraints which in turn offer challenges but they also present new opportunities and perspectives. This project had to be interisland portable and had a budget of $2000 for materials. It is composed of recycled sail boat sails and tubular steel that can bee easily assembled by 2 people.

katie ross | 808 430 7331 | katiejensen1980@gmail.com | www.studiokarch.com


ASSEMBLE

katie ross | 808 430 7331 | katiejensen1980@gmail.com | www.studiokarch.com


BIOMIMICRY SCHOOLS

Kealakekua, Hawaii

This project exemplifies the way in which a school can have a positive impact on its surrounding ecosystem and social context. This school is a toxic free environment that uses vernacular materials, green roofs, composting toilets, natural ventilation, a water catchment system and natural daylighting to create a dynamic healthy space for its the students and community. Its conceptual design reflects the schools emphasis on art and ecology with its forms and circulation mimicking the lava tubes that lie beneath its foundations. The terraced campus provides unique spaces and eliminates the need for unnecessary excavation. The school includes classrooms for K-12 grades, a community center with a kitchen, public library and auditorium. The conceptual, material and technological philosophy of the school mimicks the natural forms and functions of nature.

katie ross | 808 430 7331 | katiejensen1980@gmail.com | www.studiokarch.com


BIOMIMICRY SCHOOLS This perspective shows the relationship between classrooms, as the campus is situated on a steep slope. The upper level of these high school classrooms have a courtyard that has a view of the circulating water catchment system and the roof top of the classrooms below which has a green roof system.

katie ross | 808 430 7331 | katiejensen1980@gmail.com | www.studiokarch.com


MILOLI’I COMMUNITY CENTER Milolii, Hawaii

This net-zero community center provides a space for the community and visitors to become educated on Hawaiian history, culture, politics and present goals. The design also exemplifies the possibilities in sustainable modern Hawaiian architecture. While the project is modern with its sustainable technologies it also incorporates traditional Hawaiian architecture which is evident in the shapes and materials used. Some of the sustainable features for this project include; photovoltaics, water catchment, passive solar design, composting toilets, the use of vernacular materials, and the re-use of materials. The Miloli’i Community Center provides Hawaiian emersion classrooms, a library, conference room, visitors center, guest quarters for visiting lecturers, kitchen, theatre and traditional halau.

katie ross | 808 430 7331 | katiejensen1980@gmail.com | www.studiokarch.com


MILOLI’I COMMUNITY CENTER

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katie ross | 808 430 7331 | katiejensen1980@gmail.com | www.studiokarch.com


J3 | the sacred lounge.

Honolulu, Hawaii

WINNING DESIGN Building Industry Association, Hawaii Best New Commercial Design 2010 The design evokes a lounge atmosphere, highlighting the jewelry as a reflection of one’s character. The space includes a storefront with a dark mullion cross which is echoed on the interior floor by a white cross. This white cross on the floor is highly contrasted by the black FSC certified wood flooring. The atmosphere is dark with lights that highlight the displays to make them appear as though they are floating. The seating creates a unique lounge feel. All of these elements together create the sacred lounge. Sugi Pine was selected for the storefront and interior wood siding. Sugi Pine aka Japanese Cedar is a locally harvested wood that also grows in Japan and is frequently called "Japanese cedar". It is used in oranamentals and found around temples. Because of its aroma, sugi is fequently used in jewelry boxes, drawers and other furniture pieces.

katie ross | 808 430 7331 | katiejensen1980@gmail.com | www.studiokarch.com


J3 | the sacred lounge.

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katie ross | 808 430 7331 | katiejensen1980@gmail.com | www.studiokarch.com

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