TABLE OF CONTENTS Personal Statement ............................. 3 Writing Sample ................................... 4-7 Architecture 101 ................................. 8-15 Architecture 102 ................................. 16-23 Architecture 399 ................................. 24-37 Architecture 342 ................................. 38-47 Architecture 415 ................................. 48-53 Architecture 523 ................................. 54-59 Personal and Community Service ........... 60-71
PERSONAL STATEMENT The last three and a half years at the University of Hawaii Architectual program have facilitated my creative and analytical growth far beyond anything I could have anticipated. I have tranformed from a niave yet inspired teen to a creative and disciplined adult. I can now see clearly my prospective goals and to capture opportunities as they present themselves. The most unpredicatable circumstances have given me a chance to travel and learn beyond books and discussions. Having fi rst hand experience has helped me defi ne my personality, designs and overall grasp of culture and architecture. My peers and teachers have all granted me lessons in practical, professional and abstract comprehension. This rigourous combination of fi rst hand experiences and traditional acedemia has pushed my critical thinking well beyond what I thought I was capable of. My peers and I are collectively struggling and giving encouragement to eachother as our prefessors are patiently encouraging us. I have been blessed with the opportunity of having uniquely creative professors who all brought a diverse level of design and insite that is essential for me an aspiring architect. The fusion of Asia Pacifi c and Western infl uences has created a singular opportunity for my architectual creativity and inspiration. Through fi rst hand experience, supportive peers and professors and extraordinary cultural infl uences my undergraduate education has allowed me to excel in my designs and propelled me into a readiness for the doctorate program.
Writing Sample: Walk in Mo’ili’ili
How do I get There?
The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, UHM, and Mo‘ili‘ili should have a tight bond. Mo’ili’ili provides the closest stores, restaurants and bars to accommodate UHM. However, there are particular reasons why it seems to be so unsuccessful. For example, the highway is as a clear division between them and provides no attractive or clear way to walk. There are some simple solutions in order to solve this disjointed relationship. Hopefully something will be done to unify UHM and Mo‘ili‘ili. I live in Hale Anuenue. Because it is in Mo‘ili‘ili, I often eat there instead of walking up to the dorm cafeteria. Anuenue is the only dorm in Mo‘ili‘ili and is surrounded by run down apartments. Other students and even families with young children live in these apartments. Trash is thrown on the street which makes piles high of broken furniture. When it is finally picked up it seems like more is instantly put out. My dorm should have been made to accommodate UHM students as a resting point between campus and the rest of Mo‘ili‘ili. Instead, as see in exhibit one, it has an under used lawn in front, uncovered moped parking and a large garbage bin. There is no kind of seating out here or any indication to use the space in a sociopetal manner. The space could also be changed to a parking area for those who live in the dorm. Many other students did not know it was a dorm because the name is barely displayed. One newer renovation in the area is the paint in the underpass to cover old graffiti. This makes it feel much safer than before. This tunnel, shown in exhibit two, is the fastest way to connect to Mo‘ili‘ili if coming from the main dorm area or lower campus. I believe it would be nice to use the dark green, which is one of the school colors, on the painted triangles in the tunnel
to create a better entry to lower campus. After crossing through the underpass the path is unclear where to go. It takes time to discover both existing ways and where they lead to. On the left here you have Kalo Place Mini Park, exhibit three, which could be a resting place. From the street only the entrance sign is visible, the rest is covered by a building. In the park there is only one table and the small trees provide no shade to rest in. This park does not make a good resting place but does have potential. At the same intersection if you were to follow the road after passing through the underpass it would lead you to the back of 7/11 on King Street. Surprisingly, this is a frequent destination for students who live on campus. They walk late at night to 7/11 because it is open 24 hours. Other popular destinations for students include: Blimpie, Curry House, Burger King, and to buy groceries from Star Market. For students 21 and older: Red Lion, The Varsity, and Eastside Grill are all popular spots to drink, hang out and meet other people. Although these maybe the most popular with my friends, I know there are many other destinations such as: restaurants, hair salons, flower shops, Mo‘ili‘ili Community Center, and some clothing boutiques. During my walks in or through Mo‘ili‘ili I find myself joined my fellow students, employees walking dogs from the Humane Society, people taking the bus, and homeless. I am always surprised how many people take the bus. In Phoenix where I am from you hardly see people at bus stops. There are three major bus stops around University and King/Beretania intersection. These stops have covered seating where people and wait comfortably. However, at night homeless come to rest on these benches or lay near them to collect donations. One homeless man has even made a job by setting up a chair to sell papers on the intersection where Beretania and King start to split. Some positive aspects of the Mo‘ili‘ili area are along King Street near 7/11. Most of those shops are located on the sidewalk facing the street. There are street side parking stalls and the street is not too wide to cross if something appeals to a pedestrian while walking. The signs on these stores are easy to read and understand what the space has to offer whether it is a specific type of food, stylist or clothing. The only spot that stands out as out of this strip is the post office parking lot, but I think the long narrow lot helps maintain the aesthetic of the strip on either side. The portion that ruins this long corridor is the shopping center across University Avenue from Kinkos, the large square lot is distracting from the stores behind. Those stores do not have large enough signs to read from the street (see exhibit four).
