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ARCHITECTUREPORTFOLIO Jared Moore

Intern Architect


ARCHITECTUREPORTFOLIO JAREDMOORE Intern Architect 833 Old Greenville Hwy, apt. 921 Clemson, SC 29631 P: 803.422.1864 E: jaredmooredesign@gmail.com www.jaredmooredesign.com

This portfolio is dedicated to my Grandmother Mary Lou Kruithoff, for her love, support, and encouragement through my development as a creative thinker.


DESIGNMANIFESTO Architecture is a service profession.

Think like you design.

Evolve and Adapt.

Challenge the unknown.

Collabration, Creativity, Common Sense

Innovate + Create

As architects we are providing a service, and this service is design and creative thinking. Though in the end we do create an object, the object is a result of our service. Architecture is not something that is store bought off a shelf, instead it’s an object derived from our creative thinking and service to those we design for. The act of service is something that should be found in every architect’s core morals and values.

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During my time as a designer, I have found that there are numerous aspects of a project that can change in an instant. Having the ability to quickly evolve and adapt is vital for the success of a project. However, this also goes with having the ability to evolve and adapt with an ever changing industry. Understanding that architecture today may not be the same in 10 years.

During my undergraduate studies I had a professor who believed in what he called “the 3 C’s” of architecture and more importantly life. This approach to design played a major role in my development as a young designer and now serves as the basis for how I approach almost any situation. Each aspect of the 3 C’s is dependent on each other. You cannot just have one, you need all three in order to best ensure success.

I have always been told to never stop designing, and if you think like you design then you should never stop thinking. I approach design with extreme craft and vigor to seek creative solutions for the project. It’s vital for my way of thinking to follow this same logic. I also feel that it is important to sketch and write every thought or idea and use this as a base for a mind map.

The idea of challenging the unknown ultimately stems from the notion of not being afraid to take a risk. Just because something has not been done before or proven to work does not mean that you should avoid it. Challenging the unknown allows for designers to ask the important questions, and search for creative solutions that don’t already exist. Being the first to design or invent something is a moment few experience, but those who do, challenged the unknown and took the risk.

As a designer I have always found great pleasure in innovating an existing technology or product to work in a new way. Through this process of innovation also comes the rare moments of creating something completely new. In every project I always strive to find these moments and use them to push the project forward. I believe that architecture, at its core, is the perfect fusion of innovation and creation.


Architectural education never ends.

The best way to fish, is to be a fish.

Enjoy constraints.

Grandma sentence.

I believe that learning is something an architect does throughout their entire life. There are many lessons to be learned once the formal education is completed and professional practice has begun. Though there are many lessons to learn, it’s up to the individual to continue to seek to learn. I personally have always had a desire to learn, and it’s this passion to learn that continues to help me evolve as a designer.

In many of my projects I have always found the ones with the most constraints to be the most enjoyable. This being said, I also have no objection to a project with little or few constraints. However, a project with many constraints forces me, as a designer, to stay focused on the most important issues, and seek creative solutions that in any other case would just not work. More constraints also make for more of a challenge, and it’s these types of challenges that keep the mind healthy and active.

Process leads design.

I find the most challenging yet most enjoyable aspect of a project to be the design process. When designing I avoid letting an image of a possible outcome lead the process. The process of designing anything should always be the focus, and it’s from this process of constant innovation that I truly find the outcome I desire.

Design is more than just creating an arbitrary object; it’s about understanding who the object is for. Whether the design is for one person or an entire culture, the design must seek to fully understand how it can benefit and relate with who it’s designed for. To truly understand and appreciate who you are designing for you have to listen more than you talk and immerse yourself into their way of life.

As designers we tend to describe our projects in ways that can be understood by other designers. When designing a project I try to form one simple and short sentence that fully describes the project in all of its complexities, but could be simple enough for my grandma to understand. This type of project description allows for almost anyone to truly understand the idea and design being put forward.

Don’t just add solar panels.

