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ARCHITECTURE

j a n u g y r u u r r e q ywu i p o v f d s the creative work of daniel snider e s e d u p i dwz c l y a i d x o f t e v g

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preface My relationship with architecture has always been complicated as the experiences in my life persistently mold and evolve my understanding and disposition as a designer. Most members of the profession place themselves under a static ideology put forth by architectural greats that insist their resolution is truth. Without adhering myself to a specific pedagogy, it seemed like I was making a grave mistake in my first year at the School of Architecture. Following a specific design doctrine can never be an easy decision. We never cease to learn as designers and we are confronted with the reality that major dichotomies exist. Sitting at one side are Mies van der Rohe and his contemporaries that profoundly support the notion that “Less is more”. Decades later, the establishment was challenged when Robert Venturi explored the classics and came to the conclusion that there are inherent flaws in Mies’ modernist dictum, thus he coined the expression “Less is Bore.” One can contemplate how to resolve and mediate which rule stands above the rest, but why is that necessary? Should design be restricted to one inflexible ideology? Should chaos and order be given the same distinction, opportunity, and reverence? Each design scenario can accept a variety of proposals. Hence, our individual talents and creativity cannot be truly exploited without including self-determination and dexterity to each challenge.


As a child, I had the benefit of growing up in different cultures and living among architecture that instigated imagination. Each example that I experienced challenged the rest and those vivid memories remain with me today as I finally recognize that there is value in diversity. It has taken me this long to discover that a constantly maturing disposition in design is not an impedance to myself, nor to my peers, but an opportunity to bring new and unique approaches to the table through individual life experiences. Adaptability is essential to any design profession as each individual represents one essential component to the operation and execution of a project. This collection of works represents the contributions that I can make to the profession.

Daniel Snider


synopsis - architecture & urban design 2009 05

HOUSING FOR AN AFRICAN FAMILY - Ahoada, Rivers State, Nigeria

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ESTUDIO CARLOS FERRATER (OAB - Office of Architecture in Barcelona) - Barcelona, Spain

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LAKESIDE COMPETITION - Tirana, Albania

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EXPOSICIÓN COAM - Madrid, Spain

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RESIDENCIA OFICIAL DE LA EMBAJADA DE ESPAÑA - Canberra, Australia

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PLEASANT RIDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

A collaborative studio project intended to meet the challenges of designing and building affordable housing in a village plagued by year monsoon seasons. Secondary objectives included developing an urban layout on a particular site to maximize the number of housing units while accommodating space of crop cultivation and commerce.

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An invitation was given to OAB to partake in an international competition based in the city of Tirana. The project asked for the development of a strategic mixed-use site located against an artificial lake, south of the Albanian capital. This is part of a much larger urban masterplan creating a new dense neighborhood with a park and public facilities.

Following successful expositions with the official architectural associations of Barcelona and Girona, OAB was invited by the Madrid chapter of the architecture association to display its catalog of projects within the institution gallery. Projects presented at the exposition included previously completed and ongoing works in construction.

The Spanish government requested a design proposal for an official residence that met the requirements for the Spanish Ambassador to Australia in the Australian capital of Canberra. This residence is to be used for formal diplomatic and political activity as well as an official home and retreat.

A studio interior architecture project intended to explore Montessori education and implement its foundations of extensive support systems and collaboration into an effective and multifunctional classroom design. Versatility to maximize the usage of the classroom spaces and their student’s learning potential is the main concern for the teachers occupying these spaces.


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ELKUS MANFREDI ARCHITECTS - Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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LEGACY PARK - Tustin, California, USA

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PROJECT ONEFRANKLIN / FILENE’S REDEVELOPMENT - Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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HOUSING FOR FAMILIES OF THE CREATIVE ARTS - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Elkus Manfredi was given the opportunity along with several other practices to contribute to a masterplan and architecture that redeveloped roughly 1580 acres of undeveloped space sold to Shea Properties following the closure of a Marine Corp Air Station in the center of the city. The office’s efforts were centralized around the Main Street phase of the development.

A revitalization of the downtown crossing area of Boston was the proposal for this project. Three major phases of the program included the restoration of Daniel Burnham’s historic Filene’s Department Store, the redesign of the adjacent subway station, and the design of a mixed-use high rise tower placed above the existing structure.

