MARCO ANTONIO RAVINI Syracuse University School of Architecture Selected Works
“What distinguishes architecture is not WHAT is done . . .but HOW it is done.” — REYNER BANHAM
Hi, I’m Marco! For me, architecture is METHOD; an integrative process that produces a physical construct, usually - but not always - a building, in accordance with a specific framework. This collection of academic and professional work stands to illustrate both my curiosity for understanding the forces that shape natural and man-made landscapes, as well as to showcase the techniques that facilitated new and unexpected design outcomes. Thank you for taking the time to view the work. I hope you find it engaging!
Sketches, Photos and Sculptures
COURSE: COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: LARRY BOWNE TYPE: EDUCATION LOCATION: BUNKER HILL, LA YEAR: 2012 in collaboration w/ Andrew Parnas
HOW CAN ARCHITECTURE RETHINK BOTH THE ACADEMIC AND PHYSICAL IDENTITY OF AN URBAN CULINARY SCHOOL, AND EMPOWER LEARNING BEYOND THE PROPERTY LINE OF THE INSTITUTION? [SITUATION]: Food is as much a part of our health and culture as it is a part of the systemic logic of cities. Throughout history, the development of cities has been influenced, if not defined, by the pervasive systems of production, supply and distribution. Nowadays, with more than half of the world’s population residing in urban centers, the relationship between producer and consumer has grown more distant than ever, and the space between them cluttered with intermediate processes and middleman entities. In an effort to bridge the gap, consumers have begun to favor local food as a way to reconnect with producers within geographic regions and, by extension, to create more informed, self-reliant and resilient food networks. [PROJECT]: The brief calls for a new Culinary Arts College on the corner lot of S Hill St. and W 4th St in Downtown LA. The site is located in a vibrant, rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood at the nexus of West Coast corporate finance and Latino festivity. To the west, the glossy behemoths and cultural icons of Bunker Hill - MoCA (Arata Isozaki), Disney Hall (Frank Gehry) and the under-construction Broad Museum (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) - stand in antithesis to the burgeoning assemblage of swap meets, open-air markets, food trucks and taquerias located to the east along Broadway Street. This unlikely marriage of worlds offers a glimpse into the rich socio-cultural landscape of Downtown LA as well as the quintessential food scene of So Cal. [POSITION/DESIGN]: Inspired by the implications of urbanization on food systems and the efforts to rekindle the relationship between producer and consumer, the design for the Los Angeles College of Culinary Arts (LACCA) proposes a 'FARM-to-TABLE' model, consolidating the various processes of food-making into a single building. The intention is to broaden the academic scope of food professionals beyond the consumption of food, and to leverage LACCA as a prototype for how private institutions can contribute to the development of the surrounding community in more meaningful and productive ways. The design consists of two vertical slabs on either side of a raised plinth, each of which serves a programmatic zone: Teaching, Production and Consumption respectively. The eastern most slab contains the College’s administrative/academic spaces and the Social Core (SC). The latter is centered around a three-storey atrium and combines communal breakout spaces with vertical circulation in order to promote connectivity and interdepartmental mixing. The SC also serves as a thermal buffer, utilizing its mass and position to significantly reduce solar heat gains and create stack ventilation. Extending over the exterior staircase on Hill St, the western slab, also known as the Food Core (FC) addresses the College’s quantitative and qualitative food requirements. It is both urban billboard and vertical farm, simultaneously broadcasting LACCA’s radical philosophy and raising awareness on the growing shortage of arable land around the world. Conceived as a vertical extension of the adjacent park, this six story ethereal structure features a hydroponic system that boasts an agricultural yield 50% greater than the site’s footprint. Two sky bridges carry the FC’s harvests to the teaching kitchens, the student-run restaurant, and beyond to local markets. The central void framed by the two Cores becomes an outdoor atrium for students and the public to engage in food related festivities; a meeting point of city and institution to explore and experience culinary and gastronomic innovation.
Grand Central Market
Entrance to Pershing Square Station
California Plaza soaring above Olive Street
One California Plaza
Grand Street Viaduct
Million Dollar Theater
[Lack of] Synergy between Buildings and Infrastructure
Bunker Hill, LA
Aerial View approaching Helipad from the North
A URBAN Urbanization and Mass Migration In 2009, the UN estimated that over 50% of the worldâ€™s population lives in urban areas.
