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Nicholas LoCicero University at Buffalo Architecture 201 Fall 2010 Nerea Feliz


Professors

Coordinator: Jean LeMarche Professor: Nerea Feliz


Sophomore Fall 2010 Project One: Analysis of Precedent 1. Diagraming The Living Wall 2. Diagraming The House 3. The City of Buffalo Analysis 4. Library Analysis Project Two: The Library 1. Site Analysis 2. Library Analysis 3. Precedent Analysis 5. Program 6. Book Core 6. Design


For This Project we looked back at our final projects from freshman year in order to get a better understanding of the work we had done as well as get a better understading of diagraming.


Diagraming The Living Wall


Entry Exterior Public Space

Sleeping Space InteriorPublic Space


Sleeping Space InteriorPublic Space Circulation

Sleeping Space InteriorPublic Space Entry Fracture Rick Roll Naterior Twister Tri-Plex The Shield


The first step in analysis was to understand the creation of the home and the process that the architect underwent to create it. This analysis was done with a focus on building elements, including structure, program, circulation etc.


Diagraming The House


Building Elements

Intersecting Planes

Horizontal Planes

Vertical Planes


Horizontal Linear Elements

Vertical Planes

Horizontal and Vertical


Circulation


Building Elements In Plan


The next step in our analysis was to look a a much broader scale. The City of Buffalo provided one such focus. The City allowed for a broader look at elements that not only included program and circulation but also typology, population movement and many other important elements. I worked in collaboration with Hyeongmo (Tino) Goo on this project.


Analysing The City


Location

Boundary


Program

Parking & Vacant Buildings

Hotel District

Residential District

Entertainment District

Public District

Office District


Population Movement

Day-Time Activities

Night-Time Activities

Special Events


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Parking lot Re-Programing

PARKING LOT RE-PROGRAMMING 2 MIN

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KEEP PARKING LOTS

WALKING DISTANCE

5 MIN 4 MIN 5 MIN 3 MIN

ZONE 2

ZONE 3

NEW ZONING

RE-PROGRAMING SPOTS

PARKING SPOTS IN DOWNTOWN

ZONE 1


OVERALL OVER RAGE BY PARKING

ZONE 3 - NEW GREEN AREA

NEW DESIGNED DISTRICTS

ZONE 1 - NEW ENTERTAINMENT

ZONE 2 - NEW OFFICE

COVER RAGE BY STREET PARKING

STREET PARKING

COVERING RANGE


The final step in our analysis was to look at possible precedents for our final project. We were broken up into groups of two and told to analyze specific libraries that held unique qualites and compare them. The two libraries we were assigned were the Beinecke Library and the Exter Library. I worked in collaboration with Hyeongmo (Tino) Goo on this project.


Library Analysis

Exeter Library

Beinecke Library


Site Analysis


Circulation


Solid and Void

SOLID VOID


Program

BOOKS STUDY SPACE STORAGE


Lighting


Exterior Condidtions


Our final individual project was to create a library that addressed many condidtions, including the site we were assigned, the problems that many surrounding campus libraries face as well as many other elements.


The Library


A M P

Points Traffic T

The first step was to analyze the site. I looked at the paths that crossed the site as well as the most ideal points of entry. I also looked at the most desired views from the site. Using this information I laid a grid over the the site that would conform to entry and the desired views of the site. I also looked at how the circulation on and around the library would change.


Special Collections Library Rare Books

Proposed Library

Archives Offices

Rare Books

Poetry

Beinecke Library Books

Study Space

Archives

Study Space

Cyber- Cafe

Poetry


Circulation

Program Layout and Circulation

Exhibition

Reading

Access

Archives/Poetry

Next I chose and analyzed both a precedent library and the colletction from the University at Buffalo North Campus. The Precedent that I chose was the Beinecke Library that I had analyzed in the previous project and found that I could take elements of the Beinecke Library in order to create a more comprehensive Special Collections Library at the University at Buffalo


Book Core Buffer Zone

The elements that I took from the Beinecke Library can be seen both conceptually as well as in plan. Here you can see that the focus of the library is around the book core. This core was seen as almost sacred and a praised place within the Beinecke Library and I sought to mimic this idea within my library. Where as the Beinecke Library has a solid within a void, my library has an outer shell that wraps my book core.


Book Core Exhibition Space Offices Individual Study Communal Study Computers Cafe Storage


I created a skin typology for my book core that creates a light filtration so as to protect the books, as well as provide shelving. The Size of the shveling fluxuates as the volumes of the books become larger.


Lowest Grade

Higest Grade


Sophomore Fall Portfolio  

This is the portfolio from the fall semester of sophomore year of undergraduate architecture at the University at Buffalo

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