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Minhtam Banh // Portfolio // Spring 2010 VENICE CIVIC CENTER


The Civic Center and the Pet Shelter divide the site into two open spaces, one is larger, more public, and is primarily for civic center’s user. The other one is more enclosed, private, and is primarily for pet shelter user. These spaces, (or rather the users who occupy these spaces and their circulation paths) serve as the connection between the two contrasting programs. The diagonal bar that physically divides the two open space contains the main vertical circulation, the lounge, and the library. On the other side of the courtyard is a cafe. These programs were intended to attract users from two courtyards and activate the circulation from one to the other. The skin is a system of mesh that wraps around the civic center. The system control sun and view from and to the civic center, as well as allow for ventilation. It undulates vertically and horizontally, more traumatically at the entrance area and died out at the two ends. The skin gives the building two identities during the day and night. During the days, it appears solid, and civic. At night the building becomes a lantern, activate the big open space in the front, and attract users. Louver is used on the south facing facade for sun shading

Final Scheme


|DEVELOPING SKIN|


|SKIN| Dropped Ceiling

Glazed Window

Balcony Metal Mesh Screen Primary Structure

Connector Detail

Screen Structure


|DIAGRAMS|

Entrance

Vertical Circulation

-

B’

Massing/Organization

HVAC

Structure

Green Space


|PLAN| B

A

3

2

20

21

4 KITC N

HE

17

19 18

16 15

B’

Entrance Commercial Cafe Operation Room Grooming Food Preparation Kennel Dog Run Training Room Conference Room Office

1 21

A’

| | | | | | | | | | |

22

C’

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

21

C

1 | Entrance 2 | Social Hall 3 | Lounge 4 | Kitchen 6 | Classroom 7 | Library 8 | Seminar Room 9 | Administration Office 10 | Balcony 11 | Anteroom 12 | Chamber Hall 13 | Prep Room 14 | Council Person Office

Ground Floor


10

8 6

6

7

11

12 14

12

13

6 25 24

6 23

Second Floor

Third Floor

Fourth Floor


|ELEVATION|

Northwest


Southeast


|SECTION|

SECTION AA’ - 1/4” = 1’

Section AA’

SECTION AA’ -

Section BB’


1/4” = 1’

Section CC’ SECTION AA’ - 1/4” = 1’


RENDER // NIGHT EXTERIOR


RENDER // DAY EXTERIOR


RENDER // DAY INTERIOR


MODEL // 1/16” = 1’ FULL MODEL


MODEL // 3/4” = 1’ DETAIL SECTION MODEL


MODEL // 1/4” = 1’ SECTION MODEL


MODEL // 1/4” = 1’ SECTION MODEL


MODEL // 1/4” = 1’ SECTION MODEL


|SITE FACT|

VENICE GRID

STREET NETWORKS

BUILDING DENSITY Building Density

Urban Street URBAN STREET

CORRIDOR THROUGH SITE Corridor Through Site

BUILDING HEIGHT

MAIN VS. RESIDENTIAL CIRCULATION Main vs. Residential Circulation CORRIDOR THROUGH SITE

BUILDING DENSITY

Building Height

SANTA MONICA GRID

Residential

RESIDENTIAL

CIVIC AND COMMERCIAL

Civic and Commercial

Parking

PARKING


|PROJECT NARRATIVE|

The site is located at the intersection of Venice Way, S Venice Boulevard and N Venice Boulevard. Different from Santa Monica area, Venice has a fairly complicated system of urban grid. The site is located where these grids meet each other, and thus created a very interesting urban condition. Located as such central location the civic building has the potential to reach out and connect to the different neighborhoods around the site. It is to become a place for the community to gather, meet people, have fun, and relax. The building would generally be open and bright, welcoming all kinds of people who visit the center. The additional program would be a Pet Shelter. Venice is a pet friendly area. There are also a few animal care organizations in the area, however no pet shelter, where one could go to get a new pet, or just to be with the animals. My concept is to utilize the exterior public space of the civic center as an animal park, where people from the neighborhood could bring their pets over, or volunteer to walk the pets from the center. Pet could be the ice breaker, the bridges between people.


|SITE ANALYSIS|

Urban Grid

Pet Shelters in the area

Pet Shelter


|SITE STRATEGIES|

Entrance

Connection of Open Space


|PROGRAM AND MASS STUDY|

BIG SOCIAL HALL

LOUNGE

KITCHEN

UTILITY

COMMERICAL

WAITING AREA

SERVICE

CAGES

WAITING AREA

COMMERICAL

SERVICE

KITCHEN/ LOUNGE

BIG SOCIAL HALL


COUNCIL CHAMBER

BIG SOCIAL HALL ANTEROOM

TERRACE

CLASSROOM /OFFICE

PET SHELTER

SOCIAL HALL

TERRACE

CLASSROOM/OFFICE

INDOOR TRAINING

TERRACE

COUNCIL CHAMBER CLASSROOM /OFFICE

COUNCIL CHAMBER

SOCIAL HALL TERRACE

CLASSROOM/OFFICE COUNCIL CHAMBER

CAGES

CLASSROOM /OFFICE

CLASSROOM/OFFICE

BIG SOCIAL HALL PET SHELTER

INDOOR TRAINING TERRACE

SOCIAL HALL


|PROGRAM AND MASS STUDY|

ANTEROOM

TRAINING

WAITING AREA

COMMERICAL

SERVICE

KITCHEN/ LOUNGE

BIG SOCIAL HALL

BIG SOCIAL HALL

LOUNGE

KITCHEN

COMMERICAL

WAITING AREA

CAGES

SERVICE

TRAINING


CLASSROOM /OFFICE COUNCIL CHAMBER

COUNCIL CHAMBER

PET SHELTER

SOCIAL HALL

CLASSROOM/OFFICE CLASSROOM/OFFICE

CAGES

COUNCIL CHAMBER

BIG SOCIAL HALL

CLASSROOM/OFFICE

SERVICE

ANTEROOM

CLASSROOM /OFFICE SOCIAL HALL

TERRACE

BIG SOCIAL HALL

COUNCIL CHAMBER

COUNCIL CHAMBER

PET SHELTER

SOCIAL HALL

TERRACE

CLASSROOM/OFFICE

COUNCIL CHAMBER

CLASSROOM/OFFICE CLASSROOM /OFFICE

PET SHELTER

SOCIAL HALL


Preliminary Scheme


|PLAN|

Ground Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor


|SECTION|

Section


RENDER // NORTHWEST CORNER


RENDER // NORTHEAST CORNER


Intergrated Design _Venice Civic Center Portfolio  

Venice Civic Center/Pet Shelter_ Final Scheme and Process

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