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NICOLAS BARAN 

m.arch-kansas state university


nicolas baran 714.390.4394 nbaran@ksu.edu 238 hilltop lane, brea CA 92821


FIRST | SECOND YEAR

ANALOG

THIRD YEAR

DIGITAL

PROFESSIONAL


magney

house

Each student was assigned a case study with a partner to analyse and understand the important designing factors and structure used when designing the building. The Magney house by Glenn Murcutt was envisioned because of its relationship to its surrounding natural environment. Located in close proximity to the coast of Australia and in the midst of nature, the Magney house elicited the users senses to connect with the house.


The weekend retreat is a design located on a site fronting Lake Tahoe in California. Our client wanted both a retreat that stood out from its neighbors as well as a more seclusive weekend get away. This combined objective led to a concept focused on framed views; controling the users and the visitors sight lines through placement of geometry. The interlocking cubic mass of the house differentiates the use of spaces while allowing certain areas to be obscurred. The mimicing canoe shelter on the opposite side of the site anchors the project on the grounds.

weekend

retreat


stuart island

residence

The Stuart island residence is a small house located off the shores of Seattle. Hidden below the mountaineous landscape, this retreat is given the luxurious ability to be open. The narrow site means that creating the sense of a larger space is instrumental in a successful project. The designs of this house are created by peers in a different studio while the renderings are my creation and composition.


trauma

center

The trauma center is a design|build proposition to the island of Roatan, Honduras. This project was achieved in a collaborative studio between fifth year graduate and third year undegraduate students. This design drew its inspiration from the way it is situated on the hilly inland of the island. Traditional timber and thatch construction embodies the Roatan architecture and this concept is continued through creating masses that are established off of basic vernacular shapes. The trauma center uses dimensional lumber locally harvested, tiles from the neighboring carpentors, and bambo and galvanised aluminum from the mainland. The island is in dire need of building codes and properly functioning buildings and this trauma center is to be used as a basis for future designs.


This concept is a finalist in an inner college design competion which was presented to the mayors and governor of Roatan. The trauma center is essentially two bands that intersect a larger band. The two intersecting bands are home to the medical program while the the larger brown band is home to the community and support spaces. The concept is articulated to provide efficient and sustainable construction.


W professional

portal and scupper drainage repair

The portal and scupper drainage repair is a project I detailed while working during the summer at an architectural consulting firm. This process taught me much needed information not instructed to you during your studies in school. I learned about the art of connections and grasped a visual on the layers that occur to create what we know as just typical walls. These details are part of a bigger proposal which I also aided composing.

PICTURES OF EXISTING OPEN PORTAL DRAINS (TYPICAL)

EXTERIOR SIDE

DECK SIDE

DECK SIDE

EXISTING TILE PAVER THIN SET ON ANTI-FRACTURE MEMBRANE ON MORTAR FILL OVER WP MEMBRANE

EXISTING

STUCCO WALL

NEW

STUCCO PATCH

EXISTING STUCCO FINISHED WALLS

SALVAGE EXISTING TILES TO BE REINSTALLED. REMOVE FILL DOWN TO PODIUM DECK WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE

EXISTING ORNAMENTAL GRILL LOWERED TO ADDRESS MAXIMUM 4" SPHERE REQUIREMENT. REPLACE FASTENERS AND MAKE WATER TIGHT

SO EXISTING ORNAMENTAL GRILL BOLTED TO OPENING

AL

EXISTING FLASHING

CONTINUOUS SEALANT

CONCRETE PODIUM DECK

EXISTING STUCCO FINISHED WALLS

TROWEL FINISH EXPOSED EDGE FACE REMOVED EXISTING SECTION OF WOOD SILL PLATE

NEW PORTAL GI METAL FLASHING SCUPPER PAINTED EPOXY TO SET IN CONCRETE PODIUM PATCH AND REPAIR WATERPROOFING. EXTEND ONTO PORTAL FLASHING

EXISTING TILE PAVER THIN SET ON ANTI-FRACTURE MEMBRANE ON MORTAR FILL OVER WP MEMBRANE

EXTERIOR SIDE

EXISTING STUCCO AND WEEP SCREED

NEW COLLAR FLASHING PAINTED

EXISTING STUCCO WEEP SCREED

PO PO PH

CONCRETE PODIUM DECK

SMOOTH GRIND CONCRETE TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM 1 4" SLOPE NOTE:  FOR COLLAR AND OPEN PORTAL FLASHING SEE 2/D-4.1

SECTION AT REVISED DRAINAGE OPEN PORTAL DETAIL

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SECTION AT EXISTING DRAINAGE OPEN PORTAL DETAIL

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curriculum

vitae

contact:

NICOLAS BARAN t: 714.390.4394 e: nbaran@ksu.edu a: 238 hilltop lane brea CA, 92821

volunteer:

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STUDENT ASSOCIATION Vice President | 2010-2011 STUDENT AMBASSADOR Mentor | 2011-current AIAS KANSAS STATE member| 2010-current Events Chair | 2012-current DIGITAL FABRICATION CLUB Technician | 2012-current

objective:

To expand my design capabilities in creating engaging environements through connecting communities to their surroundings. Self motivated and a resourceful contributor.

travel:

EUROPE France|Spain|Portugal CENTRAL AMERICA Honduras SOUTH AMERICA Ecuador

education:

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE | Kansas State University, KS 2010-2015 BREA OLINDA HIGH SCHOOL | Brea, CA 2006-2010

awards:

DEANS LIST Merit HEINZ FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP Merit ROATAN TRAUMA CENTER Design Finalist

gpa:

CUMULATIVE GPA 3.88

reference:

Can be provided upon request

skills:

experience:

SOFTWARES autoCAD|3ds MAX|Revit|Rhino| Sketchup|Adobe Creative Suite| Apple iWork|Microsoft Office| Mac OS| Windows OS

MARX | OKUBO (June-Aug) 2009-2012 Duties: Research| Project Background| Interfacing with City Building Department| Site Visits|Report Drafting| Design Proposals| CAD Work


Nicolas Baran_Selected Architectural Works  

Selected Works from Nicolas Baran a third year undergraduate architecture student at Kansas State University.

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