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Karl Matthew Schulz Irwin S. Channin School of Architecture The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Design Projects

- Carlo Mollino, Reclining Armchair 1947, Analysis

- UN Studio, Mobius House, Analysis

- Marcel Breuer, Whitney Museum, Analysis

- Detail analysis, Whitney Museum Ceiling

- Gowanus Canal Intervention - Gowanus, Brooklyn

- SUSTAIN Fellowship, Institute of Sustainable Design In collaboration with Fourth Arts Block

Chair Analysis: Reclining Armchair 1947 Carlo Mollino, Designer Stephanie Yeung, Partner

Side View Structural Model

Front View

Full Upright

Half Upright

Half Recline

Full Recline

Armature studies of Body Contact Areas

The Mobius House Het Gooi, The Netherlands 1996 UN Studio, Architects Stephanie Yeung, Partner

As a Mobius strip is one surface that is simultaneously two Surfaces. the Mobius House is built on the parallel notion that one continuous loop is used to accommodate the different schedules of the house’s inhabitants. The Mobius House acts as three separate houses in one: the father, the mother, and the children. The shared space is the circulation space. This publicization and privatization of space is played with in the architecture through the interplay of materials: glass and concrete.




Basement Plan

Traverse Sections


Unravelled Circulation Plan

First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Roof Plan

Circulation Diagram 3

Diagram of ‘mirror point’ in House.

‘Mirrored’ model Showing continuous circulation

Mirror Point closeup

Diagram of experiential roatation of the house with unravelled circulation.

nalysis Spring 2011

Circulation Diagram 1

The Whitney Museum New York, NY 1966 Marcel Breuer, Architect Lorenzo Bertolotto and Mark Ressl,Partners

Section of the building with the envelope poched black. The galleries float above the city, hidden from view.

Drawing representing the public, semiprivate, and private spaces of the building.

Structural model proposing the floors as slabs that span the entire width of the museum.

Section through the entry bridge and overhanging galleries above.

Massing model, representing the entry bridge in white and the galleries in black.

Gallery Ceiling Detail

1/2 Scale detail of the dropped gallery ceiling in the museum (pictured top right). these waffle slab modules are hung from I-beams in the cieling, covering ductwork and lights. The A-frame demonstrates the hanging mechanism of rods and steel butterflies that were cast into the concrete.

This model reveals the true structure and tectonic idea of the Whitney museum. The Architect concealed the museum’s contents and structure behind its austere facade.

The floors are supported by two enormous shear walls. A middle ‘third wall’ divides the space into two galleries and helps break up the enormous span of the large gallery.

The museum connects to the city by a bridge over an outdoor sculpture garden. Materials: rockite, pine, basswood and plywood.

The Gowanus Canal Project Brooklyn, NY

The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York was originally built in the 1860s to accomodate the growing demand for waterbased industry. The area was originally a large tidal estuary with a flourishing saltwater ecosystem. Today, the Gowanus Canal is notorious as one of the most contaminated waterways in the country. The land is blighted by contaminated ‘brownfield’ sites, and the canal water is regularly mixed with raw sewage that flows in the canal as CSO discharge.

My project envisions a future of the canal as the bastion of a new economy in New York, as well as a new way of living in the city. By removing the bulkheads of the canal and the contaminated soil, the area around the canal will slowly return to its natural state. While realizing the history of the canal, new structures will be built in the canal, and new nonpolluting industries will use the waterways and buildings that will be left behind, partially flooded.

Gowanus Canal Flooding Timeline

sections of the site show the pre-flooding stage and the post-flooding stage.









Sectional drawing proposing new infrastructure and reuse of building interiors.

Plaster Model of Esixting canal extent.

Plaster and Basswood Model of future canal extent.

Axonometric view of repurposed coal silos along the canal. This and other structures from the canal’s industrial history can be repurposed as living spaces and waterbound clean industry.

Sustain Recearch Fellowship Institute of Sustainable Design, The Cooper Union Fourth Arts Block Cultural District The work for this Fellowship was part of a collaborative project between Institute of Sustainable Design and the Fourth Arts Block, which comprises a designated cultural block in Manhattan’s East Village, as shown in the renderings. These renderings were prepared as research documents for a community-wide meeting. This meetingw brought together neighborhood residents, climate activists and New York politicians to discuss further sustainability options to create a ‘model block’ in the city.


Clockwise from top: Fourth St. Arts Block South elevations, plan view render, southwest view render, Plan with perspectives showing elevations.

Karl M. Schulz 319-594-1361 78 Forsyth St. #15 New York, NY 10002 1600 Crescent st. Iowa City, IA 52245

Credits Professors/Faculty Michael Young David Turnbull Susannah Drake Steven Hillyer Lebbeus Woods Michael Webb James Lowder

Colleagues Stephanie Yeung Mark Ressl Lorenzo Bertolotto Vincent Hui

78 Forsyth St. #15 New York, NY 10002 319-594-1361 Education


Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture The Cooper Union Bachelor of Architecture Candidate, Expected 2014

Sustain Fellowship/Rockefeller Innovation Fund Research Fellow

Iowa City High School Diploma, 3.7 GPA, National Honors Society, Cross Country, Symphony Band, Math Club

New York, NY 2009-Present Iowa City, IA 2005-2009

Profile -Fourth year student of architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. -Interested in architecture, urbanism and design. -Hardworking, with a strong ethic of working in an efficient, organized manner. -Experience working in groups in architecture school. -Desire to understand all aspects of the process of building, from site analysis, design proposals and scheduling through construction completion.

Computer -AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Rhinoceros, V-Ray -Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign -HTML, CSS, PHP -Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs Hand -Woodworking experience -Metal working experience -Attentive to craftsmanship, experience building frames, bases Language/Personal -Strong command of the English language -Bilingual, Spanish/English -Developed presentation skills as student of architecture -Attentive to craftsmanship, experience building frames, bases -High aptitude for math, an educated understanding of structures -Strong writing skills, prospective minor in Humanities

Pacific Grove, CA June 2010-August 2010

The Institute for Sustainable Design Intern

New York, NY Summer 2012-Present

New Amsterdam Metal Works Shop Assistant. Custom work for a small, Brooklyn-based metal shop.

Brooklyn, NY October 2011-Present

The Cooper Union Archive Archivist. Organized and documented work from the school of architecture.

Mexico Outreach Homes Builder. Worked in a team building houses in Mexico.

Achievements & Awards Benjamin Menschel Research Fellowship (Applicant), Summer 2013 Sustain Research Fellowship Cooper Union Full Tuition Scholarship Homebuilder’s Association Scholarship National Honors Society, Cross Country Team, Symphony Band, 3.7 GPA, Math Club

Experience Sustain Fellowship/Rockefeller Innovation Fund Research Fellow

Wm David Martin, Architect Intern, firsthand work with the architect

The Cooper Union Exhibitions Organized student work to put on display, built model bases, set up exhibition for exhibitions.


New York, NY October 2011-Present

New York, NY October 2011-Present

New York, NY May 2011-September 2011 New York, NY May 2010-June 2010 Agua Prieta, Mexico March 14th-March21st, 2008

Karl Schulz