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LOGAN LITTLEFIELD Landscape Architecture Portfolio

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CONTENTS


GRADUATE STUDENT WORK

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CONFRONTING THE PRESENT Towards a Civic Realm on Beirut’s Urban Fringe

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HYDRO[LOGIC]

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STAGING GROUND

Climate Adapted City

Sediment as Environmental, Social, and Spatial Amenity

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NEW RULES

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CASE PLUS

Typological Analysis

Copy Metropolis_Paste Dufferin

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DUFFERIN REDUX Mixed Use Neighbourhood

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT WORK

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THE NEW FRONTIER

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DEATH A[BRIDGE]D

Re-Imagining Suburbia in New Orleans East

A Cemetery for the 21st Century

PROFESSIONAL WORK

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NEW ROYAL PALACE MASERU Design Development

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CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE-EAST Design Development ; Construction Drawings

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DIY GREENWALL Beirut Garden Show Pavilion

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HAZMEIH HANGOUT

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RACHANA CHURCH SQUARE

Renderings for Publishing

Site Grading

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SMAR JBEIL PLAYGROUND

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BANK MED ROOFTOP TERRACE

Low Cost / Recycled Bleachers

Visualization


CONFRONTING THE PRESENT

Towards a Civic Realm on Beirut’s Urban Fringe MLA Thesis Research and Design, University of Toronto Site: Beirut, Lebanon Completed: April 2015 *Analysis and Planning Honour Award : 2015 ASLA Student Awards

This thesis responds to the erosion of public space in Beirut, Lebanon. In the absence of political and social cohesion in the post civil-war city, private development has slowly begun absorbing the civic realm, including coastlines and other irreplaceable public spaces. Through an accounting of planned and ad hoc public spaces in Beirut, opportunity is found in spontaneous manifestations of public realm that occur despite a lack of designated public space. The multivalent potential of the urban landscape is embraced by drawing on these types of spaces to project a new prototype of civic space on the Beirut River, a neglected infrastructural landscape and boundary that divides neighbourhoods and cultural spheres.

1876

1922

1936

1957

1979

1998

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1915-23

Civil War Israeli Occupation Israel Hezbollah War 2014

2015

2008

Haret Hreik is rebuilt in record time, Hezbollah is main development actor.

Ouzai

2006

Ain elRummaneh

War between Israel and Hezbollah following killing of 3 Israeli soldiers. Beirut suburb of Haret Hreik is especially decimated, but much infrastructure in the rest of country is destroyed as well.

Bourj alBrajneh

UNHCR estimate of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: 1.1 Million.

2005

The “Green Line”

Feb 14 - Rafiq Hariri and 20 others are killed in a car bombing. Mar 8 - Mass rally in support of Syria and Pro-Syrian parties. Mainly Shi’ite parties of Hezbollah and Amal. Mar 14 - Mass rally against Syrian occupation and interference and for freedom and independence. Dubbed “Cedar Revolution”

Jisr al-Basha (former)

Israel withdraws from Southern Lebanon. Hezbollah proclaims victory.

West Beirut

2000

Rafiq Hariri, popular Sunni Prime-Minister facilitates creation of SOLIDERE development company to oversee redevelopment of Central Business District.

1994

Civil war official comes to an end with the signing of the Taif agreement.

Palestinian Camps

1989

Syrian troops return to Beirut following Shia Duze militia war.

1987

Shia Amal Militia attack Palestinian Camps.

Armenians (1917 + 1921)

2010

1990

Hezbollah is founded

Beirut

Israeli army begins “iron fist” operation against guerilla villages in South Lebanon.

Tripoli

1985

Israeli Invasion of Lebanon. Israeli forces surround West Beirut, demanding evacuation of PLO guerillas.Israeli Forces invade West Beirut, sending Phalangist forces into Sabra and Chatilla Palestinian camps, where hundreds of civilians are slaughtered

Armenian “Slums”

1982

Republic of Lebanon

1980

Jordan

Chistians massacre Palestinians at Karantina and Tel el-Za’atar camps; Palestinians massacre Christians at Damour.

Beirut

1978

Syria

President Franjieh invites Syria to intervene. Syrian Army enters and occupies all but the far South.

Ba’albek

1976

Acre

Palestinians (1971)

Civil War

Druze-Christian War (12000 Christians die)

Berytus (Beirut) first mentioned in a written document

Republic of Lebanon

2011

French Mandate Palestinians (1948) Palestine

Outbreak of Civil War as Phalangists (Maronite Christian Militia) attack PLO guerillas in Beirut Suburb of Ain el-Rummaneh.

Syrian Republic

1975

French Mandate - State “Grand Liban” Damascus

Tyre

PLO set up headquarters in Beirut after being driven out of Jordan. Their presence exacerbates tensions between Lebanese Christians and Muslims, with many Muslims sympathysing with the Palestians, and many Christians fearing destabilization.

Acre Saida

Beirut as Refuge

State of Syria

1970

Damascus

Ottomans

Civil war breaks out in Syria

Ottomans Tyre

Arabs (Malmuk)

Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) is founded.

Mount Lebanon - Ottoman Province Arabs (Umayyad - Abassidd)

1964

Acre

1920 1943

1516

1291

1110

635

64 BC

Crusaders

1960

Saida

Civil War in Lebanon as many Muslims respond to calls of Pan-Arabism from President Nasser of Egypt.

Damascus

Abassid Calpiphate

1958

Greater Syria Byblos

1950

Tripoli

Creation of state of Israel. Palestinians are expelled or flee into Lebanon

Romans

1948

Beirut

Lebanon gains independence from France

Beirut Ba’albek

1943

Byblos

1940

0

Phoenecians

1939-45

Ba’albek

1936

Tripoli

Pierre Gemayel visits Nazi Germany and and subsequently founds Phalange Party in Lebanon.

1500 BC

Roman Empire

Beirut is captured by British and Free French armies, liberating Lebanon Lebanon from Vichy control. France promises full independence.

1930

Tyre

The end of WW1 sees the collapse of the Ottoman Empire ; Mandate for the Levant is split between the French and the British.

