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Michael Palmer


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iMage Architecture Film Archive Florence, Italy

UCL Student Union London, United Kingdom

ArtHab Homeless Art Facility Los Angeles, California

Analysis of Alice Cook House by Kieran Timberlake Architects

Ithaca, New York

Graphic Work


iMage Architecture Film Archive Florence, Italy This project, located in Florence, Italy, housed a private architecture ďŹ lm collection which served an international architectural audience. The building is situated on the exit ramp of the Uffizi Gallery, and would serve as the primary exit to the museum, while exposing the work of iMage to the greater public. The project uses intersecting volumes to create dynamic interstitial spaces where public and private collide.


formal diagrams

northern approach rendering

southern approach rendering


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PIA

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FROM UFFIZI

plan diagrams

site plan

site placement


sectional sketch

interior renderings


UFFIZI EXIT

RECEPTION CIRCULATION

SERVICE

PIAZZA

TEACHING CIRCULATION

SERVICE

ARCHIVE

BOOKSTORE

SERVICE

CIRCULATION

CAFE

ADMINISTRATION

VIDEO PRODUCTION

UFFIZI EXIT

program plan diagrams

second floor plan

ground floor plan

first floor plan

PROJECTION


University College London Student Union London, United Kingdom This project, located in Central London at the University College London, the third largest school in the UK, serves as a new gateway into the University as well as a new student union. The project serves as a unique new entry point while framing a view from the street of the historic Wilkins Building Dome using a massive elements around a large picture window. Additionally, the project creates a new urban street to link the street front to the interior quadrangles of the campus.


path and vision diagrams

rendered as from street

view of model from above


current entries to campus

site plan


site section

rear elevation


formal diagram

study models

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EXHIBITION

MECHANICAL

first floor plan

B B

First Floor Plan (1:200) 1m

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BOOKSTORE

A

A

CAFE

B

ground floor plan


F.S. F.S.

This project, located in Skid Row in Los Angeles, California, serves as a homeless rehabilitation center in the form of a combined residence and art therapy facility. The complex aims to foster the creative potential of the homeless community in skid row and using this to beneďŹ t both the users and the community as a whole. The project uses the formal elements of the existing industrial and residential complexes in Los Angeles and creates a new typology combining them.

ArtHab Homeless Art Facility Los Angeles, California project completed collaboratively with Matthew Wood


project as located in site model

early rendering

programmatic and volumetric model, with custom program icons


creativity mapping in Los Angeles and Skid Row

skid row site plan

concept sketch


early section perspective

first floor plan

second floor plan

sectional perspective of entire complex

typical housing floor plan


overall model render

model of art building

rendering of art buiilding

concept montage


The Alice Cook House was the ďŹ rst of a series of housing buildings for Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 2004 by Kieran Timberlake Architects. For the Syracuse Advanced Building System Course, I worked collaboratively to analyze the building systems of the house, such as enclosure systems, structural systems, and environmental systems. Using various programs and working in a group, we analyzed the building’s original intentions of prefabrication as well as the systems as they were built and installed.

Analysis of Alice Cook House by Kieran Timberlake Architects

Ithaca, New York project completed collaboratively with Alyson Canal, Sally Morrow and William Stattman


simpliďŹ ed environmental systems diagram

composite enclosure, structure and mechanical axonometric


brick patterns of Kieran Timberlake and existing Gothics

ALICE H. COOK HOUSE

comparison of Alice Cook House to nearby Gothic Housing

structural and mechanical connection at joint


In my architectural designs and other endeavors I often create distinct graphics that either aid in my project designs, provide for external visualization or simply as an art form. My self-teaching of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator at a young age have allowed me to explore the computer as a medium that can supplement sketching to strongly convey ideas, schemes and scenarios. This technique has allowed me to apply these visual techniques to other architectural drawing.

Graphic Work


representation of two market typologies in Florence, Italy

poster for Architecture Student Organization Trip to Montreal

logo for reddit.com/r/devils


icons for items in markets of Florence, Italy

mock poster for Citizen Kane


Michael Palmer http://mcpalmer.info/ mcpalmer@syr.edu (908) 812-1975 Michael Palmer 4 Mohawk Court East Brunswick, NJ 08816


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