Sustainable design is more than just a structure with add-ons such as solar panels and wind turbines. Though these active strategies are important to the design and overall building performance, they are still just surface add-ons. I feel that sustainable design is a true understanding of how a project will fit into the natural landscape, and how nature can begin to be woven within the design along with the active components.

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VERTICAL LIFE

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SYNAPTIC FLUX

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TRANFORMATIVE LEARNING

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PAVILION?

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A Reconnection of Mind Body + Soul Independent Competition Summer 2011

A Reconnection of Mind Body + Soul 4th Year Undergraduate Studio Prof. Ulrike Heine Charleston Harbor Elementary Graduate Design Studio Dr. Peter Laurence The Art of Blending Materials + Assemblies

Prof. Dan Harding

REINTEGRATION

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SKYDRAIN

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Transforming Social Perceptions Independent Competition Summer 2011 A Revolution in Energy Collection Independent Competition Prof. Ulrike Heine


VERTICAL LIFE The Living Tower

Barcelona, Spain Independent Competition

Summer 2011

The design for the tower began with the idea of creating the maximum amount of public space. Instead of having a park or green space just on the ground level the tower features many public green spaces at different levels. In development terms, many tall buildings reserve upper level floors for expensive condos and are generally private. However, this tower challenges that and offers many elevated and upper levels as public green spaces. Though the tower is a new development, much time and consideration was put into the site planning phase of the project. The main idea was to attract attention to the center of the block while also preserving as much of the existing fabric as possible. The main path that cut through the site was preserved and transformed into a pedestrian zone. This new pedestrian street features small circular grass pods and provides a pleasant and safe way to travel through the block. A secondary path was created by elevating the center of the block. This provides for double the amount of space in the center and allows for a garden and market on the ground level. The program for the tower was decided on by examining the basic needs for life in an urban environment. Programs such as medical services, fresh food markets, schools, and housing were among the most important. The main goal for the tower is to be an icon of sustainability for the 22@ district and Barcelona while also interacting with the people through the use of public space.

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Food Cycle

Through the use of vertical farming the tower is able to help with food production which helps with the growing surrouding community. The profits from selling the food at the ground level market are used to provide resources to continue the food production.

Facade Cycle

Growing plants consume 27% more CO2 than adult plants. Therefore as plants in the facade reach their adult life, they are replaced with new growing plants. The adult plants are then sold in the market. People are able to buy a piece of the building and take it home with them further connecting the people with the tower.

Air Cycle

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Air quality is a major concern for any large and growing city. The large green wall facades help with the reduction of CO2 and smog. The facades also moderate hot temperatures, purify the air and provide shade to the interior spaces.

Water Cycle

As the population grows water becomes even more important. The large green wall facades not only deal with air quality, but they also collect rain water. The harvested rain water is used throughout the building and provides water for the facades.


Ground Floor Plan

1. Existing Site Path 2. Public Market 3. Public Garden / Dog Park 4. Vertical Access Lobby 5. Main Lobby 6. Tower + 22@ District Information Center 7. Coffee Shop 8. Access to Elevated Passage

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Many of the blocks perimeter buildings were preserved and rennovated for a mixed use program. This was done as a sustainable gesture, but also to help preserve the existing fabric of the block.

Grass Pods

The existing site path that has been converted into a pedestrian zone uses small circular grass pods. This makes the path have a more pedestrian friendly feel and adds the aesthetic quality of the street.

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Public Green Space 1. Public Green Space 2. Ramp to Floors Below

Concert Hall

1. Reception Desk 2. Lobby 3. Concert Hall 4. Stage 5. Public Balcony

University 1. Reception Desk 2. Student Lounge 3. Classroom 4. Outdoor Classroom 5. Conference Room 6. Directors Office 7. Copy Room 8. Office 9. Public Balcony

Civic Center 1. Coffee Shop 2. Public Lounge Space 3. Meeting Room 4. Arts + Crafts Room 5. Computer Lab 6. Childrens Area 7. Elderly Center 8. Public Balcony


PUBLIC GREEN SPACE The tower features four public elevated green spaces. Connecting the public with these spaces allows for a stronger relationship between the tower and the surrounding population. BAR / DANCE CLUB RESTAURANT

HOSTEL HOSTEL HOSTEL HOUSING HOUSING HOUSING PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS CLUB SPORTS CLUB

Non-Woven Fabric Steel Mesh Fully Assembled Living Wall Panel

GREEN WALL The large green wall is used to moderate hot climates, purify the air, and provide shade for the interior spaces.

