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Michael Xavier N. Ticzon Portfolio


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Micro-Urbanism Along the Highline

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Borders and Seams :Studied Site: Little W12 & Washington Ave.

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Borders and Seams :Studied Site: W20th & 10Th Ave.

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Borders and Seams :Studied Site: W23rd & 10Th Ave.

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Studied Precedent: Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center with Final Concept Model

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Tool Manipulation

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Sublime Desnsity

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Elevation to Section study including geometric proportions

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Architectural Representation Exercises

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Building Systems Case Study: Shigeru Ban's Picture Window House

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Drawings

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Study of the 'Portrait of "Madame Josette" ' by Juan Gris


MICRO-URBANISM ALONG THE HIGHLINE , NYC Site: West 23rd ST. & 10th Ave.

Design Challenge: -Design for Syracuse University's Interdisciplinary campus; the College of Visual and Performing arts and The School of Architecture.

Design Solution:

Aerial view of project next to Highline

-The building as a gallery - The performance space of the building, will serve as the main gallery to pedestrians, showcasing the activity of people that interact in it. -The translucent glass shows silhouetted figues, the only clear unobstrocted view of the interior is when one is on the Highline.

Highline population density diagram

Contextual plan showing speed of population movement

Street view rendering of project


Studies: -street level movement is fast, opposed to the Highline where it's considerably slower. -highly populated with art galleries

Legend

-high level of commerce. -pockets of private and residential spaces that are unique to the site. -Note the existing exterior stair set that connects the sidewalk to the Highline - bus stop in front of the building site.

Space usage diagram

Site Model and studies, courtesy of :

Concept Diagram

R. Camastra I. Castellano A. Germili C. Dong

From the entrance lobby, circulation slowly reveals the three main spaces. The circulation, with careful placement of transparencies allows one to interact with different spaces simoultaneously, eventually culminating in an outdoor multipurpose garden space, which connects to the highline.


Circulation Diagrams

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Lower level

Stairway as main path of circulation

Cross section of Project and Highline


Design challenge: To design a Syracuse University, Interdisciplinary campus with the College of Visual & Performing arts and the School of Architecture. The building must act catalytically,engaging the students with the city resources and residents. Design Solution: The intrusion of a giant glass box as a gallery. By placing the performance/practice space in front and elevating it from street level, it allows pedestrians to view activity within the building easily. The purpose of the translucent window is to invite public eyes by vaguely revealing the interior scene. In order for them to enjoy a clear, unbostructed view of the interior space, they will have to enter the Highline At the neighbourhood scale, my building brings a new cultural element that all can enjoy, consequently, it markets the Highline and has potential to increase real estate prices and sales in the area. At the larger city scale, it generates a stronger presence of well cultured education and has potential to increase tourism. Hopefully it inspires the young to part-take in similar activities in the visual and performing arts.


Digital Rendering 1. Nighttime view from Highline of Performance space 2. View from adjacent residential Building 3. Entrance Lobby/ Atrium 4. Multi-purpose event space 5. Performance space 6. Stairs leading to exterior roof garden 7. View from the Highline looking into Peformance

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RECONSTRUCTED SEAM : SITE ANALYSIS AND STUDIES Site: LITTLE WEST 12TH STREET & WASHINTON AVENUE 1 This site study focused on how the Highline is a seam between history and the contemporary. We discovered a CONTRADICTION on site with old, limited access, commercially oriented, passive spaces, (mostly meat packing plants) and open publicly oriented, specifically interactive, market-targeted luxurious and upperclass spaces, part of the redevelopment.

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Collaborative Site Model & Studies: Axonometric: X. Liu Section: X. Ticzon

Bottom Plan: H. Kim Top Plan: W. Tu

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1. Section showing atmospheric differences on site (24" x 36" ) 2. 1/16" collaborative site model 3. Top axonometric (24" x 36") 4. Upper abstracted site plan (24" x 36") 5. Lower abstracted site plan (24" x 36") Abstracted Plans show the on-site contradiction between passive vs. interactive, closed vs. open, spaces and bodies. As well as human and vehicle circulation.


