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PORTFOLIO Temple University Tyler School of Art School of Architecture Address 26 Yeates St. Warminster, PA 18974 Contact Nathanael.Woldegebriel@gmail.com (215) 901-6461
â€œThe mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own, we have no soul of our own civilization.â€? Frank Lloyd Wright
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Auxillary Work Program Study Studio III
Transparency Body And Space Foundation Studio II
Master Planning Engineering Ministries International Internship Work
Installation Parametric Design Studio VI
Auxillary Work Material Study/ Photography
PHENOMENAL TRANSPARENCY This project was a study of the bodyâ€™s movement within a static environment and an analysis of how the body transitions from movement to movement. The specific movement, or movements, being studied here was in three parts: the ape, the man and the god in the context of a staircase. The study began with develop-
ing a clear and connected choreography for the three part movement. The body was then documented for every individual m o v e m e n t within the overall movement, which resulted in a digital model that was created to analyze the relationships created by the movements through overlapping, layering and interpenetration.
PROGRAM STUDY STORAGE T h e o ve r a l l t h e m e o f this project was the programmatic possibility of developing â€œstorageâ€? from a disparate entity capable of only functioning as a fixed and heterogeneous space to a more multifaceted
Philadelphia row home. To clarify, the study broke down different programs of a row home and the various items that are commonly used to occupy those programs. In doing this study a universal
and engaging space. This parti for the project was made manifest from a study on materials needed for various spaces in a common
necessity for each program was discovered, storage. So, this project proposed a new way of viewing and engaging storage.
With the ultimate goal of engaging storage within the overall program, storage is now acting as the universal organizer. Rather than design the traditional programmatic zones, such as rest, hygiene, and living and later designate a storage space for those zones, storage is designed first according to those zones and coreographs circulation, hierarchy and structure. Having centralized storage resulted with a main core in the space that is adjacently split by the three sub zones. Furthermore, the main core connects the three sub zones both to itself and to each other.
Starting with the ground floor, living, storage begins to actively control the users circulation. As the front door is opened it leads directly into storage, which in this case is a closet. Furthemore only after engaging storage can the door close and allow the user to move on to the first floor, hygiene. Here again storage must be engaged in order to use the bathroom. Moreover, in this space the placement of the utilities creates a micro ciruculation. The user begins with placing dirty clothing in the hamper by the door, than follows the circular path within the space. Once engaging the hygiene space, the user can now move on to the final floor, rest. Here storage is less strict and can be used with more freedom.
PARAMETRIC DESIGN INSTALLATION The design requirements for this installation was to produce a foam panel that was parametrically designed in grasshopper, inspired through a pattern in nature and was adaptive to its surrounding context.
located on the Temple University campus. Apart from the pattern and location requirements the design needed to be atleast 70% porous to allow sunlight penetration and be digitally fabricated
The pattern in nature that influenced this design was a dandelion and the context for the instillation was a window panel
through the use of a 3-D CNC machine. My design implemented the fractal and circular nature of the dandelion.
INTERNATIONAL MASTER PLANNING During my architectural
So, our team assessed the
internship with Engineering
site, investigated existing
Ministries International, I
buildings and helped
was a part of a design team
bring their vision into a
that worked on a project in
comprehensive master plan
San Cristobal, Totonicapan
design. The specific design
District, Guatemala from
work I was a part of included
January 25th - February 2,
long term site architectural
2014. During our time in the
master plan and phasing,
country we met with a board
detailed covered walkway
of directors and regional
design and a full conceptual
leaders to understand what
design of a future phase
the vision for the project was.
Project Location: San Cristobal Totonicapan, Guatemala Project Description: Long-term Master Planning of the site to include a site architectural master plan with phasing, along with conceptual water distribution and wastewater treatment plans and details. Detailed Design of Phase 1 buildings and structures that include a MultiUse building, a Clinic and Seminary Building roof truss design and a Covered walkway design. Furthermore, a conceptual Design of future phase buildings that include a Dining Hall design and a Clinic floor plan. Design Office: Engineering Ministries Internationl United States Phone: 719.633.2078 Project Number: # 5607 Project Leader: Matt Hood, Staff Architect
MATERIAL STUDIES AUXILLARY WORK Throughout my architectural
materials at small scales and
studies I have always been
various drawings I have
interested in materials,
done. I have strived to view
textures and the way in which
architecture as an art and
articulation can be reached
as a problem solving tool.
through drawn details. I
Through design and trying
was fascinated that simple
to find a way to implement
lines put on any media
this mindset I have come to
can have a greater level of
one conclusion; Architecture
understanding than spoken
is multi-faceted, multi-
word. As such, this section of
my portfolio includes studies
and can be used to better
I have conducted on different
W e a v e r s W o r k s h o p Location: Totonicapan, Guatemala
Reflection Location: Antigua, Guatemala