CROSS VENTILATION The tower features many different locations for natural cross ventilation. This allows for the building to be naturally cooled.

WATER COLLECTION

Growth Medium Corrosion Resistant Steel Panel

VERTICAL FARMING Food is a major issue for a growing population. Therefore, the tower features areas dedicated to vertical farming to help provide food for the growing 22@ district.

CONCERT HALL CONCERT HALL PRODUCTION CULTURAL CENTER COMMERCIAL OFFICES COMMERCIAL OFFICES UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY

PUBLIC SERVICES CENTER MEDICAL OFFICES GOVERNMENT OFFICES RETAIL RETAIL CIVIC CENTER

LOBBY / RECEPTION

PARKING

The green wall facade also serves as the water collection system. Water collected is used throughout the building, and is also used to water the facade.

CO2 REMOVAL

The green wall facade uses growing plants to absorb CO2. This also helps cool and purify the surrounding air.

BIKE PASSAGE

The existing path through the site has been preserved and converted into a pedestrian friendly street allowing for people to travel through the block safely.

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Preserving the Existing Fabric

The base of the tower was designed to preserve as much of the existing urban fabric as possible. The tower’s base features an opening that allows for continuous use of a major existing path through the site. There are also many reclaimed areas around the tower’s base that have been transformed into gardens as well as a public market.


SYNAPTIC FLUX

A Reconnection of Mind Body + Soul New York, NY 4th Year Undergraduate Studio

Prof. Ulrike Heine

Synaptic Flux is a proposal for the Re-Ligare Institute that involves reconnecting to the art of “being.” The project focuses on the basic senses and strives to create unique spaces to invoke specific emotions through these senses. The design of the project places different programs into three distinct yet connected categories, mind, body, and soul. The main purpose for the Re-Ligare Institute is to reconnect people with their authentic selves. With a society and culture that is constantly staying busy and heavily practicing the art of consuming the need for a reconnection to our basic principles of “being” has never been greater. Our concept for reconnecting people with their natural self’s is accomplished with numourous garden spaces woven with program. The project also features many waterfalls that flow from various levels. The main concept for the waterfall is to create a natural sound throughout the interior. The natural sound of the waterfalls mixed with the garden spaces allow occupants to feel a total disconnect from the busy and consuming life of the city.

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Program Volume

The total program volume required for the project.

Separate

The volume was separated to provide a garden space in the middle of the building and began to separate “mind” and “body” spaces.

Elevate

A portion of the program was elevated to provide more privacy for program that required low noise levels. This also allows for a large open space for the lobby.

Volume Manipulation

The entire program volume was then manipulated to provide an ample amount of gardens and green spaces. This also created many spaces for viewing and relaxing. The spatial configuration was determined by the mood and senses the space was trying to evoke. Waterfalls and streams run throughout the levels and act as a constant sound of nature. They also help regulate the building’s temperature.

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Micro Climate

A large roof structure was then added around the program volumes to provide the ideal conditions for a micro climate.

Form Manipulation

The form of the roof began to follow the form of the program spaces below.

Curved Roof

The roof was curved in order to best serve the natural ventilation process for the micro climate. The curve controls the direction and circulation of air as it is heated and cooled.


Program Mapping

The organization of the program was derived from mapping the required spaces with the type of senses that would be created in each space. The different senses were first categorized as either being more associated with the mind or body. The program spaces were also categorized into spaces that were either more social or solitary. The resulting map provided information on the spatial qualities required for each program space.