Saida

1920

WW1 Ends

1918

Byblos

Armenian Genocide perpetrated mans / Turks. Influx of refugees to Beirut.

1910

Phoenecia Ottoman Empire

French Mandate

Opposite: Historical and current urban extents Current Page: Historical timeline of region, country and city

Armenia

Bourj Hammoud Karantina (former)

Sabra & Tel al-Za’atar (former)

East Beirut

Cha

tilla

Ghobeiry Haret Hreik

Chiyah

Poor Shi’ite suburbs settled during civil war due to internal migration from the South.

Republic of Lebanon

Syrian Occupation

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Pine Wood

Public Garden

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Corniche

Public Square

Rond-Point with Flyover

Souk

Flyover

Archaeological Ruin

Sports Fields


Steps

Beach

Street - Small Passageway

Pre-Construction Site

Street - Neighbourhood

Coastal Rocks

Street - Neighbouhood Main

Pergola

City Road

River Channel

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Bourj Hammoud Neighbourhood

Nahr Beirut

Emile Lahoud Highway

Corniche Pierre Gemayel

Karm El Zeytoun Neighbhourhood

1998

1979

1968

Corniche Du Nahr

1957

A New Urban Ground: Section Timeline of Site

1936

Agriculture

1922

1876 500m

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The proposed design prototype responds to the evolving transformation of the Beirut river. In a transition from biophysical system to hydrologic and transportation infrastructure; from a seasonally flooding estuary with an ever changing course to an increasingly restrained and finally channelized riverbed, the next iteration becomes a new urban ground ; a constructed topography of civic space infrastructure to meet the needs of the surrounding neighbourhoods.


Geitaoui Neighbourhood

Bourj Hammoud Neighbourhood

Corniche Al-Nahr Neighbourhood

Karm El Zeytoun Neighbourhood

Context Plan Delineating new Civic realm on the Peri-Urban Beirut River. Though a fragmented landscape of infrastructure, it is in a position to better connect neighbourhoods and perform as a public node.

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50m

Naba’a Neighbourhood

100m Sin El Fil Neighbourhood


The new civic space prototype is a hybridization of formal and spontaneous public space types. It takes the form of a series of linear platform strips with varying degrees of program. As a whole, they produce a transverse connection across the infrastructural landscape, acting as both a connection and a destination in it’s own right. Axonometric 0m

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10m

20m


*River Channel

Longitudinal Section - Sports Platform * Existing element

Shade Plaza

0m

10m

Skate Park

20m

Soccer Platform

*Yerevan Flyover

Translucent Fibreglass Wall

Basketball Courts

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Pine Wood Ramp

*Corniche Pierre Gemayel

Trellis with Vines

*Emile Lahoud Highway

Basketball Courts

Flex Shade Plaza

Cafe Seating

Beirut River

Transverse Section

20m

10m

0m

* Existing element

*Corniche Pierre Gemayel

Extruded Shade Promenade

*Emile Lahoud Highway

Skate Park

Flex / Market Space

Beirut River

Transverse Section * Existing element

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0m

10m

20m

Scaffolding Trellis with Vines

Mosque Plaza

Cafe


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River Channel

Shade Plaza

Longitudinal Section - Plaza Platform * Existing element

Plaza Steps

0m

10m

20m

*Yerevan Flyover

Flex / Event Space

Shade Plaza

*Solar Panels


Extruded Promenade

Longitudinal Section - Extruded Promenade + Residual Pine Wood * Existing element

Residual Pine Wood Plaza

*Yerevan Flyover

0m

10m

20m

Ministry of Energy Parking Lot

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HYDRO[LOGIC]

Climate Adapted City

MLA Option Studio: From Architectural Science Fiction to Weird Faction University of Toronto Site: Downtown Toronto, ON Completed: December 2014

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Radical strategies are needed to address the threat of climate change to our cities and to make our urban landscapes liveable and productive again. Hydro [logic] begins by optimizing space used for parking and ends with proposing a solution for integrated storm water management at the city scale. In the process, Toronto’s natural topography is used as an advantage, logic is borrowed from stream order drainage and compelling urban spaces are created at 3 scales, conflating human use and ecological function.

SITE 1

SITE 2 1

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SITE 3

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Natural Drainage

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3 4

3 4

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New “Urban Stream Order”

CONTEXT PLAN

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NEIGHBOUHOOD BLOCK WETLAND A typical urban block interior of alleys, back yards, and parking lots is re-configured into a semi-public neighbourhood wetland. Stormwater drains inward to the center of the block while terraces with varying programs make the area accessible and replace private backyards. In high storm events or when pond is at capacity, water overflows to the conveyance corridors on the street and moves downhill towards Lake Ontario. A: B: C: D: E: F: G: H:

G

A F

Open Space Barbeque / Party Area Playground Allotment Gardens Alley Private Garden / Parking Automated Parking Structure Conveyance Vegetated Swale

E A

B

E

H C

F

H D H

D

E F

A

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H


Private space: Option to have parking or garden

Section AA

Alley

Background: Barbeque / Party Area

Wetland Retention Pond

Background: Playground Area

Allotment Gardens

Alley

Private space: Option to have parking or garden

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URBAN SQUARE A former parking lot is transformed into a vibrant and performative pubic square for a quickly densifying neighbourhood. Parking is re-configured in an automated vertical structure, while storm water is temporarily retained in a subtle public space feature and allowed to drain out to a vegetated conveyance corridor. The lines between street and square are blurred while large vegetated areas carve and define spaces of congregation and conveyance of both people and water. A: B: C: D: E: F: G: H:

Paved Open Space Vegetated Area Stage Subtle Water Feature Sloping Paved Area Restaurant Seating Area Bicycle Lane Conveyance Vegetated Swale