Writing Sample: Walk in Mo’ili’ili
One place I wish worked better is the park between King and Beretania. This was the first time I had actually walked through and read the signs, looked at the trees and the sculpture. The large tree is dedicated in honor of the first Japanese migrants to Mo‘ili‘ili, to me it represents time and growth of the region(exhibit five). The branches are strong and looks majestic, they provide shade for the benches and a surprising like relaxing area. This small park also has an orange gate, which is a replica at half the scale of the Torii gate and is oriented toward Hiroshima (shown in exhibit six). Although it is a beautiful park and has beautiful symbolism, I do not think it is utilized as a resting space. It is placed between two roads with no good crosswalks that lead to it. The area would be unsafe for children because of the busy traffic on both sides. I have seen some homeless sleeping on the bench but have not seen many others. It is important to connect UHM to Mo‘ili‘ili, but the first step is creating a clear path. There would be a strong connection if the path simply continued strait out from the underpass. I think this area has more potential to incorporate resting places, on street parking, trees for shade, and a buffer between sidewalk and street. When these elements are incorporated and done in a unified manner the path becomes clearer. In addition, if a particular material was used or a special condition it would be a pleasant walk that is well lit. Another important aspect especially with so many pedestrians is to have raised speed humps. All unified in the same sloping style. This would slow drivers down and make the streets nicer. Intern I believe the people in the apartments would begin to take more pride in their grounds and pave their parking places nicely. When the area outside of UHM is nice it reflects on the University it’s self, by drawing more students to live near campus.
By joining UHM and Mo‘ili‘ili it will provide a closer community with in students on campus. Creating a path connecting the two provides amenities the school can not provide. It is really important and would make UHM less of a commuter school and more of a college town.
Architecture 101 8
ARCH 101 Liza Lockard Fall 2007 - Positive/Negative Space [2 weeks] - Figure Ground [3 weeks] - Emotive Words [5 weeks] - Chinatown Project [6 weeks] Class Site Model: Personally responsible for Hotel St. block
NEGATIVE POSITIVE 10
The project is designed to understand how positive and negative space work together. The exercise is to create a form and then comprehend how to invision the void. Starting with a given rectangle of blue foam, cut and assemble the six pieces into the box. One piece of foam must touch on each side of the foam core box. Pour plaster of paris into the foam core box with positive foam pieces, when the plaster hardens the foam is removed and the negative space is now defined.
The assignment began with two dimensional composition demonstrating figure-ground. In its basic sense, it refers to a cognitive ability to separate elements based upon contrast of dark and light. Many times this definition is expanded from a simple perception based on contrast to include abstract concepts such as subject/background Then we interpreted the composition into a three dimensional model with white foam core.
The project started by choosing two adjectives out of a bag. We then did a series of study models, and further defi ning of these adjectives to help convey them architecturally. The fi nal product is in a 1’ x 1’ x 1’ wire frame box that could be penetrated in any direction. The forms should have a dialog with the windows on each face of the box.
