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NATHANIEL

ALEXANDER

CAPACCIO


THIS THAT OTHER

WAY SHAPE FORM

An architect must never be complacent or unable to adabt to new technologies or ideas. For an architect, an idea is the foundation to improving life and safety for the user and the environment. Yet, an architect’s idea may never be understood without the knowlage of “This That Other”. In addition, the idea will never be successful without “Way Shape Form.”


I am an award winning senior of architectural studies at the University dergraduate degree at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. What makes me passionate about architecture is that we design spaces safety, and welfare. I believe architecture has massive potential with new technologies and materials in the 21st century. My goal in architecture is to help give everyone a home into the 21st century. Computing and the internet has transformed many industries, and I feel the modern home is at a prime place to be innovated and advanced. Almost every consumer products are designed around the home in some way. I feel that if innovation were to start in the physibased around these innovations. Enclosed is my work during my time as an undergraduate until senior year. I enjoy talking about architecture as well as listening and learning about architecture everyday. If you would like any more information about myself, my work, or my goals, feel free to contact me. All contact information is listed on the back of the booklet. Thank You -Nathaniel Alexander Capaccio


-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)


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1 Lincoln Park Library

MERRIT AWARDED

Chicago, IL (2013)

3 The Beach House WAY North Carolina (2011)

5 Observation Tower Champaign, IL (2013)

7 SHAPE Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM (2011)

9 Can Social Media Become Architecture? IDEAS (2013)

11 Cultural Museum

MERRIT AWARDED

13 When the Best Expression is FORM

MERRIT AWARDED

Huntington, IN (2012)

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Alerton Park, IL (2012)

15 Fondation CLU’s Socialight

(Industrial design, no loaction) (2013)

16 Ecologic’s Burningman

MERRIT AWARDED

16 Disney’s Imaginations

PLACED

Nevada (2013)

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Freelance

Rio De Janero, Brazil (2012)

17 How Quickly We Forget... IDEAS (2013)

19 Museo De Las Americas Denver, CO (2013)

21 Nickie C’s Poolside Trading Cabana Cape Coral, FL (2012-2013)

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2013 Earl Prize Winner!

LINCOLN PARK LIBRARY

Lincoln Park, IL. Spring 2013. This course was instructed by Brain Vesely at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Lincoln Park Library is a 30,000 sqft building for the Chicago Public Library located at the Fullocated next to a university campus, creating a public library that will be functional for both students

on the north side of the building, and using computers as well as other digital interactions for adults

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THE BEACH HOUSE WAY North Carolina. Fall 2011. This course was instructed by Dan Woodfin at Ball State University in Muncie, IN The beach house is a modest 800 sqft wood structure for a family of The beach house is lifted twenty-two feet, above the tree line, to gain full Privacy was controlled by only adding walls parallel to wind directions

source of water, then haul it up 22 feet just to store it; and showers can not only be collected, but a rainy day/night would provide a white and tilting it down a few degrees, the structure changes the way people

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SHAPE SANTA FE Santa Fe, NM. Fall 2011. This course was instructed by Dan Woodfin at Ball State University in Muncie, IN What does it take to shape the way an industry operates? It may be

located in high altitude, and due to its low latitude, the city is exposed to ism mixed use unit that sits on the existing urban block, that is shaped on the south side of the building to maximize the solar gain in the winter, while having the balcony overhang the walls in the summer so it does not

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is not an architecture firm on the planet of people happily give their personal were? Image a future where your home Currently, that information is relevant ery minute terabytes of data are being filtered and disappear from profiles on What they do not tell you is that the internet never forgets, and deleting some-

Facebook, along with companies such as Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google have spent millions of dollars making sure they keep every byte of data

Where the colors of the wall will adapt to how you are feeling, or your kitchen knew what recipe you are interested in, or your water heater goes on when it knows that you are on your way home

When Facebook was preparing to have its IPO, there was a lot of talk about how Facebook will be more id claim, since Facebook and Google are both in the advertising and data

chat is free and does not have a single is simply because Facebook knows who you want to be to the public, value of data only in advertising? Why Architects design for humans and human interactions everyday, social media data should be as valuable to architects as it is to cloth-

If architects are able to find a way to record and store data that people are willing to give about their home, I believe it will create a safer, smarter,


ICMA Finalist!

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Honorable Mention!

CULTURAL MUSEUM

Huntington, IN. Spring 2012. This course was instructed by Joshua Vermillion at Ball State University in Muncie, IN


2012 Earl Prize Finalist!

2012 Student Choice Award!

DESIGNING WITH FORM

Allerton Park, IL. Fall 2012. This course was instruced by Fang Xu at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

today are only interactive within school hours, students learn until a bell rings, then they are

This interaction was achieved by enclosing the dorms, classrooms, and teachers offices into one

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SOCIALIGHT

Industrial Design. Fall 2013. This project was completed by myself with Dimitri Polychronopolous & Christian Pepper.

Solar Panel Arangment

Perspective Adjustment

designed to be the size of a typical door, while rivits support the panels, housing multimedia devices such as Panel Assembly 15


Honorable Mention!

SITUATION ABNORMAL Burining Man, NV. Spring 2013. This project was completed by Brian Vesely with myself, Aaron Laniosz, Catherine Lie & James Addison.

*Graphic by Yolanda Wang

SemiFinalist!

OCEANIA RISES

Rio De Janero, Brazil. Fall 2012. This project was completed by myself with Josh Brickman, Stan Chang & Yolanda Wang.


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HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET... Why don’t we consider the clowns?

They have their own clothing style, their own dialect, their own schools, even their own cars (while they may be too ple choose to belong to, and no one is

Is it an economical issue? Or is it because they do not fit the norm? At the university level we are trained to design museums, cultural centers, or libraries, very seldom we have a specific client

they are portrayed as evil and/or mur-

When designing a small space for a specific client, an architect is able to focus more on details, and every move is able

people still choose to join the clown culture because of what it is about

is the clown-atecture? Where are the homes that have more space to store oversize shoes than space to store a tiny yellow car? Are architects not listening to the client, or are architects not there to listen? ern suburb is filled with homes that do

new urbanism, which is getting back to high density and walkable communities, yet those homes are even

Also, small spaces allow for the architect to have a more manageable budget, and can have custom pieces manufactured by local companies, cutting

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SOME MAY SEE A PARKING LOT, OTHERS SEE A CLASSROOM. Seen on Kickstarter, ArchDaily, GOOD Inc, the AIA Emerging Professionals Blog, AIA-Denver Keynote, Archinect and 5280 Magazine! 19


ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY-DENVER DESIGNED AND FUNDRAISED AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM FOR MUSEO DE LAS AMERICAS SUMMER CAMP (MASC) TO TEACH ART AS A TOOL FOR FOSTERING SELF-ESTEEM IN CHILDREN, AND AS A VEHICLE FOR ENCOURAGING UNDERSTANDING OF LATINO CULTURE AMONG ALL. THE MUSEO RAN OUT OF SPACE FOR THE SUMMER PROGRAM PROGRAM, AND THE PARKING LOT WAS THE ONLY SPACE IT HAD AVAILABLE. I CAME ACROSS THIS PROJECT AND VOLONTEERED MY GRAPHICS TO CREATE COMPELLING IMAGING FOR FUNDRAISING PURPOSES. THE PROJECT WAS SUCSESSFULLY FUNDRAISED AT $20,345.


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dropped ceiling, electronic candle wall, glass doors on track systems, and all granite


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Thank You.

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who are crazy enough to think they can change the

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