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B E

B

D

C

F

E B A

B

G

B

A

B

H

H G

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Alley

Section AA

Automated Parking Structure

Vegetated Area

Low Area / Temporal Water Feature

Vegetated Area

Sidewalk / Bicycle Lane

Vegetated Area

Queen Street: Shared Tram and Car Lanes

Vegetated Swale

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STAGING GROUND Sediment as Environmental, Social, and Spatial Amenity MLA Studio 4: Landscape Systems University of Toronto Site: Lower Don Lands, Toronto, ON Completed: April 2014 Group project with Rui Felix(drawings completed by myself or corroboratively unless otherwise stated) * Part of University of Toronto’s 1st Place submission: 8th Annual Biennial of Landscape Architecture, 2014

The Mouth of Toronto’s Don River will undergo radical transformation over the next 25-50 years, it’s naturalization being the centrepiece of the re-development of the Lower Don Lands. By taking the proposal of a sediment management area at the current mouth of the Don River as a starting point, Staging ground takes a material that is seen as a problem, and turns it into an amenity. A 30+ year phasing process sees a site transformed from a tangle of infrastructure into a landscape of productivity and management in service of the regeneration of the adjacent lands. 24


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PHASE 1

YR. 1-3

Sediment Remediation

to Tommy Thompson Park

de-watering admixtures

excavation

PHASE 2

Soil Remediation

YR. 4-9 Soil Remediation

windrow composting

windrow composting cofferdam

Lakeshore Blvd.

Gardiner Expressway

Cherry St.

on-site remediation

greenway constructed

capping / topsoil East Bayfront Neighbourhood

Sherbourne Common

areas removed from floodplain

DEMOLITION, EXCAVATION, & INFRASTRUCTURAL REALIGNMENT

SOIL SWAP

Remediation of soils in mainly done on their given site by a windrow composting method. Sediment dredged from the Don River is dewatered, mixed with admixtures, and is used in the Portlands to aid in brownfield remediation and removing the area from the floodplain . Excess treated soil from the widening of the river Channel is also used for this purpose. 26


PHASE 3

YR. 10-30 tree nursery

PHASE 4

Evergreen community and environmental management centre

YR. 30+

phytoremediation beds

brownfield remediation

wetland creation

tree planting

tree planting

scale : 1:4000

TREE NURSURY

PHYTOREMEDIATION MEADOW

As the water table in the Portlands is at most 3m below the surface and sometimes less than a metre, bottomland species that can handle prolonged periods of standing water and have a strong tolerance to urban conditions were chosen.

Having been a place for the remediation of soils adjacent to it, the centre of the site is remediated itself, but by a much longer phytoremediation process. It is transformed into a meadow with groves of willow and poplar trees.

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Water Tower

Office & Studio Space

Parking Lot & Bioswale

Cistern Photovoltaic Panels

Dredge Treatment Process

4

Phytoremediation Cells

3

Mixture Cell

2

Dewatering Cell

1

Hydraulic Dredge Barge Debries Boom

Viewing Stairs

Section BB (Drawn by Rui Felix)

Public Square Picnic

Program

Playground

Market & Event Space Basketball & Rock Climbing

Dredge Treatment Process

4

Phytoremediation Cells

3

Mixture Cell

2

Dewatering Cell

Debries Boom

Viewing Stairs

Bike & Kayak Rental

Dock

1

Hydraulic Dredge Barge

Circulation

Public Square Picnic

Bicycle Playground

Program

Soil Train Pedestrians

Market & Event Space Basketball & Rock Climbing

Bike & Kayak Rental

Dock

Dredge Treatment Process

3

4

Mixture Cell

Phytoremediation Cells

2

Dewatering Cell

1

Circulation

Water

Hydraulic Dredge Barge Debries Boom

Bicycle Soil Train Viewing Stairs

Pedestrians

Public Square Picnic

Playground

Program

Market & Event Space Basketball & Rock Climbing

Bike & Kayak Rental

Dock

Water

Circulation

QUALITY

PROCESS

TIME

A

AMOUNT

BENEFICIAL USES Sand component can be used as construction material additives (cement, asphalt, bricks, ceramics)

2 weeks

Replacement fill for construction and landscaping projects

Bicycle Soil Train Pedestrians

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B

Capping abandoned mines and brownfileds

1 month

Top soil enhancement Habitat creation or restoration (aquatic, wetland or uplands environments)

Water

+

C

JAN DREDGING DEWATERING MIXTURES PHYTOREMEDIATION

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FEB

+

1-2 years

MAR

APR

MAY

Building of dikes and berms for shore protection

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC Dewatering Wetland Water is removed from the dewatering cell by a system of weeping tiles that sends water through a terraced wetland. Returning the water back to the

Section B

Don cleaner than when received.

De-watering Wetland + Dredging (Drawn by Rui Felix)

001:1

Market & Event Space

Bridge to Portlands


Once the needs of the Portlands are met, the site changes and becomes the final piece of land to be given over for development. Though certain aspects of this productive landscape are phased out, remnants evocative of them are left as amenities for the new neighbourhood, with the one remaining process, the remediation of sediment, integrated into a vibrant waterfront public space, that acts as a meaningful entrance to the entire Don Valley.

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lower walkway 3m

two lane bike path 3m

wetland / stormwaterchannel 4m

hard surfaced buffer area 2.75m

viewing steps 7.5m

pedestrian promenade 7m

10cm x 2.5cm timber plank steps

plate

concrete retaining wall

wetland species wooden stakes

cor-ten steel outfall pipe from wetland channel

cut stone edge 4cm asphalt surface course

10cm asphalt base course

19cm frost protection course

15cm ballast base course

7cm concrete pavers on 3cm crushed sand

water level

support pole 40cm x 20cm concrete stringer

bracket

rip-rap

30cm diameter concrete footing slot gutter

31cm frost protection course

building soil Common Wheat Triticum Estivum

Pb Lead

30cm concrete channel walls and base Zucchni Curcurbita pepo

PCB

Polychlorinated Biphenyl

pool substrate

18mm cor-ten steel plate

gravel

Maize Zea Mays

Paul’s Scarlet Climber Rosa

Blue Sheep Fescue Festuca Ovina

Alfafa Medicago Sativa

Cd

PCB

Pb

Pb

Cadmium

Polychlorinated Biphenyl

Lead

Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis

Common Ragweed Brassica Olercea

Cabbage Brassica Oleracea

Indian Mustard Brassica Juncea

Red Beet Beta Vulgaris

Field Pumpkin 7mm Cucurbita Moschata

Lead

Zinc

Lead

Cadmium

500mm Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane

Pb

Zn

Pb

Cd

Lead

DDT

Morton Glossy Elm Ulmus ‘Morton Glossy’

Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia

Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica

Chinese Brake Fern (Pteris Vittata L.)