CONSUMER Territorial DIsconnection People have become increasingly removed from agricultural sites and the process of food making. Post-Harvest
Supply + Distribution
Retail + Storage
CITY Processes of Food Making Intermediate processes and middle-men have cluttered the connection producers and consumers.
(incl. 30 cars + 2 Loading Trucks)
(incl. 1000 sf storage)
teaching kitchens 1600 sf
300 sf broadcast room
parking 5500 sf
WHAT IF... Processing
Position & Concept
Vertical Farming (Hydroponics) Digital Media (Broadcasting)
STUDENTS + FACULTY Consumption (Restaurant)
FOOD PLAZA Library
NEW MODEL: FARM-to-TABLE By consolidating the various processes of food-making into a single building, LACCA offers a critique both on the current academic scope of emerging food professionals and the role/responsibility of the institution towards the public.
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Restaurant + Food
Public Spaces + Outdoor
[Elevator Cores, Plinth, Stramp and Public Steps]
Food Core: Light frame Steel Construction Academic Building: I-Beams
Academic Slab + Social Core
Ribs and Trusses Food Core and Auditorium: Pratt Truss and Open Web Joists Broadcast Capsule: Elliptical Steel Ribs
Passive Systems: FOOD CORE + SOCIAL CORE While California offers ample opportunities to exploit the regional climate, it boasts the countryâ€™s most stringent energy codes. To comply with these regulations and limit the need for auxiliary systems (cooling, heating and ventilation) the project rethinks the CORE and ATRIUM in terms of their structure, position and program. 12 pm
4 pm 12 pm
4 pm 9 am
Sun Chart The position of two CORES allows the building to exploit the direction of prevailing winds, reduce direct solar gains and provide sufficient shading throughout the day. This guarentees maximum utility of public plaza and mitigates the energy load needed to keep the building's environment regulated.
FOOD CORE // Early Section
The Food Core contributes to the performance of the building both in terms of Sustainability (controls sun radiation, temperature and ventilation) and Academia (teaches students and the public about urban agriculture).
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Street View Rending of Food Core
Steel Grate Floor
Wire Rope Assembly
Wire Rope Cross Clamp
Sectional Elevation through Parking
Section through Plinth
PLINTH SCENARIOS Food Monument
Grand staircase Load Bearing Partition Wall
Crosswalks Elevator Core and Fire Egress for Academic Building
Library Roof Deck connects academic building with Restaurant
North Lobby Entrance 002 Administration Offices a Admissions b Career Services c Directorâ€™s Suite
3 Food Carts/Tailgate Party
001 Information Desk 003 Bathrooms South Entrance Lobby Main Entrance for Library
Ethnic Food Market
30 Parking Spaces 2 Loading Trucks
Library 004 Secondary Entrance for Library
5 6 Food Core Fire Egress Stramp Mechanical Room Shipping/Loading Area Wine Shop
Trash Area Public Steps
Pershing Sq. Station Exit/Entrance Bake Shop
THE PLINTH // A multifunctional space intended for the celebration and exchange of LA's urban food culture.
Section through Pershing Sq.
Helicopter Landing Pad
Roof deck for students to host events, movie screenings or other collective activties.
Carbon Steel Structural Tubing [Square section 5”x 5”] relatively low in cost • high strength-to-weight ratio • easily welded, formed • punched and drilled hollow shape helps protects • and conceals wires and pipes
Elevator Core and Fire Egress Water Storage and Cooling Towers
Cable bracing system to help reduce lateral displacements, axial force and bending moment.
Broadcast Kitchen Audience Seating • Control Room • Tape Room • 3 Station Demo Kitchen •
401 & 402 Teaching Kitchens
305 & 306 Classrooms 205 & 206 Classrooms
Food Core Primary Egress Elevated student lounge offers unique vantage points of Hill Street, Angel’s Knoll and the soaring skyline of the Financial District.