The infusion of a diverse and creative population that have invested in the historical neighborhood of Northside brought about the design objective of this studio. Located a few blocks from the main drag of Hamilton Street, this cooperative housing project acknowledges the interests of the local demographics while taking subtle hints of color from buildings within Northside.

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DRAWING AND SKETCH SAMPLES - Multiple Locations

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PHOTOGRAPHY - Multiple Locations

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BRANDING DESIGN FOR KALUA - Austin, Texas, USA Redesign of their brand for the rock en español band KALUA, which included graphics for their merchandise and promotions.


HOUSING FOR AN AFRICAN FAMILY Location: Professor: Year:

Ahoada, Rivers State, Nigeria Nmandi Elleh, Ph. D. 2009

In collaboration with Daniel Berger The developing parts of the world mostly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are filled with countries where the living conditions and built environment are serious challenges in meeting infrastructure needs. Utilities such as water, electricity and sanitation are hard to come by in the poorest regions, while basic privileges such as education, shelter, health coverage and work also escape a majority of the world’s population. In Nigeria, conditions such as these continue to exist today despite the prosperity found through the refinement of oil. The studio explored the possibilities and challenges of designing affordable housing that functions and adapts to the climate, limitations of infrastructure, availability of materials, local family dynamics, history, culture, and the flooding conditions presented by the yearly monsoon season. Explorations and precedent research concentrated on the works of Maxwell Fry and his contemporaries, local building practices, and sustainable solutions that would give the people the freedom to assemble major components of these residences. An additional objective of the studio is planning the urban layout of the site to accommodate the largest number of housing units while allocating enough space for the cultivation of crops, market space and adjacent parking, vehicular circulation, indigenous trees and vegetation, and a central space that can be used publicly by all the residents of this neighborhood. It was predetermined that public utilties are available for all residents on the site. Family types throughout Nigeria vary due to religion and the established patriarchal structure. Polygamy is widely accepted and practiced among those who follow indigenous faiths. Closely related families traditionally live in compounds as individual space is a luxury. The sharing of space and resources between families is common throughout Nigeria. The sense of community leads to the notion that an open duplex with a central courtyard for family gathering and activity is the basis for development of affordable housing in Ahoada.

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Location: Professor: Year:

Ahoada, Rivers State, Nigeria Nmandi Elleh, Ph. D. 2009

The developing parts of the world mostly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are filled with countries where the living conditions and built environment are serious challenges in meeting infrastructure needs. Utilities such as water, electricity and sanitation are hard to come by in the poorest regions, while basic privileges such as education, shelter, health coverage and work also escape a majority of the world’s population. In Nigeria, conditions such as these continue to exist today despite the prosperity found through the refinement of oil. The studio explored the possibilities and challenges of designing affordable housing that functions and adapts to the climate, limitations of infrastructure, availability of materials, local family dynamics, history, culture, and the flooding conditions presented by the yearly monsoon season. Explorations and precedent research concentrated on the works of Maxwell Fry and his contemporaries, local building practices, and sustainable solutions that would give the people the freedom to assemble major components of these residences. An additional objective of the studio is planning the urban layout of the site to accommodate the largest number of housing units while allocating enough space for the cultivation of crops, market space and adjacent parking, vehicular circulation, indigenous trees and vegetation, and a central space that can be used publicly by all the residents of this neighborhood. It was predetermined that public utilties are available for all residents on the site. Family types throughout Nigeria vary due to religion and the established patriarchal structure. Polygamy is widely accepted and practiced among those who follow indigenous faiths. Closely related families traditionally live in compounds as individual space is a luxury. The sharing of space and resources between families is common throughout Nigeria. The sense of community leads to the notion that an open duplex with a central courtyard for family gathering and activity is the basis for development of affordable housing in Ahoada.

