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KATIE KOWALSKI selected works 2019


TABLE OF CONTENTS


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUPERFICIE-AL

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FARMSTEAD

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LETTER BOX

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ACOUSTIC SCENE

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CHANGING TIDES

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CARREFOUR AT CLEMSON

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REFLECTION

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COMMUNITY

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WOODLAND PEACE

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POZE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


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Superficie-al is a refugee center that provides resources to refugees coming to Spain from the Middle East. Often times, a refugee’s only source of hope comes in the form of a cell phone. By creating an interactive surface, the building challenges the perception of media and what a building is supposed to be. The center employs an existing plaza and parking structure and, by lifting the surface, allows visitors to experience the spaces underneath. Similar to how technology creates a lifeline between the refugees and their future lives, Superficie-al provides a physical, continuous loop. Energy flows through the building as sunlight enters the space, is converted to electricity, and powers cell phones. The hope comes from the thought that the refugees no longer have to worry about the most basic sources of life and energy.

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sing strictly local and drought-tolerant plants, this proposal seeks to reduce water-use while still providing the greenery ed to reach Madrid’s goals of reducing the temperature, pollution, and noise in the city. These flora thrive in full sun and dry y soil and create an on-site ecosystem that attract local fauna to continue the cycle of growth.

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sing strictly local and drought-tolerant plants, this proposal seeks to reduce water-use while still providing the greenery ed to reach Madrid’s goals of reducing the temperature, pollution, and noise in the city. These flora thrive in full sun and dry y soil and create an on-site ecosystem that attract local fauna to continue the cycle of growth.

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sing strictly local and drought-tolerant plants, this proposal seeks to reduce water-use while still providing the greenery ed to reach Madrid’s goals of reducing the temperature, pollution, and noise in the city. These flora thrive in full sun and dry y soil and create an on-site ecosystem that attract local fauna to continue the cycle of growth.

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CHANGE creating feedback loops between user and building A key aspect of this proposal is the building’s ability to respond to the user on a very personal level - their cellphone. This digital aspect lends itself to flexibility of program for future use.

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Having been re-purposed for this proposal, Superficie-al already proves itself as an adaptable resource. As technologies change and building methods advance, the digital feedback loop created in this proposal will be able to identify what does and does not work in the building.

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INTEGRATION utilizing passive systems Given Madrid’s hot, dry climate, this proposal aims to maximize passive strategies in order to provide a space that is comfortable year-round. By transforming the existing unused garage space and adding a large roof to make an open-air, shaded plaza, the building will only require 23% conditioned space.

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Roof Surface Diagram

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Existing concrete floors New concrete floors

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Existing subway line runs below site and is visible through various cutouts at level 01

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Existing underground level houses cisterns and provides cool air to be cycled through to conditioned areas of the building

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sparse in Madrid, it is very important to collect as With its capacity to collect storm water,Superficie-al hour two-year flood and has enough cistern storage ’s yearly rainfall. The water collected is then cycled ng to be used as gray water and for plant irrigation.

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FARMSTEAD | F2018


FARMSTEAD johns island, south carolina

F2018, Prof: David Pastre group: communityBUILD ‘19 (A+cB) In working with Kiawah River Development Group (the Beach Company), two farm stands were integrated into the landscape of Johns Island. The farm stand was designed using the sweet grass basket stand as inspiration. The modular design of the stand welcomes the construction of more stands in the future. photos: yibo zeng, stevie chen, rachel crane

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LETTER BOX | F2018


LETTER BOX introduction to craft

F2018, Prof: David Pastre The letter box was designed and crafted as an introduction to wood working. The box was constructed using miter and spline joints, with the wood first being planed, joined, and glued, before the pieces were cut. The wood used is white oak and sapele. The design inspiration for the box came from wall mounted mail boxes. The details of sapele against the white oak, in the elevations, alludes to the elegance of an envelope.