Site : West 20th street & 10th AveNUE This site study discovered specific spaces of human density, fast vs. slow circulation, and spaces that displayed a schism between white and blue collar classes.

Site Model and studies, courtesy of: P. Cafferky B. Gamache T. Olujobi N. Mezaros

We were to remake our concept models of our precedent (Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center) My final concept model highlights three characteristics of the Carpenter Center: transparency, floating, and void. 1. Process model 2. Final concept model

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The reconstructed seams project asked us to design in section using the elements of our latest concept model We were to design three main spaces: - performance/practice space - versatile event space - multipurpose outdoor space.

1. Perspective Section of 3 main spaces on site (18"x 24") 2. Final Perspective Section of 3 main spaces on site (18" x 24")


Site: West 23rd STREET & 10th AveNUE Site Model and studies, courtesy of :

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R. Camastra I. Castellano A. Germili C. Dong

Concept and process models. 1. Final concept model* 2. Consolidation of process models from start (top left ) to end (bottom right). a. shows 3 main transparent spaces organized by a void b. massing model showing transparency, void, outdoor space * c. massing model* d. sketch model in relation to the elements of model A* e. concept model of site lines f. sketch model in response to model E* g. massing model showing 2 transparent spaces overlapping to make a void, and circulation from the street to the highline* h. Final concept/sketch model, showing an intrusion of a glowing glass box into the historical context* * showin in context

Studies: - relationships between the density and speed of circulation. -At street level movement is fast as opposed to the Highline where it is considerably slower. - found that the area is highly populated with art galleries and there is high level of commerce. -pockets of private, residential spaces that are unique to the site. -Note the existing exterior stair set that connects the sidewalk to the Highline, -bus stop in front of the building site.

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CONCEPT MODEL OF STUDIED PRECEDENT PRECEDENT: LE CORBUSIER, THE CARPENTER CENTER My study focused on the actor vs. audience interchange that was seamed by the transparency Le Corbusier incorporated into the structure. Inside the tunnel, who is the actor and who is audience? Corbusier used the element of transparency to his advantage, producing this genius interplay.

SEAMS AND BORDERS: Focus : -Corbusier's use of transparency Discovery : - enables ACTOR vs. AUDIENCE interaction, interchange and ambiguity, -resulting in constant Role Reversals in various areas of the building

Hand drafted L-section of Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center in Harvard (24" x 72 ")


I highlighted the stairs as another seam, that, separate from the conditions exterienced in the tunnel and ramp, also produce a similar experience. Pedestrians, the audience watch the actors on the interior as they walk through the tunnel; on the fifth floor, there is an opposite condition: the actors are now the audience looking out, watching the campus.


FINAL CONCEPT MODEL OF LE CORBUSIER'S CARPENTER CENTER Process Models

No glue was used in building this model, the solid 3/4" thick plywood is held together by precisely injected steel rods


TOOL MANIPULATION : MOSAIC TILE CUTTER

AUTOCAD + ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

AUTOCAD+ ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR + RHINO + VRAY

AUTOCAD + ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR + ADOBE PHOTOSHOP


SUBLIME DENSITY

AUTOCAD + ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR + RHINO + VRAY + ADOBE PHOTOSHOP


Elevation to Section & Geometric proportions study

Architectural Representation Exercises


Plan and Elevation drawing of Lyman Hall Tower, Syracuse University Campus


Building Systems Case Study: Shigeru Ban's Picture Window House


Drawings


Christmas Tree but the face of Jesus (upside down)


Study of the 'Portrait of "Madame Josette" ' by Juan Gris


Thank you very much for your time.

Email: mnticzon@syr.edu Mobile: +639983555718


Portfolio submission for sda scholarship application