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Kate McCormick University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Circulation

Ciculation is shown through the space around the courtyard, the staircases and in the open hallways. 3

Volume

There are many instances of volume with in Rapson Hall. The main being old Rapsons courtyard and the entrance to new Rapson. However volume can also be seen within the staircases, classroom layouts, as well as the empty spaces around new Rapson.

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Further development of the concept of volume was seen within the use of the application Rhino. Here I made 3D digital models.

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Repitition and Continuation

The diagrams in this section show repitition throughout old and new Rapson. They also show the contunuation of the third floor within old Rapsons windows and new Rapsons graduate studio. 7

Here we see the continuation of the third floor of the joined buildings. I first started with a hand drawn diagram and advanced to a Rhino model. 8

This series of images shows the continuation of the third story shown form the outside walking up the the third story in both buildings. This is a continuation of the ideas in the diagram to the left. 9

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Circulation Horizontal Vertical

This diagram shows circulation, horizontal, and vertical aspects with in Rapson Hall. This is one of the final assignements that combined many diagrams and well as the skill of Rhino modeling. 11

Circulation Horizontal Vertical

This diagram shows circulation, horizontal, and vertical aspects with in the Tokyo building. This is one of the final assignements that combined many diagrams and well as the skill of Rhino modeling. 12

The following images depict my addition to Rapson Hall. I used the concepts of volume, and continuation to add my addition. I added a court yard to the third floor of new Rapson to continue old Rapsons. I also added a smaller courtyard to the fourth floor of both new and old Rapson so continue to concepts of hierarchy and volume. Lastly I raised the staircases and connected them to the third story windows to give the effect of an X just like new Rapsons. 13

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Circulation Horizontal Vertical

Here you can see the elements of circulation, horizontal, and vertical aspects of my Rapson addition.

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The above image shows circulation with in the floors which was previously discovered.

The photos below shows the volumes of the staircases, courtyard, entrance, mote, and lecture hall.

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The photos shown here furher inspect the volumes of my Rapson addition, looking at the courtyard and stairs.

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The photos shown here embody the vertical volumes of Rapson that are seen from the outside on the top left picture. Vertical volumes are seen on the inside on above. The aspect of volume had been discussed in every assignment leading up to the 3D model.

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Kate McCormick mccor678@umn.edu 262.893.3205