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Maricela Chan art portfolio


3D PRINTING PROTOTYPE_ Earthscrapers installation Locatio n _D e n v e r, C o l o r a d o . Compan y _ R a e l S a n F r a t e l l o Architec t s Design Te a m _ R o n a l d R a e l , Virginia S a n F r a t e l l o , J o h n Faichne y, M a r i c e l a C h a n Date_ Ap r i l - J u l y 2 0 1 0

The Ear t h s c r a p e r s i n s t a l l a t i o n was exh i b i t e d i n t h e 2 0 1 0 Biennia l o f t h e A m e r i c a s in Denv e r. T h e i n s t a l l a t i o n envision s t h e p o t e n t i a l o f building s b e i n g ‘ p r i n t e d ’ t h r e e dimentio n a l l y i n l i f e s i z e s c a l e using 3D p r i n t e r s a n d C A D / C A M technolo g y. T h e p r o j e c t s t a r t e d as a res e a r c h t o e x a m i n e t h e potentia l o f v a r i o u s m a t e r i a l s for 3D p r i n t i n g . S o m e o f t h e material s t h a t w e r e te s t - p r i n t e d included a s h , b l o o d , c e r a m i c , and con c r e t e . Completed in s t a l l a t i o n t a b l e a t t h e 2 0 1 0 B i e n n i a l o f t h e A m e r i c a s , D e n v e r


1 _ i n t erior & exterior images of 3D

p r i n t e d models. 2 _ r e ndering of structure at Sedona, A r i z o na. 3 _ r e ndering of structure at the Mojave D e s e r t, California.

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My tas k i n c l u d e d p r e p a r i n g a n extens i v e P o w e r P o i n t p r e s e n t a t i o n with a n o t h e r t e a m m e m b e r o n materi a l p r o p e r t y an d v e r s a t i l i t y. Once t h e d e s i g n c o n c e p t w a s develo p e d , I c r e a t e d s e c t i o n s , render i n g s , a n i m a t i o n s , a n d docum e n t e d p r i n t e d m o d e l s . W i t h the ex h i b i t i o n a p p r o a c h i n g i n t w o weeks , I a s s i s t e d i n a s s e m b l i n g t h e install a t i o n o n - s i t e , c r e a t i n g s a n d y landsc a p e s , c a r e f u l l y i n s e r t i n g miniat u r e p e o p l e i n t o m o d e l s a l o n g with fo u r t e a m m e m b e r s .

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Below_ a n e x a m p l e o f o n e o f t h e m o d e l s p r i n t ed three-dimensionally with rendering and section generated. These v i s i o n a r y s t r u c t u r e s m i g h t b e b u i l t o n s i te. Right_ c u t s e q u e n c e o f o n e o f t h e a n i m a t i o n s generated. A structure is printed layer by layer from start to finish while th e c a m e r a c i r c l e s a r o u n d i t h o r i z o n t a l l y and gradually moves above the crane to illustrate an aerial view of the p r i n t i n g p r o c e s s . To view t h e c o m p l e t e a n i m a t i o n , v i s i t _ < h t t p : / / vimeo.com/13111370>.


SUKKAH OF THE SIGNS_ the Homeless House Compan y _ R a e l S a n F r a t e l l o Architec t s Design Te a m _ R o n a l d R a e l , Virginia S a n F r a t e l l o , Maricela C h a n , E m i l y L i c h t Date_ Ju l y - A u g u s t 2 0 1 0

Sukkah o f t h e S i g n s i s o n e o f twelve w i n n i n g e n t r i e s i n t h e competi t i o n S u k k a h C i t y . T h e winning e n t r i e s a r e c o n s t r u c t e d and exh i b i t e d a t U n i o n S q u a r e i n New Yo r k C i t y. The com p e t i t i o n c a l l s f o r t h e design o f a t e m p o r a r y s t r u c t u r e to comm e m o r a t e t h e b i b l i c a l holiday S u k k o t . E v e r y y e a r Jews ce l e b r a t e t h e 4 0 y e a r s o f wanderi n g i n t h e d e s e r t a f t e r Exodus. D u r i n g t h e h o l i d a y, t h e y build tem p o r a r y d w e l l i n g s t o e a t , sleep, a n d g a z e a t s t a r s .


on page _Sukkah of the Signs exhibited at Union Square, New York City. left_original design for the competition.


