Architecture Portfolio - 2018 Kristen Nadeau
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Critical Thinking Hand Drawn Perspectives Physical/Computer Modeling Rendering
3dsMax AutoCAD Chief Architect Flow Design Indesign Illustrator
Microsoft Office Photoshop Revit: Sefaira Rhino: Grasshopper, Ladybug SketchUp: Sefaira SmartSheet
JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY [Philadelphia Univervisity + Thomas Jefferson University] Bachelor of Architecture, Graduation: May 2018 Minor of Environmental Sustainability GPA: 3.1
Arch. Design I-V: Arch. Hist. I-IV: Adv. Visualization: Interior Design III: Structures II: Tech IV & V:
Gained skills for the entire design process Studied ancient architecture through todayâ€™s architecture Computer Modeling in 3dsmax, Rhino, and Grasshopper Designed functioning plans with furniture and materials Studied the forces of architecture Understand and draw systems in the built environment
Harth Builders- Design Intern, May 2017- August 2017 Worked with head designer on exterior forms in SketchUp Composed marketing booklet for housing duplexes Phillips & Associates- Design Intern, August 2017- December 2017 Drafted construction drawings in AutoCAD
CLOSING THE LOOP These urban detached-single family homes are located in Brewerytown, Philadelphia on the 1400 block of North Marston. The goal was to create homes that are net-zero energy ready therefore each house earned a low HERS score of 32. This creates an eco-friendly and healthy home which all homes should aspire.
Theta Phi Alpha - Collegiate Member - August 2015 - Current Treasurer of Panhellenic Council - Member of Theta Phi Alpha, August 2017 - May 2018 Hospitality Chair - Member of Theta Phi Alpha, August 2017 - current Alumni Relations - Member of Theta Phi Alpha, February 2015 - December 2015 Member - American Institution for Architect Students(AIAS), January 2018 - Current Member - Student Organization for Sustainable Action(SOSA), April 2017 - Current Habitat for Humanity - Volunteer, Summer 2016
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Closing the Loop
Fulcrum Thingvellir Park, Iceland Altar for Peace, Sanctuary Design 8, Spring 2018
Fulcrum seeks to foster a bond between nature and people to encourage a more peaceful world. The sanctuary is seen as flower that tries to connect people and nature together. Flowers symbolize peace and beauty which is the essence of the sanctuaryâ€™s purpose. The project was developed mostly through the section of a flower. The flowerâ€™s layers of petals are translated into beautiful geometric angles. Every flower also has a center which the petals form around. Therefore, the sanctuary is in the center while all other rooms form around it. While the negative space of the flowers opens up to the light. An upside-down glass pyramid pierces through the ceiling to open the center to the light. This helps the visitors as they are meditating or walking around to feel closer to nature. On the second-floor visitors can admire nature in 360 degrees. Inside big angled windows allow visitors to see the sky in any direction. Outside they can walk in circles around the second-floor terrace to embrace the landscape.
Section of Flower
Petals Form Walls
Petals Form 2nd Layer
Flower is a Sanctuary
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Section of Flower
1st Floor Plan
A - Sanctuary B - Alter C - Ancillary & Meeting Area D - Restrooms E - Exterior Platforms F - Admin. & Mechanical
2nd Floor Plan
B A C
Evert EUR Complex in Rome, Italy Restoration of Office Structure Design 7, Fall 2016
This project redefines the buildings connections to the EUR in Rome Italy. The EUR is an original idea of Mussolini but due to World War II it was not finished. Years later it redefined its architectural intent with a business district and gained the Palazzo dello Sport for the 1960â€™s Olympics. Today the context still holds true to the Fascist style of Mussolini. The site is a square block with five abandoned structures. Two of the five are in need of rehabilitation. They are two tall and thin structures that are meant to become business incubators.
Extrude to Connect
Respond to Context
Grid based on the pre-existing structure
EUR Context 10
Circulation and Utilities Open Atrium Space
The floorplates are extended to create sun shade for the windows
3rd Floor Hub
Ladybug, a plugin for Rhino analyzed the louver distances for maximum efficency. Proof that 2 meters is long enough to create shade in the summer while allowing enough sunlight to enter the spaces during the winter.
