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NHAN D. LUU Select Works


Portfolio


NHAN D. LUU Select Works ducnhanluu@gmail.com 912-220-7098 116 Raindance Rd - Pooler - GA 31322

I’m an archtecture student at the Kennesaw State University. The following is the select works that reflect my passion and appreciate for architecture and design. I hope to contribute the same passion to your firm. Thank you and enjoy.


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EXPERIENCE •Internship at Stegenga + PARTNERS

June, 2018 to present Working at SnP studio has provided critical thinking skills in design, improvement in computer skills, and development of communication and negotiating skills.

•Internship at GSB INC.

June to December 2015 Drafting the floor plan, picking up redline, life safe plans. Working on the “TY Studio Project” enhanced my knowledge of the design process.

•Renovation Project, St. John’s Episcopal Church Savannah, Georgia May to July 2014 Working on this project provided an understanding about the value of historical buildings. This project taught about the historical preservation and renovation.

•Designed the Stained Glass Window for American College of the Building Arts, Charleston, SC August to October 2014 Cooperating with students at American College of the Building Arts regarding the redesign of a circular stain glass windown for the existing building. The design was executed in AUTOCAD

•Architectural Project, Serenity Gardens Community Savannah, Bloomingdale, Georgia

January to April 2014 Serenity Gardens is a non-profit senior living project. The project works within the context of the site to provide for the public programmatic needs of the residents and staff.

EXPERTISE

AWARD - PUBLICATION

AUTO CAD REVIT INVENTOR RHINO GRASSHOPPER PHOTOSHOP ILLUSTRATOR INDESIGN

•Integrative Studio Competition Finalist

Competition focuses on the comprehension of MEP and structural systems and their coherence with design.

•Morphogenesis Chair

Project fabricated in a “Tactical Urbanism” class and installed at KSU Marietta Campus and at “Parking Day” in Buckhead. Also published on the school website.

•Nominated for GOAL AWARD 2013

Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) program, which focuses on excellence in technical education.


“When we build, let us think that we build forever.- John Ruskin�


LIBRARY

18-29

8-17

Contents H.O.C

A.N Hotel


the light

tactical urbanism: morphogenesis

36-37

30-35

art space: Capturing

chair


H.O.C LIBRARY PROJECT CONCEPT: My redesign of Fulton County’s Main Library designed by Marcel Breuer and completed in 1980, reframes the Public Library that was once a warehouse of information to be instead a hyper-optimized information tool for use by the commons. What are the resources needed to help the community? Books are one of them, but what are other things, or resources, that a library can provide to the public? My solution is to create an H.O. C. or Hyper Optimize Space of Consciousness as an active space of public engagement. Therefore, the library of the future is not only a quiet, reflective space but also one of active engagement. By maintaining 75% of Breuer’s historic building exterior and 100% of the primary entry façade, the interior is redesigned to create a ‘public commons’— where everyone has access to the skills and knowledge needed to build workers for the new information age we are now living.


Long section cut the building to show the space and structure


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Potential site.

Added site.

Connect two buildings with the bridge.

Solar Study.

Vertical connection.

ENTR

Y

Strong connection with public space.

360 PARONAMA

Generous teraces.

Lobby area

10 Studio V


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Axonometric diagram

H.O.C Library 11


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B

C

PARKING

A

A

PARKING

B

MARTA C

BUS

Main floor

12 Studio V


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C

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C

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C

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A

Fouth floor

Third floor

B

C

B

A

C

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A

B

C

A

Second floor

H.O.C Library 13


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Section cut at atrium to show the waffle structures and air ventilation.

