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YU KONO

2012/2014

BACHELORS OF SCIENCE ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI | Design • Architecture • Art • Planning


TABLE OF CONTENTS


UNDERGRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL WORKS | 2012 - 2014

UNDERGRADUATE WORK 2012 - 2014 | MICRO - URBAN TOWER

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CENTER AT CINCINNATI POOL HOUSE CLIFTON LITERARY CENTER

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LOUISVILLE CHILDRENS CENTER COMPETITION

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PROFESSIONAL WORK 2013 | HASTINGS ARCHITECTURE ASSOCIATES | INTERNSHIP VIRGINIA SPRINGS TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY

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ADRIAN SMITH & GORDON GILL | INTERNSHIP NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI | Design • Architecture • Art • Planning


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MICRO - URBAN TOWER

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Micro-urban Tower CHICAGO, IL FALL 2014 The site is unique in that it is located on the west end of the East Water Street Axis with Trump Tower terminating it on the West end of the axis. But the current state of the site is a disappointing moment in that people do not fully occupy or use the space despite the vastness of the site. Therefore I am proposing a new skyscraper that will terminate the axis from both ends in order to create this formal language between the two towers. But by creating a skyscraper just as tall Trump Tower (1200 ft), it is rather more intimidating than inviting. So the idea of a micro-urban space is used in order to develop a human scale into the design. In this case, the micro-urban space means extracting the experience of being in the city and converging it all into this single site. With micro-urbanism being the driving force of the ground level buildings of the site, this compacted urbanism continues into and up through the tower to develop a “ver tical street� that unifies the various programs of the tower (Office, Residential, Hotel, and Public Amenities). Also, being an enclosed space that strives to be the experience of still being a par t of the surrounding urban context, the experience of the micro-urban space provokes a night life experience with many enter taining programs filling the space, in contrast to the experience on the pathway that is completely exposed to the exterior; both experiences though have its connections with the urban context in its own unique ways.

Aerial Night View

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MICRO - URBAN TOWER

site analysis urban axis The site consists of several axis that were used as guides in designing the skyscraper.The orientation of the building was based on pedestrian traffic coming from Michigan Avenue. But because of the strong emphasis of creating a dialogue with Trump Tower, the most impor tant par t of the tower was taken and rotated 30 degrees clockwise relative to the angle towards Michigan Avenue. Several other axis were taken into account in order to derive the main pedestrian pathways of the design, thus organizing the various retail pavilions. On these new series of pathways are greenery spaces that not only encourages circulation, but also provokes a more serene space for people to detach from the heavy foot traffic of the urban life.

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PROGRAMS

AERODYNAMIC

HIERARCHY

ROTATE TOWARDS TRUMP TOWER

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B

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D

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A. B. C. D. E.

FUNCTIONAL WIND ELEMENT

AXIS PATHWAYS ELEVATE LANDSCAPING AND VOIDS RETAIL PAVILIONS

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MICRO - URBAN TOWER

pathway and atrium section

the human scale john hancock

As mentioned earlier, it is intimidating to just have a proposal with a 1200’ tall tower on the site. This would probably not encourage more visitors onto the site except for the people who occupy the tower. Therefore, it was impor tant to keep in mind the human scale and this was achieved through the concept of the microurban space. With this idea in mind, several par ts of the city were taken and expressed into the designs of the retail pavilions on the ground level. Although these retail pavilions stood 100’ feet tall at its max, a sense of scale was achieved by extracting horiztonals from the Navy Pier and John Hancock axis and using it as a propor tioning system for the pavilions to give it the human scale that the design needed.

john hancock axis

retail pavilions

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michigan avenue elevation

navy pier

trump tower

retail pavilions

navy pier axis

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MICRO - URBAN TOWER

+30 PATHWAY LEVEL office lobby commercial atrium

hotel

retail pavilions

roof terrace

GROUND LEVEL

residential

residential lobby

hotel lobby retail pavilions

enclosed concourse

office

vertical street

pathway view

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public amenities

concourse level view


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atrium view

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MICRO - URBAN TOWER

Reliefs

Pathway

Landscape

Retail Pavilions

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Figure 01

Figure 05

1/32” SCALE MODEL The 1/32” scale skyscraper was made using the CNC milliing machine that allowed me to express the sleekness of the form and great emphasis on the programmatic and functional expressions that influenced the form of the tower. Figure 06 gives a good reference as to the scale of the tower compared to its surrounding buildings. The Tribune building shown in Figure 06 stands at roughly 450 ft (14” at 1/32” Scale).