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Summer 6O degrees
Equinox 45 degrees
Winter 20 degrees
Closing the Loop Brewerytown Philadelphia PA Urban Single Family Detached Housing Design 9, Fall 2017
The goal of the entire project is to be net zero ready. This means that the home has to have a HERS score lower than 40. This calculation takes into account a sefaira reading of the energy use of the house minus the amount a solar array might produce on the roof. Each house earned a HERS score of 32. These trinity homes are located in Brewerytown, Philadelphia on the 1400 block of North Marston. This area is suffering from a poor reputation due a lack of maintenance within this neighborhood. The entire area is zoned for row homes shorter than 38 feet tall. This type of zoning has left no room for parking except on the street so Brewerytown is severely lacking places to park for residents. In order to solve both these issues the neighborhood needs to introduce a new typology of housing. The idea is to make urban detached single-family housing which would need a variance. The spaces between the houses would have parking and rain gardens to collect water. The space also gives these houses more opportunity to bring in more light. For those reasons it could also attract people who like to have more privacy by not sharing walls in row houses while still keeping them close to the amenities an urban context provides.
Views Typical Row Housing 15
Separate Row Housing
Twist Bay for View
Move Up for Light
Day Lighting Factor Scale 0-20%
The homes themselves take inspiration from trinity houses from all over Philadelphia. They are thin and deep houses with the circulation in the center of the home. This allows the systems of the home to be compact and efficient. The homes also have bay windows on the street side in order to bring in more light and to open a view down the street instead of directly at their neighbor. 6’
Bed 1 UP 40’
N. Marston St.
N. 27th St.
t. N. 27th S
on St. N. Marst
N. 28th S t.
Reused wood structure - Manayunk Timber - 2x6” @ 24 o.c. studs -2x12” @ 24 o.c. rafters
Therma-cork Veneer - Company in South America - Rigid Insulation - Made from tree bark - Manufactured without fossil fuels - Durable material - 4.2 R-Value/inch
4” Roxul Rockwool Insulation -Water resistant insulation - Made from rocks - High thermal value
2.5” Durra Panels - Made from waste product of wheat and rice straw - The straw when pressed releases a natural polymer to bind the material
Old Hickory Wood Flooring -E&K Vintage wood - Collected from old barns and historical housing - Refurbished
6” Cellulose Insulation - Made from recycled paper - Low emitting VOC’s - 4 R-value/ inch - Very thin amount of material to gain a high R-value
% of Recycled Materials
The materials became a special part of the design decisions to reach net-zero. The goal was to reach R-50. This is because the more insulation the less energy that is wasted on escaping air that contributes to heating and cooling. Ethically this design needed to be less wasteful and more environmentally friendly. Therefore, the material pallet is designed with all recycled materials.
Cap Vinyl Continuous Membrane 2X12
Cant Strip 6” Rockwool Insulation 12” Cellulose Insulation 2X12 Rafter @24” 0.C.
KPL Siding Air Gap Ferring Strips 4” Rockwool Vapor Barrier
1/4” Durra Panel 6” Cellulose Insulation 6” Rockwool Insulation Window Casket Marvin Casket Windows KPL Siding 4” Rockwool Insulation Vapor Barrier 2X6 Stud 1/4” Subfloor 2x12 Rim Joists
6” Cellulose Insulation 1/4” Durra Panel Wall
Recycled Concrete Base 2” Rockwool Insulation Recycled Concrete Footing Gravel
Currator’s House Mill Run, PA Residential
Interior Design 2, Spring 2014
The infamous Falling Water house needs a place for the curator and his wife to stay. Luckily there is already a struture within the Falling Water park that can be reused to create their new home. The location of the Currator’s House can be seen on the site plan (right). Since the couple is a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, this home should be able to interrelate with Falling Water and Wright’s style. Like Falling Water the curator’s house aims to blend the interior with the exterior of the home, by pushing the inhabitants outwards, towards nature with the circulation. The more spacious rooms have big windows which bring in light and allows nature to be more visible in oder to make the spaces enjoyable. This strategy is used in order to blend the interior circulation with the exterior spaces. In the currator’s plan, the smallest rooms are in the center and the bigger rooms are on the corners which connects to nature with a passageway to the exterior circulation.
A - Kitchen B - Dinning Room C - Living Room D - Sitting Room E - Office F - Utilities G - Master Bed
D E C
Divide for Privacy
Original Front Elevation
UP Office DN
UP DN Kitchen
Patio Mech. Entrance
First Floor plan
South West Elevation
1/8” = 1’
North West view
South view 28
St-2 Pt-1 Cm-2
1 Cm-1 2 Wd-1
liquid cement 2x4 horizontal
1 St-1 2 Cm-1
1 St-2 2 Cm-2
sandstone grey cement
1 Pt-1 2 Cm-1
Published on Mar 7, 2018