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C u r a t e d D i s o r d e r s : A D a d a E x p e r i m e n t - Pa r i s , F r a n c e

R u i n Po r n Pa r k i n G o w a n u s - N e w Yo r k C i t y , N Y

I s l a m i c C o m m u n i t y C e n t e r - P h i l a d e l p h i a , PA

C i t y T h e a t r e o n F i f t h - N e w Yo r k C i t y , N Y


Action Space - Capri, Italy

Fu r n i t u re D e s i g n

Photography

Art


C urated Disorders

This project seeks to curate a series of formal disorders via the disruption of the fundamental elements of a modern home: A DaDa architecture. The project seeks to curate these formal disorders through the manipulation of Adolf Loos’ Tzara House in Paris, France, robbing the purist elements of their functionality and refashioning them to form a new category of architectural ornamentation. The resulting architecture is free as a “space of functions” rather than a “function of space”. It is an architecture one can drift through at the mercy of his or her curiosity; no longer bounded nor subdued by the efficiencies of consumer capitalism.


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Fictions Filip Dujardin Pyramid Etienne Louis Boullee


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OPENINGS

RECESSED SURFACES

CONTEXT

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Through the identification and understanding of the curation of fundamental elements that existed in the purist order of modernism, I will be able to manipulate them to curate their contemporary version as a disordered twin. DATUM LINES

VERTICAL HIERARCHY

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The same analysis will now be carried out on a building typology that is of the chosen context. The hostess of Dadaism prime years: The city of Paris and the Haussmannian building.

The Matrix allows architecture to curate itself in a disorder based on the positioning of elements within its potentially, infinite grid.


Once the elements were fixed in particular positions, the matrix sought to reunite the elements once more to generate occupiable space.

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Inhabitants enter a realm of subconscious adaptation to this newly freed architecture to occupy the spaces as they see fit. They enter a Space of Function. The Functions of Space that we once called “Program� are abandoned in a Space of Functions in the hope of creating an adaptable space, one that is not confined or limited by a particular purpose. By Removing Program, Spaces of Function are essentially spaces of infinite possibilities of becoming. Architecture in a Curated Disorder became the free flow of space resulting in a continuous procession of spaces. Dadaist contradictions prevailed as architecture became autonomous.

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Combination


The project evolves in two different scales. The first is at the scale of the installation as an experiment of the project, situated within the urban context of Paris, France. It is located on the hill of Montmartre ascending towards the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Montmartre was the neighborhood of Paris where the vast majority of Dada group resided.

LINK TO ANIMATION 1 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDnyVsBx3mM


Curated Disorders also exists at it's own autonomous scale. A potentially infinite version of the installation, applicable to various contexts.


LINK TO ANIMATION 2 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qj9GgfuMjY


Ru in Porn Par k in Gowanus

Due to the new high end residential projects occurring on the Western side of the Gowanus canal in the borough of Brooklyn, New York and owing to the fact that there is a new Whole Foods in this up-and-coming neighborhood, I find that the existing culture may soon be subject to gentrification. Because of this, I take the opportunity of this project to express a statement which will try to preserve the atmospheric and cultural qualities of Gowanus by emphasizing the decaying quality of the factory.

Professor: Lyn Rice

Program: Public Park and Artist Studios


New York City, NY


Genesis

Thesis

Nemesis

“When the building is a ruin and free of servitude, the spiritof the building emerges telling the marvel of which it was made� (Louis Kahn, p.6 of The Toom The Street and Human Agreement)

Genesis

Thesis

Nemesis

The goal is to protect this b u il d in g fro m ext e rio r u rb an fo rces . My hope is to pos tpone its demolition for it to eventually gain landmark status. The building is already built! My proposal only seeks new ways in which it can be occupied.


The Art Gallery is linked t o t he exist in g b u il d in g t hro u g h a series of s ta irca s es going to the mezzanine levels of both buildings.


1.5 Floor Plan

Ground Floor


Sectional Axonometric


Islamic Community Center

Description The Islamic Community Center was a project that mainly had to address the socio-political aspect of Islam in the city and in the world. Striking similarities were found with the city of Paris, France. Identical buildings, plazas and avenues like City Hall, Logan square and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway each had their own twin in the French capital. I took as my precendent the social aspects of the Great Mosque of Paris. The Community Center had to be a similar escape from the city’s urban chaos promoting the ideals of peace and prosperity throughout the site.

