INCREMENTS OF SPACE
PERCEPTION DECOMPOSER REFASHIONED SHIRT
COMBINATORIAL TRANSITION DRESSING ROOM
DEVELOPABLE SURFACE FOLD HOLD SOLD TOLD
LINEAR DENSITY REAL NEW YORK
FLOWING CENTER ACCIDENTALLY PUBLIC
ROTATED INVERSION All FASHIONABLE PARIS
THE CITY OF PARIS
NEW YORK CITY
PERCEPTION DECOMPOSER REFASHIONED SHIRT Challenge: Creating a refashioned garment, a new optic/haptic/mimetic/pros- thetic device. Critic:
Boundaries break visual consistency and therefore flatten 3D perception to 2D. For example, students who take a perspective drawing class often use a drawing frame to check if the proportion is correct. This project takes the idea and its counter ideology - to construct from 2D to 3D - inspired from senses of volume and weight from the La Cigale dress to create the optic device. It is designed to alter the perception of New York Cityâ€™s density.
I. DECOMPOSE From 3D to 2D
Site: New York City. La Cigale dress by Christian Dior. Duration: One week. Material Constraint:
3 yards of muslin.
Depth perception is the visual ability to perceive the world in three dimensions (3D) and the distance of an object. It can be altered by breaking visual boundaries.
Density of New York City
Decompose the Density
II. CONSTRUCT From 2D to 3D
Single window unit
La Cigale by Christian Dior 01
Double flat piece
COMBINATORIAL TRANSITION DRESSING ROOM
I. DRESSING ROOM FORMATION
II. ROOM INTERPRETATION SMALL FLEXIBLE UNITS
Challenge: Creating an interpretation of the two rooms described in the novels with a dressing room connecting them. Thomas DeMonchaux
Site: Two rooms described in Species of Spaces by George Perec, and Just Kids by Patti Smith Duration: One week Material Blue painterâ€™s tape and white Constraint: foam core
Combinations of unique individuals create variety. Transformation by the theory of combinatorics defines a new identity and offers a new visual experience.The dressing room created is essentially a combinatorial transformation of different elements of the two rooms described in the literatures.
LONG RIGID UNITS
A B C D
a Aa Ba Ca Da
b Ab Bb Cb Db
c Ac Bc Cc Dc
d Ad Bd Cd Dd Floppy
Rooms linked by the dressing tunnel
Bustling Hotel. Diverse. Energetic. “The hotel is an energetic, desperate haven for scores of gifted hustling ladder children from every rung of the ladder. Guitar bums and stoned-out beauties in Victorian dresses. Junkie poets, playwrights, broke down filmmakers, and French actors. Everybody passing through here is some body, if nobody in the outside world.” ---Patti Smith, Just Kids Single Dorm . Narrow . Unique “My memories are attached to the narrowness of the bed and the narrowness of the room, to the lingering bitterness of the tea that was too strong and too cold.” ---Georges Perec, The Bedroom, Species of Spaces
DEVELOPABLE SURFACE FOLD HOLD SOLD TOLD Challenge:
Creating a foldable tent that includes 7 trajectories
Competition drawing for the Centre Pompidou and Bryant Park in New York City
Bond paper and dulls
The developable surface is a “surface” that can be flattened onto a plane without distortion (i.e. “stretching” or “compressing”). Conversely, it is a surface which can be made by transforming a plane (i.e. “folding”, “bending”, “rolling”, “cutting” and/or “gluing”).
CIRCULATION STUDY on the drawing of the Centre Pompidou TRANSFORMS to a folding pattern FOLDING A DEVELOPABLE SURFACE
VISUAL TRAJECTORIES distinguished by HEIGHTS A virtual volume of space has been created between the competition drawing elevation of the Pompidou Center, replacing the west facade of the NY public Library, and the eastern area of Bryant Park. The tent inserted in this impossible space is created fully by its context. The foldable tent offers pure trajectories of surroundings. The study of the elevation drawing of the Pompidou Center forms it.