301-303 Teaching Kitchens
201-203 Teaching Kitchens Skybridge
Second Floor Student Terrace
Catwalks 737 Omega Hydroponic Units Escalators adjacent to Pershing Sq. Station lead the public onto the Plinth and then up to the Restaurant
Faculty Offices 104 Main Storage 105 Ingredients are distributed from this area to the individual kitchens Channel Glass Panels Restaurant [Capacity 150-200 people] Staircase leading up to Outdoor Lounge
FOOD CORE // Production and Consumption
Pastry Kitchen 103
Exposed Fire Egress Restrooms 102 Auditorium 101
ACADEMIC CORE // Preparation and Presentation
SITE PLAN // Plinth
CARGO DROP ZONE
STRAMP WC GRAND STAIRCASE LOUNGE
PERSHING SQ. STATION
W. 4TH STREET
0 4 8
// DETAIL SECTION Academic Core
Roof over Steel Decking Membrane Roof Membrane over Steel Decking Cooling Tower Cooling Tower
Kitchen Kitchen Hood Return Air Hood Duct Return Air Duct Roof Over Steel Decking Membrane Roof Membrane Over Steel Decking
Steel Decking Steel Decking 2” Rigid Insulation 2” Rigid Insulation W18 Steel BeamW18 Steel Beam Supply Air Duct Supply Air Duct Composite Decking Composite Decking
Aluminum Glazing Frame Assmebly Aluminum Glazing Frame Assmebly Bolte to Steel Tubing Bolte to Steel Tubing
Steel Channel Frame 2” Steel Channel2”Frame
1/2”Rod Steel Threaded Rod 1/2” Steel Threaded Concrete Fin Slab Concrete Fin Slab
W12 Steel BeamW12 Steel Beam
Fluorescent Lighting Fluorescent Lighting
Facade System Support Clips Bolted Facade System Support Clips Bolted Over Steel Channel Over Steel Channel HP12 Steel Column HP12 Steel Column
Attachment Points Steel AttachmentSteel Points
Double Glazing Double Glazing Insulated Glass Insulated Glass Operable LouvreOperable System Louvre System Double Glazing Double Glazing Insulated Glass Insulated Glass W18 Steel BeamW18 Steel Beam
Steel Channel Frame 2” Steel Channel2”Frame
Steel Fin Steel Fin Girder Bolted to Girder PrimaryBolted to Primary Structure Structure
1/2”Rod Steel Threaded Rod 1/2” Steel Threaded
Roof over Steel Decking Membrane Roof Membrane over Steel Decking Atrium
2” Rigid Insulation 2” Rigid Insulation
2nd Floor Crosswalk: 2nd Floor Crosswalk: Kitches and Classrooms Teaching KitchesTeaching and Classrooms
Channel Glass Cladding Channel Glass Cladding
Steel Truss Top Cord, Box Beam Steel Truss Top Cord, Box Beam
Steel Truss Top Cord, Box Beam Steel Truss Top Cord, Box Beam Open Web JoistsOpen Web Joists LED Lighting LED Lighting
Concrete Cladding Concrete Cladding 2” Rigid Insulation 2” Rigid Insulation Precast ConcretePrecast Wall Concrete Wall 1st Floor Crosswalk: 1st Floor Crosswalk: clad in Perforated Steel clad in Perforated Steel
Steel Truss Bottom Steel Truss Bottom Cord, Box BeamCord, Box Beam Hard Resin FinishHard Resin Finish Aluminium Aluminium Mullions 8” x 2”Mullions 8” x 2”
Steel Truss Bottom Steel Truss Bottom Cord, Box BeamCord, Box Beam
Grand Staircase Grand Staircase
Surfaced Surfaced Concrete PaversConcrete Pavers Doubte-T Precast Doubte-TPrecast Concrete BeamsConcrete Beams
Water Proof Membrane Water Proof Membrane Double-T Precast Double-TPrecast Concrete BeamsConcrete Beams
Concrete Girder Concrete Beam Girder Beam
Concrete Plinth Column Concrete Plinth Column
Concrete Plinth Column Concrete Plinth Column Asphalt Parking Surface Asphalt Parking Surface Expansion Joint Expansion Joint SeismicBearing Base Isolation Bearing Seismic Base Isolation Water Proof Membrane Water Proof Membrane Wraps Footing Wraps Footing
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01 // Restaurant and Food Plaza
02 // Auditorium
04 // Grand staircase
03 // Library & Parking visible below
05 // Atrium View
1 Study Models 1:32 Conceptual forms generated through ideas of program, materiality and massing. [Chipboard, Blue foam, Foam core, Bass wood and Wire Mesh]
2 Final Model 3:32 The models articulates the different structural components of the building's design (Food Core, Academic Core and Plinth) [Steel frame: Bass wood // Concrete construction: Foam core and Zcorp Powder 3D Print // Composite Deck Flooring: Spray painted Blue-grey chipboard]
