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P O R T F O L I O KIANA MEMARANDADGAR Master of Architecture - University of Cincinnati Spring 2018


KIANA MEMARANDADGAR Kiana.mrn.dadgar@gmail.com Memaraka@mail.uc.edu 513.885.6701

WORK EXPERIENCE Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

San Francisco, CA. May - Aug 2017 While working at BCJ, I worked on site analysis and mapping for new classroom building at UC Davis campus, renovation of Dominican University library, and interior space and offices in two levels of Salesforce tower.

EDUCATION Master of Architecture

University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, Cincinnati, OH.

B.Sc in Architectural Engineering

University of Guilan visiting student at Art University of Tehran, Iran

Diploma in Mathematics and Physics

National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents

SKILLS Rhinoceros Autodesk AutoCAD Autodesk Revit Autodesk 3ds Max V-ray Rendering Adobe Creative Design Suite Grasshopper Microsoft Office CATIA/Digital Project SketchUp Pro MicroStation Wood Working Metal Fabrication Freehand Sketching and Rendering Photography Collage

Lehman Smith McLeish (LSM)

Washington, DC. Aug - Dec 2016 At LSM, I had the opportunity to work on an aviation headquarter office, from facade and envelope studies and digital modeling to construction documents sets and approval packages.

FRCH Design

Cincinnati, OH. Jan - April 2016 During my four month interning at FRCH, I worked on retail stores construction sets and survey sets.

Haditarh Architecture

Babol, Iran. Jan - May 2016 While working at Haditarh, I worked on multiple residential projects’ schematic design phase and construction drawings.

OTHER EXPERIENCES Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Cincinnati Jan -Dec 2017 For the visual communication course, I taught freshman architecture students the basic principals of architectural drawings

Scene Designer and Producer,

Rasht, Iran. In collaboration with Anahita Tabatabaee, I worked on a scene design for a short film : ‘Hasti’, directed by Arash Baghipour.


HONORS DAAPCares 2018

Projects selected and showcased for the humanitarian solution

Directors’ Choice Award 2017

Group project “the Cloud” selected for the best studio projects

Graduate Assistantship Award

Recipient of $8,000 Scholarship

Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Project Second place University of Guilan, 2014

Undergraduate Studio Top Project

Exhibited in the Gallery of Art University of Tehran, 2012

Visual Communication Top Project

University of Guilan, 2009 Archived in the Library of University

EXHIBITIONS ‘The Cloud’ interactive Installation Reed Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

DAAPWORKS Show 2017 & 2018

‘Architecture and Urbanism’, Group Photography Exhibition Gallery of Milad Tower, Tehran, Iran.

‘Cyber World’, Installation Art

Art University of Tehran, Tehran, Irann

LANGUAGES Persian : Native English : Fluent French : Basic Arabic : Basic


LIST OF WORKS ACADEMIC

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A DISTURBANCE OF MEMORY ON SUTRO BATH THE COULD BEYOND THE BOX MONOCOQUE FINDLAY MARKET KIOSKS COLUMBUS ATHENAEUM INTERACTIVE DIGITAL ART

PROFESSIONAL

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OFFICES ON SALESFORCE TOWER UC DAVIS CAMPUS INTERVIEW STUDY AND PROPOSAL


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a disturbance of memory on sutro bath: the uncanny of the ruins UC THESIS FALL & SPRING 2018

This thesis project studies the spatial uncanny in order to respond to the desire to exploit the intangible subconscious through architecture. The uncanny, the strange in the familiar, evokes these repressed forces and brings them to the forefront. The investigation goes further to look at the inherently present uncanny emotions in sites of ruins. The Thesis examines the ruins of Sutro Baths, on the northwest of San Francisco; in addition to containing the remnants of a historic bathhouse, this site also possesses unique landscape conditions. It seeks to recognize the condition of the site and accentuate the uncanny and dream-like emotions of this landscape by inserting new interventions on the site.

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Historical Sutro baths house (1896-1964)

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Location of the Sutro bath on the Northwest of San Francisco.