Figure 02

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Gleacher Center

Chicago River

Equitable Building

Tribune

Michigan Avenue Figure 06

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CENTER AT CINCINNATI ISCC

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CENTER AT CINCINNATI CINCINNATI, OH SPRING 2014 The program called for a center for 30 international students per semester. As students coming from across the world to collaborate to give new insights into contemporary issues, the fellows should be given a presence within the community to value and recognize their work. Therefore in order to establish that presence, the resident housings for the fellows and market housing were raised through the concept of a podium. This podium transformed into a force that intrudes into the private programs to establish a space specific for the semi-public spaces. To distinguish between the market housing building and the fellows insitute, the same language of the force intruding into the private spaces was utilized, but interpreted differently. As the force intruded into the private programs in the fellow’s institute, the force was interpreted to highlight the circulation of the housing building creating an atrium that is exposed to the Calhoun side.

Calhoun Street View

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CENTER AT CINCINNATI ISCC

site analysis

6 ft ABOVE GROUND

5m ABOVE GROUND (16 ft)

10m ABOVE GROUND (32.8 ft)

15m ABOVE GROUND (49.2 ft)

20m ABOVE GROUND (65.6 ft)

25m ABOVE GROUND (82.0 ft)

30m ABOVE GROUND (98.4 ft)

35m ABOVE GROUND (114.8 ft)

40m ABOVE GROUND (131.2 ft)

visibility analysis With a change in elevation of 35 ft from the nor th par t of the site to the south, analysis of what height needed to be achieved in order to have a visual connection with the significant views around the site was made. After collecting data, a clear understanding could be made about how the landscape and the surrounding building effects the view of the University of Cincinnati and the Downtown skyline.

DOWNTOWN

VISIBLE

BLOCKED

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/ spring

summer

autumnn

summer daily shadow range sunrise 6:12 am | sunset 9:08 pm

fall / spring daily shadow range sunrise 7:40 am | sunset 7:51 pm

winter

winter daily shadow range sunrise 6:54 am | sunset 5:19 pm

Figure 01| Diagrammatic Site Plan

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CENTER AT CINCINNATI ISCC

private programs DIAGRAM a / a.1 Private programs are arranged according to Fellows housing and Market housing

podium DIAGRAM b / b.1 In order to achieve a presence for the fellows a podium consisting of semipublic and public spaces was devloped.

intrusion DIAGRAM c / c.1 To distinguish between public and semi-public spaces, the podium intrudes into the private programs to create a podium only consiting of public spaces.

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Figure 01 | All Iterations

Figure 02 | Iteration 1

Figure 03 | Iteration 2

Figure 04 | Iteration 3

Figure 05 | Final Iteration

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CENTER AT CINCINNATI ISCC

BEFORE

AFTER

Figure 01 | Detail Section of Apar tment Unit without Balconies

operable metal facade

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As a result of the intrusion of the podium into the private spaces, the intrusion is seen as a force that fragments the faรงade. By having units with or without balconies, two separate systems are designed in order to provide users the same experience. This fragmentation of the faรงade with per forated metal allows for the user to actually operate these panels by sliding them in order to set views, and light shading according to their liking. Per forated metal panels are chosen becuase it creates and operable shading device while still maintaining an open and clear view of the exterior.