3 Cross-sectional Model A conceptual model revealing the spatial and systemic dialogue between the two Cores.
4 Urban Data Block 3D DATASCAPE: Overlapping social, economic, topographic and environmental information to gain a better understanding of the buildingâ€™s immediate context. [Inspired by Geographic Information Systems (GIS)]
COURSE: ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL PELKEN TYPE: INSTALLATION LOCATION: TATE MODERN, LONDON YEAR: 2012 in collaboration w/ Alec Hembree, Phil Bongard and McNisky Jeantus
HOW CAN ARCHITECTURE USE INTERACTIVE DESIGN TO ENGAGE THE PUBLIC AND FACILITATE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE THREATS LONDON FACES FROM CLIMATE CHANGE? [SITUATION]: The Thames is a prominent feature of London's urban infrastructure, and is inextricably linked to both human activity and climate change. As such, the river has been a major source of concern for the public’s health and urban landscape for much of the city’s history. Rapid population growth during the industrial revolution overloaded the city's sewer system, causing spillage into the river. Storms exacerbated this effect, and despite sewer upgrades London still frequently struggles with this problem. The city is also at major risk from climate change. The Thames is a tidal river that fluctuates as much as 8m between high and low tides. Areas at risk of tidal flooding house more than 1.5 million residents and billions of pounds worth of property, not to mention the city’s rich cultural heritage and numerous landmarks. Even a marginal increase in sea level could produce storm surges with devastating impacts, as seen following the floods of 1928 and 1947. Numerous innovative infrastructures, including Joseph Bazalgette’s sewer system, the Thames Tideway Tunnel and the Thames Barrier, have been designed in order to manage these risks and serve as catalysts for the Thames’ recovery. Despite the Thames’ remarkable transformation over the past fifty years, from a biologically dead river to one of the world’s cleanest urban waterways, its vulnerabilities continue to define the way people perceive the river and engage with its waters. [PROJECT]: Set-up as a precursor to the final studio project, the exercise was designed to get students to explore and think critically about the Thames and its natural and man-made ecologies. The brief called for a ‘device’ to be installed near the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge at the nexus of culture, arts and technology. After carefully selecting our site, the aim was to create an interactive experience that was informed by a thorough analysis of the context, not unlike designing a building. The device invites users to learn about certain aspects of the Thames, while providing a new lens through which to engage the river and its waters. [POSITION/DESIGN]: The London Aqua Bike (LAB2030) is an interactive installation that speculates London’s future in the year 2030, when major flood defenses such as the Thames River Barrier are rendered obsolete. Specifically, the focus of the installation is on transportation and the systemic failures that will occur when portions of the city become immersed in floodwater. Conceptually, LAB2030 is a new hybrid vehicle that offers commuters unrestricted mobility during periods of inundation. It is not only a response to the rise of cyclists and riverboat commuters in London, but also a critique of the city’s approach to designing against failure, rather than for it. To simulate the experience, the design of LAB2030 consists of physical and virtual components. The installation is mounted on the concrete bench in front of the Tate Modern, facing St. Paul’s Cathedral. It serves as both an extension of the urban furniture and a piece of sculpture. Considering the rate of change in transportation vehicles, LAB2030’s dynamic form is influenced by the cycling ergonomics of concept bikes. The main body is constructed from ¾ inch plywood sheets CNC-milled to form a spine, and sixty-five custom ribs that fluctuate in length to support and balance the user’s body. Two leg-brackets bolt the main body to the concrete bench, counteracting the loads from the spine’s cantilever. Integrated at the tip of the cantilever, inside the light hood, is a slot for a laptop. Here, the user is immersed in a 3-minute video of a virtual commute around London’s inundated streets and landmarks.
1 Greater London Area Floodplain
2 The Thames Barrier
3 Typology and Scale of Flood Defences
Thames Barrier closures since 1982
KIT OF PARTS
65 custom wood elements
Micro perforated fabric screen
Rubber padded concrete
CNC Milled Plywood Spine
Rubber mat (1") Tensile Cable (1/8") Laptop Device
In a new report, TFL notes that car levels in the capital have plummeted while bicycles and river traffic are on the rise.