Zn

1250mm Zinc

Golden Willow Salix alba vitellina

two lane bike path 3m

hard surfaced buffer area 2.75m

Northern Catalpa Catalpa speciosa

River Birch Betula nigra

Tulip Tree (Yellow Poplar) Liriodendron Tulipifera

Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor

pedestrian promenade 7m

wetland / stormwaterchannel 4m

phytoremediating grasses 5cm timber bench surface 500mm x 500mm gabions (concrete from Gardiner Exprs.way used)

wetland species wooden stakes cut stone edge 4cm asphalt surface course

5-10cm mulch layer (keep 3-5cm away from trunk flare)

10cm asphalt base course

19cm frost protection course

15cm ballast base course

backfill

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concrete base angled to allow for watter drainage towards storage cistern, where it will then be pumped into the the terraced wetland channel

sediment mix

30cm concrete bed wall and base root ball

slot gutter

31cm frost protection course

building soil

30cm concrete channel walls and base

pool substrate

gravel

18mm cor-ten steel plate

7cm concrete pavers on 3cm crushed sand


Neighbourhood Street

Promenade Walkway Outlfow of Activity from Buildings

Fine Gravel Grove

Phytoremediation Planter

Wetland Stormwater Channel

Bike Lane

Grassy Grove

Walkway with Rail tracks embedded for loading and unloading of sediment into planters

Lower Level Boardwalk

Phytoremediation Planter Rip Rap + Outflow feature of Filtered Stormwater

Keating Channel

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Common Wheat Triticum Estivum

Zucchni Curcurbita pepo

Maize Zea Mays

Paul’s Scarlet Climber Rosa

Blue Sheep Fescue Festuca Ovina

Pb

PCB

Cd

PCB

Pb

Lead

Polychlorinated Biphenyl

Cadmium

Polychlorinated Biphenyl

Alfafa Medicago Sativa

Pb

Lead

Lead Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis

Common Ragweed Brassica Olercea

Cabbage Brassica Oleracea

Indian Mustard Brassica Juncea

Red Beet Beta Vulgaris

Lead

Zinc

Lead

Cadmium

Pb

Zn

Pb

Cd

Field Pumpkin Cucurbita Moschata

DDT

Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane

Morton Glossy Elm Ulmus ‘Morton Glossy’

Black Locust Robina pseudoacacia

Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica

Chinese Brake Fern (Pteris Vittata L.)

Zn

Zinc

7mm

Golden Willow Salix alba vitellina

500mm

River Birch Betula nigra

Northern Catalpa Catalpa speciosa

Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipifera

Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor

1250mm

phytoremediating grasses 5cm timber bench surface

500mm x 500mm gabions (concrete from Gardiner Exprs. way used)

Left: Construction Detail of Phytoremediation Planter 1:100 Right: Construction Detail of Section of Linear Park with Wetland storm water channel 1:100

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concrete base angled to allow for water drainage towards storage cistern, where it will then be pumped into the the terraced wetland channel

sediment mix

30cm concrete bed wall and base


two lane bike path 3m

hard surfaced buffer area 2.75m

wetland stormwater channel 4m

pedestrian promenade 7m

wetland species wooden stakes 4cm asphalt surface course

cut stone edge 10cm asphalt base course

19cm frost protection course

15cm ballast base course

7cm concrete pavers on 3cm crushed sand

backfill

5-10cm mulch layer (keep 3-5cm away from trunk flare)

root ball

slot gutter

31cm frost protection course

building soil

30cm concrete channel walls and base

pool substrate

gravel

18mm cor-ten steel plate

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NEW RULES Typological Analysis

Being assigned two open space and two building typologies for analysis and using Toronto’s urban fabric as a laboratory, this project explores each typologies’ constituent parts, dimensional and spacial limits, and morphology and variance. Shown is one open space and one built typology, which were carried on to subsequent phases: bundling and re-working to create a hybridized typology.

MLA Studio 3: Superstudio University of Toronto Completed: October 2013

depth range: 3.5-10m width range: 4-10m

_1 softscape fenced

7m 7m

7m: room for car parking

11.2m

7.6m

_2 softscape “bed” elevated

4m _3 all hardscape and softscape fenced

19m

_4 no fence

_1 all hardscape not likely in large yard

_2 all softscape

_3 hardscape path

_5 all hardscape no fence _6 all hardscape fence

_4 2 tiered softscape: lawn / trees + garden 2 tiered hardscape: pad + path

hardscape softscape

_5 2 tiered hardsacpe: pad + path

back Yard

front Yard

dense urban neighbourhood shaw street, Toronto

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_yard

dense urban neighbourhood shaw street, Toronto

fence can be soft

hardscape softscape


8m

80m

_morphology as part of perimeter block

18m _1 double loaded corridor

10m _2 single loaded corridor partially through units

12m

12m

_3 single loaded corridor + multiple entry some through units

_4 through units + multiple entry through units

8-10m _5 single loaded corridor + circulation outside envelope narrower slab through units

_morphology staggered

circulation + variation

_slab/bar

_morphology as part of a one building mega-structure bielefeld university, germany

_morphology “towers in a park� typical modernist housing project

_morphology continuous bending structure housing blocks in gifu, japan

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_morphology function is residential throughout the “yard bar” could front street or be part of a larger housing estate

_stacked

_stacked + staggered _stacked + staggered _stacked + staggered + stepped

_bridged _bridged + stacked + staggered _bridged : staggered + stepped

_morphology “yard bar” could have a commercial component and front street opportunities for connecting with other buildings (of the same typology or not)

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4m

6.2m 3m

_1 1,334 sq.feet 124 m2 quantity: 2 _2 1,334 sq.feet 124 m2 quantity: 2 _3 1,067 sq.feet 99 m2 quantity: 10