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18” COLUMN

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VERTICAL MULLIONS

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PERFORATED METAL PANEL

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SLIDING WINDOW RAILING

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STEEL JOIST

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SLIDING WINDOW GLAZING

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BRACKETS (METAL PANEL TO MULLION CONNECTION)

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CORRUGATED METAL SLAB

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PERFORATED METAL PANEL RAILING

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SPANDREL

METAL PANEL HANDLES

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balcony facade iteration These iterations show the development of the facades of when the “fragmentation” interacts with the balconies. To prevent a sense of complete enclosure within the balconies, the users experience a complete view and openness to the exteior by having the panels rotate as they meet the transition point from a flat wall to a wall with balconies.

Figure 01 | Final Iteration (Close Up)

1| PODIUM LEVEL

2| RECREATIONAL LEVEL

3| STUDIO LEVEL

4| RESIDENTAIL LEVEL

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Figure 01 | Detail Section of Apar tment Unit without Balconies

TRANSVERSE SECTION THROUGH ATRIUM

SECTION THROUGH PLAZA

+ 0’

- 35’

CROSS SECTION II

CROSS SECTION I

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floor finish

corrugated metal slab

floor joists balcony floor

18� columns

curtain wall mullions

vertical metal panel supports spandrels horizontal metal panel supports perforated metal panels

apartment unit with a balcony

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floor finish

corrugated metal slab

floor joists

ceiling finish

18� columns

spandrels

vertical and horiztonal mullions

perforated metal panel railing

perforated metal panels

apartment unit without a balcony

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Figure 01

Figure 02

Figure 03

Figure 04

1/16” SCALE MODEL The 1/16” scale model was designed so that there is no facade on the building, thus allowing the oppor tunity to observe more of the interior spaces of the building. The model includes a roof for each building that are capable of being taken apar t. In this model in par ticular, it was impor tant to emphasize the interior because the “intrusion” of the podium into the private programs also highlights the circulation of the building. By not building the model, it is clear to understand the relationship between the circulation of the building with the units and studio within the building.

Figure 05

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Figure 06 | Visual Corridor from McMillan Street

Figure 07 | Visual Corridor from Calhoun Street

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POOL HOUSE

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POOL HOUSE CINCINNATI, OH SUMMER 2013 Located at the apex of a hill, inspiration was drawn from the movements of converging and plate tectonics to form the architecture of the pool house. By understanding the characteristics of the movements of involved in plate tectonics, an architecture was developed as if it was built from within the hill as opposed to the general conception of digging in to the hill. The role of the diverging plates comes into play where these two plates are moving away from each other to reveal this body of water from beneath the sur face. The role of the converging plates comes into play where it is as if the plates are colliding into each other to create these rubbles and cliff-like elements. These rubbles and cliff-like elements becomes features that visitors can physically interact with.

Tiered Entry View

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POOL HOUSE

CONCEPTUAL APPROACH CONVERGING PLATES FIGURE 1-3

The role of the converging plates comes into play where it is as if the plates are colliding into each other to create these rubbles and cliff-like elements. These rubbles and clifflike elements becomes features that visitors can physically interact with.

Figure 01

CONCEPTUAL SKETCHES

Figure 02

Figure 03

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DIVERGING PLATES

FIGURE 01.A - 03.A

The role of the diverging plates comes into play where these two plates are moving away from each other to reveal this body of water from beneath the sur face.

Figure 01.a

CONCEPTUAL SKETCHES

Figure 02.a

Figure 03.a

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POOL HOUSE

OVERALL SITE PLAN VIEW

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Converging Plate Detail Plan

Diverging Plate Detail Plan 03

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POOL HOUSE

LONGITUDINAL SECTION CUT

Balcony Access

Mid - Level

Rinsing Showers

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Entr y

Changing Rooms

Small Pool

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POOL HOUSE

Figure 01 | END OF CORRIDOR

Figure 4 | BALCONY VIEW

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Figure 2 | SAUNA & PLUNGE POOL


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Figure 3 | SMALL POOL

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POOL HOUSE

Figure 01

Figure 02

Figure 03

Figure 04

1/4� SCALE MODEL The 1/4� scale model of the pool house was designed in to hold plans, sectional, and overall view all in one. How the circulation is designed can be seen be removing the roof and deck space components of the pool house as shown in Figure 02. In order to also provide information about the relationship between the programs below-grade and programs on-grade, the model is split at the cross section, approxmately midway through the deck space, and large pool (Figure 04). Programs are placed specifically in response to the concept of the characteristics of Plate Tectonics. Therefore it is critical in this model to show the relationship between how the spaces interact with eachother while being placed at various grade elevations.