Music Garden

Social Garden

Silent Garden

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Knowledge + Learning Natural Connection Social Connection Memory Emotion Calm / Excited Hunger / Thirst / Release Sexual Attraction Pain or Pleasure Spatial Awareness Temperature Balance Touch Smell Taste Hearing Sight

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Bathing + Steam Massage Hydro Therapy Music Garden Co-op Organic Food Restaurant Cafe / Juice Bar Re-Ligare Retail Shop Re-Ligare Lobby Staff Conference Room Art Studios Art Exhibition Lecture / Performance Hall Music Rooms Dancing Room Social Garden Gymnasium Yoga Room Spin Room Classrooms Library / Conference Research Laboratories Silent Garden Meditation / Worship Sensory Deprivation Lab

SOLITARY

Knowledge + Learning: Quiet and comforatable workspaces. Natural Connection: Place of abundent plantlife. Social Connection: Open spaces to foster interaction. Memory: Use of materials and imagery to evoke memories. Emotion: Range of lighting options and use of textures. Calm / Excited: Quiet areas with less movement vs open noisy social areas. Hunger / Thirst / Release: Food, drink, restrooms. Sexual Attraction: Contrast dark intimate spaces with flattering light. Pain / Pleasure: No pain, no gain in fitness area vs massage, yoga, baths. Spatial Awareness: Movement through differing spaces. Temperature: Use of both hot and cold water in spa, range of temperature options. Balance: Ledges with a range of heights. Use of non-linear pathways. Touch: Use of a variety of surface finish treatments. Smell: Strategic gardening of olfactory plantlife. Taste: Restaurant and juice bar with organic food and juices. Hearing: Waterfalls and running water, surface hardness/softness, open/closed spaces. Sight: Control of daylighting and interior lighting, surface colors, opacity, translucence.

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Summer Section

During the summer months fresh air is brought in through the lower levels of the building and cooled by a large waterfall as it rises. The air is then heated as it moves through the panels and is vented at the top of the roof structure.

Winter Section

During the winter months air is circulated through the panels and is heated by the sun. The air is then cooled by the large waterfall and circulates through the space. This allows a constant moderate temperature to be maintained throughout the day.

1/2” Perforated Steel Panel Low-e Window Coating Mullion Thermal Chimney 1/2” Steel Frame for Panel

Facade Panel Detail

Each of the facade panels are 10’ x 10’ and provide a 1’ think chamber for air to circulate through. A perforated metal screen is used on panels where additional shading is needed in the interior program spaces.

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TRANFORMATIVE LEARNING

Charleston Harbor Elementary

Charleston, SC Graduate Design Studio Dr. Peter Laurence One might ask, “What does the School of Tomorrow do?” or “What will the School of Tomorrow do for the education system?” When designing the Charleston Harbor Elementary School a strong emphasis was placed on what the school could accomplish for students and teachers, the surrounding community, and for the education system as a whole. The design process started by examining a school through a series of scales, from the learning space of an individual student to the scale of the community. The first step focused on a student’s personal space in the classroom, and used this information to design a classroom. The design focus then considered how the classroom fits into a wing, how a wing fits into a campus, and finally how a campus engages a site and the surrounding community. In this way, small scales informed the large, and vice versa. In summary, Charleston Harbor Elementary, this School of Tomorrow, considers the needs of students, educators, and the community that it serves. It is a school that is environmentally-conscious, provides a highly individualized learning environment for every student, and strives to broaden the horizon of the educational system as a whole.

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Elevate

Due to flooding, the building was elevated 12’ above ground to comply with local building code.

Reform 3.0

The final roof form of the building is now designed to respond to its surrounding context and take advantage of passive day lighting techniques.

Unfold

The next step in the form process was to “unfold” the box to suggest an open air environment and allow for cross ventilation.

Ground Level Program

The ground level of the project features a large mechanical room as well as the gym. The green space allows for children to play in the shade.

Split

The unfolding process left just a roof, which is now split to respond to an existing site path and location of specific program.