10 m 8.2 m Population
CHANGES IN POPULATION GROWTH AND MODES OF INNER CITY TRANSIT
HOW WILL LONDON’S TRANSPORTATION ADAPT/RESPOND TO THE INEVITABLE FAILURE OF THE CITY’S FLOOD MEASURES?
LONDON AQUA BIKE (LAB 2030): A NEW HYBRID ROAD + RIVER VEHICLE
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CONSTRUCTING THE EXPERIENCE
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TORSO RIBS + HAND GRIPS
FRONT VIEW RIBS
ROOF ENCLOSURE RIBS
BENCH + LEG BRACKETS
SEAT PADDING + LIGHT SCREENS
TENSILE CABLES + ANCHORS
1A 1B 3 4 5
2A 2B 2C 2D 2E
Destination: Trafalgar Square, Westminster Route: Continue West on Pall Mall Credit Time (Â£) : 22:42 ETA: +/- 1 min Passenger(s): 1 LAB Patent # : 52 890
LAB Docking Station
N National Gallery
Trafalgar Square Canada House
SIMULATION LOOP MI5 NATIONAL SECURITY
ST. THOMAS HOSPITAL
COUNTY HALL LONDON EYE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL SOUTHBANK CENTER
TATE MODERN SHAKESPEAREâ€™S GLOBE
PALACE OF WESTMINSTER MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BANQUETING HOUSE 2
VICTORIA EMBANKMENT SOMERSET HOUSE
UNILEVER HOUSE ST. PAULâ€™S CATHEDRAL
Special Buildings Millenium Bridge
01 // FABRICATION PROCESS
02 // MOVING COMPONENTS TO SITE
03 // ON-SITE ASSEMBLY 04 // PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
COURSE: BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE THESIS PRIMARY ADVISOR: JULIE LARSEN SECONDARY ADVISOR(S): LAWRENCE CHUA & TED BROWN TYPE: URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE LOCATION: PITTSBURGH, PA YEAR: 2014-15
HOW CAN ARCHITECTURE ENABLE FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURES TO PERFORM BEYOND THEIR TECHNICAL SCOPE AND ENGAGE ISSUES OF URBAN, SPATIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL URGENCY? THICK MATTERS: The ‘De-Optimization’ of Infrastructural Redundancies [SITUATION]: Closed system design methodologies anticipate only a single lifetime use. This approach has burdened many urban areas with a perpetual need to modify and repair deficient infrastructure. Rather than continuing to over-engineer these vital frameworks to resist the inevitable failure of individual components, future systems must go beyond their technical scope and seek ways to create greater synergy between different parts of the urban fabric. Infrastructures are inextricably linked to the development of cities and the delivery of improved living standards. The quintessential connector is the bridge; a structure indispensable to the efficacy of transportation networks. Optimized to facilitate the continuous flow of people and goods, the current state of bridges forecasts a future of urban dysfunction. Over the last decade, bridges in the United States have become a significant feature in the growing crisis of public infrastructure. Built during the post-war era when the growth of transportation networks was more akin to an explosion than mere expansion, many bridges have now exceeded their 50-year lifespan. [PROJECT]: This thesis calls for a renewed understanding of redundancy in order to strategically infuse infrastructure with public agency and diverse utility. Such an approach has the capacity to yield new urban potential and greater systemic outputs over a lifespan, allowing future infrastructures to be positioned both as a collective good and as a resilient service. This is tested through the prototyping and design of a new Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in order to demonstrate how infrastructural thickening might enable the next generation of public works to perform as resilient systems rather than standalone structures. [POSITION/DESIGN]: “Infrastructural Thickening” is the term I propose to describe a strategy that aims to modify the spatial, systemic and experiential utility of infrastructure; a strategy that works towards shifting the understanding of infrastructure from line to volume. This shift is achieved by virtue of ‘de-optimization’, a design technique that seeks to augment engineered specifications into scenarios for inhabitation, participation and added value. In pursuit of infrastructural thickening, this thesis explores relationships between structure, space and form, in order to generate redundancies that exceed the agenda of transportation and engage broader urban issues, specifically waste management, run-off and public space. Reimagined as a porous superstructure of piers, the new Liberty Bridge facilitates synergy between stormwater, cars, and pedestrian flows at both a local and infrastructural scale, incorporating into the design both adjacencies and planned future developments. The bridge, therefore, is understood not as a 2D single-use system but rather as a unified, heterogeneous volume comprised of a synthesis of integrated systems. Ultimately, this thesis envisions the next generation of infrastructure as (a) thick matter – a new public territory that allows people to engage in mutually productive dialogues with issues of urban, spatial and environmental urgency.