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Architecture and Planning Concept The open duplex concept afforded us the freedom to amalgamate two separate families for the purpose of sharing public outdoor spaces while maintain a division of privacy for each household. The site has an irregular shape and orientation. A grid system was juxtaposed onto the site that ran parallel with the front of the property where the main road exists. Commerce is typically found along these busy roads, so the housing units needed to be pushed back in order to accommodate market space to be set up by the residents. To maximize the number of housing units, they would need to be placed in rows and rigidly follow the grid so space is not wasted. Each row was separated by interstitial spaces that serves as circulation for residential vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Towards the back of the site, a secluded space was given for the cultivation of crops so they could be better protected from pollution and theft. A central void in the site served as a community space for sports, gatherings, and other outdoor activities. The remaining space along the periphery would serve to connect these parallel rows of circulation while adapting parking space and allowing some of the existing vegetation to exist. The housing units were conceptualized through a number of iterations using a variety of simple forms within the grid, which led to the interlocking for two L shaped structures to form square units hollowed out with an enclosed courtyard. After applying the required square footage for each family unit, the multi-unit housing bloc was replicated across the site along each parallel row. The housing blocs are mirrored as necessary to break up some of the monotomy along the front faรงade but also to contain access to water utilities inbetween the blocs where the adjacent bathrooms would be located.


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Climate As the project deals with African climate and flooding conditions, many passive environmental solutions were put into place. The extreme heat and sunlight indicate the importance of shading and cross ventilation for the residents. From the South-West, the site welcomes the trade winds of the Altantic Ocean between the months of April and October, followed by harmaton winds from the Sahara Desert between November and March. It is crucial that the orientation of the housing units is considered in order to promote the most efficient and unobstructed path for air to circulate through and in between the buildings. The permeability of the walls and interior partitions, specifically taking consideration of materiality, also are extremely important considerations for air exchanges. Walls The exterior walls are divided into three even rows. Scale and weight within each row subsequently decreases vertically from the lowest row to the upper rows. The lowest row closest to the ground must be permeable and durable enough to account for monsoon flooding conditions. Looking to Maxwell Fry as inspiration, a unit of masonry was designed that consists of a mix of concrete and clay/ mud. This unit is hollowed out and can be easily made by the residents. Once formed, they can be sun baked. The use of this masonry unit also provides stability and a platform to support the upper rows. The middle row requires permeability as well as function for its tenants. The components that occupy this row are lighter than masonry but operable, hence the addition of horizontally louvered window system. Bamboo was the material chosen for its construction as it is indigenous, durable, and can be made by the local population. The upper row is the lightest of all and only requires permeability. Bamboo was chosen again for the recreation of patterned screens. A compromise was made to use the square plaiting pattern as it is easy to work with, mimmick the orthogonality apparent in the design, and it is an indigenous patterned used historically by the local population in clothing, textiles, and art. The interior wall partitions repeat the same divisional language as the exterior except that they consist of alternating sets of screens and solid bamboo partitions that can be shifted back and forth, much like sliding screen doors. The modulator nature of the components makes it suitable for Nigeria.

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CUSTOM DESIGNED CONCRETE MASONRY UNITS BY MAXWELL FRY & JANE DREW


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ESTUDIO CARLOS FERRATER Off ice of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) Barcelona, Spain 2008


TIRANA LAKESIDE COMPETITION Location: Client: Year:

Tirana, Albania City of Tirana 2008

OAB was invited to participate in an international competition for the development of a strategic mixed-use site located against an artificial lake in the city of Tirana. Competing offices for this commission included MVRDV, David Chipperfield, and Jean Nouvel. The office’s submission was a second prize winner. Emptiness lies between the traditional city and the great lake. The site of twenty hectares is situated in the south of the Albanian capital. It sits against the lake, which is surrounded by a chain of parks and green space. This arrangement provides lucrative opportunites for development and regeneration. Extracting inspiration from this relationship, the design proposal seeks to iterate these natural circumstances into an internally autonomous urban system that liberates a central space of activity as rings of program concentrically radiate out to establish zones while maintaining its perimeter. A limited zone of water exists at the focal point. Circulation progresses along an extension of parks that finally meet at the center.

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The program of the internal ring consists of recreational facilities, green space, and retail. The external ring of hotels, office towers and residential condominiums establish the site’s perimeter. Personal responsibilities in this competition included 3d modeling and subsequent perspective renderings, presentation material including final submission rendering in perspective and plan.

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EXPOSICIÓN COAM Location: Client: Year:

Madrid, Spain Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM) 2008

After successful expositions with the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Catalunya in Barcelona and Girona, OAB received an invitation from the Madrid chapter of the arquitecture college to display the office’s body of work at the institution’s gallery space. This exposition required a layout scheme for the media and presentation boards so that preparations could be made to accommodate the installations that would be sent to Madrid. My personal efforts in the exposition included designing the layouts for the presentation boards, devising the location of scale models and designing the stands that would support them, photography of works and the gallery space, and a perspective rendering that portrays the gallery space in use during the exposition.