My task s f o r t h e p r o j e c t i n c l u d e d o c u m e n t i n g o ver 300 homeless signs from across California and assist in generat i n g c o m p e t i t i o n b o a r d & l a y o u t f o r t h e competition submission. Upon be c o m i n g o n e o f t h e f i n a l i s t s , t h e o r i g i n a l design was adjusted to comply with the New York City Building Code. I a s s i s t e d i n d e v e l o p i n g t h e f i n a l f o r m b y creating a series of full-sized mock-ups and 3D models. I also particip a t e d i n c o n s tr u c t i o n d e t a i l i n g f o r t h e h omeless signs and the wood-frame structure connections. With a tight sc h e d u l e , I e ff e c t i v e l y g e n e r a t e d c o n s t r u ction documents for builders to construct in NYC.


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metal straps 2x4 wood frame

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metal straps

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double 2 x 4 bottom plate

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DIRECTED VIEW_ Center for Oekologie Locatio n _A l v i s o , C A

Program _ E x h i b i t i o n , l i b r a r y, classroo m s , a n d o ff i c e s . Designe r _ M a r i c e l a C h a n Critic_ R o n a l d R a e l Date_ No v - D e c 2 0 0 9

Don Edwards W i l d l i f e R e f u g e i s o n e o f t h e f e w r e f u g e s r e m a i n e d i n C a l i f o r n i a . It houses num e r o u s C a l i f o r n i a e n d a n g e r e d a n i m a l s a n d p l a n t s . To p r o v i d e environmenta l e d u c a t i o n t o t h e y o u n g g e n e r a t i o n , a C e n t e r f o r E c o l o g y i s needed in the r e f u g e . The Center is t o b e s i t u a t e d o n a l a n d f i l l w h e r e t h e d e s i g n e r i s a s k e d t o redesign the t o p o g r a p h y o f t h e l a n d f i l l a s w e l l . T h e C e n t e r w i l l p r o v i d e educational an d e x h i b i t i o n s p a c e s f o r t h e p u b l i c . A s y s t e m o f s l i t s i s e m p l o y e d in the building s t o d i r e c t d i ff e r e n t v i e w s o n s i t e . T h e b u i l d i n g s a r e a l s o e l e v a t e d from the grou n d t o p r e s e r v e t h e r e f u g e . massing models


physical model_12in by 24in


A f t e r s ome pushing and pulling with a simple recta n g l e , I d e s i g n e d a m o d u l a r p a n e l t h a t o v e r l a p s a n d r e p e a t s a c r o s s t h e s i t e , various site elements, such as salt marsh & p i c k l e w e e d , o c c u p y e a c h p a n e l . W h e n t w o p a n e l s w i t h t w o d i ff e r e nt site elements overlap, the intersection be t w e e n t h e p a n e l s c r e a t e n e w e l e m e n t s , s u c h a s t h e c o m b i n a t i o n o f s l o u g h with salt marsh. These new elements beco m e e x p e r i m e n t s f o r e n v i r o n m e n t a l s t u d y. I N I T I A L R ECTANGLE

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ONE DIMENSION

P U S H U P_VIEW SKY

ONE ELEMENT

TWO DIMENSIONS

PUSH_PULL

OVER L A P P I N G ELE M E N T S

TWO E L E M E N T S


T h e slits in the buildings v a ry by height: some line u p with the eye level of a p e rsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sitting position w hile others are angled to d i rect views on site. T h e placement of the b u ildings also guide views. O n one end of the b u ildings, visitor s see the g r and view of the wildlife r e fuge. On the o ther end, t h ey see the man-made i n tegration of sit e elements t h rough the slits.


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at entrance wal k i n g o n t o p o f s a l t m a r s h l a n d s c a p e . systems of slits p e n e t r a t e b u i l d i n g s t o d i r e c t v i e w s . walkways betwe e n b u i l d i n g s f r a m e v i e w s . aerial view of o v e r a l l s t r u c t u r e v i e w e d f r o m e x i s t i n g p a r k i n g s t r u c t u r e . aerial view of p r o j e c t v i e w f r o m s a l t m a r s h .

