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ELECTED WORK

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Anthropocene city

New Babylon

Memorial of a Gas Station

Field Conditions

Architecture Landscapism City in the Arctic

Residential Complex Revival of neighborhood

Fated Typology Transformation Columbus, OH

Room within a room Exercise in belonging

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The Hostel

Memory Scars

Mountain Precision

Office Afterlife

Residential Addition Columbus, OH

WIPP Nuclear Waste Competition Seminar in representation fall_17

Analysis of a mountain Two day workshop

General Motors Technical Center Research Studio

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the anthropocene city Spring 2018 | Professor_Stephen Turk

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b1. jussieu library

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c. abstracted volumetric reinterpret

1909 theorem

b2. voluntary prisoners

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In the age of anthropocene, the question of Architectural Landscapism

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architectural figure through its figure-ground relationships. A man is a post-ontological notion and the natural have blurred with the artificial founding a way to coexist, emerging as a fusion of human and animal environments into one cohesive world. A critical reinterpretation of Koolhaas’s 1909 theorem, this project focuses on the vast scale as a new category in which architecture subsumes the idea of landscape reconceptuzlizing the surface of the world.


tation

abylon

100 Years from Now

d. architectural fractals

i. anthropocentric city _1 vast scale_5 blocks_0.5 mile x 0.5 mile h. animal cohabitation narratives biome_arctic

g. crevasse landscape fractals

j. anthropocentric city _2 Octree Cube big scale_1 block_0.5 mile x 0.5 mile

k. Octree Cube Exploded

l. anthropocentric city_3 architectural scale_165’ x 165’

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a-g. a. 1909 theorem -->

b1.Jussieu library --> c. Volumetric Transformation a.

a. 1909 theorem -->

b1.Voluntary prisoners --> c. Volumetric Transformation

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tension for constant hunt_animal cohabitation


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w babylon hanging gardens Fall 2016 | Professors: Rob Livesey & Bart Overly Group Project with Bethany Roman and Evgenyi Nudel

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new babylon hanging gardens FRANKLINGTON RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX

_a stepping stone for the revitalization of East Franklinkton neighborhood, the seeminlgy hanging residential structures are clustered in a way to create intimate courtyards and reappropriated spaces _various amenities such as community, shopping, sport and art gallery centers are embedded within the complex in addition to a food truck market which brings local specialty foods to the neighborhood and creates small events _the combination of lively activities on ground level and peaceful activities on the roof is ultimately designed to balance the lifestyle of the residents and the surrounding neighborhood


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9 ft chipboard & plexiglass model


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THE EVOLUTION OF THE STALACTITE STRUCTURE


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OF PLAN:

E: 1” = 50’

_green roof plan

IDENTIAL PLAN:

E: 1” = 50’

_unit plans _1st level

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memorial of a gas station “the gas station is he only true act of modern architecture�

_where the diverse and occasionally incongruent early twentieth century idealisms evangelized any imaginable form of self-similarity, mass production and repetition, the works we conventionally associate with modern architecture, from pure white villas to pure glass office towers have only been impotent examples of a perpetually unrealized future _against the myth of modernity, only the humle gas station, in its absolute reduction of form, function and media into a single repeatable and reduced assemblage ultimately achieved the early modern dream of a perfectly technologized typology, capable of being dropped anywhere on the planet and immediately understood.


_what happens when the notion of a gas station becomes obsolete in the next 50 years?

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The Monument

Removable Plastic

Functional Gas Station


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field conditions spring_16 professor_ Curtis Roth

how to belong and also not _The project begins with a very large room, what is outside is irrelevant _This room explores the relationship of a thing within the room that both belongs and doesn’t _it maintains a calculated, sometimes agnostic but occasionally friendly relationship to what’s around it _These dialectic postures between the very large room and occupiable object produce multiple definitions of its context as a set


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the hostel size_55,000 sf Location_Columbus, OH Studio_ARCH 6410_3 week design project professor_Ben Wilke

_what happens when architecture, often necessarily a high-resolution practice is considered and produced with the goal of being low resolution? _the project explores the ways in which one can be suggestive rather than explicit about architecture, where a final proposal produces traces of a figure without resolving and making explicit the final thing itself. _the project goal is to essentially build a ghost on top of an existing structure.


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informal analysis charette

with Andrew Atwood and Anna Neimark

Study case: objectness that cannot be explained by the transparency of mathematical precision: a mountain. The analytical framework aims to capture the misbehaving m


mountain informally analysing its geometry in order to produce rude forms, odd details and blank corners translating the obscure nature of a mountain into a precise form 65


_memory scars serve as the ever present agglomeration of holes deep inside the Earth that reveal themselves as the transparent system of gradually increasing towards the center voids _the holes are poured with engineered transparent glass that both strengthens the protective capabilities of earth’s thickness against the penetration and rise of transuranic radiation _at the same time it marks the geological site as the dangerous zone by revealing itself to a naked eye and making it almost impossible to be occupied by humans due to the natural human instinct _no human will feel comfortable settling on a set of glass-filled black holes that run a tower deep into the earth.


