M SELECTED ARCHITECTURE WORKS MATTHEW WEINBERG
4 DIP HAUS
NEW HOUSING FOR DETROIT
12 THE TIMBER LINE
EXAMINING TIMBER IN THE CITY
18 INNER LIGHT
REEXAMINING SLAUSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
24 FLOOD OBSERVATORY RECORDING THE FLOOD
30 AMP: A DESIGN BUILD
BREATHING LIGHT INTO A SPACE
36 URBAN PLAYGROUND
CREATING AN URBAN JUNGLE
40 PUBLIC MARKET PUBLIC RELOCATION
46 RE_FILL HOUSE
2017 SOLAR DECATHLON
Matthew Weinberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a thesis year Master of Architecture candidate at the Taubman College of Architecture at the University of Michigan. He completed his undergraduate training at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis where he received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a Minor in Art History. He has contributed to permanent installations, was featured in the University’s APPROACH catalogue that showcased the best student works across the school, and was nominated for the Widman Prize. In addition to his architectural studies, Matthew was a member of Washington University’s varsity swim team and a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity where he held multiple officer positions. He has also held positions as an architectural intern at EwingCole in Philadelphia, PA, Philip Ivory Architects in Narberth, PA, and Gensler in Chicago, IL. Additionally, he has studied in Florence, Italy and served on the Washington University in St. Louis’ Architecture School Council Executive Board. He served as an undergraduate representative to the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees. He currently serves as his classes’ liaison to the University of Michigan Architecture Representation Council and sits on the faculty search committee.
DIP HAUS NEW HOUSING FOR DETROIT E. JEFFERSON AVE AND JOS. CAMPAU / DETROIT, MI. FACULTY ADVISORS: CHRISTINA HANSEN, LARS GRÃ„BNER FALL 2017 PROJECT TEAM: SETH KOPKA, IRENE YANG, CHENHAO CAO, MATTHEW WEINBERG
Dip Haus is a proposal for a new midrise housing project located on two sites at the corners of E. Jefferson Avenue and Joseph Campau in the Lafayette Park neighborhood of Detroit. The project is sited along one of the new â€œgreen fingersâ€? put forward in SOMâ€™s 2015 master plan for the city. The project attempts to make a site divided by a six lane street feel cohesive while acting as an anchor point for a new community in Detroit, and targets the current demographics moving into the city by providing studios and one-bedroom apartments for young professionals, two and three-bedroom units for families and empty nesters, and town-homes for single families.
Dip Haus was intended to be a pilot by making use of a non traditional form with a aggressive roof angle towards the street with a 12 story anchor tower on the southern part of the site. The project utilizes a celluralized CLT load bearing structural system. The CLT system lends itself well to housing typologies as it forces many of the interior spaces to be broken up into smaller units. By using a spacial hierarchy of street level public plaza , the semi-public central green, and private courtyards and balconies at the apartment level provide spaces for residents to meet and socialize with their neighbors while also engaging the public street along the green finger. To help cement this public private relationship the project makes use of two different facade conditions. A zinc facade panel exterior that blends into the industrial context and an interior wood louver system that creates a more private and intimate atmosphere on the interior facades of the building.
THE TIMBER LINE EXAMINING TIMBER IN THE CITY LOWER EAST SIDE / NEW YORK CITY, NY. FACULTY ADVISOR: CHANDLER AHRENS SPRING 2016 PROJECT TEAM: MATTHEW WEINBERG, SAM GUENIN
This project was completed for the ACSAâ€™s 2015-2016 Timber in the City competition. It creates a new community on the Lower East Side of New York City blending residences, museum space, and a market centered around a public park.