Exploded Axon of Bridge Midspan
(x): cars (y): stormwater
Situated where the two flows overlap
1 Stormwater Collection
3 Treatment Plant 4 Reprocessing
6 Urban Spectacle 7 Water Plaza
8 Visitorâ€™s Pavilion 9 Release/Absorb
De-Optimization of the Pier Drawing inspiration from the spatial and systemic qualities of water towers, the collage seeks to elaborate the purely structural function of the pier with circulation and programs, transforming it into an experiential stormwater facility. The figural forms embedded in the poche articulate the journey and treatment of stormwater from the car deck down to the river.
Modulation Series: Overlapping Surfaces Horizontal aggregation of structure generates spatial qualities and forms that respond to water in plan.
Modulation Series: Porous Blocks Vertical aggregation of structure generates spatial qualities and forms that respond to water in section.
Physical Constructs 3D printed composites that respond to water movement/containment both in plan and section.
1 Post-Industrial Re-Zoning
2 Redevelopment of Brownfield Sites
3 Infrastructure traversing the River
4 Infrastructure along the River
5 Pittsburghâ€™s Surface Water Hydrology
6 Aging sewers experience perpetual Overflows
7 Riverfront Accessibility
NEW INFRASTRUCTURAL PROTOTYPE
Bridge ∙ Water Tower ∙ Stormwater Treatment Facility
Two Birds with One Stone Proposing a hybrid infrastructure that can address issues of both waste management and transportation.
During Cloudburst: INUNDATION Like a modern day Roman aqueduct, Pittsburgh’s vertiginous terrain can be utilized to guide stormwater from elevated areas to the bridge for treatment and temporary storage. In doing so, synergy emerges between the infrastructure and landscape.
After Rainfall: INFILTRATION Similar to water towers, stormwater is gradually drained into the river and low lying areas. There, the water either undergoes ground infiltration or is introduced into the adjacent buildings as graywater.
Urban Industrial Zone
Riverbank Civic Complex
WETSCAPES: Blurring the boundary between the Infrastructure and Landscape Implementing stormwater infrastructure as both horizontal and vertical systems allows for spatial and systemic overlap between the bridge and its adjacencies. The strategy seeks to transform leftover spaces beneath/around the bridge into a system of wetscapes that combine a diversity of programs and multiple biotopea to manage runoff and promote urban sustainability. Ultimately, defining a new amphibious landscape that invites the public to engage, explore and experience the city and riverfront through a different lens; stormwater.
Design Development: Porous Superstructure
The distortion in the structural grid is directly related to vertical movement of water through the bridge.
Light Frame Filigree
Porosity ‘Heat’ Map
Design Strategy: Structure, Water Flow and Circulation SCENIC
Car vs Pedestrian Flows
Cascading Plan (Left) - Zoom In (Right)
A. Structural Heterogeneity
01 // Land Pier
B. Cross Sections C. Wetcape Scenarios
1. Neighbourhood Park
2. Urban Food Garden
44 D. Composite Section Elevation
3. Public View
02 // River Pier
03 // Bridge Midspan
4. Monongahela River Visitor's Center (MRC)
5. Multifunctional Sports Plaza
PROFESSIONAL ENDEAVOURS ** (The following images are of work that I have produced or been involved with during internships and are included with the office's permission) **
VILLA ONE Built on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Villa ONE is a new prefab prototype designed to both match the cost and surpass the quality of the cheapest standardized houses on the market. The Y-shaped floorplan was developed to provide a flexible framework for living. It distributes the program effectively while allowing for the best use of the outdoor space, which is subjected to noise from the adjoining highway. The social program is consolidated at the point where the three wings meet, surrounded by views to the landscape and access to a south-facing courtyard and gardens. Three ‘service cores’ provide buffer zones for the bedrooms and study located at edge of each wing. Anticipating that the family’s structure and needs will change over time, the study and garage can be be easily converted into bedrooms.
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Site Plan The planning restrictions and context defined the allowable building area and, ultimately, inspired the form of the villa.