80m

_4 1,067 sq.feet 99 m2 quantity: 3

residential yards

_5 1,067 sq.feet 99 m2 quantity: 9 _6 800 sq.feet 74 m2 quantity: 4

_residential units commercial storefronts / office space

residential units

stairs option [b]

stairs option [a] skip-stop elevator all floors have gallery hall for emergency exit or using stairs

8m 6m

units separated by the elevator core that serves them

10m can be extended an extra 2m

Yard / Bar Hybrid Typology

_circulation

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CASE PLUS Copy Metropolis_Paste Dufferin MLA Studio 3: Superstudio Site: Dufferin Grove, Toronto, ON University of Toronto Completed: November 2013

A case study of King Champ Gillette’s Metropolis (1898), a utopian socialist masterplan for a city envisioned to house the entire population of North America and be powered by Niagara Falls.

A

A

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_Section AA


_unit 1 18m x 23m

-1_open space/ transport of people

_unit 2 stacked 25 stories

_2_food delivery / mass transit -3_utilities / infrastructure

_unit 3 arrayed 18 times

_arrayed on grid and extends indefinitely

_geometry / modularity

_block structure

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_1 all buildings 25 stories

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_2 height varies per block

_3 height varies within block

_1 west

east

_2 west

east

_3 west

east


After analysis of the precedent itself, I was tasked with placing it on our given site, re-calibrating and reorganizing it’s components (but not scaling them) in order to fit.

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_2

_4

_5

_3

_recalibrating tower block grid

NS Section

EW Section

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DUFFERIN REDUX Mixed Use Neighbourhood Masterplan MLA Studio 3: Superstudio University of Toronto Site: Dufferin Grove, Toronto, ON Completed: December 2013

Densifying the site of a popular shopping mall and much loved city park does not sacrifice open space with the use of multiple datums. A raised circuit is created by rotating and lifting the geometry of the site’s former use: a horse racetrack. The track connects and creates open space by literally bridging existing and proposed parks and sports fields, activating large roof areas, and becoming a linear public space in it’s own right.

Axiom_Reintroduce historical geometry

Axiom_Retain shopping mall typology

Axiom_Increase typological diversity / introduce medium-density housing

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Existing

Removed

Planted

Result

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commercial_11.5%

green roof / allotment gardens

office_2.5% parking_17%

office

13,150m2

residential_27%

commercial / retail

medium sized

residential courtyard

medium sized

residential

the dufferin track

61,500m2

community_5.5$

small neighbourhood park

small soccer field

recreation_7% skating rink sport courts

open space_31%

city

live / work 4,700m2

community 31, 422 m2

parking

1,900 spaces 82,200 m2

neighbourhood park

soccer field and running track small plaza

private yards semi-public residential

residential

142,800 m2 1,428 units average household size in Toronto: 2.8 estimated population: 4,000

With Toronto’s condo boom failing to create family sized, affordable units, a strong focus was placed on medium density housing that allows for larger unit sizes than most condos, yet still densifies the neighbourhood. This housing takes on a variety of forms: Perimiter blocks, slab / bars, and towers and along with community, and office programs, are integrated on multiple datums on and around the modified shopping mall and newly created open spaces.

recreation 38,350 m2

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residential

school

dufferin track access ramp

service alley

sport courts

russett ave.

office

school

retail

Section across recreation in new park between Bloor and Croatia streets 1:750

parking

A A

dufferin track C

C live soccer field

B

dufferin mall D

D

work

7m

4m

Sections_interface with existing neighbourhood 1:400

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7.5m

4.8m

B


residential

dufferin track residential residential

mall

courtyard

residential

residential

courtyard

storefront archer st.

coburg ave.

chesley ave.

Section from Dufferin Mall through both residential perimeter blocks

The resulting neighbourhood is integrated into it’s surroundings by extending street grids, alternating densities, and creating a series of streets and open spaces that range from large, to intimate, from fully public to semi-private. The edge of the retained, yet modified shopping mall typology is diversified by the introduction of a live / work typology. 45


THE NEW FRONTIER Re-Imagining Suburbia in New Orleans B.EnvD. Landscape + Urbanism Studio 6: Emergent Futures University of Manitoba Site: New Orleans East, LA Completed: April 2010

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1

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3 The old frontier of was America, then it was the West. In mid 20th Century New Orleans, it was the back swamp, drained for the post war housing boom. The new frontier is a landscape of discards, a landscape of infrastructure, a landscape already inhabited but in need of redefinition. The old frontier was the fringe, the new frontier is already part of the city.


1

3

2

1

The first phase of migration. Deconstruction begins on abandoned shopping malls and parking lots and the resulting rubble and soil used in the construction of new levees. Habitable space emerges on the West side of the site, while on the East, ecological reclamation begins by connecting existing areas of hardwood forest and shrubby swamp.

2

Deconstruction continues to cover half of proposed area for reclamation while more habitable space emerges from existing parcels around established ecological networks.

3

The final phase. The last spaces to be inhabited are those that required the greatest amount of time to reclaim, such as the landfill.

Approximately 1/3 of New Orleans East is eventually de-constructed and allowed to be established as brackish marsh. With a new levee system implemented, the established marsh can be used as a reservoir to mitigate storm surges and excessively high tides during flood season. In a phasing process, a migration occurs from the old , into the new frontier.


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Left: Lots that were previously hardscaped or graveled are re configured for an emerging neighbourhood. The hardscape is carved into to create streets , small driveways and footpaths with elevated houses constructed in the gaps between. Right: Though canals are all too common on the Gulf Coast for industrial purposes, their presence is extremely limited within the confines of the levee systems that protect urban areas. Newly dredged canals will help mitigate high tides , delivering a controlled amount of water to maintain the established marshes and act as new means of recreation and circulation.