A disturbance of memory on Sutro Bath 4


Analysis of the features and elements of uncanny on the site

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Reflection, Doubling

Disjoint, Ruins

Stairs, Remains

Water, the primary element on the site, becomes the main design generator to create new and different experiences that accentuate the sense of the uncanny on the site. These experiences arise due to the disjoint between various conditions of water on the site.

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Springs

The journey begins from the spring, where the streams start descending the landscape toward the pond which represents the static phase. These two states of water are in juxtaposition with the wild waves of the ocean, where the last intervention happens. The strong contradiction between these conditions of the water is celebrated and connected through the design.

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Different rhythms on the staircases have been designed to create a meandering experience to visit the site with controlling the speed and the attention to the movement.

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Type B

Type C

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Start and end of the dynamic water along with the stairs is shown above.

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Starting from the springs and ending before reaching the pond.

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The bridge starts over where the steps end, and where the spring water pours down to the pond, which is extended from the axis of the spring.

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The new bridge through the pond is situated at low altitude to put the visitor in more contact with water. As visitors pass through the bridge, the water is now fully revealed. At this stage, the reflection in the water is used as the element of the estrangement to conceal what lies beneath and to distract with the reflection of the surroundings. The perception of the water is altered as visitors have a closer interaction with water as one can touch and feel the water beyond the railing of the bridge

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The longitude section of the entire site, staring from the top of the Sutro baths site down to the ocean.

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the cloud

UC STUDIO SPRING 2017

The project, moving cloud, began as an exploration into the dichotomy of digital and analog processes and their ability to be used together to influence and augment the outcome of a design process. As design iteration progressed our team sought to explore the possibility of an architecture that directly and autonomously responds to human needs and interactions through its own purposefully designed characteristics. Through the prompt of designing a space for a child in the form of an architectural intervention for an existing space, a spatial canopy was constructed which responds to multi dimensional user interaction and provides situational and specific environments for inhabitants. The installation is able to provide these situational environments by utilizing sound sampling technology to drive a kinetic sequence, which in turn transforms the space in reaction to the amount of activity occurring within the space. In collaboration with: Matt Brubaker, Han Shen, Yasamin Enshaeian

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Cell Assembly. Polypropylene Cell with ring connectors being stitched together with mono-filament line.

Input Mesh

Catmull-Clark Subdivision Aggregation Determination Process

Computer Board Housing Assembly

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Motor Housing Assembly

Cell Aggregation


Standard Primary Cell

Aggregation Form

Installation in plan, relaxed (equilibrium) state.

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Sectional Movement Diagram. Each response state is represented in a separate color.

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Experiential Stages Activity States. The installation re-acts to accommodate various states of activity.

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The Cloud was installed in the entrance lobby at the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning of University of Cincinnati. With different stages of the cloud, the lighting would vary and respond to the movement of the arms.

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monocoque: an optical illusion of volume UC STUDIO SPRING 2017

This two-staged studio project, started with an exhaustive research on the patterns and delineation, working parametrically in Digital Project/CATIA to understand the constraint driven design. Moving to the three dimensional phase by creating paper models of the chosen geometric cell. The paper cells were aggregated to fill a cubic feet of space as it represents the digital aggregation. In the next stage, the program and site will be implemented in the design. The mix of the residential and Studio and work spaces were to be inhabited inside the modified new aggregation of the cell units.

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Base Unit Speculation

Aggregation of the Digital Cell Unit

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Physical three Dimensionalization

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The aggregation of the cells was modified to be able to inhabitable as a residental unit.