Figure 05

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Figure 06

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CLIFTON LITERARY CENTER

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CLIFTON LITERARY CENTER CINCINNATI, OH FALL 2012

The concept is to give the literary center its own identity without the use of a signage piece. This is executed by having a rectangular prism with a shell around it and having the shell explode into several par ts. This explosion plays with the viewer’s perception of what the true form originally was, which then urges them to puzzle the exploded pieces back together. This working of the human mind is what gives the literary center it’s identity: a place for creativity and innovative thinking.

Ludlow Street View

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CLIFTON LITERARY CENTER

MODULAR SYSTEM

This modular system not only allowed for a propor tional aesthetic, but it was also a base for the dimensions of the shell. The exterior shells define its own space, thereby creating “floating” pods. As a result of that effect, these become secondary spaces that are more private relative to the spaces on the main L-shaped levels. In contrast, the main levels are designed for users of all types that do not require special security.

Figure 01

Figure 02

CONCEPTUAL SKETCHES

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Perspective sketch diagram of the 5’ module system

2- Diminsional sketch diagram of the 5’ module system

Connection between the shell and

Analysis sketch of secondary spaces

Detail analysis between pods and

Plan analysis of Ludlow and hosea

interfering with main floor

main floor

core

connection


UNDERGRADUATE WORK | 2013

ROOF Ceiling Detailing

LEVEL 3 Private Pods Private Pod Floor Circulation Shell + Louvers Main Librar y Floor Circulation

LEVEL 2 Private Pods Private Pod Floor Circulation Shell + Louvers Main Librar y Floor Circulation

GROUND LEVEL Elevator Shaf t Shell + Louvers Main Librar y Floor Circulation

Figure 03 | EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

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CLIFTON LITERARY CENTER

Figure 1 | SECTION

Figure 2 | WEST SECTION

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Figure 3 | EAST SECTION


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GROUND PLAN

SECOND LEVEL PLAN

THIRD LEVEL PLAN

Figure 4 | PRIVATE ROOMS

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CLIFTON LITERARY CENTER

Figure 5 | AERIAL INTERIOR

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LOUISVILLE CHILDRENS CENTER COMPETITION

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LOUISVILLE CHILDRENS CENTER COMPETITION

AWARDS

2nd place/120+ 2014 AIA, Louisville Chapter Competition

LOUISVILLE, KY SPRING 2014 Governed by the premise of its context, the Louisville Children’s Center inter twines children with urban and natural environments. The built form becomes a tool intended to engage the child with his or her surroundings while developing a sense of place within the setting. These programmatic elements are raised to created a visual transparency across the site, encouraging pedestrian movement throughout the urban fabric. A per forated skin, which is also visible on the incubator and parking garage, formally unifies the three masses while maintaining the visual connection between the interior and exterior environment. In addition to the incorporation of existing contextual conditions, the design responds to environmental factors. The deployment of materials and atriums allow natural light to filter and penetrate into the interior environment. Solar orientation and air ventilation dictate ideal programmatic conditions. Finally, the incorporation of greenroofs create healthy environments of unused space while developing a dialogue with adjacent urban park spaces.