ADJ. 1 : Freed from ignorance and misinformation 2 : Based on full comprehension of the problems involved
ADJ. 1 : Defi cient in or devoid of fl exibility 2 : Appearing stiff and unyielding
MaunaKea Street King Street
CHINATOWN MUSEUM Chinatown redevelopment project started with a site evaluation downtown. We took many photographs and built a site model with two open sites for the project sites. The program for my project is based on the Chinese calendar. The five elements; earth, water, fire, metal and wood make the central polygon and the exibits rotate based on
year. The front gallery hosts the Chinese calendar year for example yang, wood, and rat all represent a particular year and each of these elements change each year. The other galleries hold artifacts from the other eleven animals. The education of Chinese culture in Hawaii is important for everyone and a good tool to educate people in Chinatown.
Axonometric with Circulation Diagram
Architecture 102 16
ARCH 102 Leighton Lui Spring 2008 - Dorm Design [4 weeks] - Musical Instruments [6 weeks] - Furniture Project [6 weeks]
Each dormitory unit (double occupancy) will consist of a rectangular volume 16’ wide by 18’ deep and 12’ high. Each unit will have one exterior end wall with fenestration, two solid longitudinal walls, and an entry wall accessible to a 6’ wide by 8’ high interior corridor. Program: 1. Separate sleeping spaces for two individuals (x2) 2. Lounge area for minimum of four people, stereo, TV, ect., optional (x1)
3. Study area for two individuals: desk space with desktop computer=2’-6” x 4’min. plus additional desk/layout space=2’-6” x 4’min. (x2) 4. Wall tack space and storage for books, equip. ect. 5. Storage space fi r clothes, hanging (min.. 3’ wide x 2’ deep x 5’ high) and folded, for either sex, and personal belongings for each occupant (2x0 6. Small lavatory and area for toiletries; mirror (x1)
Trombone: An announcement of arrival and begining of a journey
Drums: The deep sound has depth much like the roots to a tree
Cello: The waterfall, the final destination where one can enjoy the space from their long journy
Marimba: Long keys similar to bamboo and the sound when they knock together
Clarinet: The sound complements that of a gentle stream running
Instruments Trombone: Ridge Line Drum: Tree/Roots Marimba: Bamboo Forest Clarinet: River Cello: Waterfall
Furniture Project TOP VIEW
SIDE VIEW 22
Birch Plywood Solid Birch Wood Carriage Screws Wood Glue Dark Walnut Stain Danish Oil Adjustable Feet
Rabbet Joint is on the end cap made of solid birch connected to birch plywood sides
Miter joint connects the solid birch sides of the top
Metal adjustable furniture feet are placed on the bottom of each corner.
Architecture 399 24
ARCH 399 Hyoung J. Park Fall 2008 -
Process > Translation [1 week] Body Mapping [2 weeks] Material Operation(s)+ Assembly [5 weeks] House Project [6 weeks]
PROCESS > TRANSLATION Commensalism (n) – [L. , Together
and mensa, table]: a symbolic relationship in which one species benefi ted and the other is neither harmed nor benefi ted.
(v) – [L. abstractus, from past particle of abstrahere to drag away, from abs-, ab- + trahere to pull, draw] a: to consider apart from application to or association with a particular instance b: to express a quality apart from an object c: [adj] having only intrinsic form with little or no attempt at pictorial representation
REQUIREMENTS: 4 pencil or ink drawings on 11x17 paper 1. With straight lines + various angles between them – black & white 2. Introducing curves (can combine with straight lines) – black & white 3. In addition to the previous, introducing shading, shape or surface – black & white 4. In addition to the previous, introducing volume (solid) and color - color
MAPPING 2nd Body Mapping: Alternative Body Mapping The mapping process is a vehicle for revelation both in the investigation of content, but in the redefinition of cartography. This is an opportunity to challenge conventional understandings and representations of the body, and ones self. [2D or 3D: scale ~1:2 or 1:1]
1st Body Mapping: Cartesian Base Map The objective is to amass information regarding your own static body form: size/proportion/dimension/relationship/shape etc through measurement and analysis. This information must then be translated into graphic language, conventional (plans/ sections/ contours) or new, that can be intuitively interpreted by a recipient of your map. [2D: scale ~ 1:2 or 1:1]
MATERIAL OPERATION(S) + ASSEMBLY
1. Material Operations The datum is composed of (36) identically sized samples of your material to which is manipulated and transformed in 12 different ways. Any number of instruments/tools/or processes to operate the material, without adding to the material itself. The datum should be presented within 1’x1’x1’ wood frame.