LIBRARY TENT ENTRANCE
LINEAR DENSITY REAL NEW YORK Challenge:
A fashion atelier includes an office, a runway, a storage, an exhibition room, and an administration office
Foam core and neoprene
Fashion Atelier PART I . Exterior . Stretching Outward
Finding form through inherent strength within materials. (STRETCHING)
Fashion Week Runway 07
Visual analysis on the plaza Dense.Visable.Public Shallow.Invisible.Private
Studio Office/Storage Retail Runway
Extract shapes from visual analysis as different levels/programs
Vertical visual analysis
According to the visibility analysis, slits are cut where the programs are most visible.
Studio Top Floor,
Best View, Least Visible, Accessible by Staff.
Office/Storage Third Level, Least visible, Accessible by staff, Adjacent to runway and retail.
Runway Second Level, Only accessible for events, Most visible to ground level and from surrounding buildings for shows.
Retail Ground Level, Most accessible to public, Most visible to crowds.
ROTATED INVERSION All FASHIONABLE PARIS Challenge:
Creating a fashion atelier includes a cafe on top of existing programs from last project
Palais Garnier (OpĂŠra de Paris)
Foam core and neoprene
Finding form through inherent strength within materials. (PULLING)
Fashion Atelier PART II . Interior . Pulling Inward
Section cuts through Palais Garnier lobby staircases
Section Transformation & Line Folding
Inversion of circulations and programs
People circulate through staircases; Programs are hidden in surrounding hallways.
NEW: Staircases become public programs (CafĂŠ and Retail) Runway circulations extend from surrounding hallways. PLAN VIEW
Office 2nd floor balcony
Cafeteria-Left Stairs from basement to 1st floor
Design Studio 3rd floor balcony
Retail-Right Stairs from 1st floor to 2nd floor
FLOWING CENTER ACCIDENTALLY PUBLIC Challenge:
Creating any type of habitation
Marcos Garcia Rojo
Avenue de L’observatoire, Paris
Desired Pedestrian Path
Identifying the Site: Avenue de L’observatoire
Paris Haussman Observatory Boulevard
Daunting Winter VS. Active Spring
Misconception of Paris: For tourists, the French gardens and Haussmann Boulevards are filled with romantic, artistic, scenic atmosphere. But does the real Paris reflect our visions? How do users respond to unintentionally filled public spaces?
Traffic Congestion and Fragmented Pedestrian Path
Hidden Student Center and Undiscovered Scenic View
The grand boulevard visually connects the observatory and the Luxembourg Garden. However the space filled in between is not designed with any well-utilized programs. Such space can be called “Accidentally Public”.
Academic Institutions / Student Path Hospital / Worker Path Residential Building / Local Resident Path Green Space/ Tourist Path
Boundaries and heights Pedestrian Vehicle
Consistent with surrounding programs Student dorm Public recreational use
Connect north end with the garden Lift south end for scenic view Horizontal accesses Scenic view
Generate vertical accesses to ground level at transportation hubs and entrances to public sectors
Voids/Courtyards for sunlight
Keep direct paths
Leave natural vegetation
Dorm Space Public Activity Space Access to Transportation
StudentExisting Center Student Center
Connection with existing student center
Public activity space section
OTHER WORK NATURE Ink . Water . Tree parts
Sculpture Drawing Pencil . Eraser
LIGHT . SHADE Lead . Eraser . Tape
RHINO / 3DS MAX RENDERING ANIMATION Study model: Astana National Library by BIG Fall 2011, NY/Paris, Columbia University GSAPP
One week collaboration with students from Germany Spring 2012, NY/Paris Columbia University GSAPP
HOME, SOCIAL HOUSING DESIGN COMPETITION Host by Building Trust International Proposal of a network and service design to utilize social resources Summer 2012, JZFZ Architecture Design Associates, Beijing
INDEPENDANT CERAMIC STUDY & RESEARCH
Instructor: Gary Erickson Summer 2010, Sanbao Art Research Institute, JingDeZhen, China
Patterns in Coupled Reaction-Diffusion Layers Instructor: Chad Topaz Spring 2011, Macalester College, MN
SURVIVAL ANALYSIS OF SAINT PAUL BUILDING STOCK Instructor: Victor Adonna Fall 2012, Macalester College, MN