View Towards Center

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COMPETITION | 2014

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LOUISVILLE CHILDRENS CENTER COMPETITION

BROADWAY AND SOUTH 3RD STREET INTERSECTION

AUDITORIUM

EXHIBIT CENTER

PLAY CENTER

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Figure 2

Figure 3

Figure 4

CONCEPTUAL FORM

The form of the center is derived from the generation of pedestrian axis, which produces three distinct programmatic masses that facilitate to a central communal space. The exhibit mass situates itself on the south side of the site, creating a dialogue with the library as it is similar in its nature of learning. The play and ancillary mass positions itself on the nor theast corner where it compliments the dynamism of the adjacent exterior. Lastly, the auditorium aligns itself with the looming Heyburn building, and, through a sloping gesture, engages the central communal space with a stage addressing interior and exterior orientation.

MASSING DIAGRAM

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COMPETITION | 2014

AWARDS

2nd place/120+ 2014 AIA, Louisville Chapter Competition

PARK VIEW TOWARDS CENTER PARKING GARAGE

GROUND LEVEL

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

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LOUISVILLE CHILDRENS CENTER COMPETITION

PLAY CENTER

SOLAR PANELED ATRIUM

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MESH SKIN

VENTILATION

GREEN ROOF


COMPETITION | 2014

AWARDS

2nd place/120+ 2014 AIA, Louisville Chapter Competition

EXHIBIT CENTER

SECTION A

A B

SECTION B C

SECTION C

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HASTINGS ARCHITECTURE ASSOCIATES, LLC

06 HASTINGS ARCHITECTURE ASSOCIATES, LLC NASHVILLE, TN SPRING 2013

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PROFESSIONAL WORKS | 2013

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VIRGINIA SPRINGS, HAA

06.1 VIRGINIA SPRINGS VIRGINIA SPRINGS, TN SPRING 2013

CONTRIBUTION 3D MODELING • VISUAL RENDERING PRESENTATION LAYOUT PROGRAMS UTILIZED AUTOCAD • GOOGLE SKETCHUP KERKYTHEA • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

PARKING LOT VIEW

VIEW OVER POND

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MAIN ENTRY VIEW

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TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY, HAA

06.2 TRACTOR SUPPY COMPANY VIRGINIA SPRINGS, TN SPRING 2013

CONTRIBUTION VISUAL RENDERING • PRESENTATION LAYOUT • CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS PROGRAMS UTILIZED AUTODESK REVIT • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

AVANTI MARKET VIEW

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CAFE VIEW

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MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY, HAA

06.3 MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY NASHVILLE, TN SPRING 2013

CONTRIBUTION VISUAL RENDERING • PRESENTATION LAYOUT • CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS PROGRAMS UTILIZED AUTOCAD • ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

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ADRIAN SMITH + GORDON GILL

07 ADRIAN SMITH + GORDON GILL ARCHITECTURE CHICAGO, IL FALL 2013

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PROFESSIONAL WORKS | 2013

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FEINBURG MEDICAL BUILDING, ASGG

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FEINBURG MEDICAL SCHOOL CHICAGO, IL FALL 2013

CONTRIBUTION CONCEPTUAL DESIGN • RENDERING DIAGRAMS • MODEL MAKING 3D MODELING PROGRAMS UTILIZED RHINO • MAXWELL RENDER • AUTOCAD • ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

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FEINBURG MEDICAL BUILDING, ASGG

NORTH FACADE VIEW

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PROFESSIONAL WORKS | 2013

ALLEY VIEW

NORTH FACADE VIEW

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FEINBURG MEDICAL BUILDING, ASGG

PHASE I

SOUTH FACADE

EXPLODED PROGRAMS

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SOLAR SPINE


PROFESSIONAL WORKS | 2013

PHASE II

NORTH FACADE

LABS

OFFICES

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FEINBURG MEDICAL BUILDING, ASGG

Aerial Skyline View

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PROFESSIONAL WORKS | 2013

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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI | Design • Architecture • Art • Planning

Yu Kono | Architecture Portfolio 2012-2014  

Compilation of academic and professional works from the University of Cincinnati at DAAP 2012-2014

Yu Kono | Architecture Portfolio 2012-2014  

Compilation of academic and professional works from the University of Cincinnati at DAAP 2012-2014

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