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ARCHITECTURE P O R T F O L I O

NERSON ORAHA


Out On A Limb

Absolved Ablution

1 Impossibly Possible

5 Wait, Wait

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15 Academic Democratization

17 Xiaoquan Elementary

Common Assemblies

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Out On a Limb John McMorrough Ann Arbor, Michigan Middle School

Out On a Limb uses four major logics- the big dumb box, sectional sorting, an accommodation of the classrooms, and permeating via the core - to achieve the typological goal of the middle school. The shed logic of the big dumb box gives birth to a core, one that runs through the entirety of the building, functioning both as programmatic spillage and the main circulation route. As the students wander deeper into the building, there is a sectional growth and a planar scaling in response to larger programmatic elements, which is reflected in the skylights.


Big Dumb Box

Sectional Sorting

Accommodate Classrooms

Permeate via Core

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vation

evation

West Elevation

South Elevation

A

B

Section A

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Absolved Ablution Andrew Daley Manilla, Philippines Bath House/Church

Absolved Ablution unmasks the expanding socioeconomic chasm between disparate, contrasting populations of Metro Manila. In order to create a dialogue and foster a relationship between the two, an amalgam of two typologies as ancient as the discipline itself, the church and the bath house, are juxtaposed, spliced, harmonized, infused, integrated, embedded - hybridized. Through an aggregate of spatial organization, layers of thresholds, and leveraging of an atmosphere of vulnerability, amnesty is afforded to the disparate users. This is accomplished by administering levels of spatial superimposition, visual and auditory access, and paths of converging circulation between the two experiences.


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Zero

Time/occupy

One


Two

Three

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Entrance

Shared Cleansing

Bodies + (S


ub)bodies

Church + Pool

Parallels

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Notre Dame de Paris

St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Mark’s Cathedral

Westminster Abbey

Sagrada Familia

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Paris, France

Vatican City, Italy

Venice, Italy

London, England

Barcelona, Spain

London, England


Cagaloglu Hammam,

Sweat Lodge

Dogo Onsen

Dragonhill Spa

Sandunovsky Banya

Therme Vals

I s t a n b u l , Tu r key

California, US

Matsuyama, Japan

Seoul, Korea

Moscow, Russia

Graubunden, Switzerland

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ImpossiblyPossible Architecture Representation Perry Kulper

In the vein of M.C. Escher and under the guidance of Perry Kulper, the Axonometric Drawing subverts the fundamental quality of the conventional axonometric drawing - to render clear and calculable. Having no regard for position, orientation, faces, or cardinal directions, the Axonometric Drawing then is adapted into the third dimension, birthing the Axonometric Object, all while maintaining the semi-legible, quasi-fantastic, and impossibly-possible elements of Escher.


The Axonometric Object is situated in three distinct sites - thus chronicling the story of the object sequentially in both time and space. The object, firstly positioned at the Big Bang, asserting its claim not as the Creator, but as the Created. Over a millennium, the Created has become the Consecrated; deified and exalted as a result of its disposition in the Beginning. It then dwindles to its final resting place as the Commoditized - unable to escape the grasp of Industrialism, Commercialism, and Fordism

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Wait, Wait Architecture Representation Perry Kulper

$951 7 person $136 / p

$549

Placemat

$1280

$185

$185

$185

$37

$37

$37

$

13oz

13oz

13oz

1

Lap Napkin

Table Napkin

2847oz

65oz

65oz

65oz

195oz

Table Spoon

Table Fork

338 oz 7 person 48 oz / p

Table Knife

Fish Fork

Fish Knife

In Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover,

Dessert Spoon

Dessert Fork

Soda Spoon

scenes of desire and arrogant disdain Butter Knife

are

juxtaposed

with

Renaissance Large Tea Spoon

painting motifs nestled in a colorCake Fork N 31º 19’ 22” E 11ºº 52’ 69”

coded interior of a high end French

Demitasse Spoon

restaurant. The contrast in class

Tea Spoon

N 23º 10’ 81” E 08 08º 47’ 66” N 32º 54’ 46” 21 87’ 13” E 21º

Coq au Vin

dynamic is apparent in the movement of the servant and the stature of the

Duck L’Orange

Blanquette de Veau

N 22º 45’ 39“ 38 50’ 63” E 38º

Foie de Veau En Persillade Avec Pommes de Terre

Soup Spoon

N 64 E 82

Oyster Fork

Coffee Spoon

served. Under the surface, beneath the

Boullion Spoon Cassoulet au Canard

exquisite and particular complexities of

table

setting, one

can

read

Trout Meunière Amandine Meuni Meuniè

Escargots a la Bourguignonne

Turbot aux Beurre Blanc

Jam Spoon N 21º 90’ 23”, E 71º 62’ 80” N 52º 21’ 85” E 70º 36’ 74”

