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ARCHITECTURE

PORTFOLIO


Dedicated to ALL who have helped me on my journey...


NATHANAEL WOLDEGEBRIEL

ARCHITECTURE

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


“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own, we have no soul of our own civilization.� Frank Lloyd Wright


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Auxillary Work Program Study Studio III

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Transparency Body And Space Foundation Studio II

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Master Planning Engineering Ministries International Internship Work

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Installation Parametric Design Studio VI

Auxillary Work Material Study/ Photography

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PHENOMENAL TRANSPARENCY This project was a study of the body’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.


The God

The Man

The Ape


G.1

G.2

G.3

G.4

G.5

M.1

M.2

M.3

M.4

M.5

A.1

A.2

A.3

A.4

A.5


G.1

G.2

G.3

G.4

G.5

M.1

M.2

M.3

M.4

M.5

A.1

A.2

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A.5


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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 “storage� 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.


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Structural Framework

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.


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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.


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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.

dining hall.


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


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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

disciplined, cross-cultural

my portfolio includes studies

and can be used to better

I have conducted on different

the world.


W e a v e r s W o r k s h o p Location: Totonicapan, Guatemala


Reflection Location: Antigua, Guatemala


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