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portfolio of work nathan poel master of architecture university of oregon 2011


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Architecture is in with their

people right relationship place.


Architecture is in with their

people right relationship place.


Mosier Middle School

The town of Mosier wanted to build a middle school to help students connect with their roots rather than be bussed out to a nearby town. My goal was to make the school a connector between students, the local community, and the breathtaking landscape of the Columbia River valley.

Sketchup, Photoshop, Community Based Design


SCHOOL GARDEN NEXT TO KITCHEN

NATURAL LIGHTING KITCHEN

EXPRESSIVE RAIINWATER CATCHMENT SYSTEM

LEARNING CENTER 1

MECHANICAL TEACHER LOUNGE

COMMONS

LIBRARIAN OFFICE LEARNING CENTER 2

LEARNING CENTER 3 MOVABLE PARTITION WALL

COMMONS STORAGE SERVER ROOM

COMPUTER LAB

SOUTH FACING PV ARAY

VEGITATIVE ROOF


study hall / living hall

“THIS IS AMAZING YOU THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING, EVEN THE THINGS WE DIDN’T TELL YOU ABOUT!” - SARAH THOMPSON, TEACHER MOSIER COMMUNITY SCHOOL


Architecture is rethinking in with their

people right relationship place.


Fly Smart

Quick and easy access to any city is an essential part of 21st century living. But sky transportation is challenged by increasing costs and environmental concerns. As global oil production peaks, gas prices will rise significantly putting a strain on all oil dependent industries and potentially bankrupting the aviation industry. Large

airports built on rural farmland could soon be obsolete as the costs of maintaining thier infrastructure become prohibitively expensive. It is time to rethink our approach to aviation, its scale, its scope, and its relationship to everyday life.

pencil, sketchup, illustrator

Instead of maintaining airports on the outskirts, why not combine the modern innovation of cheap air travel with the simplicity and ease of access of a big box retail outlet store? A reused big box could be the next evolution of high end suburban living.


Eugene/Mahlon Sweet Field (EUG)

ECOLOGICAL IMPACT

CITY EDGE: BEST VALUE FOR LOWEST IMPACT

COST OF LAND

970 acres

9 Miles

Fly Smart Local Flight Hub (FSO)

80 acres

3.9 Miles

The airfield is a prime candidate for upland prarie restoration providing a vital link for endangered species such as the Founder’s Blue Butterfly and its host plant the Lupinus Kinaidii. Tall grasses can be used alongside airfields as

a natural way to deter large birds from striking airplanes. Small prey hide from predators in the the thick mat of grass and migratory birds also stay away, prefering open water or short grass where they can keep a lookout.


Architecture is in with their

people right relationship place.


Children’s Craft Center

The objective of this site is to create a children’s after school community oriented around four activities: poetry, printmaking, weaving, and instrument making.

Each building is oriented towards one of two nodes located in the central courtyard. A ring of covered circulation space ties the buildings together.

marker on vellum


Architecture is in making with their

people right relationship place.


Latino Food Businesses

Food businesses are an accessable way for immigrant entrepreneurs to enter the local economy. Our goal with this project is to discover how latino food businesses in Eugene Oregon found thier place, what markets they serve, and how thier physical location and setup in the city affects thier viability.

ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator

Nathan Poel Will Krzymowski


Major Arterial Minor Arterial Major Collector Neighborhood Collector Local Road Franchise Hispanic Food Latino Owned Restaurant

43900 42000

71

Hole in Wall

40

0

Population Density

00 19

44500

0

330

00 152 00 171

00 78 0 0 84

00

Hybrid

31000

00 39

21900 24500

26600

Fast Food

181 00 156 00

Vehicular Traffic

Location Based on ...


Plaza Latina

Burrito Amigo

Laura & Daisy Mexican Bakery

Taco Loco

99 cent taco

El Pinche Taco

Centro Latino Americano

Plaza Latina and Burrito Amigo, located on the 6th and 7th street corridors, see large volumes of traffic every day. 99 cent taco, El Pinche Taco, Taco Loco, and Laura & Daisy Mexican Bakery are on Blair. They function as ‘hole-in-the-wall’ shops that cater to a niche market and the local Hispanic population. Centro Latino Americano is an Hispanic social services group. Many businesses say their close proximity to CLA and the surrounding Hispanic community is important.