Place Card N 32 32º 83’ 35”, E 43ºº 61’ 61’ 46”

Greenaway’s criticism of Thatcherism Flowers

and its adherence to Nationalism

Cocktail Fork

and rejection of the Welfare State.

Scented Candle

N 32º 54’ 46”, E 21º 87’ 13”


Sherry Wine Glass

Stomach out

Alsace Glass

Hocke Glass

Head tilted

Chest out

Hands aligned

ns person Champagne Glass

13oz

Tokaji Glass

13oz

Chardonnay Glass

13oz

Powerful expression

Broad shoulders

Elegant clothing

Arms positioned Tulip Glass

13oz

Port Wine Glass

13oz

Dinner Plate

13oz

Lunch Plate

143oz Martini Glass

$37

Salad Plate

$37

Appetizer Plate

$37

Bread Plate

$37

Dessert Plate

13oz $37

ill fitting clothing

Water Tumbler

$402

Saucer

13oz $37

Back not straight

$37

Slouched shoulders

$37

Benal expression

Teacup

ns person

4º 96’ 47”, 2º 98’ 23”

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Academic Democratization Sean Vance Ann Arbor, Michigan Middle School

A middle school located in Ann Arbor, Michigan is the vessel used to help alleviate an issue that is widespread across the country: an inequality between disciplines in the K-12 educational system. Typically, “core� courses are perceived to be of greater importance than any creative based ones. The architecture calls into question the validity of this misguided notion - all classrooms are similar in size, have equal ease of access along the main circulation path, and have comparable qualities of light and views out to the city.


The project takes advantage of its urban context by controlling the street side boundary at particular points and pulling back at others. This was the driving force in the shaping of the project, as seen in the study models. The shifting is echoed in both the volume and the southern facing facade.

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Xiaoquan Elementary Construction II Lars Graebner Sichuan, China Precedent Analysis Collaborative Project

Xiaoquan Elementary School in Sichuan, China attempts to bring the urban landscape of the city into the complex of the school. Curiosity, exploration, and investigation by the children is rewarded within the project by all of the interesting moments that occur throughout the space. The spine, or main “street�, runs north and south and splits the entire complex into two. The classrooms, reading room, and offices protrude off the spine. Along the east side, the more unique buildings are situated, such as the music school.


Structure

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Parapet Detail

Window Head Detail

Window Sill Detail

Wood Handrail

Steel Baluster

Concrete Beam 12” x 12” Window - 36” x 48” Brick Veneer (ext) CMU Wall Gyp. Board - 5/8 (int) Concrete Footing

Reinforced Concrete Piles


Concrete Column 12” x 12” Wood Paneling Door - 3’4” x 8’ Parapet

Wood Handrail Steel Baluster Brick Veneer CMU Wall Concrete Slab - 4” Foundation - Piles Foundation - Concrete

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Common Assemblies Malcolm McCollough Chicago, Illinois Maker Space

Utilizing the typology of the Hall, this Maker Space serves a neighborhood on the rise in Logan Square, Chicago. The Hall has traditionally been a Third Place, and tends to draw like minded people that have common goals and a shared skill set. The pool of resources lays the foundation for causal learning. In order for this to thrive, the architecture needs to shift in response to the residential needs via the three scales at which it operates; the concentrated, the collective, and the encountering scale.


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Shared Cleansing


The plan fosters an ebb and flow between the three aforementioned scales

Roof

via both circulation and adjacencies. The section encourages curiosity and nosiness by overlapping spaces and allowing differing levels of light and sound to penetrate one another. This is all held together physically and conceptually by large concrete structures that serve as ribs, running crosswise across the project and helping to more clearly articulate the space.

Two Shell Collective Working

DigiFab/Metal/Wood Shops

Aperture One

Tool/Material Library

DigiFab/Metal/Wood Shops

Structure

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Collective Space

Individual Reflection


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