2. Material Assembly An assembly assumes a technique for organizing or composing a unified whole out of fragmentary parts which consist of minimum 36 identically sized samples of material and various material operations. Your task is to explore various assembly techniques for connecting pieces of your material into a larger whole (of any size) in order to represent a portion of your physical body as a site. The material assembly should be presented within 2â€™x1â€™x1â€™ wood frame. Please fix the assembly within the frame so that it can maintain its original configuration even the frame is rotated.
ARCH 399 - Advanced Architecture Studio
Site: 47-83 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahaluu, Hi Client: A professional couple with two children
Clay Form Study
Wire Frame Study Model
KAHALUU HOUSE PROJECT 10 5
1. Garage 2. Kitchen 3. Dinning Room 4. Living Room 5. Patio
6. Pond 7. Entrance 8. Offi ce 9. Bathroom 10. Bedroom
12 11 12
LOWER LEVEL PLAN
11. Game Room 12.Bedroom 13. Bathroom 14. Outdoor Patio
Description of Electrical and Lighting
Passive Design Strategies
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Architecture 342 38
ARCH 342 Joyce M. Noe Spring 2009 - Sustainability Courtyard Site Analysis and Program [2 weeks] Class Booklet: Personally responsible for circulation diagram and sketches Design [4 weeks] - Presidential Library for Barack Obama Class case studies of 13 existing libraries [1 week] Personally responsible for Franklin D. Roosevelt Site Analysis and Program [3 weeks] Class Booklet (68 pages) Personally responsible for spatial adjacency and project manager Design [6 weeks]
SUSTAINABLE COURTYARD REDESIGN
Site analysis: Circulation Diagram
THE WATERING HOLE
For centuries people have traveled great distances for fresh water. These very important nodes create a community. As people draw water they interact with one another and often stick around for further con-
versation or rest. Today people still have this basic instinct to gather around watering holes, like the office water cooler. I want to create a sustainable water catchment that draws people to sit, talk and relax.
Materials Used SERVICE BUILDING
KIOSK SITE PLAN Pourous Concrete
PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY FOR BARACK OBAMA PROGRAM:
Kaka’ako Makai Area Site Context
Sun and Wine Direction
Existing Site Vehicular Circulation
The fi rst three weeks were spent creating an in depth program document which shares the history of presidential libraries, a letter to Barack Obama informing him of the proposal, project statement, complete site analysis and spatial requirements, descriptions and spatial relationship. My role was defi ning the spatial relationship by creating a matrix and was project manager
to assemble the document and class information. The next three weeks were spent on the individual designs of the library.
The fragmented pieces of our nation are sew together by Obama to create a unifi ed nation. The pathway represents a time line that travels through the fragments and into the unifi ed building and beyond toward the future.
PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY FOR BARACK OBAMA 9 8 2
6 First Floor 1. Entrance 2. Orientation Theater 3. Gallery: Obama’s Childhood 4. Gallery: Obama’s Education and Pre-Presidential Career 5. Gallery: Obama’s Presidency
6. Outdoor Courtyard 7. Gift Shop 8. Restaurant 9. Administration 10. Storage and Operations 11. Outdoor Pavilion 12. Staff Parking
Architecture 415 48
ARCH 415 Luis Longhi Summer 2009 Study Abroad
- Survey Site [3 Days] - Urban Plan of Ridge Site [2 weeks] Group: [Aaron Infante-Levy, Alena Reyes, Allyssa Taylor, Kalani Pahoa, Steven Larson and Lori Walker Personally responsible for topographic information and Casa del Hombre - Design [3 weeks]
CASA DEL HOMBRE 50
1. Las Casas Proposal; Casa del Hombre is the center building in bold 2. Urban Plan of Ridge Site
3 5 4
Lower Floor Plan
Mid/Upper Floor Plan 1 Entry 2 Living Room 3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 5 Roof Terrace
PROGRAM • 450 square feet • Two Bedrooms • Living Room • Bathroom
East Elevation 0
asa del Hombre is a proposed lodging for tourists on Taquile Island. This facility would accommodate western norms by including bathing facilities. The program for Casa del Hombre includes two bedrooms, living space, bathroom with toilet and shower, with a community dining center nearby. Located between Casas de las Mujeres near the south end of the proposed ridge plan, the site has a panoramic view from east to west. The ridge has a steep incline on the west side of the ridge and a sloping incline on the eastern side. Casa del Hombre boldly carves through the ridge and out the west side. This excavation site joins the land and building form together while highlighting the views, the indoor/outdoor connection, and an interpretation of Peruvian style.