Professor: Ryan Ludwig

Program: Islamic Community Center


Philadelphia, PA


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Orient as Compass towards Mecca

Form Islamic Star

Put Star Into Context

Gymnasium

Auditorium and Classrooms Reading Room Cafe Prayer Hall

Small and Large Offices

Event / Exhibition Space

Comparing the location of the site in Philadelphia and its equivalent in Paris, I decided that the layout of the plan would be the same as the Place Francois 1er: a Star.


The star layout forms the shapes of the buildings and the narrow corridors that lead to the patios. They all converge to the main ramp that goes below the prayer hall and into the main sunken plaza.


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City Theater on Fifth

Looking at the various intersections of avenues and broadway, theatrical conditions were found. The two most mentionable ones were the glass curtain wall of Columbus Circle Mall offering a view of the roundabout below and Grand Central Park beyond, and the Perkins Eastman tickets booth on Times Square. The latter acts as an open air theatre seating for citizens to marvel at the stage that acts frantically before them. The little pedestrian island mimicking the Flatiron Building at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth is that next crossing where Madison Square Garden Theater II use to be. The site seemed, to me, opportune for an open air theatre where People can watch other People perform their daily lives. Fifth avenue is a stage at the center of NYC where people perform their lives. My proposal offers seating for a new Cirque du Soleil theater that acts as a celebration of the human body at the center of human activity.


New York City, NY

Professor: Lior Galili Design Studio: 2nd Semester, 2nd Year Program: Cirque Du Soleil Theatre City: New York City, NY


PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Black Renaissance 119th st - 129 th st

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Cinematic (Shared Screen)

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Theatrical Screen (Open Stage)

Retail and old Theatre District 13th st - 27th st

University’s and Schools 3rd st - 13th st

Elevated Arena (Promote Vertical Expansion of Human Activities)

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Parks Along 5th Ave

Theatrical Conditions in the City


Theatrical Section

Cinematic Section

Matrix


Cross Section

Long Section


Action Space

The design challenge of this first project was to design a working space and perhaps performance area for a singer. In the project requirements, we needed to place a wall going through the longitudinal side. This wall that divided the site so simply became for me, an inventive to divide public from private spaces i.e. the performance space and reception area was going to be on one larger side and on the other, private spaces like the backstage area for the singer and bathrooms. I made my entire structure an open air theatre taken from the idea of the Roman amphitheater as the site is near the ancient imperial residence: the Villa Jovis. The site is exactly where the Casa Malaparte is on the island of Capr Italy, offering views on the mediterranean. Professor: Vasilena Vassilev

Program: Open Air Theater


Ca pri, Ita ly


Furniture D esign

Practicing Furniture design to me has been like practicing architecture on a smaller scale. While furniture design still has a lot to do with fufilling a function or “program�, It has the freedom of being much less complex than architecture. I learned that this makes every decision, every detail of materiality, assembly and structure twice as paramount to it’s successful realization.


This series of benches were designed for a client that wanted to add benches to her park in Beirut, Lebanon. After showing the client a first series of designs she made it known that she wanted a more sculptural bench. After a while, the bench as a collage was explored. Collage being my favorite medium, the first bench design of this new series was covered in newspaper, magazine pictures and the question that was then asked: “Is this a bench or a sculpture?�.


Afterwards, a new series of collaged-benches were designed. One much more sculptural where the collage part was mediated with an object or sculpture.


As an intern for Liana Yaroslavksy, we worked hand in hand on the design of these tables, from conception to fabrication. Together, we specifically worked with metals that we later rusted through several tests.


Photography

Photography helps me frame what I see. It taught me how to create a stage. How to select what I see by squinting my eyes and focusing on what matters. In the realm of architecture, it helped me frame special views within a space and taught me how to orchestrate and stage the space.


Femme Bilaterale


Lonely UN


Two-Faced


The People I see


Liberté Encagée


Art - Musique

Art is my main source of inspiration. Growing up, i moved every two or three years in the main capitals of Europe. I was exposed to many different styles of architecture, art, languages, clothes, food...cultures. To me, Art has been throughout the ages the primary form of documenting the happenings of its time. Collage has been, since a very early age, the main medium for me to abstractly express my surroundings.


Banal Containers


Gates of Hell


Emotions


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