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Graduate Portfolio B. Arch 2010 + M. Arch 2012 University of Michigan

NATHAN ANDERSON


NATHAN ANDERSON M. Arch I Portfolio 03.12 B.S. Architecture 05.10 University of Michigan 23867 North Park Dr. New Boston, MI 48164 734.223.4139 njanderson14@gmail.com


CAP and TRAY [ed]

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MEGACHURCH

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THE POINTS [A2]

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ALASKA PORT TERMINAL

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REFRESH HOUSTON

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OBJECT DESIGN

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Graduate 2G2 Project | University of Michigan

Graduate 2G1 Project | University of Michigan

Graduate 2G3 Project | University of Michigan

Undergraduate Final Project | University of Michigan

2012 Hines Competition Entry | University of Michigan

Architecture of Objects | University of Michigan


What can a tectonically driven project accomplish? Does it provide experiential difference across multiple programs? Cap and Tray[ed] is a formally driven project that is situated in transitions. In order to achieve this goal, indexing became a way to design. Then as a formal move, the various peices of indexed design is connected together through lofting to create dynamically interchanging spaces. This is found according to program, light, views, and atospheric conditions. The result is a sectional set of buildings which house living quaters, communal spaces, spa, and other activities in a way that incorporate the daily functions of the spa; from the daily visitors, the weekend visitors, and the facility members.

CAP and TRAY[ed]

DESIGNER/ Nathan Anderson + Jesse Wetzel ADVISOR/ Vivian Lee PURPOSE/ Arch 562 LOCATION/ Ann Arbor, MI DATE/ 01.2011 - 05.2011


The spatial indexing of what it means to be “cap” and “tray.” From indexing, how do moments from each part start to speak to one another? What are the best qualities that human inhabitation according to it’s position within the project?


Located at Willow Metropark, this peninsula extends outward into Kent Lake. In order to determine the exact location of the site, the experiential and situational conditions are indexed and exaggerated to accept the program of the intended type of spa.


Today, the so called mega churches that inhabit the United States act as a big business. Members are looked at money and an investment. Much like the big box businesses, they spawn in strategic communities, gathered from independant companies that use GIS software. In this project, the intentional misuse of GIS software spawns both site and issues that pertain to spatial conditions within the megachurch. Within the extents of Detroit lays a massive urban sprawl, which is surrounded by ex-urban self suffiecient nodes of shopping and development. What would happen if a megachurch acted like the anchor department store in a mall and left the rest to adapt to the surrounding context throughout time?

MEGACHURCH

DESIGNER/ Nathan Anderson ADVISOR/ McClain Clutter PURPOSE/ Arch 521 LOCATION/ Ann Arbor, MI DATE/ 09.2010 - 12.2010


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In order to create a spiritual effect as a justaposition against the mall concept, light is corrdinated with different types of concrete, which create differing atmospgeres within the project. This way, the blending of church and mall are utilized so that either program could inhabit the spaces as the context calls for it over time, giving the building great flexibility.


Shown above are spatial light renderings of how light penetrates the solid in accordance to the interior-designed courtyards. Using light as both a wayfinding device and store signifier, the flexibility lends itseld to most programs.


Increasingly today, more people are working where they dwell. Designed as a comprehensive housing studio, this project acts to ease Ann Arbor’s demand for downtown housing, with an eye towards what the newer trend of residential living brings to a project. Situated right off of Main Street (Ann Arbor’s historic restaurant district), The Points [A2] blends retail, housing, and working as “lifestyle synergy.” Living ontop of the city’s biggest destination brings housing and retail to a better balance and more space for start-up companies to reside within. Designing structure to house various apartment units/live-work units became the “bones,” while sytems technologies and tectonics play supporting roles.

THE POINTS [A2]

DESIGNER/ Nathan Anderson + Josh Hendershot ADVISOR/ Doug Kelbaugh PURPOSE/ Arch 672 LOCATION/ Ann Arbor, MI DATE/ 09.2011 - 12.2011


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Located along a proposed greenway, The Points [A2] becomes a key node to the success of the project (left). Located within each tower, various units are arranged so that the balconies shift, allowing for facade variation and the further design of the louver systems (right).


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A combination of poured in place and pre-cast floors connect to a prefabricated, insulated balcony which resits horizontal thermal conduction.