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I N G O f f i c e To w e r Renovation Compan y _ A G C D e s i g n L t d . Design Te a m _ J o e L u i , D a v i d Cheung , M a r i c e l a C h a n Date_ Au g u s t 2 0 1 2 - M a r c h 2 0 1 3 Project P h a s e _ C o n c e p t u a l Design, D e s i g n D e v e l o p m e n t Locatio n _H o n g K o n g

The sco p e o f t h e p r o j e c t involves r e n o v a t i n g t h e i n t e r i o r and ext e r i o r o f t h e I N G o ff i c e tower, w h i c h w a s l a s t a m e n d e d in the 1 9 8 0 s . O u r g oa l s a r e to stren g t h e n t h e c o r p o r a t e identity o f t h e t o w e r a s w e l l a s upgradi n g i t s o ff i c e g r a d i n g . My invo l v e m e n t i n c l u d e s concept u a l d e s i g n , r e n d e r i n g s coordina t i o n , i n t e r i o r s p a c e planning o f G / F & 1 / F, c l i e n t s / consulta n t s c o o r d i n a t i o n and mee t i n g s , P o w e r P o i n t presenta t i o n , a n d m a t e r i a l research a n d s o u r c i n g .

1 . P i c t u r e o f existing main lobby condition. 2 . S k e t c h o f chosen design concept: a natural, refreshing, & bright e n v i r o n m e n t is desirable to build a friendly and neutral corporate identity.

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P r o p o s e d Ty p i c a l L o b b y

Proposed Elevator

Proposed Restroom

Rendering of Proposed Main Entrance Lobby


P e r s o n a l h a n d sketches o f t h e d e s i g n concepts f o r t h e e n t r a n ce lobby. U n i q u e c e i l i n g pattern i s e m p l o y e d t o hide e x i s t i n g v e n t i l ation.

C u r v y w a l l e l e ment acts a s a n a c c e n t wall and h a s t h e p o t e n t ial to b e c o m e d i g i t a l display r i b b o n s o r p o ckets for plants.

F u r t h e r s t u d y of g r e e n w a l l s y stem i n c o r p o r a t e d i nto office l o b b y.

Example of r e n d e r i n g m a r kups c o o r d i n a t e d w ith r e n d e r i n g c o m pany in China.


Since the client requests 2 design schemes for the interior renovation, I created 6 different design concepts of the interior. After company internal review, the final 2 concepts are further developed. Renderings on this page show the alternative scheme pres ented to the client.

Rende r i n g o f P r o p o s e d M a i n E n t r a n c e L o b b y - scheme 2

Propo s e d Ty p i c a l L o b b y - s c h e m e 2

Proposed Typical Restroom - scheme 2


DOMINANCE_ Wildlife O b s e r v a t i o n To w e r Locatio n _A l v i s o , C A Program _ O b s e r v a t i o n d e c k , public m e e t i n g s p a c e Designe r _ M a r i c e l a C h a n Critic_ R o n a l d R a e l Date_ Se p - O c t 2 0 0 9

D o n E d w a r d s Wildlife Refuge is the first National wildlife refuge in the U.S. I t i s a n i m p o rtant habitat and stop for migratory birds and many endangered s p e c i e s i n C alifornia. The California clapper rail bird and the salt marsh h a r v e s t m o u se are specially unique in the Refuge. t op_ bird eye view of g r a d a t i o n o f salt ponds on site. bottom_ original print o f E r n e s t Haeckel.

Ta k i n g a d v a ntage of the natural beauty on the site, the observation tower u t i l i z e s a n o pen facade for optimal views to the wildlife. The open the facade d e s i g n i s i n spired by Ernest Haeckelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, a well-known biologist wh o discovered o v e r h u n d r e ds of organisms, prints of organisms.


Rendering of Observa t i o n To w e r o v e r l o o k i n g D o n E d w a r d s W i l d l i f e R e f u g e .


T h e i m agined evolution of an o r g a n i s m:

Initial program m i n g s c h e m e s o f t h e o b s e r v a t i o n t o w e r :

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T h e web-like facade changes sizes and transfo r m s i n t o d i ff e r e n t v i e w i n g t o o l s - - t e l e s c o p e , m i c r o s c o p e , s l e e p c h a i r s , a n d etc. Similar to tetris, these openings fit the h u m a n b o d y i n t o g u i d e s p e c i f i c v i e w s .

