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laura kasta

academic + professional work university of california berkeley


berkeley acquatic park stormwater purification facility stormwater is the no.1 cause of pollution to waterways in the us

san francisco the strech of land from the Berkeley Hills to the Bay is natural water shed. currently polluted storm water flows untreated into the sea. This project proposes a solution.

acquatic park berkeley hills

connection to city

circulation car+pedestrian

noise+pollution

site analysis models

a water treatment facilty located at bottom of the shed taking advantage of the moving force of the water caused by the natural slope of the land. the facility is composed of: - three ponds that filter, clean + purify the water - a chemical lab to oversee cleaning techniques and perform water testing - an exhibitition+educational center for the community to learn about the proce sses+upstream remedia tion alternatives that they can implement to prevent the worsening of the existing problem - an elevated cafe to intice the community to see the watershed from a vertical point of view hoping for a complete learning experience

elevate cafe


plan+ site

east lagoon rail road tracks

S-B

S-A

i-80 exhibition

pond 3

lab

retention pond

main entrance

S-1

S-1

S-A

middle lagoon

S-B

PLAN

N

sections elevator to cafe and roof

lab

pond 2 existing water

soil

retention pond

existing water

east-west

existing water

existing water

soil

S-A

S-B

N

N

lab

i-80

railroad City of Berkeley

retention pond

north-south

pond 2

S-1

N

latitude

37.85 N

longitude

-122.29 W

elevation

0m

berkeley :: california


DOWNSIZING

digital form finding

SMALL CAR DEALERSHIP + MUSEUM Hybrid and small cars are yet to be part of the American mass consumer culture. This project aims to push toward the imminent need for environmental protection leading to the rapid popularization of eco-friendly automobiles. Merging three programs, the visitor is fully exposed to the entire cycle of automobile design, production and delivery. The program weaves the visitor through the history of the automobile, present production and opportunities ahead: sustainabilty. This building will be a cultural symbol for the trend of downsizing, an internationally shared idea.

additional program test drive track

cafe+events

experience continuity

form circulation

engage learn

cantiliver shelter

Location: upper market street, san francisco, california Total enclosed space: car dealership: museum: additional program:

52,000 17,000 28,000 7,000

sqft sq ft sq ft sq ft exposed to natural elements

vertical movement of cars

enclosure path-envolvement

program narrative level 2

smart car trail

cop y

cafe+kitchen work st

serv er

stora g

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events

level 1

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car circulation from fishing to service up

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past

visual connections

interweaving of programs

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level 0

present

coat check

reception

shop locker

theater service mech room

break room misc storage

security

maintenance

storage

entertain add. program learn

sell work parking

janitor room high circulation point sunlight exposure

public circulation private circulation

car capsule

keys

level -1

car capsule

showroom

car capsule

info


exterior noise levels

hights+depths

conceptual models

site plan

analysis | form studies| renderings

+42 +48

massing

+28’ +32’

medium

+14 + 16’ - 20’

high

-14’ low

-14’

rendering

site analysis

high


plans and sections lounge

parking

present exhibit

showroom private offices

auto-service security

car retrieval

workstations

cafe lockers

theater coatcheck

lift

past + future exhibitions

lift

lift

lift info

test driving track copy rm

mech rm maintenance



lobby

storage

warranty filing

finance offices

client services

storage

storage acct storage

break room

finishing

shop event space

underground level

level 1

ground level

level 2

section 1

perspective section

S-1

S-2

section 2


LIGHTING STUDY REDESIGN ORIGINAL LOCATION

ESHELMAN HALL

UC Berkeley Campus. Latitude 37.8 N Longitude 122.2 W Fall Southwest Window

TASK take an existing energy inefficient building and convert it into a space that is both thermally and visually comfortable for the occupants in a new location and orientation. No structural changes are allowed to original building.