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DEATH A[BRIDGE]D A Cemetery for the 21st Century B.EnvD. Landscape + Urbanism Studio 5: Possible Urbanisms University of Manitoba Site: Former Manitoba Sugar Beet Factory, Winnipeg, MB Group project with Meaghan Pauls Completed: December 2009

To create a cemetery for the 21st century, we developed four basic elements: Tendrils, Wooded Facade, Clearing, and Bridge. Together, they form a large suburban / regional park wherein the bridge creates a sacred space for death within the context of everyday life.

The tendrils

The wooded facade

The clearing

The bridge

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Process sketches


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B

B

THE BRIDGE Both a terminal of interchange and an object within the landscape, the bridge brings together those activities associated with everyday life and those with the rites of death. Within the bridge are four defined gardens where the dead are laid to rest. Within each garden, views to the exterior relate to the urban context at different scales.

A

A C

Section AA

Plan: The “Bridge” plan showing the placement of the five gardens and overall planting concept.

“Bridge Columbaria”

C


Section BB, “Aspen Terraces” burial garden

Section CC, “Pine Clearing” burial garden

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A

HILLTOP GARDEN Fine gravel, hedges of cotoneaster, and an orchard of 42 flowering crab apple trees create a space of contemplation at the site’s highest elevation. A vista reveals the site’s industrial history and the Winnipeg skyline.

Section AA

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A


B

B

WILLOW AND STICK GARDEN Fed by a local stream, a pool of open water, tall manna grass, cattails, reeds and willow trees creates a space for water burial. Lining the boardwalks are memorials made out of engraved metal sticks that mark urns secured to the marsh floor.

Section BB

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NEW ROYAL PALACE OF LESOTHO Design Development

The Lesotho Royal Palace and it’s grounds holds an extremely important social and cultural significance for the people of Lesotho. Working off of an existing landscape framework, I developed the design in more detail, giving greater articulation to all areas, proposing vegetative and water strategy solutions, and working with civil engineers to improve accessibility of circulation paths an building access.

Makeka Design Lab: Cape Town, South Africa Site: Maseru City Centre, Maseru, Lesotho Status: Tender process

Balancing the needs and desires for complexity and legibility, accessibility and security, public and private was of utmost importance. Shown here are schematic design development drawings that were used in the tender for the further appointment of a landscape architect.

Meadow

Grass / Lawn

Wetland Grasses

Sodded / Manicured Lawn

Mass Planting / Dense Planting Beds Hedges

Omitting From Scope Either No Budget or existing adequate landscaping

High Priority Mass Planting Areas

High Priority / Higher Maintenance Ground Cover (Sod or Gravel) Medium Priority Mass Planting Areas - Could be more economical species or not as matured specimens etc. Lower Priority Areas (more economical groundcover (ie. hydroseeded lawn or meadow or similar) Constructed Ponds

Existing Trees New Trees

Large Specimen Trees (400L) Medium Speciment Trees (200L) Small Speciment Trees (100L)

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Meadow

Grass / Lawn

Wetland Grasses

Sodded / Manicured Lawn

Mass Planting / Dense Planting Beds Hedges

Constructed Ponds

Existing Trees New Trees

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CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE-EAST Fascade Design Development, Visualization, & Construction Drawings Makeka Design Lab: Cape Town, South Africa Site: Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa Status: Under Construction

“Unfolded” Elevation showing the extent of the curved, 3 sided drum wall facade

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Designed the tile layout and colour pattern for a 200m x 20m sandstone facade drum wall. The facade wraps around three sides of the building, which serves important public, cultural, and commercial functions and is visible from multiple main thoroughfares. A systematic approach was taken in order to translate the design intent of motion, asymmetry, and colour transition into a series of pattern modules that could be repeated along the facade and customized where necessary. The design resolution also had to accommodate and compliment recesses for lighting , speakers, and art displays.

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PK

E

D

02

03

13 B2 T.O. Drum Wall

FFL: 26.220 T.O. Drum Wall

FFL: 26.220

11 B2

02M Offices

FFL: 21.000 02M Offices

FFL: 21.000 11 B2

15 A

02_Upper Halls

FFL: 17.650 02_Upper Halls

FFL: 17.650

11 B1

FFL: 14.300 01M_Mezzanine Nr

Description

1. 2. 3

01_Meeting Rooms

FFL: 14.300

Date

For Construction Colour and Finish Key Added

Nr

13 B1

24/05/'16

4

Added art recesses on Level 00, 01, and 02 Revised placement and sizes of art recesses on Level 00 Revised placement of select speakers and light boxes Revised cladding layout in areas where recesses, speakers, and lights were changed Annotations for speakers and light boxes added

24/05/'16

5

Dimensions added for Art Recesses Dimension Key added for Speaker, Light Box, and Artwork Recesses

08/07/'16

5

Dimensions added for Art Recesses Dimension Key added for Speaker, Light Box, and Artwork Recesses

08/07/'16

6

Drum wall opening added on LVL_00 between grid lines 08 and 09 Colour block annotations and associated key changes for speaker, light, and art recesses Detail reference annotations added Sandstone tile dimensions to grid lines added

19/07/'16

6

Drum wall opening added on LVL_00 between grid lines 08 and 09 Colour block annotations and associated key changes for speaker, light, and art recesses Detail reference annotations added Sandstone tile dimensions to grid lines added

19/07/'16

3

Tiles Marked "0H" - Golden Dawn Sandsotone - Honed

Tiles Marked "1H" - Desert Sunrise Sandstone - Honed

Tiles Marked "1H" - Desert Sunrise Sandstone - Honed

01_Meeting Rooms

Tiles Marked "1P" - Desert Sunrise Sandstone - Polished

FFL: 10.950

*Note: All spacing between and around sandstone tiles to be 8mm unless otherwise annotated Tiles Marked "2" - Silver Grey Granite Tile Type 10. 900mm x 300mm

Areas Marked "LB" - Light Box and coloured -Width of recesses from stone edge to stone edge is 216mm -Detail "12"

Areas Marked "LB" - Light Box and coloured -Width of recesses from stone edge to stone edge is 216mm -Detail "12"

11 B1

Areas Marked "SP" - Speaker Recess and coloured -Width of recesses from stone edge to stone edge is 260mm -Detail "15A"