he project is inspired by the Taquilean Marriage Belt, traditionally the man and woman both work to weave half of the belt. When they are married the belt is joined and worn daily by the man. The idea of weaving became a concept in the form and experience of the building. The different levels lace through the ridge; one completely going through, another completely enclosed by land and the third comes out from the vertical cliff. Each of these levels also holds a particular view for the guest to experience. The fi rst thread encompasses the complete east to west corridor that looks over the lake, the second thread envelopes intimate cozy feel that give a narrow view out west and the fi nal thread highlights the incredible view into the lake.
1. Livingroom looking out toward the west 2. Night: Entry from West side 3. Night: Porch off Master Bedroom
Architecture 523 54
ARCH 523 David Rockwood Fall 2009 - Wood Framing [4 weeks] Group Project [Frank Alsup, Chretien Macutay, Ryan Odanaka, Rebecca Weatherford, Reid Perry, Alena Reyes, Selina Wong]: Personal responsibility is to measure and draw out existing temporary building - Case Study: Torncrown [4 weeks] Group Project [Frank Alsup, Chretien Macutay, Ryan Odanaka, Rebecca Weatherford, Reid Perry, Alena Reyes, Selina Wong]: Personal responsibility is to answer the questions from the assignment
1. Existing Conditions Drawings: Carefully measure and depict all elements in the existing building with (all drawings at ¼” = 1’0” except as noted) 2. Design: Design Scenario: One Team member has a steeply sloping lot in the upper Manoa valley adjacent to conservation land. The University has elected to “decommission” the wooden “temporary” buildings currently on campus, and has agreed to sell them for $1.00 to those who will agree to dismantle and remove them from campus. The Team member plans to erect one of the removed “temporary” buildings to the lot and perform minor alterations on it so that it will serve as a residence.
CASE STUDY: THORNCROWN
Model of Detail
Personal and Community Service 60
ARCH 569/415 Leighton Lui Summer 2008 Luis Longhi Summer 2009 Study Abroad - European Tour [4 weeks] Journal improved sketching qualities and architectural distinctions historic and contemporary - Peru [4 weeks] Journal improved sketching qualities and cultural awareness and education Community service for people of Taquile island and MINKA group (cultural preservation)
PHOTOGRAPHY & TRAVEL SKETCHES Church of St. John the Baptist 62
Florence, Italy Just off the Austrada (highway) the church is a memorial to lost lives. The church is designed in a Neoimpressionist style. Its made from masonry, board form concrete, and copper. There are beautiful concrete forms that allow the light to travel across it into the space.
St. Markâ€™s Basilica Venice, Italy The cathedral is a beautiful example of Byzantine architecture. Consecrated by the Roman Catholic Church in 1094CE. St. Marks is apart of Dogeâ€™s Palace, each is built at a different time in history. There are carvings and paintings on both the interior and exterior.
Prague, Czech Republic Architect Frank Gehry with local architect started designing on a lot that had been destroyed during the bombing in 1945. The project was completed in 1996. The building stands out from the traditional pre-bombed neighborhood and is nicknamed Fred and Ginger.
EUROPE TOUR 2008
Postal Savings Bank
Vienna, Austria Architect Otto Wagner designed this building in 1906 which became an early example of modern architecture. The use of reinforced concrete with metal rivets that attach the marble to the structure make it minimalists. The interior has a skylight that is supported by exposed steel columns.
Jewish Museum, Berlin
PHOTOGRAPHY & TRAVEL SKETCHES
Pachacamac House 68
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Mistero I- Lefevre House Mistero I Sketch Stairs at Tipon Sketching at Saqsaywaman
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Tipon Machu Picchu Caral Lunes Santo Puruchuco
1.Traditional Weaving 2. Childrenâ€™s Kites 3. Uros Island 4. Survey Information 3