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The louver design translates into canopy design through the entrance from the underground parking structure. It incorporates both the horizontal louver curve with the straight elements of the rear arcade.


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How can architecture be defined as a threshold, both physical and mental? From the bowels of a cruise ship, one may try to define what the intermediates are between one destination and another. In this project, the ideas of intermediacy and disorientation are the subjects through which architecture tries to define. As an occupant inhabits the cruise ship, they become displaced between point a and point b, but offers a sense of placeness by providing a multitude of amenities of entertainment. This ultimately dissolves the threshold. In an effort to bring back the threshold, this port terminal can provide a series of spaces that promote a placelessness, which clearly separates ship and city.

ALASKA PORT TERMINAL

DESIGNER/ Nathan Anderson ADVISOR/ Anca Trandafirescu PURPOSE/ Arch 473 LOCATION/ Ann Arbor, MI DATE/ 01.2010 - 04.2010


From a given image of static, there is a threshold of density of black and white pixels. Imagining the threshold as a 3D field, I pulled three layers from the image, split them in quarters, then reassembled them in a light box which allows the user to focus on unique areas within the threshold.


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Much like the Yokohama Terminal, the project presents itself as a continuous space, yet in this project, the space is determined by both program and the experience achieved between programs as threshold. The gesture to have the ship dock within the fabric of the city presents a duality of integration, as the height of the ship starts to blend into the cityscape yet is a completely foriegn object which is removable. Threshold// This term defines the simple difference between one and another, but what happpens in this grey area? A generated ‘State of Suspension’ can be experienced in a way where the user becomes suspended, fixiated on a certain field, which eventually leads the user through.


This project is best represented by a series of vignettes, which start to explain the programmatic and spatial process from dock to city. Slippages of arrival and departure spawn a curiosity and possible disorientation through two linear paths.


The Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition is a nationwide interdisciplinary graduate competition engaging in a challenging two week excercise in responsible land use. The location chosen is a blighted corner just inside downtown Houston, Texas. After deliberations, our team decided to redevelop the program to be a market district, creating place by integrating the existing bayou park with housing and rerouted trafice/pedestrian routes. My responsibilities included conpet sketching, traffic analysis, phasing with our financials team member, and producing three perpestives for visual interpretation.

REFRESH HOUSTON

DESIGNER/ Nathan Anderson + Heidi Swift ADVISOR/ Douglas Kelbaugh PURPOSE/ Hines Competition LOCATION/ Ann Arbor, MI DATE/ 01.2012


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Perspective

Bayou/Campus

View from top floor apartment in the 220 ft. tall mixed-use tower, with the Market District in the foreground and Buffalo Bayou and Downtown Houston beyond

Circulation

View from the Louisiana St. Bridge toward the Sabine-Bagby Promenade and the Urban Beach/Bar, with UHD and the mixed-use tower in the background

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1 Open Space 2 Sustainable Systems Land Use Mixed Use Residential

Commercial / Retail

SITE PLAN

N 1:1800

1:700

Market

The Market District is anchored by a congregation of multiple market typologies- and regular entertainment

3

Transit / Parking Residential Ground Floor Retail

Mixed Used Institutional / Retail Ground Floor Office

Improved Bayou Access

Central Marketplace

External Market Structures

Urban Beach/Bar

Canoe Launch

Buried Parking

Walkable Urban Center 1:600


As a designer, I feel it is necessary to involve myself with the tactile knowledge of building. At a small scale, understanding material qualities and connections between elements of design are integral to an overall understanding of architecture as a discipline. In my generation, and increasingly in academia today, not enough physical manifestations of ideas proliferate out of the drawings and into our hands. Throughout my final year in my graduate studies, I hope to build objects that harness my knowledge of the physical and digital together.

OBJECT DESIGN

DESIGNER/ Nate Anderson ADVISOR/ Shawn Jackson PURPOSE/ Arch 557 LOCATION/ Ann Arbor, MI DATE/ 01.2012


The Dynamic Movement Lamp Designed on paper, placed into the digital, and outputed using the automated fabric cutter and digital measuring tools to soder and construct a fabric tensioned lamp shade over a wire frame.


Ikebana Flower Vase Taking the traditional formwork casting process in two directions; by digitally creating and pouring the cast, and by a hand formed acrylic base.


Nate Anderson 2G Graduate Portfolio  

2012 Graduate Portfolio

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