The U-shape of the building along with the single story market place on the Delancey side of the site creates both a visual and auditory break from the heavy traffic along the street. Placing the open air market in the front of the structure and moving the interior market to the center of the structure creates a walking avenue off of the street allowing for pedestrians to move freely through the center of the site. This “avenue” becomes a new place for community activity and engagement as the roofs of these two parts of the structure become public park spaces. The auditorium of the museum also opens up onto the street allowing for various entertainment possibilities. The seats of the auditorium continue outside to the exterior creating seating along one side of the street, enabling visitors and residents to sit and enjoy the outdoors. At one end of the street there is a stairway that leads down to the nearby Delancey Street and Essex Street subway stations allowing for quick and easy access to the market, museum, and residence.
Conceptual Plan Diagram
OPEN AIR MARKET RECREATION CENTER
AUDITORIUM RESIDENTIAL LOBBY
BIKE STORAGE INTERIOR MARKET
MARKET LOADING DOCK
FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1/64” = 1’
THE TIMBER LINE
Walking Distance to Stations
5+ min 4 min 3 min 2 min 1 min Station
Walking Distance to Stations
5+ min 4 min 3 min 2 min 1 min Station
AXON OF AUDITORIUM DOOR SYSTEM
INNER LIGHT REINTERPRETING SLAUSON MIDDLE SCHOOL WASHINGTON AVE. / ANN ARBOR, MI FACULTY ADVISOR: TSZ YAN NG FALL 2016
The goal of this project was to redesign Slauson Middle School a WPA era school just west of downtown Ann Arbor. The school had to accommodate nearly 1000 students and is located on a difficult site in the middle of a residential neighborhood. The project suggests a replacement school guided by traditional Quaker education.
SECOND FLOOR PLAN
I attempted to bring out the Quaker qualities of simplicity, community, and stewardship in the architecture of the school. The Whole
The formal logic of the project was inspired by the Apollo school project of Herman Hertzberger. Utilizes a series of cuts and offsets through a bar form to create places of meeting and light that could penetrate down into the building. One Cut
Offsets Create Building Form Vertical Offset
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
3 Dimensional offset
Initial offset diagram
THIRD FLOOR PLAN
The building centers around the meeting room, an important locus of Quaker activity. The meeting room through a sliding wall, can open up to an adjoining outdoor space. The light interior lighting of the school is carefully diffused to creative a meditative and peaceful atmosphere. The frequent light wells and their associated staircases allow for both light and people to move through the space. The cuts also allow for light to act as a way finding mechanism. Light acts a beacon for the various centers of activity and meeting in the building. Two Cut
Fire Towers Normal Ciculation
Classrooms Public Space Administration Services
Offsets Create Building Form
SITE PLAN | 1/64â€? = 1â€™
A B C
Section A | 1/16” = 1’
Section B | 1/16” = 1’
Section C | 1/16” = 1’
East Elevation | 1/16” = 1’
FLOOD OBSERVATORY RECORDING THE FLOOD OLD CHAIN OF ROCKS BRIDGE / GRANITE CITY, IL. PROFESSOR: JONATHAN STITLEMAN FALL 2014
The observatory examines the relationship of the Mississippi River, its floods, and its effects on the surrounding agricultural areas. It does so by acting as a water level gauge, a museum to past floods, and as a high altitude observation platform.
SITE AND DESIGN
The Old Chain of Rocks bridge was the ideal site for the project as it sat between two existing flood gauges along the convergence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. The site is also in a unnavigable zone of water, meaning that the water at normal levels is below 9 feet in depth providing a consistent water level.
Floor plans of observation decks and living area. Arch 311 Gauge Tower Matthew Weinberg 1/4” - 1’
AMP: A DESIGN BUILD BREATHING LIGHT INTO A SPACE LAMMERT BUILDING: T-REx OFFICE SPACE / ST. LOUIS, MO. PROFESSOR: CHANDLER AHRENS SPRING 2015 PROJECT TEAM: MATT BRICE, GABE DASH, JIM NOH, REBECCA ERDE, AMBER IBARRA, GRACIE DAVIS, SAM LEDER, JENNIFFER ROKOFF, PAIGE BERGAMEIER, AMY SUN, YE JIN LEE, MATT WEINBERG
AMP is the product of a group design build that took on the challenge of building a dynamic lighting installation in a 5 story atrium for start up incubator, T-RExâ€™s office. The project was designed, fabricated, and installed in 13 weeks.