.99 CENT TACO

TACO LOCO

BURRITO AMIGO

EL PINCHE TACO


Money Transfer

Insurance Sales

computer sales

Las Morenas Jewelry Repair

PLAZA LATINA

BURRITO AMIGO Kitchen

Dinning Room

Laura and Daisy Mexican Bakery


Laura and Daisy Mexican Bakery BUSINESS INFORMATION Owner: Open: Managers: Address:

Laura and Daisy 7 years Brother of owner 2160 West 11th Ave Eugene OR

INTERVIEWS Laura and Daisy have owned 4 Businesses for 11 years. Their West 11th location acts as both a bakery and a small grocery store. They distribute to taco trucks and restaurants around the region, especially along the coast. The main distribution is bread for sadwiches (pan de sal) although thier pan dulce is also well known in the Eugene area.

DIVERSE INVENTORY Because Laura and Daisy market to a latino demographic, they also carry many items not found in a traditonal American bakery such as international phone cards and pinatas. Small shops that perform multiple functions for a specific demographic is a trend seen in many of the businesses we documented.

DISTRIBUTION ORIENTED The bakery is set up to supply the region with mexican baked goods but also receives a number of dropins.There are a few people who walk but the vast majority come by car on West 11th, the major arterial.


El Pinche Taco BUSINESS INFORMATION Owner: Juan (Guatalajara Mexico) Open: 1 year 4 months Managers: Same Address: 541 Blair Blvd. Eugene OR

CLOSE GATHERING Low ceiling with modest decoration Equal amounts of indoor and outdoor seating

INTERVIEWS

INFORMAL SIGNAGE

This is Juan’s first business enterprise. He immigrated to Los Angeles in the 1970’s where he worked construction. In 1993 he moved to Eugene and worked at the U of O library.

Menu is printed then written over and handwritten notes taped to the edge

The neighborhood plays a key role in the success of his business “the neighborhood is the customers” he said when we asked about his patrons. He compared it to three businesses in Springfield that he saw go under and said he would never try to start a business there. “Here [in the Whittaker neighborhood] there is biking, pedestrian, and driving traffic.”

MINIMAL PARKING

According to him ‘pinche’ is a slang term for chef/ helper. “El Pinche Taco” is home to the biggest burrito in town.

Hand written sign announces specials to the neighborhood

Patrons who come by car must park along Blair Blvd. or park further away and walk in Juan maintains a positive relationship with the costomers who walk to his shop from Whittaker or from Centro Latino Americano, a social service organization around the corner.


The Center for Emerging Industry connects people directly to makers and products Industry in a global economy disconnects us from where our things come from

20th Century Economics:

21st Century Economics:

Global Industry disconnected from consumers

Local Industry connected to producer/consumer

Architecture is in with their

people right relationship place.


Center for Emerging Industry

If you can dream it, you can make it at the Center for Emerging Industry. We have tools for the 21st century craftsman who loves to dream big and hates to buy overseas.

The tools are so easy to use we teach them to fourth graders and you are welcome to take any of our tutorial classes to hone your skills.

skethcup, photoshop

Come visit us at our deconstructable facility on the corner of 12th and Morrison and discover who is making things right here in Portland.


Cross laminated timber construction is an emerging technology that uses multiple layers of wood laminated together to create a monolithic floor plate similar to concrete. The result is a solid building material with the strength to build up to 20 stories. CLT was developed in Europe but is ideal for the pacific northwest given the local abundance of wood. Floor plates are milled using cnc machines and then hoisted into place on site as a complete block. This brings down construction time and allows CLT to be cost competetive with concrete and steel construction. Overall, the process has lower embedded energy, higher sequestered carbon, and greater reuse opportunities than either steel or concrete.