NEW LOCATION

Southwest Wall Section

Northeast Wall Section

Austin, Texas. Latitude 30.2 N Longitude 97.4 W

0

Fall Northeast Window

NEW ORIENTATION 30 degrees East of North 0

SOLUTION Spring Southwest Window

0

EXECUTION Spring Northeast Window

+ place the majority of the office spaces that have the most constant use on the NorthEast side of the building. Given the 30 degree East of North orientation, these offices will not be exposed to the excessive heat of the South-West sun rays + set back the private offices on the first floor in order to create a thermal buffer while still allowing these to be naturally lit. The South-West side is exposed to the hot afternoon sun of Austin + spaces with intermittent use are strategically placed in areas where natural lighting is harder to achieve, requiring energy use only when necessary + spaces with the least amount of use are moved to the second floor, such as the larger conference room + the plan is open with glass partitions when needed, seeking a clean and bare quality with abundant natural light + the shading devices are continuous spans of louvers that extend across the facade. Vertically they extend just enough to protect window openings from the intense summer sun without blocking visibility for the occupants + the windows are operable to allow the southern winds to naturally ventilate the building

50% Shading 100% Shading 50% Shading Requirement 100% Shading Requirement

ELEVATIONS

+ add external shading devices and + redistribute the spaces according to a direct relationship between usage frequency and natural lighting exposure

Eshelman Hall shading devices

305째 E of N

249째 E of N N

54째 E of N

FLOOR PLANS

249째 E of N


86 RUE REGNAULT PARIS XIII

RÉNOVATION Restaurant

VIDALENC ARCHITECTS

RENDU 3D NIVEAU RDC


LES DIGONS CHAMBON SUR LIGNON

EXTENSION Maison Privée

BUANDERIE 7.39 m²

621.8

72

400

50

900 50

100

1280

CH. & SDB 01 INCHANGE

ENTREE 21.96 m² WC 3.17 m²

361.5 ILOT 290 x 165cm

530

286

60

18

253.4

CUISINE 52.40 m²

PALIER

119.7

119.6

SEJOUR 56.70 m²

VERS R+1

172.9

CELLIER

100

50

467.5

5m

4

630

3

2

103

1

99.5

0

120

NIVEAU R+1

162.5

130

313.4

60

PLAN PROJET

60

1580

249.9

80

CHEMINEE

ENTREE

250

350

70

680

150

80

1280

ENTREE HAUTE 400

60

5m

4

PASSERELLE 646.8

50

400

100

50

SDB 3.81 m²

139

197.5

120

3

2

162.5

1

120

0

660

152.5

PLAN PROJET NIVEAU RDC

80

100

CHAMBRE 04 33.58 m²

CHAMBRE 05 33.58 m²

378.9

286

291.5

CHAMBRE 03 33.58 m²

630

361.5

50

DEPUIS R.D.C.

CH. & SDB 02 41.36m²

600

ESCALIER EXISTANT CONSERVE

465.5

700

SDB 4.40 m²

168.5

240

292

119.7

PALIER

338.6

249.9

250

130

80

FAÇADE SUD 0

1

2

3

4

5m

l. 80 h. 115

l. 70 h. 105

l. 80 h. 115

l. 80 h. 115

HSP 238

STRUCTURE EXISTANTE NOUVELLE STRUCTURE

l. 70 h. 105 l. 188 h. 192

VIDALENC ARCHITECTS

l. 82 h. 125

l. 90 h. 192

l. 82 h. 125

HSP 246

EXTENSION

PLANS et FAÇADE


LES DIGONS CHAMBON SUR LIGNON

VIDALENC ARCHITECTS

EXTENSION Maison Privée

RENDU 3D


LES DIGONS CHAMBON SUR LIGNON

EXTENSION Maison Privée zone détallée ENTREE HAUTE

100

50

SDB 3.81 m²

139

50

400

152.5

PASSERELLE 646.8

120

120

197.5

60

660

80 240

100

CHAMBRE 04 33.58 m²

CHAMBRE 05 33.58 m²

286

291.5

CHAMBRE 03 33.58 m²

630

361.5

50

DEPUIS R.D.C.

CH. & SDB 02 41.36m²

600

ESCALIER EXISTANT CONSERVE

465.5

700

SDB 4.40 m²

BÉTON

VIDALENC ARCHITECTS

PIERRE MODERNE

292

119.7

PALIER

338.6

249.9

PIERRE NATUREL

POSSIBILITÉS D’INTÉRIEURS


programs used illustrator photoshop autocad rhino v-ray for rhino

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