119 Lm 6th Floor
LIGHT DIAGRAM | CONFIGURATION 1 south elevation | looking north scale | 1/4” : 1’
The studio began with an idea supplied by a graduate studio offered the semester before. The site lacked natural light and the main idea for the installation came from attempting to address the low light quality. Beginning by using a light meter to document natural light in the space the team utilized Grasshopper and Rhino3D to design a system of inter-locking parts that would redirect the light coming into the atrium throughout the space while creating an object of visual interest above the occupants’ heads.
Iterations Adhesive Backed Reﬂective Mylar
Thermoplastic Oleﬁn Laser Cut Panels
Snap-ﬁt retention bracket
143° 161° 166°
100° 80° 102°
Assembly Diagram for T-Rex Installation Washington University School of Architecture Spring 2015 Prof. Chandler Ahrens Matthew Weinberg | Paige Bergameier | Jennifer Rokoff | Amy Sun
99° 161° 78°
51° 109° 96° 153°
After testing a variety of systems and materials we arrived at a system of CNC/Lasercut modules held together by an integrated hook and snap-fit system. This allowed for material homogony and for each piece to be individually machined to create the parabolic shape called for by the project.
URBAN PLAYGROUND CREATING AN URBAN JUNGLE DeMUN PARK / CLAYTON, MO. PROFESSOR: CHRISTINE ABBOT FALL 2013
The playground is comprised of a repeating set of identical modules that in the aggregate create a play-scape in an urban neighborhood. The modules interact in such a way that they become the play pieces as well as a vehicle for vegetation to climb upon and create new spaces.
AGGREGATION Through aggregation, the playground responds in plan to fill the site with shade between which the existing trees are located. The aggregation of modules also serves to create a barrier to separate the park from the surrounding street protecting those inside of it while creating a new environment in which to play. The playground also holds bathroom facilities.
PUBLIC MARKET RELOCATING THE PUBLIC PALAZZO ST. LORENZO / FLORENCE, ITALY PROFESSORS: IGOR MARJANOVIC & ELISA KIM SUMMER 2014
In 2013, the mayor of Florence passed legislation moving the famous street market of Palazzo St, Lorenzo to further down the street behind the Mercato Centrale. The move, meant to open the public space around the Medici chapel angered vendors as they were now removed from the central stream of tourists who supported their businesses.
EXPLORATION Beginning by looking at the works of Brunelleschi, the classical Italian master architect, and juxtaposed with Lugi Nervi the modern mastermind, the market had to pull from their techniques and fix several key issues. The market had to fit into the urban context of Florenceâ€™s tight streets, preserve public space, and provide locations for both the legal and illegal vendors that inhabit the streets of the city. This process was spurred on by a variety of projects: creating a model and drawing based on Nervi, drawing using the mirror following Brunelleschi, and interviewing both legal and illegal vendors on the streets of Florence.
Section A 1/2” -1’
A Section B 1/2” -1’
CRETE HOUSE 2017 SOLAR DECATHLON WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS ST. LOUIS MO. CRITICS: HONGXI YIN AND PABLO MOYANO FALL 2015 - FALL 2017 PLACED 2ND IN ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION
RE-Fill House is a design proposal for Washington Universityâ€™s entry to the 2017 Solar Decathlon. The project creates an effective platform for a variety of programs from a single family home, office, or a critique space. The 950 sqft footprint focuses on efficient spatial organization. This is achieved through a track system the runs throughout the home with a wide variety of modules that allows the user to pick the best options suited for their needs. This allows for the home to adapt to its inhabitants changing needs. The home also features a central core that holds all of the mechanical functions of the building, and a intricate system of louvers and planters that create a enclosed porch space` as well as supporting the solar arrays of the project.
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Published on Mar 14, 2018