Secon Level Program

The administration is located above the mechanical room and is separated from the library by an outdoor circulation path. After school hours, the library doubles as a community center.

Reform 1.0

The smaller portion of the roof is angled towards the south to take advantage of natural light for the green roof.

Classroom Volumes

The classrooms were added to form a courtyard. This allows for a high level of transparency and security.

Reform 2.0

The larger portion of the roof is now angled down to respond to the surrounding low rise residential structures.

Volume Manipulation

The classroom volumes were shifted to allow for small gardens and to shade rooms below.

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Green Roofs

The building features a large amount of both intensive and extensive green roof systems. Each of the green roofs serve a different purpose. Some are used as a covered play place for students, while others are used to grow small vegetables for school lunches.

Day Lighting

The building’s glazing system allows for a large amount of day lighting. Due to public schools being funded by the government budgets are usually tight, which makes passive techniques much more appealing and practical then some active techniques.

Water Collection

The building features four water collection stations at each of the vertical circulation towers. The water collected will be used to water and maintain all of the green roofs in the school.

Main Roof Structural System

The vertical circulation towers act as the main structural support system for the roof. Secondary columns are placed throughout the building to cover the remaining loads.


Ideal Classroom

The diagrams to the left show how a typical 4th-5th grade classroom works. The main concept behind the classroom design focused on providing a learning space that worked for all students. This was done by having a highly individualized learning environment with four different methods of learning. Each wall of the classroom focuses on one of these types of learning.

Digital Learning

Each classroom is equipped with the latest technology for learning. This includes promethean boards and a minimum of 6 laptops per classroom.

Outdoor Learning

Every classroom has a glass overhead door which allows the classroom to expand into the large hallway. The interior courtyard is open air so this option is considered being outdoors.

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Custom Desk

Context Learning

The interactive wall allows for students to engage with the outdoors while still being inside. Students are able to view the surrounding nature and water from the Charleston inter costal waterway.

Social Learning

The 2nd-6th grade classrooms feature sliding doors on at least one wall. This allows for classes to join together for certain activities and help develop social skills while learning.

For grades 4th-6th a custom desk was designed to meet the needs of the floor plan. The desk can roll and rotate a full 360 degrees. This allows for maximum flexibility for the teacher. Standard furniture was used for grades K-3rd.


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Ground Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan

Fourth Floor Plan


Wall Section 1. Kawneer 1600 Wall System 2. Structural Light Shelf_Modified ACM Panel 3. 4� Structural Steel Tubing 4. Finished Floor 5. 4� Concrete Slab 6. Metal Decking 7. Steel Beam 8. HVAC

9. Alucobond Aluminum Panel_Wood Texture 10. Roof Deck 11. Submembrane Layer 12. Waterproof Membrane 13. Drain Mat 14. Soil Filter Fabric 15. Soil Mix Layer

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The main concept of the structural light shelf is to allow the opportunity for the standard window to do more than just its original purpose. People are now able to engage the window, which makes it less of boundary of interior and exterior space and more of an actual object in the room.

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SKYLIGHTS


Cross ventilation is used as a passive cooling technique to moderate the temperature of the inner courtyard.

CROSS VENTILATION

The main matierial used for the roof is canvas. Large openings are placed in areas that need direct sunlight, such as green roofs and areas in the inner courtyard.

DAYLIGHTING

The school features many green roofs and gardens that are used to grow food for school lunches. They also act as a hands-on learning tool for students.

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PAVILION? The Art of Blending

The Botanical Gardens_Clemson, SC Materials + Assemblies Course Prof. Dan Harding Honorable Mention The basic concept is designing a pavilion that truly blends into its surroundings. The botanical garden is a place where people want to see all the beauty nature has to offer. So why design a pavilion to take away from this? I feel that sometimes architecture can be almost selfish, demanding a strong presence in its environment. A pavilion in a garden should be designed to preserve and almost promote its surrounding environment, more of a selfless architecture. My proposal takes a camouflage like approach. This is done by using different size circles to make an image of the forest directly behind each façade. A green roof is also used on top to camouflage the building from the air. When the pavilion is closed all of the exterior panels form an image of the surrounding forest. Light can be projected through the different sized glass holes on the panels, which would clearly show each facades different image of the forest. The design is silk screen printed onto a highly reflective glass panel. This highly reflective glass was used so that the glass would act like a mirror to the surroundings, and the building would now be now reflecting the forest. It also makes it more dynamic, so that the reflections change as you approach the building. The holes are min 2” in dia. and max 6” so it’s not an over powering mirroring effect.