1st Floor

1� = 16’

Belmont Street

The Center for Emerging Industry is a civic center inviting people to see and participate


Laser Cutter

Waterjet Cutter

Examples: Circuit boards, Wax moulds

Examples: Machine parts, Decorative elements, food, displays, bike parts,

Materials:Plastics, Foam, Other: Cloths (leather, suede, felt, hemp, cotton) Magnetic sheets, Papers, Rubbers, Teflon, Woods (MDF, balsa, birch, poplar, red oak, cherry, holly)

Materials: capable of cutting virtually any material, including metals, stone, rubber, plastic, composites and foam

Operating time: Simple projects take a few seconds, more complex task a few minutes

Operating time: a few hours for complex objects, minutes for small objects

OPERATIONAL AREA: 50 SF

OPERATIONAL AREA: 200 SF

BED SIZE: 24” x 12”

BED SIZE: available in 2’ increments from 4X4’ to 24X14’

dimensions: 34.5”x 22.5” x 16”

dimensions: 5X12’

Z Corp 3D Printer Examples: models, prototyping, 3D imaging

part

mockup

Materials: High Performance Composite Operating time: 0.8 inch/hour

Modela Miller and

Examples: Circuit boards, Wax moulds Materials: Wood, Plaster, Resin (modeling wax, styrenform), Chemical wood, Aluminium, Brass

OPERATIONAL AREA: 200 SF

Operating time: 10 - 20 mins for a small circuit board. An hour or so for a basic mould

BED SIZE: 8 x 10 x 8 inches

OPERATIONAL AREA: 30 SF

dimensions: 48 x 31 x 55 inches

BED SIZE: 8” x 6” x 2” dimensions: 18”x 15”x 12”


Architecture is in with their

people right relationship place.


Designing for Nostalgia

the object: As a starting point our class was told to choose an object that personally evokes nostalgia. I chose a Buick hood ornament that hung from the rear view mirror of every car I have owned. I chose it because it is a place-maker. The object itself is not significant. Instead, it imbues meaning on the place it rests. Whichever car it is in, that is my car. In this sense it creates the place around it.

the vision: People move. My generation especially seems to have a hard time staying put. My goal is to design a piece of furniture that aids the penchant towards mobile life. It should be a place to keep things of significance and value safe while in transit. It should have a role in daily life. It should project the significance of the objects it holds but also be rugged and transportable.

alder with walnut trim, wood shop, Sketchup

the plan: A piece that functions as a trunk during transit but acts as an end table, coffee table, or book shelf once it reaches its destination. It should be able to hold clothes or blankets, small precious items such as jewelry, shells, or trinkets, and a small collection of books. It should look comfortable when it is open and when it is closed.


Like the hood ornament, this trunk goes with you when you move. It makes your new place home. Based off the classic steamer trunk my design introduces a modern approach to living on the go.


Schematic Design

A

A B C

engaging in with their

people right relationship place.


PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS: Mark Young - Rowell Brokaw Architects Toby Barwood - Pivot Architects Adam Bonner - Hoffman Construction

CLIENT: Camas Ridge Community School DATES: Fall 2009 - Spring 2011 PROJECT MANAGERS: Nicholas Venezia Sara Vernia (Pre-design) Nathan Poel (design) Caitlin Gilman (design)

Camas Ridge Bike Shelter

Camas Pedal is a design-build project undertaken by University of Oregon students within the volunteer-based organization designBridge. In an effort to encourage alternative transportation, Camas Pedal is working to design and build a bike shelter for the students at Camas Ridge Community school.

Using grants, volunteer-labor, and donations we hope to build a structure that will be a gathering space, a school icon, and give the community at Camas Ridge more reasons to get excited about biking.

BUILD LEAD: Nathan Poel

DESIGN TEAM: Amanda Asa Irene Callju Caitlin Gilman Henry Malmberg Katie Martin Kelsey McWilliams Nathan Poel Nicholas Venezia Alex Wilson

DONATIONS: EWEB - Eugene, OR Farwest Steel - Eugene, OR Fortis Construction - Portland, OR Skyline Sheet Metal - Portland, OR WW Steel - Oklahoma City, OK Zip-O Log Mills - Eugene, OR COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Safe Routes to Schools OTREC FACULTY ADVISORS: Juli Brode John Rowell


Design Development

A B C

Architecture is understanding in with their

people right relationship place.

B


requests for information between designBridge and W&W Steel in Oklahoma City

...


During construction we discovered the standard metal fasteners we specified for the structure were not going to work. On site we designed a custom solution but had no way to fabricate them. Through quick thinking and asking around we discovered our school shop tech had connections to a cnc plasma cutter at a local high school. Within a week we installed a custom connector that enforced our design vision and cost less than a standard off-the-shelf connector.

A B C

Site Construction

Architecture is in creating

people right relationship place.

C


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