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Section Through the Residential wing

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beyond the box a

Solution for life in the container city

UC “DENCITY” COMPETITION SPRING 2017

Oncupinar camp in Turkey is known as “The Container City” because of the flood of refugees from the Syrian war. The Container City is anything but temporary. The increasing level of permanence has led to the overcrowding and decaying conditions in this Refugee camp. Personal space is scarce, yet feelings of loneliness have paralyzed the dwellers. The refugees need a way to expand their containers for personal and communal use to ensure mental and physical health. The utilitarian rows that organize the city give the city a stale, depressing mood. By referring to concepts of Deleuze and Guattari’s smooth and striated spaces we hope to provide a sustainable and affordable way to improve the living conditions at the camp. With designing a shading system, flexible enough to create layered canopies to promote a variety of spatial spaces and by using the process of deterritorialization of the striated container spaces we hope to smooth the container city and make it a place for everyday life to happen. In collaboration with: Ashley Griffith, Bahareh Rezaee, Yasamin Enshaeian

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gaZiantep

Largest organized industrial area in Turkey

turkey 8th largest cotton production 4th largest in cotton consumption

KILIS

KILIS CAMP

syria Six years of civil war caused the most concerning refugee crisis

aleppo

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This is only one of 12 container refugee camps in Turkey, and close to the border of Syria.

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Need for proper shading

Inadequate Community Space

Lack of diversity and identity

Lack of proper outdoor spaces

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Overheated interior space

Overcrowded indoor spaces

Chaotic expansion of the space


Collective Space

Collective Space

Private

Private Public Space

Collective Space

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Up-Cycling the material for the design

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Rod Container Condition

Technique

Outcome

Fabrics

Fisherman’s Knot Condition to Attach Cable to Rod

Half Hitch Knot Condition to Attach Fabric to Cable

Structure

Galvanized poles are attached to the existing structure of the container. By installing the fabrics by the citizens of the camp, they can create their own unique canopies.

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Section, From Rigidness to Liveliness

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metrolab: findlay market kiosks UC + FINDLAY MARKET + YOUTH HOPE STUDIO / METROLAB DESIGN BUILD SUMMER 2016

Findlay Market is the only surviving municipal market house of the nine public markets operating in Cincinnati in the 19th century and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It was an old tradition in this market that local kids would sell bags in the market. It was considered as a way of helping them with school expenses. Our clients, Findlay Market and Hope Youth Inc. were looking to find a new way to engage the kids from the neighborhood to this activity and start it as a way of donation. We tried to reinforce this old tradition by designing kiosks for two kids to share and being able to use for transaction. In collaboration with: Caroline Bozzi, Jamie Farello, Jordan Fitch, Kris Hemeyer , Brent Nichols, Lee Mayor, Sho Sugimito, Sachini Kumari Wickramanayaka

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The choice of the material of the project was along with the idea of designing a piece for the market and for the people. For this outdoor piece we faced a lot of challenges, such as the maintenance issues, water effects on the material, as well as security and urban context along with affordability.

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To implicate more sense of ownership for the kiosks, we considered mobility and multi-functionality.

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For security reasons, the kiosks need to be locked during the time that they are not used. We considered designing a park area for the kiosks that when they are locked up it would act as a urban furniture and the kiosk garage would also be a gathering place.

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comprehensive design: columbus athenaeum UC STUDIO FALL 2015

Columbus Athenaeum, is a 3700 Sq.ft facility consists of archives, exhibition spaces, a visitor’s center, auditorium, workspaces, visiting scholars housing, located in downtown Columbus Indiana. The goal of this comprehensive design studio was to develop architectural details and construction ethics that integrate systems, infrastructure, program, urban block and user experience together.

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Composition Study Models

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The diversity of the program leads to a hierarchy of the programs from public to private, creating three main programmatic zones in the building.

Three programmatic divisions continues to the upper level

Mass strategies to enhance passive solutions for light and ventilation

Set backs to create an street scape as well as a courtyard for the center of teh building

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Ground Floor

First Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor

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Private Zone Semi-Public Zone Public Zone Circulation


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Strategies for daylighting, heating and cooling were examined in this project through different iterations and models. Ceiling mesh system in the permanent gallery lets the daylight in for the exhibition space. And the middle courtyard helps the air ventilation in different programs around it

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interactive digital art the lighting project UC DIGITAL ART SEMINAR FALL 2017

This interactive artwork is designed to use the distance as an environmental stimulus to respond to. There are eighteen paper-made flowers mounted on the wood housing box, each including a LED hidden in them. The motion sensor that exists in the piece detects the motion in 6 different phases. Each distance will light up 3 of the lights. The variety of the movement and range of distance from the piece creates a rhythm with the lighting and blinking the flowers. This interactive art project is an attempt of the designer to work with the sensor and the Arduino boards to create engaging moments when interacting with the piece.