Areas Marked "SP" - Speaker Recess and coloured -Width of recesses from stone edge to stone edge is 260mm -Detail "15A"

Areas Marked "AR" - Artwork Recess and coloured -Dimensions given on drawing are width of recess from stone edge to stone edge -Detail "12"

15A

FFL: 7.600 COPYRIGHT ON THIS DRAWING IS RESERVED ALL DIMENSIONS AND LEVELS ARE TO BE VERIFIED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF ANY WORK. DIMENSIONS ARE INDICATED IN MILLIMETERS

00M_Mezzanine

FFL: 7.600 13 B1

Client

Areas Marked "AR" - Artwork Recess and coloured -Dimensions given on drawing are width of recess from stone edge to stone edge -Detail "12" COPYRIGHT ON THIS DRAWING IS RESERVED ALL DIMENSIONS AND LEVELS ARE TO BE VERIFIED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF ANY WORK. DIMENSIONS ARE INDICATED IN MILLIMETERS

Client

Project Name

Project Name

Project Address

Project Address

Erf 245 & 246, Roggebaai , Foreshore Precinct Cape Town

Erf 245 & 246, Roggebaai , Foreshore Precinct Cape Town

15A

Document Status

Document Status

FOR CONSTRUCTION

Project number 10 13 B1

FOR CONSTRUCTION 724912

Project number

Scheme Number

FFL: 4.250

Drawing Number

14

00_Ground Level

6

FFL: 4.250

A(42)609 6

Revision Number

LL

Drawn by

Checked by

Checked by

1 : 25@A0

CONVENTION ARCHITECTS an association of 2016-05-24 12:15 PM

an association of Makeka Design Lab Stauch Vorster Architects Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

1 : 25@A0

Scale

CONVENTION ARCHITECTS

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DRUM WALL 02_03 Drawing Number

LL

Drawn by

4 of a series of 23 construction drawings showing the tiling pattern, with each tile dimensioned and labelled.

19/07/'16

Date

A(42)600

Revision Number

Scale

724912

Scheme Number

19/07/'16

Date

DRUM WALL E_D NORTH 00_Ground Level

09/03/'16 22/03/'16 31/03/'16

Tiles Marked "0P" - Golden Dawn Sandstone - Polished

Tiles Marked "1P" - Desert Sunrise Sandstone - Polished

Tiles Marked "2" - Silver Grey Granite Tile Type 10. 900mm x 300mm

00M_Mezzanine

For Construction Colour and Finish Key Added Revised Cladding Layout in areas Revised Window Openings, addition of circular window Revised spacing and sizes of openings, speaker and art recesses Revised lengths of bump rails Granite cladding added Annotations added for bump rail and granite cladding

Tiles Marked "0H" - Golden Dawn Sandsotone - Honed

*Note: All spacing between and around sandstone tiles to be 8mm unless otherwise annotated

8

Date

1. 2. 3

Added art recesses on Level 00, 01, and 02 Revised placement and sizes of art recesses on Level 00 Revised placement of select speakers and light boxes Revised cladding layout in areas where recesses, speakers, and lights were changed Annotations for speakers and light boxes added

Revised Cladding Layout in areas Revised Window Openings, addition of circular window Revised spacing and sizes of openings, speaker and art recesses Revised lengths of bump rails Granite cladding added Annotations added for bump rail and granite cladding

Tiles Marked "0P" - Golden Dawn Sandstone - Polished

FFL: 10.950

Description

09/03/'16 22/03/'16 31/03/'16

4

Makeka Design Lab Stauch Vorster Architects Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

2016-05-24 12:15 PM

01M_Mezzanine


09

PC

PD

BA

PE

13 B2

13 B2

T.O. Drum Wall

FFL: 26.220

T.O. Drum Wall

FFL: 26.220

02M Offices

FFL: 21.000

02M Offices

FFL: 21.000

4A

02_Upper Halls

FFL: 17.650

02_Upper Halls

FFL: 17.650

01M_Mezzanine

FFL: 14.300

6

01M_Mezzanine

FFL: 14.300 Nr

Description

1. 2. 3

Date

For Construction Colour and Finish Key Added

Nr

24/05/'16

4

Added art recesses on Level 00, 01, and 02 Revised placement and sizes of art recesses on Level 00 Revised placement of select speakers and light boxes Revised cladding layout in areas where recesses, speakers, and lights were changed Annotations for speakers and light boxes added

24/05/'16

5

Dimensions added for Art Recesses Dimension Key added for Speaker, Light Box, and Artwork Recesses

08/07/'16

5

Dimensions added for Art Recesses Dimension Key added for Speaker, Light Box, and Artwork Recesses

08/07/'16

6

Drum wall opening added on LVL_00 between grid lines 08 and 09 Colour block annotations and associated key changes for speaker, light, and art recesses Detail reference annotations added Sandstone tile dimensions to grid lines added

19/07/'16

6

Drum wall opening added on LVL_00 between grid lines 08 and 09 Colour block annotations and associated key changes for speaker, light, and art recesses Detail reference annotations added Sandstone tile dimensions to grid lines added

19/07/'16

Tiles Marked "0H" - Golden Dawn Sandsotone - Honed

Tiles Marked "1H" - Desert Sunrise Sandstone - Honed

Tiles Marked "1H" - Desert Sunrise Sandstone - Honed

FFL: 7.600

09/03/'16 22/03/'16 31/03/'16

Tiles Marked "0P" - Golden Dawn Sandstone - Polished 01_Meeting Rooms

Tiles Marked "1P" - Desert Sunrise Sandstone - Polished

FFL: 10.950

*Note: All spacing between and around sandstone tiles to be 8mm unless otherwise annotated

00M_Mezzanine

For Construction Colour and Finish Key Added Revised Cladding Layout in areas Revised Window Openings, addition of circular window Revised spacing and sizes of openings, speaker and art recesses Revised lengths of bump rails Granite cladding added Annotations added for bump rail and granite cladding

