嬀䄀刀䌀䠀䤀吀䔀䌀吀唀刀䔀开倀伀刀吀䘀伀䰀䤀伀崀 ㈀ 㐀ⴀ㈀ 㜀 [ project_01 ] INSTRUMENTAL CREATURES: THE PILEATED WOODPECKER ARCH 1101: Design I [ project_02 ] INSTRUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE: THE PILEATED WOODPECKER ARCH 1101: Design I [ project_03 ] ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL PRECEDENT ARCH 1102: Design II [ project_04 ] ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY PRECEDENT ARCH 1102: Design II [ project_05 ] BRIDGE AT CROSSWATERS ECOLODGE ARCH 2613: Structural Systems [ project_06 ] ITHACA COMMUNITY BOATHOUSE ARCH 2102: Design IV [ project_07 ] NEW YORK CITY HIGHLINE HOTEL ARCH 3101: Design V [ project_08 ] 2D AND 3D GEOMETRY ARCH 1502: Representation II: Media of Representation MULTIMEDIA
FIRST YEAR ARCHITECTURE 2014-2015
INSTRUMENTAL CREATURES: THE PILEATED WOODPECKER ARCH 1101: DESIGN I
Instructors: Jim WIlliamson / Lorena del Rio Teacher Assistant: Elizabeth Saleh Cornell University / November 2014 The aim of this studio project was to analyze a creature’s adaptive abilities and mechanisms in order to transform it into a physical model. Basic operations such as folding, nesting, overlapping, intersecting, laminating, carving etc. were considered when describing and representing the instrumental qualities of a series of animals. I analyzed the pileated woodpecker, using representatitve individual and group drawings to design a mechanical model that highlights the most essential abilities of the bird to create its own habitat. Through the process I perceived the neck as the most vital feature of the bird. This inspired a design that emulated the structure of the woodpecker’s neck incorporating a similar level of flexibility to that of the bird’s body.
INSTRUMENTAL CREATURES: THE PILEATED WOODPECKER ARCH 1101: DESIGN I
Instructors: Jim WIlliamson / Lorena del Rio Teacher Assistant: Elizabeth Saleh Cornell University / November 2014 The analysis of the woodpeckerâ€™s abilities to build ts own habitat led to the construction of a mechanical model and site model. A habitable structure is then extracted for the final project, which consists of a hybrid of the site and mechanical model. The site model of the woodpecker is transformed into an abstracion of a cliff while the mechanical model becomes a method of circulation. The final design accentuates public versus private program spaces as one proceeds through the building in both vertical and horizontal planes.
ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL PRECEDENT: SLAUGHTERHOUSE ARCH 1102: DESIGN II
Instructors: Jim WIlliamson / Lorena del Rio Teacher Assistant: Gretchen Craig Cornell University / May 2015
The slaughterhouse is dictated by a unique circulation, order and space that allows its interior activities to be carried out precisely and efficiently. Analysis of the precedent shows how a grid system defines the varoius programmatic spaces used to carry out different procedures such as stunning, skinning and cutting. In addition the idea of a vertical hierarchy is implemented into the slaughterhouse as the fundamental structural form.
ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY PRECEDENT: VILLA SAVOYE ARCH 1102: DESIGN II
Instructors: Jim WIlliamson / Lorena del Rio Teacher Assistant: Gretchen Craig Cornell University / May 2015 The contemporary precedent, Villa Savoye designed by Le Corbusier, is based on a grid system in which a three-step hierarchy is formed. The columns that sit on the grid form the basis of the hierarchy, which is then followed by a ramp system. These ramps allow for circualation between plans and may be placed anywhere in the grid. The third step of the hierarchy consists of the idea of flexible walls, which are modelled as interlocking puzzle pieces that envelope the basic components of the building. The representation of puzzle pieces shows how the walls are detachable from the columns, remaining indepdent of the precedentâ€™s structural stability.
SECOND YEAR ARCHITECTURE 2015-2016
BRIDGE AT CROSSWATERS ECOLODGE ARCH 2613: STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
Instructor: Mark Cruvellier Cornell University / November 2015
The aim of this course is to study and model the strucutral properties of a project of our choice. My partner and I chose the bridge at Crosswaters Ecolodge, designed to inspire residents to learn more about the environment while giving back to the local community. In order to conform to this design concept, the architect SImon Veleze adopted a structural system consisting of a unique combination of material, joinery systems and scale. He chose bamboo as his primary material as it is able to resist laterial loads and torsion due ot its hollow circular cross section. Velez aso developed the â€œfish mount jointâ€? to uphold his structure in which members are attached perpendicularly to each other with metal threaded rods drilled through. Our model incorporated similar materials and joinery systems to those used in the real bridge, by utilizing wood and rockite that connect to each other through pins.
Section Scale 1'0 =1/8"
Second Floor Plan Scale 1'0 =1/8" Section Scale 1'0 =1/8" Wall Detail Section Scale 1'0 =1/2"
East Elevation Scale 1'0 =1/8"
South Elevation Scale 1'0 =1/8"
ITHACA COMMUNITY BOATHOUSE
Situated along the Cayuga Inlet, the Ithaca Community Boathouse is designed for locals to exercise and visitors to spectate rowing competitions. The design consists of adding earth onto the exisitng ground in order to separate the space for boats and the ARCH 1101: COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN IV space for people. Rowers and spectators may ascend onto the mound where the programmatic spaces are divided into three main structures that are connected to each other by a corridor. The structures create framed views of the lake, allowing a sense of First Floor Plan Scale 1'0 =1/8" Instructor: George Hascup anticipation until visitors reach their final desination. Boat storage on the other hand cuts through the piled earth, allowing for a more straightfoward and effiicient circulaCornell University / May 2016 tion. Thus the project seeks to create the most suitable spaces for its users, while at the same time considering architecture details.
THIRD YEAR ARCHITECTURE 2016-2017
NEW YORK CITY HIGHLINE HOTEL
ARCH 3101: DESIGN V Instructor: Henry Richardson Cornell University / November 2016 Located at the intersection between 10th Aveue and W27th and W28th street in Manhattan, the Highline Hotel is a multi-purpose structure consisting of retail guestrooms, apartments, resort areas and green space. The concept of the hotel is derived from a series of vertical planes, that are penetrated by glass corridors and walkways. Sandwiched between the private living spaces are a variety of public attractions that connect to the highline. People walking along the highline can interact with the retail and resort spaces situated along either side of the highline, therefore increasing the liveliness of street life surrounding the highline.