14 Studio V


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Looking down from third floor to second floor

1’ RAISE FLOOR

A

EXHAUTER 5/18” CEILING DROP

HEATER 4” CONCRETE SLAB I-BEAM

A. Rainwater collection B. Rainwater storage C. Nutrient supply for growing systems

B

C

Water collection systems

HVAC diagram

Ventilation diagram

H.O.C Library 15


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Section C-C

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Section A-A

Section B-B

H.O.C Library 17


A.N HOTEL PROJECT CONCEPT: The hotel project is located in Downtown Decatur - East Atlanta. With the urban fabric layout and rich historical spreads out the Decatur, furthermore, the Agnes Scott College establishes near the site, and the Marta station is 5 mins from the site. Which those elements that Decatur provides for downtown Decatur become the hot spot draw everyone to visit. Understanding of Decatur’s urban grid, the design of A-N Hotel is structured on framing a series of views through the orientation of the building. The plan also avoids direct sunlight by a shifted structural grid which is used to filter the light.


W 1

The section shows the entry of the building and vertical circulation.


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The model shows the building’s skeleton structure

20 Studio VII


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Adopt the site

Pure form

Stacking floor place

Adjust the form of the building

its

Units

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its

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Vertical connection

Clear programmatic identity

Solar study

Generous teraces

A.N Hotel 21


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Decatur Square

Church St

McDonough St

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rin

ity

Pl

Main Floor

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B

C D A

B

D

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Level 5 A

B

C D A

B D

C

Level 4 B

C A D A

B D

C

Level 2

A.N Hotel 23


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Main Entry

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Isometric unit A

Isometric unit B

Daylight analysis unit A

Daylight analysis Unit B

Enlarged unit A

Enlarged unit B

A.N Hotel 25


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Geothermal HVAC

Solar PV system

Rainwater system

Lobby

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Roof terrace42” steel railing posted to 5” concrete with shading and solar panel

1/4” metal cladding panel with 1/8 plywood sheet and 6” metal stubs and 4” insulations. 9’ opened window

Balcony with 42” steel railing posted to 5” concrete metal deck

Geothermal HVAC systems, supply and return in plenums

2” steel wide flanges frame

Aluminium louver 1/2” thick blade for shading

42” steel bar stock railings posted to concrete slab with 20” cantilever

Precast concrete T for parking18” depth with sprinkler pipe systems

Wall Section 1

A.N Hotel 27


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Section A-A

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Section B-B


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South Elevation

Section C-C

A.N Hotel 29


art Space:

Capturing the Light PROJECT CONCEPT: Several Circles, 1926 by Wassily Kandinsky Kandinsky’s painting Several Circles can be viewed as a perfect exercise in abstract painting and a perfect example of it. Forms have meaning and life without necessarily being connected to external reality. Kandinsky once said that. “Painting is the thundering collision of diffident worlds, destined to create a new world in and of the struggle with one another, a new world which is the work of art. Each work originates as does the cosmos, through catastrophes which are through the chaotic din of instruments ultimately brings forth a symphony, the music of the spheres.” Based on the drawing, I developed his art from two dimensions to three dimensions. The picture below are two models: one is opaque (white museum boards), and the other is transparent (acrylics). Each material gives a different response and is read differently when the light passes through the circles.


Isometric of the shadow box


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The exploration of the shadow box

Grasshopper script

32 Art space


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Projecting shadow on the wall

Capturing the light 33


Tactical Urbanism:

MORPHOGENESIS

CHAIR PROJECT CONCEPT: PARK (ING)DAY: LIVABLE BUCKHEAD | Lenox Square PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide event where citizens,artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces usually reserved for cars into temporary public parks or displays of art or community. For PARK(ing) Day, Livable Buckhead will work with partners and sponsors to transform 42 parking spaces in the highly visible Lenox Square parking lot facing Peachtree Road into “park-like� settings over lunchtime on Friday, September 15th. The goal is to demonstrate the value of increased greenspace in our community by swapping parking for some fun and creative play spaces Team members: Christine Vu(Leader), Steven Yang(designer), Dyesha Holme, Diego Vazquez, Morgan Fredrick, Nhan Luu, Asbiel Samaniego, Eduardo Parra, Michelle Nguyen, Nelly Mehrjerdian, Dayzha King, Andrew Smiths Picture Credits: Brianna Fountain


Configuration of the chairs


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Setting up the chairs

36 Tactical Urbanism


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Configuration of the chairs

MORPHOGENESIS CHAIR 37


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