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DISTRICT 1 | may the water be ever in your favor Advanced Studio IV | Janette Kim | Spring 2015 | Columbia University | GSAPP

contact information | md3096@columbia.edu 510 508 8390

As sea levels rise, the government in Washington D.C. will be forced to flee or fight as the water turns the city into fragments by 2030. With this fragmentation, a densification of Washington D.C. will occur that will cause a blurring of public, private and institutional spaces. Additionally, with the environment in flux, these fusions of space will be forced to form a give and take relationship. Currently, the trend towards increasing urban density in cities has led to gentrification and expulsion of current communities. However, Washington D.C. due to land loss and fragmentation will feel the effects of new type of gentrification where the community will be able to demand certain rights and private investors and government will have to negotiate in order to keep a more perfect union. Thus, the community will stay together through preservation of institutions that bind them such as the school and church. These institutions can begin to grow and expand as private investors and the government begin to distribute wealth to add new supporting programs and their own interests.

Ambidon Elementary Longitudinal Section 2030

Ambidon Elementary First Floor Plan 2030

Axonometric of 2030 Ambidon Elementary [bottom left] with Church [across the street] Selected Works 2016

Ambidon Elementary Third Floor Plan 2030


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DISTRICT 1 | may the water be ever in your favor Advanced Studio IV | Janette Kim | Spring 2015 | Columbia University | GSAPP

contact information | md3096@columbia.edu 510 508 8390

Ambidon Elementary Elevation 2015

2015 Selected Works 2016

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Ambidon Elementary Elevation 2030

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mira DE AVILA-SHIN As a consequence of structural evolution, the structural--not decorative--arch became obsolete. Transgressing modernity by reversing the historical and formal references, this light industrial building seeks to coherently re-discover the funicular arch. As a result, the arch will regain its historical prominence as the primary structural entity, and the steel will be demoted to decorative--not structural--cladding. In other words, a normative concrete building is turned inside out. Through the repetition of these structural arched columns, the procession of layered arches creates a visual barrel vault, marrying the functional with the aesthetic.

contact information | md3096@columbia.edu 510 508 8390

ARCH-ITECTURE

Advanced Technology V | Robert Condon & Russell Davies | Spring 2015 | Columbia University | GSAPP Collaborated with Brian Galyean, Lauren Miyata, Sonya Ursell

Interior Arch Connection

The modularity of various components allows for elements to be pre-casted off-site and assembled on-site. Upon completion, the building may be partitioned into smaller spaces by its singular proprietor and occupied by various light industrial manufacturing/ tech start-up entities. The team developed the design proposal and modeled the structure of the arch to ensure its feasibility throughout the semester. I assisted with facade design, Revit modeling and detail drawings of the facade and arches. I helped calculate the building loads and size the arches appropriately. I also helped draw elevations and render the interior.

Arch System Assembly Selected Works 2016


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ARCH-ITECTURE

Advanced Technology V | Robert Condon & Russell Davies | Spring 2015 | Columbia University | GSAPP Collaborated with Brian Galyean, Lauren Miyata, Sonya Ursell

Exterior Render Selected Works 2016

Sectional Perspective


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63EXTERIORSTREET | this is the city Core Studio III | Susanne Schindler | Fall 2014 | Columbia University | GSAPP Collaborated with Brian Galyean

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With the spread of the ultra-luxury high-rise condos in Manhattan, 63EXTERIORSTREET reclaims the tower in the park for the low and moderateincome residents through the same marketing tools and creation of desire employed by the developments for the 1 percent. As density increases within the island of Manhattan, spillover will move into the Bronx along with pressures of gentrification. An acknowledgment of the need for diverse housing lends the tower floor plan a basic framework from which subdivision and joining of existing apartments can lead to multiple configurations of units. In addition, environmental factors, such as flood level rise, pushes the tower to rise from the open riverside park allowing for a mixed-use complex with residential above the flood level line and the creation of a green soft edge buffer.

Street Level Plan

Park Tower Venn Diagram

Tower Floor Plan

Park Level Plan

My partner and I developed our design proposal throughout the semester. I modeled the residential tower and units, and assisted with building the site model. For the final presentation, I rendered the interior and exterior views; drew the sections and site plan; and assisted with drawing the park level plan and tower floor plan.

Rockite Physical Model Selected Works 2016

Longitudinal Section


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63EXTERIORSTREET | this is the city

contact information | md3096@columbia.edu 510 508 8390

Core Studio III | Susanne Schindler | Fall 2014 | Columbia University | GSAPP Collaborated with Brian Galyean

Across Harlem River MICRO UNIT

4 BD UNIT

Park Entry 2 BD UNIT

63EXTERIORSTREET Park and Supermarket Entry Exterior Views 4 BD UNIT W/PRIVATE TERRACE

Interior Views

Selected Works 2016


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FREE THE COLUMN| Bakersfield High Speed Rail Station

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Advanced Studio V | Laurie Hawkinson | Fall 2015 | Columbia University | GSAPP

DROP OFF

Though highly contested, California’s High Speed Rail will run from San Francisco to Los Angeles Basin in under 3 hours at a speed of 200 miles per hour by 2029. This elevated speedway will undeniably affect the Central Californian landscape and the towns that have been designated as High Speed Rail Stations. This project examines the “status quo” of rail infrastructure and its effects on cities.

PASSENGER

The High Speed Rail Station in Bakersfield provides the opportunity for infrastructure to act as a civic space, the 4 mile shaded park, and challenges the notion that the column’s only function is to support. The column not only elevates the High Speed Rail platform, but also negotiates space for recreational programs, such as basketball courts, and transforms what was previously dead space beneath the station into pedestrian and bike paths. Thus the column creates spaces of play and activity while also creating areas of gathering and rest.

RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE

Beyond influencing the arrival and departure points at Bakersfield, the Station also taps into the city’s unique local needs and resources.

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HSR Station Partial Ground Floor Plan (Entrances to Train Platform Denoted)

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2029 High Speed Rail Station Site Plan Selected Works 2016

Partial Longitudinal Section of High Speed Rail Station


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Second Floor Plan (Bike & Pedestrian Path)

Ground Floor Plan (Recreation Fields)

FREE THE COLUMN| Bakersfield High Speed Rail Station

contact information | md3096@columbia.edu 510 508 8390

Elevated Track Plan Kern River Park Vignettes

Advanced Studio V | Laurie Hawkinson | Fall 2015 | Columbia University | GSAPP

Ground Floor Plan (Aquatic & Tennis Center)

Second Floor Plan (Public Parking)

Elevated Track Plan Aquaduct Vignettes

AQUADUCT FARM

Soccer Field with Shaded Seating Under the Tracks KERN RIVER PARK HIGH SPEED RAIL STATION

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High Speed Rail Columns change as the Train enters Bakerfield and the Station Selected Works 2016

Recreational Field Options

Residential Entry to High Speed Rail Station

Work Samples 2016  
Work Samples 2016  
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