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offices on salesforce tower, san francisco BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON SAN FRANCISCO SUMMER 2017

During my Internship at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, I was a part of the team working on the interiors of the two floors for a business unit on the salesforce tower, while the tower was under construction. Located in the South of Market district of downtown San Francisco, this tower is a 1000 ft office skyscraper that finished in January of 2018. My responsibilities included working on the interior renderings of each area and coordinating with the material pallet chosen for the project.

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Revit+ Adobe Illustrator + Adobe Photoshop

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uc davis campus study and proposal BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON SAN FRANCISCO SUMMER 2017

During this internship I had the opportunity to be a part of a team working on UC Davis campus study and proposal for the interview with the university to work on designing and building a new class room building. Primarily, we did a focused study of the campus based on the existing situation and the master plan to study the campus and be able to propose the new facility. I worked on laying out different zoning maps and study the different elements on the campus such as; different means of circulation and parking, student amenities, climate studies, academic facilities and the overall context of the campus.

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SERVICE AUDITORIUM 150-200

AUDITORIUM 150-200

AUDITORIUM 150-200

SMALL 30-50

AUDITORIUM 150-200

SMALL 30-50

AMENITY

LARGE FLEXIBLE

SMALL 30-50

SMALL S A AL 30-50 0 AUDITORIUM 150-200

LARGE 60-80

SMALL 30-50 AUDITORIUM 150-200

LARGE FLEXIBLE

AUDITORIUM 150-200

AUDITORIUM 150-200

LARGE 60-80 SMALL A 30-50 3 0

AMENITY

AMENITIES A E TI

LARGE 60-80 SMALL A 30-50 3 0

LARGE FLEXIBLE

LARGE 60-80

LARGE 60-80

LARGE FLEXIBLE

LARGE FLEXIBLE

LARGE FLEXIBLE

LARGE FLEXIBLE

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LARGE L G FLEXIBLE F X LE

SMALL 30-50 LARGE FLEXIBLE

LARGE FLEXIBLE

PARKING BICYCLE PARKING

COLLEGES BICYCLE PATH CIRCULATION

BIOLOGICAL STUDIES

BUS CIRCULATION

AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MEDICINE VETERINARY MEDICINE

MEMORIAL MO IAL IAL UNION

ENGINEEERING SCIENCES HUMANITIES ARTS

QUAD Q D LA LAR LA AR ARGE ARGE LEC L LE EC CTU CT T TUR URE U UR RE E HA H A ALL L LL L KLEIBER K EIBER EIB ER HALL

SHIELDS LIBRARY

STUDENT COM COMMUNITY COMMUN CO OMMUN UN CENT CE CENTER NTER ER

SCIENCE S C E LECTURE ECTURE EC CTUR CT C TUR URE E HALL HALL

ROCK R H HALL SILO SILO O

GIEDT G HAL A ALL AL L LL

MATERIAL CONCRETE STUCCO METAL PANELS WOOD SHINGLES BRICK GLASS

Schematic programmatic proposal iterations for the new classroom building. (Top right) Study maps of the UC davis campus Rhino+ Adobe Illustrator

DISTRICT T CENTER

CIVIC C CO CO ORE

CENTRAL AL AL PARK

STUDENT AMENITIES

LECTURE HALLS HOUSING

MARK HALL

STUDENT CENTERS LIBRARY

SERVICES

DISTRICTS

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THANK YOU

Kiana Memarandadgar Portfolio 2018  
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