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Concept Diagram

The diagram to the left shows how the camouflage concept allows the pavilion to blend into the environment. The images are created by using the trees that are directly behind each facade.

Facade Panels

In order to achieve the camouflage effect on the facade silk screen printed glass was used for the panels. By using glass as the main material for the panel, the pavilion can be securely locked and still be light weight and easy to maneuver when opening and closing.

NORTH ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION

Image Mapping

The overall image is made by using different size circles. These circles range in size from 2� to 6�. The printed portion of the glass covers all of the space outside each of the circles. A highly reflective glass is used for the panel in order to reflect its surrounding environment. The orange color was used to match the cor- ten steel that is used on the remaining areas of the structure.

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EAST ELEVATION

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Concept Diagram

The botanical gardens is a place where people want to see the beauty of nature. So why design a pavilion that takes away from this? A pavilion in a garden show preserve and almost promote its surrouding environment, acting as a form of selfless architecture.


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REINTEGRATION Transforming Social Perceptions

St. Petersburg, FL Summer 2011 Independent Competition As the homeless population continues to rise, our society faces a difficult challenge on how to accommodate their growth while trying to reintegrate as many as possible back into mainstream society. For the homeless, reintegration has always been a complicated issue and with an economic downturn and many lacking proper education the issue grows more complex. Structural Reintegration is a project that focuses on meeting the challenges of both mainstream society and the homeless population. Through the use of education and teaching basic job skills the project allows for the homeless to break down the complex issue of reintegration into manageable and practical steps. The project also deals with homeless families and children; providing social services and educational services to all age children. The major goals for the project are to not only help with reintegration, but to also begin to transform how our society views the homeless population. The design of the project splits the program into two towers that are connected by a top floor. One tower deals with the general homeless population while the other tower deals with homeless families and special needs. The reintegration issue is challenging, but by transforming how our society views the homeless population and how to deal with their growth the issue will become less complicated and more accomplishable.

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Max Height + Program Volume

Elevated Public Green Space

Educating the Public

The design focuses on providing spaces for opportunities to educate the public on many homeless issues.

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Career Skills Workshops

A large portion of the building’s program is dedicated to workshops in order for guests to gain valuable skills for a job.

Education

Final Building Form

The shelter features many classrooms and computer labs to enable guests to continue their education and find jobs.

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Healthcare

The shelter features a health clinic that provides free basic healthcare to all guests.

Family Shelter

The project features a family shelter that is separate from the public shelter. The family shelter can accommodate families up to four.

Security

The shelter features a small on site police station that provides security for the shelter as well as the downtown area.


Fitness Center

All Faiths Chapel

Classrooms

Shelter Cafeteria

Public Shelter

Medical Services

Lobby

Security

Transitional Housing Skill Building Shops

Soup Kitchen

Vertical Circulation

Public Green Space Meditation Gardens


Water Collection Facade Detail

A major sustainability resource of the project focuses on water collection. During Florida’s dry season water can become a valuable resource in high demand. The shelter uses the steel grid façade to collect water and keep the building from having to use city water. The shelter is also able to provide water and energy to the city during times of surplus. The building is acting as a public service to the community and should therefore also be providing resources for the local population.

PHOTOVOLATICS

GREEN ROOF

GREEN WALL

CO2 REMOVAL

CROSS VENTILATION

WATER COLLECTION

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WATER RESISTANT COATING STEEL BEAM

Reception / Administration

Photovoltaics

The grid lines on the roof feature photovoltaic panels that provide energy for the shelter. The energy produced allows for the shelter to have less of a demand on the power grid, and also reduces energy costs.


