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PORTFOLIO Nathan Fitzsimmons


Lab Linguria

The Fold on Highline

Where Earth Meets Sky

Asheville’s 5th Degree

Research Work

Study Abroad Sketches

Pages 3-8 Fall 2019

Pages 13-16 Fall 2017

Pages 23-24 Summer 2019

Pages 9-12 Fall 2018

Pages 17-22 Spring 2019

Pages 25-26 Fall 2019

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Nathan Fitzsimmons BA arch. Clemson

nfitzsi@g.clemson.edu (864) 506-4787 2


Textile

Sub-structure

Vault Structure

Lab Linguria Located: Harbor Genova, Italy Professor: Henrique Houayek Collaboration: Eric Hicks 3


Lab Linguria is a city market located in the revitalized harbor of Genova. One key phrase that we focused on was “Giving the Harbor back to the city�. To give the site back, we designed with minimal footprint to provide an arcade like market and seating area.

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Surface Isometric Iterations

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Longitude Section

To allow a minimal footprint, the programmatic space is lofted underneath the barrel vault surface. The program frames the existing market across the street and connect the program to the city.

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Detail Transverse Section

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Joint Diagram Detail

Floor Plan 1

Market Stall Function

+4 m

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The Fold on Highline Located: Corner 10th Avenue and 18th Street, Lower Manhattan Professor: Berrin Terim Collaboration: Hailey Krabbe 9


Transverse Section

Longitude Section

The Fold was designed to be a co-working space next to the urban highline park in New York. As a co-working building, every space is unique to the workers inside. Given the urban context, we provided a grand staircase that connects the street to the highline and lean the structure toward the context.

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Wall Section Detail

Ground Floor Plan +3 ft

The ability to lean the structure is allowed because the double core acts as vertical pins through the form.

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Where Earth Meets Sky Located: Provided Site Topography Professor: Joseph Schott 13


North Elevation

South Elevation

Where Earth Meets Sky is a materiality study between the topography and man-made structure. The materials are shown as metal wire and basswood. The contrast of the solid and transparent give the sense of floating to the falling prisms.

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Study Model Iterations

The models and drawings show developing view from each angle. The study models rotate and give the viewer a new perspective from each elevation. As well as, the drawings show a growing and shrinking volume. East-West Section

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Asheville’s 5th Degree Located: Riverside Industrial, Asheville Professor: Julie Wilkerson 17


Asheville is a melting pot for the arts. As a tribute to one of the writers of Asheville, Thomas Wolfe, a writing center was designed to accommodate the traveling writer. The structure of the building is inspired by my genealogy drawing from the Thomas Wolfe text, Look Homeward Angel.

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Longitude Section

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Entrance Floor Plan +3

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Transverse Section

Transverse Section

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Site Plan

Considering the challenges on the site. The building is rotated on a 5 degree axis to allow for a view to the water from the south side. As a result of a study on writers isolation, the open side gives space for a community lawn where the arts district can interact with the building.

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Foldable Structures Design Typology Lab Type: Research Internship Date: Summer 2019 Designer: Joseph Choma 23


During the Summer 2019, I assisted Professor Joseph Choma on his ongoing research into foldable structures and materials. As part of my research internship, I assisted in the fabrication of folded paper models and helped conduct physical material experiments with fiberglass. Note: I was Joseph Choma’s only research intern during this time period.

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Study Abroad Sketches

Professor: Henrique Houayek 25


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