-4.50 m 73 db
WINTER SPRING/FALL SUMMER
Max Sun Exposure
ACCESS + PRIVACY VIEWS + KEPT VEGETATION
SUN ZONE + NOISE PROTECTED
Social vs Private
Diagrams The Y-Bar is the by-product of a rigorous formal investigation to develop a typology that offers diverse and hybrid living experiences.
Unfolded Social Space
Cross Sections The diagrams reveal the relative scale of programs and their proximity to different outdoor spaces.
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C2 5 2
SUN COURTYARD 3
SPACES 1. Living Room 2. Kitchen 3. Dining Room 4. Master Bedroom 5. Children’s Bedroom I 6. Study —> Bedroom II 7. Garage —> Guest Room
CORES C1. WC + Walk-in Closet C2. WC + Washer/Dryer Cabinets C3. Book Stack + Small Closet
Exploded Axon The relationship betweem interior and exterior programs is negotiated/defined by three major facades. Each facade is materially distinct and responds to the unique characteristics of the site and climate.
Site Section The Y-Bar is the by-product of a rigorous formal investigation to develop a typology that offers diverse and hybrid living experiences.
SUN COURTYARD south-facing garden outdoor social zone shielded from noise
SECRET GARDEN entry promenade privacy from neighbours native vegetation
MEDOW views towards landscape low mainteinance vegetation completely private
A. Glass Facade
1. Living Room & Studio
2. Master Bedroom
C. Timber Frame Construction
Floor Plan, Sections & Wall Details Along the length of the site the floor plates are tiered in order to mimic the slope of the landscape.
01 // ThermoWood Facade + Sun Terrace
02 // Green wall facade + Secret
03 // Generous social spaces feature panoramic views
04 // Access to sun garden
05 // Glass facade + Meadow
LEMVIG SKATEPARK EFFEKT was one of four teams selected to participate in the national “Byg-Det-Op” (Built It!) campaign to help various municipalities across Denmark transform their neighborhoods via new public amenities. The town of Lemvig, desperate to revitalize their waterfront, won the bid for a new skatepark on the harbor and chose EFFEKT to help realize their vision. Working closely with the local community and various stakeholders, the design team proposed a ‘Skate+Park’ hybrid. To create an effective and lasting public space, the hybrid stitches together the ‘hard’ logics of skateparks with ‘soft’ features of an urban park to support a multitude of activities and provide a variety of spaces for all age groups and users.
Continuous Skate Loop
Hard Features: Skate Elements Design Strategy
Soft Features: Leisure Programs
Site Plan [Above]: Developed multiple designs options for different sections of the park, including a the seating area, playground, BBQ area and sponsorâ€™s island.
1. Seating Island
2. Barbeque Stalls
3. Playhouse Folly & Sandpit
4. Sponsorâ€™s Sign
[Bottom]: Spent a week on site with two project architects, two fellow interns, contractors and members of the public to finish constructing the park. Responsibilities ranged from landscaping and planting trees to, building the playground and benches, painting the basketball court and installing flood lights.
BRØNDBY STRAND A masterplan competition for the revitalization of a 600,000 m2 Modernist housing complex located 40 minutes west of Copenhagen. In addition to new amenities, the team's proposal focused on rethinking the overall infrastructure, facades and public space of the various building typologies. Responsibilities included producing CAD drawings and 3D models of the site and building typologies, researching prefab material assemblies and developing facade strategies for the Lavhuse (4-storey apartment block).
Masterplan Overview The housing complex is comprised of 12 towers (Højhuse), 66 4-storey apartment blocks (Lavhuse) and 8 townhouse blocks (Rækkehus).
Site Plan The aim of the new masterplan is twofold. Along the north-south axis, the design utilizes hard and soft infrastructures to alleviate stormwater runoff and create synergy between built and natural landscapes. Along the east-west axis, a thick promenade seamlessly transitions between the ground plane and raised plazas, creating a vibrant, navigable and multi-functional armature.
Lavhuse Facade Alternatives Breaking the homogeneity through changes in material and facade configurations.
Phases of Facade Renovation Rehabilitating the shell and facade improves the buildingâ€™s energy and operational efficiency.
Interior Conditions Considering the quality of the interior environment in response to different facade alternatives.
Lavhuse Entrance Lavhuse section combined with close-up of the west facade.
LARRY BOWNE A R C H I T E C T S FOOTBRIDGE RENOVATION Collaborated with the principal on a short deadline to design and develop schematic proposals for a footbridge renovation at the Montessori School of Syracuse. Responsibilities included conducting measured site surveys, participating in client meetings, producing technical drawings, 3D models and visualization for different cladding options.
