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MarkCurry The University of Virginia

ArchitecturePortfolio

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Shockoe Bottom Sound Museum

Highline Pod Hotel

rEvolver: Doomsday Resort

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Uniscape Interactive Park

Bloom Tents

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Freehand Sketches + Drafting

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Shockoe Bottom Sound Museum

Museum Interiors

Mimicking the cacaphony of sound, the Shockoe Bottom Sound Museum was designed to evoke the variable qualities of sound represented through its flip-flopped facade. The existing site was a challenge in that it was very narrow but the variable qualities of the facade, that carry throughout the building did not compromise the interior experience but rather influenced it.


Concept Models

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Observation Space

Entrance

Office

Sound Experience Rooms

Gallery Space

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Restroom

Cafe

Gallery Space

Central Atrium

Central Atrium

Lobby

Central Atrium

Central Atrium

Outdoor Gallery Space

Sound Experience Rooms

Gallery Space

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Gallery Space

Restroom

Storage

Observation Space

Observation Space

Seminar/Classroom

Plan + Elevations


Plan Extrusion

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Highline Pod Hotel The design of the Pod Hotel was developed through hand drawings and wth minimal computer intervention. The pod rooms were developed first and would later influence the overall design of the pod hotel, program, and structure of the spaces.


Pod Room

Concept Models

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Hand Drawn Renders + Plans

Section Perspective 1/4”=1’

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Final Models + Elevations

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rEvolver: Doomsday Resort Harnessing the power of wind, the rEvolver is able to allow free rotation of its many floors to create a truly dynamic structure


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Final Model

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Generator Room

Ventilation Systems

Green Roof Cultural Center

Observation

Gym

Dining

Kitchen

Outdoor Commons Performance

Cafe

Housing/Housing Commons

Running Track Water Tanks

Storage

Medical Offices/Operating Rooms

Observation Deck

Confessional/Prayer Rooms

Broadcast/Weather Station

Medical Facilities

Outdoor Commons

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Outdoor Commons

Outdoor Commons


Category 1 Category 1 indicates the stationary position. All the program elements are aligned

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Category 2 Category 2 indicates the program elements have shifted. The cultural center is now interacting with the kitchen and performance spaces while the performance and dining spaces interacts with the housing

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Category 3 shows the cultural center interact with the performance spaces thus complimenting each other programmatically. dining and performance is now entirely emmersed in housing

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Category 4 Category 4 shows the dining and cultural centers interating with housing while the performance space meets up with the main cultural center once again

Category 5 Category 5 depicts the dining with the cultural center creating a cafe/library type program. The performance space combines with the kitchen space for a movie and snack while the cultural center remains in housing for any nighttime readers.

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Creating an interactive park in the Washington Heights Neighborhood in New York provided an opportunity to link the children of the neighborhood as well as the children in the nearby Children’s Hospital. Through a series of interactive “ribbons”, a playful and inspiring site came to fruition

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The plan of the park was inspired by the game of hopscotch. The idea that you jump from one place to another and experience something new while progressing through a designated space. Some modules are larger while others are smaller depending on the type of program they are accommodating. They also contain various degrees of permeability that are also dependent on the module’s program.

Circulation in relation to School Locations

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Air Ribbon

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The sound ribbon features a forest of columns with interactive speakers. Similar to Marco Polo, the children identify where the sound is coming from

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The sand ribbon features robotic digging arm that be controlled remotely

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Uni-Scape

Sound Ribbon

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Puffs of air shoot through a grid of vents that allow children to dodge and play

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Uni-Scape Wellness Park and Healing Habitat

Uni-Scape

1:8 Scale

Wellness Park and Healing Habitat

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Wellness Park and Healing Habitat

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Lily Pad Ribbon

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Climbing Ribbon The lily pad ribbon features hydraulic padded cubes that rise and fall

Hopscotch Ribbon A series of climbing nets are attached to rollers. The rollers thus stretch or compress the net

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Hopscotch nodes light up and indicate a path for the user. The lights can be easily changed

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Sectional Models

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Bloom Tents The goal was to create a unique camping experience that incorporated both tensile and rigid structures. these structures are able to tilt and slide in order to accommodate temporary occupants


Single Person Unit

Double Person Unit

Multi-Person Unit

Joint Detail

The entrance of each pod is equipped with a screen that is able to retract into the rods supporting the adjustable roof parts

The joint allows free rotation that will lock in place depending on the desired orientatation within a 180 degree radius

A special joint allows strechable fabric to attach and span the entire structure

A rail system fitted with invidually moving components that attach to the petals allow free movement and rotation of the various structures

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The entrance of each pod is equipped with a screen that is able to retract into the rods supporting the adjustable roof parts

Fabric Detached

A special joint allows strechable fabric to attach and span the entire structure

Fabric Closed

Fabric Extended

A rail system fitted with invidually moving components that attach to the petals allow free movement and rotation of the various structures

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The rigid structures are comprised of inverted triangles while the fabric attaches them. Depending on the degree of tilt, the fabric will act in tension or compression


The site was designed to incorporate the structures along the existing central path. Additional pathways were put in place behind structures to increase accessibility

Collapsible Structures

Secondary Access Pathways

Primary Access Pathway

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Site


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Concept + Final Models

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The High Line - NYC


Art + Drafting

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