LAYOUT RENDERING OF THE EXPOSITION


RESIDENCIA OFICIAL DE LA

EMBAJADA DE ESPAĂ‘A

Location: Client: Year:

Canberra, Australia The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation 2008

A design proposal was requested by the client that satisfies the requirements for the Official Residence of the Spanish Ambassador to Australia. This residence has a dual purpose as both the ambassador’s home and retreat while also serving as a palace for enterprise and political activity. The client, due to the changing needs of this diplomatic position, requires flexibility and opportunities for extension. Another consideration is the emblematic condition of the building, thus references are made to Spanish Mediterranean architecture through interstitial spaces, the manipulation of light by means of intermediate spaces between the exterior and the interior, and the addition of patios, terraces and porches. The residence is organized not only according to the cardinal points, but by means of bands that increase or diminish in length to divide the program according to its usage.


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This division of space through the use of bands also gradiates privacy by positioning public spaces towards the perimeter while leaving the secluded interiors for the ambassador’s family and guests. Space and structure are organized with an orthogonal grid, which allows the bands to align themselves in rows running from east to west. The grid is divided into intervals of three meters. The vertical walls that continue the bands are placed on the grid in a staggered disposition. This arrangement breaks up the orthogonal nature of the grid by providing visitors with unexpected visual angles throughout the project. The unjulation of form in both the vertical and horizontal enriches the perception of space and the impact of light on the concrete surfaces. The articulation generated by the bands enhances the effectiveness of cross ventilation, an additional characteristic that is important in both Spanish and Australian vernacular architecture.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, USA Location: Ohio, USA JimProfessor: Postell Jim Postell 2007 Year: 2007

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Montessori education is built on a foundation Montessori education is students built on a and foundation of collaborative fellow teachers. Everyone in this teaching among fellow students and teachers. Everyone one another’s growth and creativity.in this system is responsible to support one another’s growth and creativity. The studio focused on: - Creating an active, changing, and social place The studio focused on: - Designing and specifying interior elements in o - Creating an active,ofchanging, and place for learning life within asocial new Cincinnati Public(K-8) Schools (C - Designing and specifying interior elements in order to promote - Designing the spatial transition and interior spa a specific sense ofchildren life within a new Cincinnati Public Schools (CSP) Montessori-based institution - Designing the Number spatial transition and (per interior space for of Students classroom) : a classroom for K·5th grade children, accommodating 28 students Square Area (per classroom) : within 1100 SF ofMinimum classroomStorage space and providing: each student Capacity with 20 Cu. FT of minimum storage capacity. As Montessori education implements collabora As Montessori education implements of different ages, this collaborative classroom islearning a representati among the students of different ages, this classroom is these a so important towards the education of stu representation ofinto thatthe support structure that is so important stacking and offsetting of forms to creat towards the education these students. This support is reveals,ofstorage, and circulation. translated into the stacking and offsetting of forms to create opportunities for space, lighting circulation. The idea of areveals, ribbonstorage, servesand as the conceptual m The idea of a ribbon serves as the conceptual motif for thiscomplex simple form that can be manipulated in classroom, whichbent is a simple form degrees that can be manipulated in new re at varying provide entirely complex ways. Stacking ribbons that are bent at varying degrees utilized for the creation of storage units. Each provide entirely new resultsthat and complexities were utilized purpose generates orthat terminates a table or for the creation ofreveals storagebetween units. Each bend in the hasplane a partitions andribbon the roof to distinct purpose that generates or terminates a table or storage classroom spaces. component, or provides reveals between partitions and the roof plane to allow lighting to penetrate into the classroom spaces.


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ELKUS | MANFREDI ARCHITECTS Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2007


LEGACY PARK COMPETITION Location: Client: Year:

Tustin, California, USA Shea Properties 2007

The closure of a Marine Corp Air Station in the city of Tustin has left a massive void in the center of the community. The site has a close proximity to a major freeway while being surrounded by established neighborhoods and small businesses. Legacy Park contains roughly 1,580 acres of undeveloped space. Shea Properties stepped in to reclaim this excess federal land for development into a new retail and business mecca with additional residential neighborhoods to fill in the remaining space of the site. Elkus Manfredi was invited to propose a masterplan for the Main Street phase of the project - a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use district that will include offices, shops, homes and hotels, running alongside a large park.