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ACOUSTIC SCENE | S2018


ACOUSTIC SCENE charleston, south carolina

S2018, Prof: Dan Harding group: Ed Moore, Stevie Chen, Linette Green, Katie Kowalski (A+cB) website: https://cucsaw.wixsite.com/ csaw Acoustic Scene is a stage design constructed using sim[PLY], painted by Adam Schrimmer, and performed on by Cedric Liqueur. The reoccurring theme of the project was Dante’s La Vita Nuova. The stage was designed and built in Clemson and then transported to Charleston for the performance. The performance was a portion of the Community Built Association (CBA) spring conference. A website was developed in accordance with the A+cB. photos: everett zuraw

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Assembly: Step 5 Pieces Required: (40) Wedges Directions: •Lift and slide the pre assembled wall into place as shown below. Insert the wedges into the locks, but do not tighten them all the way in until all wall panels have been placed.

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EXTERIOR FINISHES:

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CHANGING TIDES | S2017


CHANGING TIDES charleston, south carolina

S2017, Prof: Julie Wilkerson Changing Tides is a National Parks Service visitors center for the Gullah Geechee. Using the changing shore as inspiration for the form of the building, the free circulation comes from the movement of people along the shores. The forced displacement of the Gullah Geechee from Africa to the East Coast coincides with the established culture along highway 17 in the southeast. A second skin of steel and fabric are layered onto the exterior of the building, reminiscent of ships and docks; the museum acting as a safe harbor for those visiting.

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CARREFOUR | F2016


CARREFOUR AT CLEMSON clemson, south carolina

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The Carrefour at Clemson is a farmers market serving the local Clemson community. Special consideration was given to the typical farm stand/ flea market vernacular. From this, the structure was altered to allow a differentiation of height and light. In addition to the farm stalls, a small residence and cafe were included to strengthen the sense of community.

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REFLECTION | S2016


REFLECTION genoa, italy

S2016, Prof: George Schafer presentation: American Library Association Annual Conference group: Brayton Gregory, Katie Kowalski Reflection is a library and media center located in Genoa. The geometries of the space were heavily influenced by the aqueduct-type retaining wall bordering the site. The wall’s arches influenced where each bay was located within the library, creating programmed spaces. The concept of the library was primarily reflection. An underground river would be brought to the surface, allowing for literal reflection of the water and surfaces. Programmed reading spaces, within the core of the building, would be wifi free. These reading spaces bring personal reflection to the space, allowing individual time amongst the busy community.

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COMMUNITY | F2015


COMMUNITY chicago, illinois

F2015, Prof: Robert Bruhns Community is a mixed use apartment complex. The first two floors are mostly public, with the additional five floors being private and raised off the ground. Each apartment stands individually, providing each tenant with private exterior space as well as shared space. The layered courtyards took shape from the typical u-shaped housing in chicago. The result provides a community atmosphere without loosing a sense of privacy.

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WOODLAND PEACE | S2015


WOODLAND PEACE clemson, south carolina

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Woodland Peace is a visitors center and retreat located in the Woodland Cemetery. In response to the rich history of campus, the visitors center houses a museum on the lower level with a small library and reflection room on the second level. The geometry corresponded to the verticality of the surrounding pine trees. Clerestories and windows were added to provide light. Bamboo was installed in planters to maintain and filter the light. Steel was chosen as a cladding in response to the colors of campus in the surrounding brick and clay.

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POZE | S2019


POZE cange, haiti

S2019, Prof: Ufuk Ersoy, Dustin Albright Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC) group: Andrew Collins, Katie Kowalski Poze is a living learning center being proposed for the mountainous village of Cange. Situated along the existing Route 3, the center interacts with this busy street. The street extends into the terrain of the site, creating terraces that act as both floor plates and roof plates. The conditions of the street as a market, place of interaction, and source of transportation also extend into the program of the spaces. The building will be cooled using natural ventilation and a solar chimney. Artificial lighting and air conditioning will be supplied by solar panels. Water will be collected from the site and stored for future use, as a connection to fresh and clean water is an important feature in Cange.

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Profile for Katie Kowalski

Katie Kowalski | 2019  

A works sample of projects completed in undergrad and graduate school at Clemson University.

Katie Kowalski | 2019  

A works sample of projects completed in undergrad and graduate school at Clemson University.

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