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Double Take - A House For Twins A dwelling was to be designed to house a pair of conjoined twins. The separation of the twins through surgery became the primary concept. A relationship between the process of casting and the various surgieres conjoined twins undergo was explored. The final design for the house incorporates use of the casts and form work to create a reconfigurable environment for the twins in two distinct states.

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Research revealed surgeries that could be applied to structural elements of the house. Bone elongation invlolves a series of breaking bones and pinning them in place A similar procedure was applied to the bedroom to create sleeping spaces and to the

The logic of the sliding and recombining portrions of program and structure of the dwelling follow the same logic as the surgery of the twins’

seperation


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Fort Niagara Instructor: Dennis Maher

A new visitors center for Fort Niagara was placed within the existing watch tower. The initial documentation of the fort focused on the structural members of the tower and the winding circulation sequence towards the roof. The new visitors center consists of an extrusion of the original structural elements to create an Inhabitable facade that wraps the tower and augments views form the tower to the rest of the fort. This extrusion is preformed to make room for the new visitor center program within the tower core and retain the circulation path of the ancient tower.

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Projection Sequence


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Spheres

Genealogy Describing Thesis: This project focuses on the position of the sphere and its system of division in relationship to the site. Each system is suited to a specific program/site. The projection of these radial and horizontal systems of division creates spherical shells, overlapping spaces, and undulating pathways. Ambiguity between interior/exterior is a result. These spaces are controlled by the projections’ rays, which generate circulation, program, and light. The intersection of these systems acts as a membrane between the various programs.


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Patterns

Instructor: Israel Lowery

A weave of fabric was scanned, analyzed and translated into a spatial construction that works with proportions and construction methods found within the original pattern. These constructions were then

transformed to control water, light, and air.

The project became a hybrid program aquarium/habitat. The building is sited on a man-made masonry wall on the Niagara River, the site of a historical power station. The monumental scale pipes and infrastructure are interwoven into the program and form of the swells. The habitats are housed within the swells that pull away from the cliff wall, while

the wall itself acts as a datum

between observation decks, which are contained within the wall, and these exhibits suspended over the river.


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Evolutionary Systems Laboratories

Instructor: Laura Garafalo

These laboratries function as giant singular experiments that funnel pedestrian, metro, and campus foot-traďŹƒc within them as subject of

observation for behavioral science.

They contain Vivariums which, house insects, fauna, and microbes, that attract this public circulation. They begin to

branch out into Buffalo,

and the Medical campus to connect to high circulation areas using a set of rules based on L SYSTEM growth.

Within the laboratories a department of scientists observe the animals within the vivariums, while a second department

discreetly observes the public circulation from the

alien cloud roof passing through the building


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CIRCULATION INTERSECTIONS INNOVATION CENTER FILTERING BUFFALO INTERACTION CONNECTIONS TO BNMC

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Advisors: Omar Khan, Nicholas Bruscia

The sight of a camera as a sensing organ creates a sensation of paranoia in the surveyed subject. The possibility of a sentient being watching and measuring one's presence instills a sense of vulnerability and invasion. The camera itself is a manifestation of paranoia at its core. The very act of always watching and recording is inherent. Possible disorders and extreme human behaviors that could be transferred and exhibited by a machine vision system stem from

social and neurological disorders.

Interesting and varied responses to the subjects and environment could occur if the system were to exhibit symptoms of social anxiety disorder or schizophrenia. These disorders could manifest themselves as simply as the camera acting shy to intense human contact, or they could become extreme and destructive, such as self termination or loss of perception of reality.


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Using Aspect Ratio, Movement, and Color filtering the paranoid system constantly watches the entrances to the house. It keeps tracks of the current occupancy and responds by tracking the movement with lights, aligning shutters, and controlling the door locks. The sensitivity and degree of these responses is controlled by a set of behaviors, where some are more easily aggravated than others. The house perceives subjects on the exterior like a standard security system, but also looks inward to watch movement and size of the subject as it passes through the house.


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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY Instructors: Annette LeCuyer, Brian Cook

1. Roof Assembly: 12” x 36” Fiberglass roof shingles with 90lb tar paper underpayment. Continuous metal eve flashing. 5/8” x 4’ x 8’ roof sheathing with plywood clips at 16” o.c. Soffit 5/8” painted medium density overlay plywood. Continuous screen vent 1-1/2” wide. 2 2” x 10” continuous rim joists anchored to wall with three simpson PA 18 hold down straps at each end of each beam into grouted cells rafters clipped to beam with hurricane clips. 2” x 6” continuous ledger. 6” thick batt insulation between ceiling joists R value 19. 2” x 6” ceiling joists at 16” o.c notched into ledger. 2” x 4” blocking on all panel edges. 3/8” x 4’ x 8’ medium density overlay plywood nailed and offset, run perpendicular to joists. 2. Clerestory Window Assembly: 1/8” glass set in sealant in sash CMU at sill and jamb 3/4” steel sash 3. Upper Levels 8” x 16” x 8” CMU, single wythe, with # 5 vertical reinforcement and horizontal wire reinforcement. Bondbeam continuous lintel block with 2 #5 bars. Grouted solid 8” Lintel two course cumulative block with 2 # 5 bars. Grouted solid and extend 8” past each end of opening. 8” Lintel CMU block with steel C 5” x 9” channel, bolt 2” x 6” roof ledger to 3/4” threaded rod welded to channel 32” O.C

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CLARK AND MENEFEE ARCHITECTS 0’

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1’ Eric Feuster Aaron Kearney Michael Kirschner


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DEN(CITY) Instructors: Bonnie Ott

A proposed 20 unit apartment complex is to be sited in downtown Buffalo. The public program is a cafe and music hall that is integrated structurally into the residence block. The building deals with a corner condition and responds with two faces. One is porous and provides multiple access points to public program, while the other backs itself from the street and buffers the single entrance with multiple inhabitable facade layer truss systems. This truss structure runs throughout the entire building defining the music hall, a communal terrace sun space, and the a light well for the residences.


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