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The commercial floor area requirements for this masterplan are roughly 150,000 square feet of retail space and 200,000 square feet of office space. This project would also serve as an example of sustainable building practices. Building B is a mixed-use space with retail located on the grade level and office space for three tenants occupying the podium and above levels.

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Personal contributions to this project included line drawings, three dimensional modeling, submission renderings for perspectives and plans, and design revisions to building elevations.

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FILENE’S BASEMENT

Location: Boston (Downtown Crossing) Location: Boston Crossing) Type: Mixed Use(Downtown Development / Restoration Type: Mixed Use Development / Restoration Client: Gale International & Vornado Realty / MBTA Client: Gale International & Vornado Realty / MBTA Officially named the One Franklin Street project, the area known as Downtown Crossing is in need of a Officially named Franklin retailers Street project, the area significant faceliftthe as One businesses, and consumers known as Downtown Crossing is in need of a significant facelift have relocated to newer properties. Historic Filene’s as businesses, Store retailers consumers haveisrelocated Department byand Daniel Burnham the jewelto ofnewer this properties. Historic Filene’s Department Store by Daniel Burnham location, and for this reason, its restoration must accompany is the development. jewel of this location, for this reason, its restoration must new A newand mixed-use high rise tower placed accompany new development. new mixed-use rise tower above Filene’s DepartmentA Store was thehigh proposal forplaced this above Filene’s Department Store was the proposal for this project. The project. The program includes a hotel, additional retail, and office program includes a hotel, additional retail, and office space. space. Personal contributions to this project included exterior renderings, and linework Personal contributions to this project included exterior renderings, and for construction and demolition linework for construction anddocuments. demolition documents.


HOUSING FOR FAMILIES OF THE CREATIVE ARTS Location: Professor: Year:

Northside District, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Randall Corral 2006

In Collaboration with Devin Jernigan & Brad Cooper The previous decade has witnessed significant investment from businesses as well as an influx of diverse peoples that have adapted their own culture and personality to Northside / Cumminsville, especially along Hamilton Avenue, the main drag for business. Despite these changes, certain areas remain undeveloped. The studio focused on revitalizing this historic and eclectic neighborhood with new housing that would acknowledge its social fabric as well as bridge a gap that exists among its social groups. A void exists between the different demographics of Northside, and finding common ground so that progress can be made is one of the more daunting challenges for this community.

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The original site is a battered parking lot filled with old taxi cabs and surrounded by a fence topped with barbed wire. The development of the site will add communal housing while removing a blot in the neighborhood. Many of the surrounding households also require renovation as they have decayed over time and from the desertion of tenants and responsible ownership. A decision was made to focus on the future of this area, which is the development of the creative community. The diverse demographics of the community are represented through unit designs that are personalized by family type and other considerations such as workspace and studios for artists. Each unit shares one communal outdoor space with its adjacent neighboring units. Littering is a major issue in the residential areas of town, especially along the narrow and dilapidated alleyways that are not truly accessible because of trash and scattered vegetation growth. The communal outdoor spaces and circulation path (indicated by the continuous black line on the roof the project) encourage the importance of cooperative social responsibility for the upkeep of the property. The blue, green, and purple unit interiors have been customized for three different family sizes.


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SKETCHES & DRAWINGS

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BRANDING DESIGN FOR KALUA Location: Client: Year:

Austin, Texas, USA KALUA 2011

KALUA is a rock en espa単ol band based out of Austin, Texas. They seeked my assistance to rebrand their image and to innovate a new and unique logo that would appeal to the general consumer through the sale of merchandise. The logo was inspired by factors; the facetype Futura happened to be a favorite of the lead singer, and the invidividual members each had a history playing for heavy metal bands. Using these two details, a new logo was abstracted and designed, then implemented onto several shirt designs and badges for other saleable merchandise. Promotional material was subsequently created for their latest tour.

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ABSTRACTION OF LOGO INTO T-SHIRT GRAPHIC

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Daniel Snider Graduate School Design Portfolio 2012 in letter format

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