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POC 5792 M22 B2

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The proper disposal of transuranic nuclear waste has so long been a matter of utmost importance _as the decay process can last up to thousands of years, it is crucial to ensure the unpenetrability of the nuclear site as the potential exposure of unadequate radiation levels is capable of spreading and harming surrounding populations _this project inspired by the Arch Out Loud competition is an exercise of representational methods of a nuclear waste site 10,000 years from now

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_the aim of this architectural and geological landmarker is essentially to communicate and warn future populations to avoid the waste zone by means other than language

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_the physical structure contains of reinforced and highly engineered transparent glass, unique nature of which allows the penetrations to be revealed as black holes that puncture through deep into the ground _the holes range in size from thirty feet to a size of a Manhattan avenue block, gradually rising towards the center and thereby exaggerating the feeling of dissolving ground under one’s feet

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_the glass, simplest composition of which takes approximately a million years to decompose, will provide sufficient warning for long enough for the radiation to transform into naturally occurring uranium-ore _seen from the air it becomes a highly structured system of centralized geological holes, a manifestation of memory scars on Earth’s topography that serve as a constant reminder to the magnitude of nuclear consequences in relation to Earth’s curing time


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OFFICE THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

The Rookery Building The Rookery Building Burnham and Root Burnham and Root 1888 1888 Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois

Reliance Building Reliance Building Burnham and Root Burnham and Root 1895 1895 Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois

Tribune Tower Tribune Tower Howells and Hood Howells and Hood 1925 1925 Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois

GM Technical Center GM Technical Center EeroEero Saarinen Saarinen 1956 1956 Warren, Michigan Warren, Michigan

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the aging office professors _ Ashley Schafer

commission_1948 completion_1956

_ Stephan Peterman_OMA

project partner_Nathan Lephart

Inland Steel

Erieview Tower

Ford Foundation

Chicago Federal Center

SOM

Harrison and Abramovitz

Roche and Dinkeloo

Mies van der Rohe

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1964

1967

1974

Chicago, Illinois

Cleveland, Ohio

New York, New York

Chicago, Illinois

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_one of the largest architectural projects at the time, the industrial research center stood at the front of technological research in postwar america. _for the first time combining five functions of research, manufacturing development, engineering, styling and service in one location, campus of imperial scale is comprised of low-lying streamlined structures organized for efficiency of automotive assembly plants _the vision to bring together the best talent and the best facilities served the primary purpose of meeting the increasing demand of future expected automobile production

_small city of 25 factory buildings in a forest park surrounding a man made lake was aimed to architecturally unify the industrial environment into one great enterprise costing over 100 million dollars to build over 7 years _each building, alternating by bright and neutral planes is terminated at each end by vividly colored glazed brick creating a rhythm of organized promenade best experienced by riding in an automobile


_architectural language was further expressed by innovative building technologies reflected in an ultra-thin glass and metal curtain wall that measured 2” thick _specifically, perlite, a recently discovered at the time granular insulation material filled within a paper honeycomb core was bonded to exterior metal facing, making such thickness possible. _an innovative approach of integrating of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems within the building module of 5’-2” was achieved through the design of three-dimensional truss system, air-conditioning ductwork and electrical grid of the ceiling.

_retaining it’s fundamental vision up to this day, General Motors Technical Center continues to be the architectural precedent for industrial complexes and corporate campuses, adapting itself in the present age of endless technological innovation.

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gene END OF 1948 NEW DESIGN - New revised design scheme presented by Eero Saarinen - Campus expanded to include Manufacturing Development staff and a service station to maintain site

OCTOBER 23, 1945 CEREMONIAL GROUND BREAKING - One month later, all work in suspended - 133-day strike by UAW union - Changing postwar market conditions

Inital Conceptual Design | Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future | Film, 2016

EARLY 1944 CONCEPTION OF THE IDEA As the WWII wrapped up, GM started to promote the idea of a separate suburban campus, which initially came from Charles Kettering, an engineer and inventor at General Motors

Architectural Forum Magazine Cover, 1949 Yale Archives

1948 PROJECT RESUMES - Due to Eliels poor health, his son Eero Saarinen takes charge of the project at Harley Earl’s recommendation.