SECTION 1 SECTION 1 SECTION 2 1 SECTION A1.2 A1.2 1’-0” A1.2 Scale A1.2 1/4”=Scale 1’-0” 1/4”= Scale 1/4”= Scale 1’-0”1/4”= 1’-0”
SECTION 2 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 SECTION 3 SECTION 3 SECTION 4 2 SECTION A1.2 3 SECTION A1.2 A1.2 A1.2 1’-0” A1.2 A1.2 1’-0” A1.2 Scale A1.2 1/4”=Scale 1’-0” 1/4”= 1’-0” 1/4”= Scale 1/4”= Scale 1’-0”1/4”= 1’-0” Scale 1/4”=Scale Scale 1/4”= Scale 1’-0”1/4”= 1’-0”
SECTION 4 SECTION 4 SECTION 5 4 SECTION A1.2 A1.2 1’-0” A1.2 Scale A1.2 1/4”=Scale 1’-0” 1/4”= Scale 1/4”= Scale 1’-0”1/4”= 1’-0”
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Exploded Axon Overview of the proposed renovations focusing specifically on the structure, decking and exterior envelope.
G HIN GS FIN OO ANELS R E P NT LAC REP SLUCE N TRA
SECTION 5 SECTION 5 SECTION 5 SECT A1.2 1’-0” A1.2 Scale A1.2 1/4”=Scale 1’-0” 1/4”= Scale 1/4”= Scal 1’
existing building to be demolished
existing building existing building
SOUTH ELEVATION Scale 1/4”= 1’-0”
Visualizations Conceptual renderings showing the proposed cladding options from different views.
52 WEEKS, 52 CITIES An exhibition documenting Iwan Baan’s year long photographic journey around the world. The exhibition design, fabrication and assembly was completed in one-week in collaboration with McNisky Jeantus and Eric LeBlanc.
Linear Sequence Creating an experience where each city can be viewed autonomously...
Axis Mundi but also part of a larger journey, empowering the viewer to define their own order
Contextualization Situating the journey within the premise of the SOA Gallery
Design Strategy M U RI O IT D AU
RY LE AL G R O ID RR CO
The Gallery The Gallery is beneath the Auditorium adjacent to main corridor
Spatial Synergy Establishing a dialogue between the Gallery and Corridor
Unrolling the Film A photographic veneer defines the enclosure of the exhibit
System of Display Images are mounted on a double row of timber frames suspended from the Auditorium
Floor Decals The tickers reinforce the geometry of the exhibit and include commentaries from the Iwan Baan
Assembly Process 1 1/2”
1 The project uses off-the-shelf standard lumber cut in 18” and 28” increments
2 Images are mounted on the frames fastened together with eye hooks and fishing wire
3 Floor decals reinforce the form of the exhibit and include Baan's personal accounts
29 30 31 32
45 46 47 48
52 WEEKS 3 4
18” 4” 18”
SKETCHES A series of freehand drawings documenting various sites and buildings while traveling in Europe. Specifically, exploring ideas of architectural form, spatial sequence and structure through diagrams and other more technical views.
La Sangrada Familia, Barcelona - Section
Pantheon - Isometric
Lloydâ€™s Building Atrium, London
Trajanâ€™s Market, Rome - Composite
Hemeroscopium House, Madrid - Construction Sequence
Canary Wharf Tube Station, London - Analysis
Santâ€™ Andrea al Quirinale, Rome - Analysis
Millenium Dome, London - Composite
Santâ€™ Andrea al Quirinale, Rome - Isometric
PHOTOGRAPHY An effort to capture the complex stories and spatial situations embedded in the urban and natural landscape(s).
SCULPTURE Experimented with different methods and techniques of fabrication using wood, metals and plastics. Through academic instruction and self-initiated investigations I became familiar with wood and metalworking, vacuum forming, casting and mold making.
Friend Request (2011)
The sculpture critiques the intimacy found on social media platforms....or arguably the lack thereof. It is comprised of various wax casts of hands/forearms mounted on screen of a discarded monitor.
THANK YOU! firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published on Sep 30, 2016
Published on Sep 30, 2016
A collection of academic and professional work produced, both independently and collaboratively, during a 5-year BArch degree at Syracuse Un...