Worship Center

Transitional Housing / Family Shelter

Family Shelter Lounge

Social Workers Offices

Skill Building Shops

Green Wall

The shelter features two large green walls that are used as an esthetic element as well as a way to help regulate the temperature of the large public elevated green space. The green walls also serve to help purify the air.

CO2 Removal

The roof structure over the elevated green space features specially designed panels that help remove CO2 from the atmosphere and provide a better overall air quality for downtown St. Petersburg.

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SKYDRAIN

A Revolution in Energy Collection Phoenix, AZ Independent Competition Honorable Mention

Prof. Ulrike Heine

Energy collection has been a major topic for quite sometime, but during the past decade the idea of using renewable energy resources has began to play a major role in the energy collection discussion. The “green movement” has taken off quite rapidly, and tends to have the biggest impact when gas prices increase. However, we as a society are still wasteful in terms of energy, and our dependence on oil is still very strong. The question of how to lessen our use of oil is not just solved by driving electric cars and installing solar panels, but rather by changing people’s perceptions on how energy is collected and how energy works. The Skydrain takes this issue on directly. It is designed to engage the public on a level that no other “green product” has done before. Energy collection does not have to be a dirty business, such as the major oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The design of the Skydrain shows that energy collection can be attractive, safe, and social. When people think of how energy is collected now, they often think of a far off oil platform or energy plant where no one is allowed to go. The Skydrain makes energy collection “social” and available for the public to engage and interact with. Slowing changing how we as a society collect and use energy. This is best seen in what I have called the “Energy Collection Park,” a place where people can enjoy everything a normal park or urban space has to offer, but also be a space that collects energy and water for the city.

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Function of the Skydrain

The Skydrain takes advantage of all major sources of energy collection and also collects rain water. This allows the Skydrain to collect energy at almost all times of the day.

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The all in one Skydrain

Inspiration for the Skydrain

The design of the Skydrain was inspired by nature’s ability to survive and adapt to any condition.

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Purpose of the Skydrain

The Skydrain serves many purposes to the public, but it’s main purpose is to serve as an icon of sustainability and clean energy collection. Provide Shade

Collect Solar Energy

Collect Rain Water

Collect Wind Energy

Charge Electric Cars


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Site Location

The initial site for the Skydrain was located in Phoenix, AZ. However, the design of the Skydrain allows for it to be used almost anywhere in the world. The design also provides for easy dismantling and assembly.


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The design of the Skydrain allows for it to be used in both parks as well as parking lots. A Skydrain being used in a parking lot can provide shade to vehicles, water and energy to neighboring buildings, and also a charging station for electric vehicles.

Use of Solar Energy

The solar energy collected by a Skydrain located in a parking lot can provide energy to charging stations for electric vehicles, provide energy for lighting the parking lot at night, and also provide energy to the surrounding buildings that the parking lot is serving.

Use of Harvested Rain Water

The water collected by the Skydrain can be used in surrounding buildings and also be used to water the landscaping areas around the parking lot. People can also access fresh drinking water for every Skydrain. The water can also be transported to areas of the city where water is needed.

Reduce Dependency on Oil

A major goal for the Skydrain being used in a parking lot is to promote the use of electric vehicles and reduce our dependency on oil. Every Skydrain allows for numerous vehicles to connect and charge while the car is parked. A charge battery allows people to go further distances.


Every Skydrain has a screen that displays live data on the amount of energy and water collected. This allows for the public to see first hand how the Skydrain is really working, and engages the public in an entirely new way. It shows how easy and clean renewable resources can be to collect.

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As previously mentioned the Skydrain features many different uses when located in a parking lot. The section below highlights the major uses and functions that the Skydrain has in this setting.

Uses of Skydrains in a Parking Lot

Metal Screen Water Turbine

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Metal Screen Flocculatrion + Clarification Filteration Rubber Seal

Water Collection Tank


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