WEB TETRIS: highlights views to pickleweed and endangered red mice.

TELESCOPE: leads views to salt marsh and salt pond.

SLEEP CHAIR: directs views to the endangered California Clapper Rail birds.

MICROSCOPE: magnifies views to salt crystals on site.


Physical model_4in by 4in by 11in


INTERTWINE_ Large Event + Racetrack Complex Locatio n _A l b a n y, C A

Program _ c i r c u s , t h e a t e r, martial a r t s , a c u p u n c t u r e , racetrac k s f o r p o c k e t b i k e , b m x bike, & u n i c y c l e . Designe r _ M a r i c e l a C h a n Critic_ R u d a b e h P a k r a v a n Date_ Ju n - A u g 2 0 0 9

NETWORK

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A l b a n y B u l b is a concrete landfill known for its unique pieces of a rt works and g r a ff i t i . T h e objective of the large event & racetrack complex is to encourage a r t i s t s t o g a ther and communicate through their artworks.

GATHER Study models of racetra c k s i ntertwining each other.

U s i n g t h e d y namic and intertwining nature of racetracks as a syst em for d e s i g n . N e t works of racetracks are interweaved, creating voids between them. T h e v o i d s t h en become spaces for programs. The large outdoor racetracks a l s o m a x i m i ze graffiti space for artists while leaving the original art works untouched.


rendering 1_ racetracks intertwine and share parts of the tracks together.


abov e _ t r a c i n g t h e t r e a d m a r k s of un i c y c l i s t v s . b m x b i c y c l i s t .

Unicycle BMX Bicycle Start / End Poin t

Anonymous a r t i s t s v i s i t t h e s i t e r e g u l a r l y t o c r e a t e g r a ff i t i a n d a r t w or k s f r o m s c r a p metals and ot h e r l o c a l m a t e r i a l s . W h e n v i s i t o r s e n c o u n t e r t h e a r t p i e c e s , t h e y show great ap p r e c i a t i o n t o t h e m . A f t e r c o n d u c t i n g a r e s e a r c h a b o u t t h e a r t works, I disco v e r e d t h a t m a n y a r t i s t s a r e r e l a t e d t o e a c h o t h e r b i o l o g i c a l l y o r geographicall y. H o w e v e r, m a n y a r t p i e c e s a r e s c a t t e r e d a r o u n d t h e s i t e a n d difficult to be s e e n . My project thu s f o c u s e s o n c r e a t i n g a c o m m u n i t y a n d g a t h e r i n g s p a c e f o r a r t i s i t s on the site. A s e r i e s o f u n d u l a t i n g r a c e t r a c k s m a x i m i z e s p a c e s f o r g r a ff i t i a n d a r t s . Bike riders, a r t i s t s , a n d v i s i t o r s c a n a l l i n t e r a c t w i t h e a c h o t h e r, c r e a t i n g a d y n a m i c and unique cu l t u r e . I mages of graffiti and a r t w o r k s t aken on site.


Mapping History_

m a p o f graffiti and art works on the Bulb f r o m 1999 - 2009.

BRUCE RAYBURN

T h e map identifies major artisits who have c o n t r i buted to the art works and their g e o g r aphic locations relating to the Bulb.

El Sobrante

OBAMA FOOT FUNK FOOT FUNK EAT ME NOW

LOVE

FOOT FUNK OLPAR BROTHERS LOVE SAVAGE ARTPOP FLAT LAND

El Cerrito

MIND BLOWING ROBOT GENETICALLY

DEVOTE WE LOVE AMELIE

WE LIKE WEED

GO HOME DO NOT DISTURB LOVE EMMA GOLDMAN EMILIANO ZAPATA

rkeley UC Be WE ARE NOT HOMELESS THE BULB IS OUR HOME!

OSHA NEUMANN MIND THE GAP!

LAWYER FOR HOMELESS

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JASON DE ANTONIS CREATED BY: THE HOMELESS

MET IN ART CLASS

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OBAMA FOOT FUNK FOOT FUNK EAT ME NOW

LOVE FOOT FUNK LOVE SAVAGE ARTPOP FLAT LAND

OLPAR BROTHERS

MIND BLOWING ROBOT

Oakland

GENETICALLY DEVOTE WE LOVE AMELIE

WE LIKE WEED

GO HOME LOVE EMMA GOLDMAN EMILIANO ZAPATA

MATTHEW BEHNKE

DO NOT DISTURB WE ARE NOT HOMELESS THE BULB IS OUR HOME!

