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PORTFOLIO

PATRICK O. DAWSON


CONTINGENCIES This project was a cultivation of two core ideas regarding an approach to a two family house. One was to inhabit the site with an ethereal presence for the hikers that would pass behind the residence; as well as the occupants’ enjoyment of the land that it sat on. The second was to experiment with what we consider to be standard living conditions. To do this, the house at no point sits wider than 6’, with more public spaces responding with double heights or longer views of the inner public courtyard, or exterior panoramas.


Family Side

Single Side


Site Plan


Envelope Diagram


First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

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468 HARRISON ST

A roof structure designed to cover the SoWa Market located on 468 Harrison St in Boston. The design was to be created utillizing a single type of structural element - in this case - a truss. Keeping in mind technical elements such as load pathways, weight of separate elements, different environmental load forces, the structure aimed to communicate a sense of elegance that enveloped the market while maintaining a transparency that would respond to the urban environment it resided in and to the rotating vendors and merchants that would set up their businesses within.


Mezzanine Loads

Vertical Loads

Lateral Loads


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RECREATION CENTER Beginning to experiment with materiality, ETFE thermoplastic became a defining factor in this recreation and office complex. The flexible, organically shaped material would house mandatory aquatic-based program that could only be accessed by ramps up through 20’ thick concrete floors, where the remaining program sat housed inside of. Entrances into the building also relied on ramps into the spaces, through either an office oriented entrance or facilities oriented entrance which were determined on the basis of an analysis of the urban site locaed in the West End of Boston


Structural Diagram Load Bearing

Program Diagram Circulation ETFE Bubble Pool Exercise Locker Rooms Yoga Room Offices Lobby Cafe Kitchen Sauna Tanning Weights Multipurpose


Site Analysis Diagram

Site Concept Diagram

Commonwealth Path

North Station Path

JFK Path

Haymarket Path

Business Entrance

Facility Entrance

Building Concept Diagram

Cube

Pools Within

Pools Pulled

Climate Wrapper

Ramps Into Slabs, Up Into Pools


Below Grade Plan

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Entry Level Plan

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Second Level Plan

Third Level Plan

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Fourth Level Plan

Roof Level Plan

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Locker Rooms

Yoga Room

Tanning

Weights


WATCHTOWER

The watchtower was built with the intent of learning about light timber framing construction, focusing on platform framing. Under the given parameters of specified cantilevered overhangs, angular pitched rooves, floor, stair, and landing drawing conventions, the design that typically resulted from the restrictions assign was a rectangular form. Deciding to innovate a new approach to the same project, this design sought to utilize a triangular form, which in turn caused a unique, rhombus stair landing to be drafted, and custom built while also meeting framing plan standards.


First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan


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CITY BLOCK PROPOSAL Starting with massing models of the performing arts school, experimentations with materials continued as I synthesized knowledge of plaster, clay, silicon, concrete, and plastic resins to create a curvilinear form to accentuate and celebrate the arts center. After being assigned additional residential, office, and retail spaces to add into the existing school site, the concept for the entire complex became one concerned with dissolution of form. One end of the site would begin as largely rectinlinear, graduating to more organic designs at the opposite end of the block, while maintaining six key views that permeate across the entire site, allowing a rare kind of transparency to exist within an urban environment in Boston’s South End.


Foam, Wire, Plaster, Concrete

Silicon Mold

Wire, Clay, Plaster, Paint

Plastic Resin Casting


Figure Ground Diagram


Key Viewpoints

Dissolution of Form Rectilinear

Organic


COLLAGES For fun, friends, and flyers.


Patrick Dawson Portfolio Spring 2016  
Patrick Dawson Portfolio Spring 2016  
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