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NICHOLAS PLACE M. ARCH CANDIDATE - FALL 2015 BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

B.S. ARCH 2014 BGSU


NICHOLAS PLACE M. ARCH CANDIDATE - FALL 2015 BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

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CONTENTS

PAPER FOLDING

CLIENT ANALYSIS

FACADE DENSITY

ARTIST COLONY

LEARNING COMMONS

FURNITURE DESIGN CENTER

TRANSATLANTIC STUDIES

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES - AXIS FALL 2011 STUDIO

PAPER FOLDING


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PAPER FOLDING Concept and Development This project is based upon the design principle of axis through the art of paper folding. This was achieved through weeks of developing an axial relationship through variations of folding techniques, in addition to thoughts of site layout and programming. The entirety of this project was produced in an analog manner constructed and drafted by hand. The axial relationship is expressed through the model in a long linear scheme consisting of a major axis in addition to several secondary axes connected by focal points and different areas of program. The linear axial relationship is expressed on the approach by a linear pathway surrounded by fragmented sculptures resembling focal points of the main structure.

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2. FLOOR PLAN

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PROGRAM 1. a place to eat 2. a place to socialize 3. a place to arrive 4. a place to depart 5. a place that is both inside and outside 6. a place to play 7. a place to observe 8. a place to read 9. a place to contemplate 10. a place to relax

ENTRY

STRUCTURE

CIRCULATION

FOCAL POINTS

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EDGAR ALLAN POE SPRING 2012 STUDIO

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CLIENT ANALYSIS Concept and Development This project is based upon a famous client - alive or dead - that was assigned. The goal was to design a structure for this person based upon intense research on their life, their work, and their legacy. As for my client, I was assigned the infamous Edgar Allan Poe. While a portion of this project was developed using technology, the final product was cut by hand and line drawings hand drafted. The final design is based upon a mixture of Poe’s famous poem The Raven, the short story The Fall of the House of Usher , in addition to the afflictions of his personal life. The distorted outer shell is representative of the distortion of reality in his life towered over by the massive focal point, representing "The Raven," always casting its shadow over his life. In order to enter, one must pass through the jagged fissure, representing the crack in the "House of Usher" which represents the disruption in his family, to get to the court yard. From the court yard one must submerse themselves into the underground level, representing his own personal hell, in order to climb up to the ground level, representing the few joys of his life. However,you must always return to his own personal hell, forever trapped in the "Raven's Shadow."

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BASEMENT LEVEL

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GROUND LEVEL

SECTION A


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LIGHT STUDIES

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NATURAL LIGHT

ENTRY SEQUENCE

SUBGEOMETRIES

ENCLOSURE

ZONING

AXIS

CIRCULATION

STRUCTURE

FOCAL POINT

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LIBRARY SKIN SPRING 2013 BGSU CAMPUS

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6X6

FACADE DENSITY

PROCESS PHOTOS

9X9

Concept The basis of this project is a two part study on density. The goal was to cho ose a simple material and to spread out 27 cubic inches of it into a 6 inch cube, a 9 inch cube, and a 12 inch cube using the same amount of material for each. The material can be joined by any means, just without the use of adhesives. The material which I chose was plastic tubes, which I joined together using heat and a series of weaves with All six sides symmetrical with a hollow center.

12 X 12

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CIRCULATION

STAIRWAYS

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EAST ELEVATION

STRUCTURE


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PLAN STUDY SPACES

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

The program for this phase was to develop a module which, through repetition, would be implemented throughout the unused and neglected 2nd flo or terrace level of the Jerome Library at Bowling Green State University.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

SECTION

ROOF DETAIL

With a new focus on circulation, structural members, and a play on Ambient Occlusion, the Jerome Library would receive a complete overhaul through this transformation, creating more intimate semi-private study spaces through integration of fluid forms and more dynamic spatial elements.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

GLASS DETAIL

ELEVATION

MODULE DESIGN The Module is designed to create interior spaces meant to inspire and enhance creativity. The curvature of the exterior walls and interior partitions creates semi-private study spaces through the offset divider,allowing semi-transparency though the frosted glass between the ribs. The exaggerated ceiling heights combined with branching “Tree” Columns create lights and shadows which amplify the space immensely.

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URBAN RENEWAL SPRING 2013 DETROIT, MICHIGAN

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This project is based upon the rehabilitation of an abandoned auto shop in the Mexican Village in Southwest Detroit. Working together with Southwest Solutions, the goal was to bring about a greater sense of community to be represented through design. Architecture is simultaneously a social and physical practice which is often understo od and experienced in both ways. The idea for this design was to diverge the community into a physical form, which in turn embodies a social institution in which the community can transform.

URBAN HUBS

ARTIST COLONY

Concept

CIRCULATION PATHS

This is best served throughout this design by representing the evolution of society by which the existing structure is taken over by a new addition which gradually builds up, over,and then connects the two structures signifying that in order for a society to evolve, the built environment must grow along with it. URBAN SPRAWL

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APPROACH

TERRACED COMMON AREA

EXPLODED AERIAL

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Pvt. Studio

Pvt. Studio Studio Apt.