Tiles Marked "0H" - Golden Dawn Sandsotone - Honed

Tiles Marked "1P" - Desert Sunrise Sandstone - Polished

FFL: 10.950

Date

1. 2. 3

Added art recesses on Level 00, 01, and 02 Revised placement and sizes of art recesses on Level 00 Revised placement of select speakers and light boxes Revised cladding layout in areas where recesses, speakers, and lights were changed Annotations for speakers and light boxes added

Revised Cladding Layout in areas Revised Window Openings, addition of circular window Revised spacing and sizes of openings, speaker and art recesses Revised lengths of bump rails Granite cladding added Annotations added for bump rail and granite cladding

Tiles Marked "0P" - Golden Dawn Sandstone - Polished

01_Meeting Rooms

Description

09/03/'16 22/03/'16 31/03/'16

4

*Note: All spacing between and around sandstone tiles to be 8mm unless otherwise annotated

Tiles Marked "2" - Silver Grey Granite Tile Type 10. 900mm x 300mm

Tiles Marked "2" - Silver Grey Granite Tile Type 10. 900mm x 300mm

Areas Marked "LB" - Light Box and coloured -Width of recesses from stone edge to stone edge is 216mm -Detail "12"

Areas Marked "LB" - Light Box and coloured -Width of recesses from stone edge to stone edge is 216mm -Detail "12"

Areas Marked "SP" - Speaker Recess and coloured -Width of recesses from stone edge to stone edge is 260mm -Detail "15A"

Areas Marked "SP" - Speaker Recess and coloured -Width of recesses from stone edge to stone edge is 260mm -Detail "15A"

Areas Marked "AR" - Artwork Recess and coloured -Dimensions given on drawing are width of recess from stone edge to stone edge -Detail "12"

Areas Marked "AR" - Artwork Recess and coloured -Dimensions given on drawing are width of recess from stone edge to stone edge -Detail "12"

COPYRIGHT ON THIS DRAWING IS RESERVED ALL DIMENSIONS AND LEVELS ARE TO BE VERIFIED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF ANY WORK. DIMENSIONS ARE INDICATED IN MILLIMETERS

COPYRIGHT ON THIS DRAWING IS RESERVED ALL DIMENSIONS AND LEVELS ARE TO BE VERIFIED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF ANY WORK. DIMENSIONS ARE INDICATED IN MILLIMETERS

00M_Mezzanine

FFL: 7.600

Client

Client

1 Project Name

Project Name

Project Address

Project Address

Document Status

Document Status

Erf 245 & 246, Roggebaai , Foreshore Precinct Cape Town

Erf 245 & 246, Roggebaai , Foreshore Precinct Cape Town

FOR CONSTRUCTION

Project number

FOR CONSTRUCTION 724912

FFL: 4.250

DRUM WALL PD_PE SOUTH

10

A(42)616

Drawing Number 00_Ground Level

6

Revision Number

LL

Drawn by

FFL: 4.250

A(42)618 6

Revision Number

LL

Drawn by

Checked by

Checked by

1 : 25@A0

Scale

19/07/'16

Date

DRUM WALL 09_BA

10

Drawing Number 00_Ground Level

Scheme Number

19/07/'16

CONVENTION ARCHITECTS

an association of Makeka Design Lab Stauch Vorster Architects Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

1 : 25@A0

Scale

CONVENTION ARCHITECTS

an association of 2016-05-24 12:15 PM

14

724912

Project number

Scheme Number Date

Makeka Design Lab Stauch Vorster Architects Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

2016-05-24 12:15 PM

1

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DIY GREENWALL Beirut Garden Show Pavillion Designed and implemented with Prof. Nayla Al-Akl, with help from 2nd year Landscape Design students. Site: Beirut Hippodrome, Beirut, Lebanon Completed: May 2013

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Borrowing from research done at the AUB greenhouse, simple materials and a drip irrigation system were used to showcase a “low-tech” green wall that could be built and installed in private gardens and apartment balconies. The wall, along with white fabric and suspended panels, creates a shady micro climate for garden show visitors to escape the sun and view student work from AUB’s Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management Department.


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HAZMEIH HANGOUT Renderings for Publishing Imad Gemayel Architects: Beirut, Lebanon Site: Hazmieh, Beirut, Lebanon Completed: August 2014

A set of rendered drawings for a restaurant plaza in the suburbs of Beirut that was previously designed by the firm to be published in a desing magazine in the United Arab Emirates.

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RACHANA CHURCH COURTYARD Site Grading Imad Gemayel Architects: Beirut, Lebanon Site: Rachana, Lebanon Completed: July 2014

Grading plan completed for design previously completed by the firm for a semi-public church courtyard in a small mountain village. I made the necessary adjustments according to a recently done land survey.

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SMAR JBEIL PLAYGROUND Low-Cost / Recycled Bleachers Imad Gemayel Architects: Beirut, Lebanon Site: Smar Jbeil, Lebanon Completed: July 2014

1

Plan

1:250

A

A preliminary design for the renovation of a public play area in a small mountain village. As the owner of the property, the local church, desired more seating, we developed a softer and low-cost approach to bleachers by introducing a landscape of mounds with integrated seating made from gabions of recycled rock. The mounds also provided for vegetation to shade spectators.

A

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SMAR JBEIL IMAD GEMAYEL ARCHITECTS

11.07.2014


2

Sections

Section AA through basketball court

Section AA 1:150

Rock Filled Concrete Compacted Gabions Pad Subbrade Compacted

Rock Filled

Concrete

Subgrade Gabions Detail Sections 1:50Pad

Section AA

Rock Filled Loose Large Wooden Rocks Steps Gabions

Topsoil Topsoil

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BANK MED ROOFTOP TERRACE Visualizations & Design Development Imad Gemayel Architects: Beirut, Lebanon Site: Beirut, Lebanon Completed: July 2014

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Set of renderings completed as part of an on-going design process for a corporate rooftop terrace in Beirut’s CBD. Overall concept was done prior to my involvement. However, I was involved with ongoing design development of planting and seating features as well as digital presentations for the client.

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Document designed by Logan Littlefield 2015 Cover Image: Pencil drawing of Footprints in Snow: Logan Littlefield, 2008

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