PREDESIGN

DESIGN 1940

1939-1945 WORLD WAR II

Installation of gaskets photo, 1948 Circa Yale Archives

1949 BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION DESIGN LEADER: EERO SAARINEN -Firm name change to Eero Saarinen&Associates

- Caused by material and cash shortages - GM’s preoccupation with significant United Auto Workers strike

1949-1956 VIBRANT ECONOMIC EXPANSION IN THE UNITED STATES

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MAY 16, 1956 CEREMONIAL OPENING BY EISENHOWER

BY SAARINEN - Expansion of three story researc

- Eastern half of the Analysis bu

- Full scale model studying the construction of the facade - Product testing - Structural systems testing

1945-46 General Motors Strike

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1955-1975 VIETNAM WAR

1949 FACADE MOCK-UP LATE 1944 SAARINEN & SWANSON SELECTED FOR THE PROJECT - Harley Earl, chief of styling, selected Eliel Saarinen and his son-in-law, Robert F. Swanson for the project

Built in USA - Post War Architecture, 1952

1955 COMPLETION OF MAIN PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION - Major structures completed - Minor structures construction continued into 1956

CONSTRUCTION 1950

1945-1948 INACTIVITY GAP

Design Center

- Minor additions to Resear - Extension to the west side of th

Opening Day, May 16, 1956 | Heritage Center| GM Archive

Autoblog

Facade Mock-up

Shaping the Future | Yale University Press

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1957-1973 FIRST EXPANSION & ARGONAUT OFFICES ch engineering volume by Saarinen in 1961 uilding constructed by Argonaut in 1968 rch Processing volume he Fuel Blend Building

2012 GENERAL MOTORS FLOODED

First day of gas rationing, 1973 National Archives Catalog

1973 FIRST OIL EMBARGO - Oil prices skyrocket - GM starts to introduce smaller, fuel-efficient models by 1985

- $132 million damage - 19 closed buildings - Most damange to the Design Styling Center and Research Buildings - 6-7 feet of water in the basement - 30 million gallons of water pumped out from the site

Dome Interior | SmithGroupJJR

2015 RENOVATION II - $1 billion budget - Dome Renovation by SmithGroupJJR

2010 2000

1998-2004 RENOVATION I - $1 billion expansion: New IT building, renovation of R&D facilities, new design studios, renovation of existing offices

2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS: A GIANT FALLS - Bankruptcy caused by mismanagement and decline - Liabilities of $182 billion - General Motors bailed by the Government The Economist | June 9, 2009

2014 NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS STATUS - “ The G.M. Tech Center marked Saarinen’s emergence onto the national stage, and was the first of his four influential suburban corporate campuses that represented a sea change in American business facilities. The G.M. campus represents Saarinen’s work not just as a creator of buildings, but also as the planner/designer of total environments.” - Commendation for the award | US Department “GM Tech Center Becomes National Historic Landmark” | Oct. 7, 2014

| New York Times

2018 RENOVATION III - new studio building addition - 360,000 square ft expansion

Expansion to double studio design spaces | GM Corporate Newsroom

New 6 story IT building | Autoblog

dent,Harlow Curtis and Chairman 1948 Circa Yale Archives

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Addition

Research

Service Station

Process Development

Engineering

Design Center

1- Aero Lab 2- Global Parking 3- Engineering South 4- Dynamometer 5- Facilities

1- Laboratory 2- Processing Shop 3- Metallurgical 4- Mechanical 5- Fuel Blending

1- Admin 2- Shop 3- Delivery Court 4- Powerhouse

1- Admin 2- Shops & Foundry

1- Admin 2- Shops 3- Reflecting Pool 4- Restaurant

1- Admin 2- Shops & Studios 3- Penthouse Studio 4- Courtyard


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WOMENS

PRIVATE DINING

KITCHEN

SECRETARY OFFICES

MENS

OFFICE

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DRAFTING

LABORATORY

TWO STORY STILL

DUCT SPACE

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MENS

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DUCT SPACE

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_the intervention is a subverted critique of the preservationist nature of Saarinen’s GM Technical Center as an ideal epitome of modernist architecture. _the design draws from Saarinen’s original inspirations of the nature of an automobile, the nature of corporate collaboration and the nature of the site context as three main protagonists driving the proposed interpretation of the next transformation: I _ contemporary automobile design industry as the driver of the form II _ material innovations_carbon fiber as main structural element for the curving frame III_ penetrating continuous framed curve brings back the connection between autonomous research and manufacturing facilities creating a more collaborative environment


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_the intervention is a subverted critique of the preservationist nature of Saarinen’s GM Technical Center as an ideal epitome of modernist architecture. _the design draws from Saarinen’s original inspirations of the nature of an automobile, the nature of corporate collaboration and the nature of the site context as three main protagonists driving the proposed interpretation of the next transformation: I _ contemporary automobile design industry as the driver of the form II _ material innovations_carbon fiber as main structural element for the curving frame III_ penetrating continuous framed curve brings back the connection between autonomous research and manufacturing facilities creating a more collaborative environment


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ROMA study abroad_ evolving development of urban fabric _via quirinale

piazza san bernardo_ villa carlo alberto_ piazza del

largo magnapoli_

roman forum_

trajan column_


porta pia_

thank you I want to take this chance to thank my family, friends, academic professors and mentors at Ohio State University for all their continuous support and guidance. I strive to inspire those around me with my work, my choices and my words; whether it is within my professional career or everyday life.

_nadia voynova_

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Selected Works_Nadia Voynova  

M. Arch_Knowlton School of Architecture

Selected Works_Nadia Voynova  

M. Arch_Knowlton School of Architecture

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