Studio Apt.

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Studio Apt.

1 Bedroom Apt.

Studio Apt.

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Pvt. Studio

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1 Bedroom Apt.

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1 Bedroom Apt.

2 Bedroom Apt.

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Studio Apt.

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Studio Apt.

Pvt. Studio

Pvt. Studio

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6 Bedroom Apt. Studio Apt.

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2 Bedroom Apt.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Studio Apt.

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Communal Kitchen

Open Art Studios (12 Total - Roughly Defined)

Art Storage

Open Courtyard

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Management Office

Foyer

Communal Space Public WC Cafe Prep Area

Public WC

Cafe

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THIRD LEVEL

FOURTH LEVEL

GROUND LEVEL

SECOND LEVEL

FIFTH LEVEL

Gallery

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GREEN ROOF SUPPORTS SUSTAINABILITY & ADVANCEMENT

AREAS ALONG PERIMETER FOR PRIVATE LIVE/WORK SPACE

TERRACED LEVELS PROMOTE COMMUNAL GROWTH

PERSPECTIVE SECTION

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MASTERPLAN FALL 2013 TOLEDO, OHIO

LEARNING COMMONS


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GREEN SPACE

AXIS

FOCAL POINTS

MASTERPLAN

Concept This project is an inclusive, urban campus providing a cohesive, connected space for education, arts, and public service in hopes of advancing the prosperity of the community and improving civil society in Toledo. This masterplan design was developed in collaboration with fellow classmates Andrew Stewart, Stephany Risner and Dennis Sartor. Aesthetically, the development connects the art scho ol with the library and the surrounding area using public paths, a physical manifestation of our conceptual goal to connect arts and education--to make creative learning the foundation for innovation in inner-city Toledo.

PATHS

SITE SECTION

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DESIGN DEVELOPMENT The Uptown Performance Theater is a major focal element to the master planning of Toledo. The city of Toledo is a city in a state of transition with the population in a sprawl towards the suburbs. The Uptown Performance Theater makes a gesture towards this outward expansion as an augmenting element reflecting the growth of not only the city as a whole, but the culture as well. Doubling as a green mall and amphitheatre, this space reaches out towards the city limits to express hope for a renewed city of cultural unity.

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MASTERPLAN SPRING 2014 GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

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Continuity plays a key role in the city of Grand Rapids where two leading furniture design companies compete in the global market. In order to stay ahead, continuous maintenance is required to keep progressing and developing. This consistent and unbroken existence is what is needed for cutting edge innovation and development in the technological world.

FURNITURE DESIGN CENTER

CONCEPT

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2. FIRST LEVEL

lobby lecture hall exhibition space workshop studio administration restro oms consumer shop cafe

SECOND LEVEL

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DESIGN DEVELOPMENT The project site is located just off the primary urban core of the city lying adjacent to the Grand River in the knuckle of a bridging highway overpass. Across the river’s span is the university and the museum adjacent to one of the city’s best known parks and plazas. In order to create a connection to both sides of the river,the furniture center juxtaposes the horizontal city grid while respecting the curve of the river and highway. In an attempt to expand the river walk past the highway and back to the city in a gesture of continuity, a ramp system is implemented crossing over the bridge and cantilevering the highway only to return to athletic facilities on a parking structure adjacent to the site. In order to create an open park, the structure is elevated above the street at the intersection of the ramp and street making it a focal point and the future hub of prototypical furniture design. Visitors then enter and go up into the building to watch where furniture is made and exhibited, bringing the city of Grand Rapids back to furniture design as the new heard of the city plan and urban hub.

GREEN SPACE

AXES

HORIZONTAL GRID

TRAJECTORIES

FOOT TRAFFIC

MUSEUM RELATION

PARKING

MAIN ROADS

THE LOOP

MAJOR CIRCULATION

FOCAL POINTS

PROJECTION

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Primary circulation core radiates beam system and anchors cross bracing cables to remaining structure.

Exterior screen doubles as a sun shield extending past the ro of level, but also a projector screen for events and announcements.

Balconies break through on every level of the screen cantilevering over the furniture park.

SECTIONAL DETAIL

TRANSVERSE BUILDING SECTION


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EXTERIOR GLAZING

FLOOR PLATES

PLAZA STRUCTURAL BEAM SUPPORT SYSTEM

CROSS BRACING CABLE SYSTEM

MAIN STRUCTURAL AND CIRCULATION CORES

PATIO AND CAFE

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STUDY ABROAD SUMMER 2014 GERMANY,SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS

TRANSATLANTIC STUDIES While studying abroad for 4 weeks throughout Europe it became a daily ritual to habitually document all of my travels. Ranging from cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels and Basel Switzerland, these practices, whether through photographic documentation or on-site sketching proved to be a valuable asset and keystone to understanding, mapping, studying and learning about your environment.


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