WE ARE NOT HOMELESS THE BULB IS OUR HOME! WE ARE NOT HOMELESS THE BULB IS OUR HOME!

SCHOOL TEACHER

MIND THE GAP!

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DAVID RYAN SCOTT MEADOWS SCOTT HEWITT

ART DEGREE


S i t e m o del and programming schemes during desi g n d e v e l o p m e n t p h a s e .

section A_ cut through Alternative Film structure

section B_ cut through Martial Arts + Chiropractic pavilion


T h e project is loca ted next to the m a j ority of the graffiti and art works on t h e Bulb so that th e artistic culture on s i t e can be fully showcased.

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Site Plan_ large even t & r a c e t r a c k complex faces the Sa n F r a n c i s c o B a y.


The pro j e c t e m p h a s i z e s o n t h e dynamic e x p e r i e n c e v i s i t o r s find whi l e i n t h e l a r g e e v e n t complex . U s e r s a l w a y s s e e a wide v a r i e t y o f a c t i v i t i e s happeni n g t h r o u g h l a y e r i n g and ove r l a p p i n g o f p r o g r a m s and race t r a c k s . r e n d e r i ng 2_ visitors approaching a n d e n t ering the complex next to e x i s t i n g art pieces.

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r e n d e r i ng 3_ on pedestrian p a t h w a y overlooking l ayers of r a c e t r a cks. r e n d e r i ng 4_ graffiti artists and b a n d s performing at the open p l a z a u nder the racetracks.

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E l e v a t i on of Martial Arts and Unicycle Complex

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Diagram_Program Distribution primary subculture 1. alternative short film_700 sf 2. circus events_4,000 sf 3. alternative film_3,000 sf fortune telling_300 sf 4. chiropractic_500 sf acupuncture_500 sf 5. martial arts_1,000 sf secondary subculture racetracks and stunt area

D i a g r a m _ C i r cu l a t i o n pedestrian walkways and viewing areas

physical model_48in by 48in


GRAPHIC DESIGN_ Praxis Cover Compan y _ R a e l S a n F r a t e l l o Architec t s Design Te a m _ R o n a l d R a e l , Maricela C h a n , M a y a Ta k e t a n i Date_ Fe b - J u n e 2 0 1 0

Praxis i s a r e n o w n a r c h i t e c t u r a l journal t h a t r e l e a s e s e v e r y season o f t h e y e a r. The focu s o f t h e e l e v e n t h a n d twelfth i s s u e s o f P r a x i s i s t h e convers a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e s between e l e v e n a r c hi t e c t s i n the east c o a s t o f t h e U . S . T h e convers a t i o n s t h e n b e c o m e s t h e basis o f t h e c o v e r d e s i g n . B a s e d on the f r e q u e n c y o f t h e w o r d s appeare d i n t h e c o n v e r s a t i o n s , word clo u d s a r e c r e a t e d .


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The ma k i n g o f t h e c o v e r b e g i n s w i t h d i ff e r e n t l ayouts of the wor d c l o u d . W i t h t h e u s e o f a C N C r o u t e r, mill lines are compute d b a s e d o n t h e f a s t e s t r o u t e p o s s i b l e to mill the word clo u d . J u m p l i ne s a r e a l s o c r e a t e d a s a r esult of the moveme n t o f t h e r o u t e r. My invo l v e m e n t i n t he p r o j e c t i n c l u d e s d e s i g n i ng the text cloud to c r e a t e d i ff e r e n t l a y o u t s . M y t e a m p a r t ner then develop e d a c o m p u t e r - g e n e r a t e d t o o l p a t h u s i n g a CNC router. U s i n g t h e t o o l p a t h a s a 2 D g r a p h i c , I t h en established various c o l o r s c h e m e s f o r t h e l i n e s , w o r d s , s h adows, and backgro u n d . [right] I m a g e s h o w i n g t h e e m b o s s i n g d e t a i l s f r om the CNC mill line s o n t h e f i n a l p u b l i s h e d c o v e r. S A M P L E LAYOUTS OF WORD CLOUDS:


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